3/23/19: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday

MUSIC: Blake Shelton @ Times Union Center, Albany. The country music superstar and judge on “The Voice” brings his Friends & Heroes Tour to town, also featuring Lauren Alaina and special appearances by the Bellamy Brothers, John Anderson and Trace Adkins. 7pm. $49, $89 & $149.

MUSIC: Sean Rowe @ the Hangar on the Hudson, Troy. Hometown hero returns to The Hangar’s stage. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Josh Ritter @ Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock. A solo show by one of the most literate songwriters around in support of his ninth album, Gathering… and a peek at his upcoming Fever Breaks, due next month. With Mark Erelli. 8pm. $40 & $65. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

MUSIC: Sloan Wainwright & Cosy Sheridan @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Two of the kindest, most compassionate and true-hearted singer-songwriters we know. Sloan and Cosy have huge repertoires, decades of experience and all the easy confidence that comes with it. Sloan’s voice is one for the ages. Cosy’s brisk wit will stay with you for days. 8pm. $22.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: I Loved Lucy @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. Charles Busch is Lucille Ball in a gala benefit concert staging of Lee Tannen’s show also starring Tannen as himself and featuring Tom Judson. Directed by Carl Andress. 6:30pm catered reception; 7:30pm performance. $100. UPDATE: This performance is now officially sold out…

EVENT: Saratoga Springs Record Riot @ Saratoga City Center, Saratoga Springs. More than 40 tables of LPs, CDs, 45s and music memorabilia await your perusal. Dealers from all over the east coast. 10am. $3.

MUSIC: Spanglish Fly @ MASS MoCA’s Club B10, North Adams. Blending Afro-Caribbean rhythms with classic R&B and soul, the 12-piece-strong Spanglish Fly is NYC’s finest boogaloo band, updating the sounds of 1960s Spanish Harlem. Expect a night of deep grooves with wild covers and horn-heavy originals — wear your dancing shoes. 8pm. $26 & $40; students $15.

MUSIC: Matthew Byrne @ Old Songs, Voorheesville. Born into a family of Newfoundland music makers, Matthew’s repertoire is heavily influenced by that unique musical lineage — the weaving of a great story with a beautiful melody — and he supports this tradition with powerful vocals, polished guitar work and a presence that fills the room. 7:30pm. $25; youth 13-18 $12; children 12 & under $5.

MUSIC: School Bus Yellow @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. With the Rob Compa Trio. 8pm. $12.

MUSIC: Brian Patneaude Quartet @ 9 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Springs. The saxman is joined by George Muscatello (guitar), Rob Lindquist (keys) and Lance Comer (drums). 9pm.

MUSIC: The Clark Art Institute Performing Artists in Residence @ Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. Co-artistic directors Jeewon Park (piano) and Edward Arron (cello) join violinist Soovin Kim for a special program of chamber music featuring Beethoven’s Piano Trio Op. 1 No. 3 in c minor; J.S. Bach’s Prelude from Suite No. 6 for Solo Cello, BWV 1012; Debussy’s Sonata for cello and piano in d minor (1915); and Dvořák’s Piano Trio in f minor Op. 65. 3pm. $25; students FREE.

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