SPAC 2023: From TLC & Shaggy in June to ZZ Top & Lynyrd Skynyrd in Sept. and everything in between

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SARATOGA SPRINGS – The summer season at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center is shaping up to be a busy one, with hit makers TLC and Foreigner set to take the stage, alongside up-and-coming artists Dermot Kennedy and Noah Kahan.

Here’s a look at what popular artists are heading to the venue:

Hot Summer Nights: TLC & Shaggy
Date: Friday, June 16

Known for the ‘90s hits “Waterfalls” and “No Scrubs,” TLC is considered one of the most popular American girl groups of all time.

They’ll be joined by En Vogue and Sean Kingston.

Dead & Company

Date: Saturday, June 17, and Sunday, June 18.

The supergroup came together in 2015, meshing Grateful Dead members Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann and Bob Weir with John Mayer, Allman Brothers’ bassist Oteil Burbridge and others.

This tour is said to be the band’s final one.

Dermot Kennedy

Date: Monday, June 19

The Irish singer-songwriter is relatively new on the international stage; with his debut album released in 2019.

He’s known for tracks like “Giants” and “Outnumbered.”

Tedeschi Trucks Band

Date: Saturday, Jul.1

Frequent performers at SPAC, the American blues group is led by Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks.

Its debut album, “Revelator,” featured tracks “Midnight in Harlem” and “Learn How to Love” and won the 2012 Grammy Award for Best Blues Album.

Big Time Rush

Date: Monday, Jul. 3

The boy band started off as a Nickelodeon musical sitcom that ran from 2009-2013. The band broke up after the show but got back together several years ago for a reunion tour.

In advance of the “Can’t Get Enough Tour,” the band released new singles “Fall,” “Honey” and others.

Counting Crows

Date: Wednesday, Jul. 5

The band that brought “Mr. Jones,” “Hanginaround,” and “Round Here” is touring with its 2021 album “Butter Miracle: Suite One.”

It’ll share the stage with Dashboard Confessionals.


Date: Friday, Jul. 7

This jam band blends genres with catchy hooks and technical fireworks. It’s led by longtime friends Rick Mitarotonda, Peter Anspach, Trevor Weekz, Ben Atkind and Jeff Arevalo.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds & Garbage

Date: Saturday, Jul. 8

The show’s packed line-up also includes Metric.

Dave Matthews Band

Date: Friday, Jul. 14 and Saturday, Jul. 15

The perennial SPAC favorite is touring with “Walk Around the Moon,” its latest album set for release in May.

Jason Aldean

Date: Sunday, Jul. 16

The country music star will kick off his Highway Desperado Tour on Jul.14 at Bethel Woods before heading up to Saratoga.

He’ll perform with Mitchell Tenpenny, Corey Kent and Dee Jay Silver.

Matchbox Twenty

Date: Sunday, Jul. 30

Formed in 1995, the rock band is known for tracks “3AM,” “Unwell” and “It You’re Gone.”

The show has been rescheduled from the original 2020 date and will feature guest artist Ben Rector.


Date: Tuesday, Aug. 1

Known for “I Want To Know What Love Is”, “Cold As Ice,” “Hot Blooded,” “Juke Box Hero,” “Urgent,” and others, the band is on its Farewell Tour.

The band will be joined by Loverboy.

The Chicks

Date: Sunday, Aug. 6

The country music stars – Martie Maguire, Emily Robison and Natalie Maines – are on tour with “Gaslighter,” which was released in 2020.

The Chicks will be joined by Wild Rivers.

Goo Goo Dolls & O.A.R.

Date: Tuesday, Aug. 8

The show is part of the two bands’ “The Big Night Out Tour,” set to kick off July 24. It’s supporting “Chaos in Bloom,” which the Goo Goo Dolls released in 2022.

Zac Brown Band

Date: Sunday, Aug. 13

Another SPAC favorite, the Zac Brown Band will be joined by Marcus King, Tenille Townes and King Calaway.


Date: Wednesday, Aug. 23

This a capella group performs renditions and medlies of pop songs including from bands including Daft Punk, Lady Gaga and others.

Eric Church

Date: Thursday, Aug. 24

The country artist, known for “Drink in My Hand” and “Smoke a Little Smoke,” is touring with “Heart & Soul,” his latest album, released in 2021.

Church will perform with Lainey Wilson and The Red Clay Strays.

Guns N’ Roses

Date: Friday, Sep. 1

“Sweet Child of Mine” rockers stop at SPAC as part of its extensive world tour, a first in North America since 2021.

Noah Kahan

Date: Saturday, Sep. 2

The Vermont native singer-songwriter, known for “Northern Attitude” and “Stick Season,” most recently played the Capital Region last fall with a show at the Palace Theatre.

ZZ Top & Lynyrd Skynyrd

Date: Friday, Sep. 8

SPAC is one of the last stops on the classic rockers’ “The Sharp Dressed Simple Man Tour.”

They’ll be joined by Uncle Kracker (“Smile,” “Follow Me,” “In a Little While,” etc.).

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