7/27/18: Today’s Top Tips: Friday

MUSIC: Let’s Be Leonard @ the Park Theater, Glens Falls. The Saratoga jam band celebrates the release of their second studio album, Static. The evening will also include the debut film screening of “Static,” in addition to a two-set performance by the band. 7pm film; 8:15pm music. $20.

MUSIC: Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Beth Hart @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. The blues-rock guitarslinger and his band – Noah Hunt, Chris Layton, Kevin McCormick and Joe Krown – team up with the wailin’ vocalist. 7:30pm. $34.75, $39.75, $49.75, $59.75 & $74.75.

MUSIC: The Brothers Four @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The fave folk foursome was founded more than 60 years ago, and founding member Bob Flick will be joined by Mike McCoy, Karl Olsen and Mark Pearson. 7 & 9pm. $52.

MUSIC: Athens Performing Arts Summer Concerts @ Riverfront Park, Athens. Featuring the award-winning veteran bluesman Walter Trout. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Miche Fambro @ the Cock ‘n Bull, Galway. The singer-songwriter serves up a tasty blend of Philly soul and urbane folk. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Chatham County Line @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The North Carolina acoustic country-folk quartet brings their rootsy jams to town. 9pm.

ARTS WALK: Troy Night Out @ various locations, Troy. Visual art exhibit openings, music, shopping, food & drink, people-watching and more. 5pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Devon Allman Project @ The Egg’s Swyer Theatre, Albany. Gregg Allman’s son rocks The Egg. With Duane Betts, who is, yes, Dickey Betts’ son. Think we might hear some Allman Brothers tunes? 8pm. $35. GO HERE for recent photos…

DANCE: “Dark Matter Messages” @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. Lumberyard presents d. Sabela Grimes’ new work, a collection of live poetry, video projections and music interwoven with improvisational movement meditations that realize AfroFuturism as a means to play within the nowness of impending futures. 8pm. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Farah Siraj Trio @ PS21, Chatham. Farah Siraj and her band perform original compositions fusing influences of Middle Eastern music, bossa, flamenco, jazz and pop, among other genres, with lyrics in Arabic, Spanish and English. 8pm. $25; students $10.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Meltasia’s Great Meltdown Funnabration @ Uncle Pete’s Campground, Phoenicia. Day One of the two-day fest features Shannon & The Clams, Daddy Long Legs, The Rock Academy’s Tribute to David Bowie, Mozart, Thelma & The Sleaze and the Bobby Lees. GO HERE for more info… UPDATE: This fest is now officially sold out.

MUSIC: Jane Bunnett & Maqueque @ Senate Garage, Kingston. Jazzstock presents the all-female Afro-Cuban jazz band from Canada. 8pm. $30.

MUSIC: Chase Rice @ Capital Hills Golf Club, Albany. The country singer’s Lions & Lambs Tour makes a stop in Albany for the second annual Concert of the Course. With Chelsea Sulkey. 7:30pm. $30 & $60.

MUSIC: Washington County Line Bluegrass @ Mabee Farm, Rotterdam Junction. The latest installment of the Howlin’ at the Moon concert series. 7pm. $5.

MUSIC: Neighborhood of Make Believe @ the River Street Pub, Troy. With Bendt and NXNES. 9pm. $5.

CIRCUS: The Peking Acrobats @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. For the last 32 years, the Peking Acrobats have redefined audience perceptions of Chinese acrobatics. 7:30pm. $20-$50. Also at 2pm on Saturday.

THEATER: Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Take an exuberant ride on the rails, into the backwoods and onto the wide-open highway with the music of Johnny Cash! This remarkable life story features 31 foot-stompin’, emotionally-packed songs including “Country Boy,” “A Thing Called Love,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Daddy Sang Bass,” “Ring of Fire,” “I Walk the Line,” “I’ve Been Everywhere,” “A Boy Named Sue” and “Sunday Morning Coming Down.” 8pm. Through Sunday, August 12. GO HERE to read our review…

MUSIC: The Broken Hearts @ Putnam Place, Saratoga Springs. Tom Petty tribute band. With Sly Fox & the Hustlers. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Jeanne O’Connor Jazz Trio @ Grappa 72, Albany. 6:30pm. UPDATE: This show has been cancelled due to a power outage…

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

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