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Summer Preview 2012 Schedule

Summer Preview 2012 Schedule

Schedule of events for arts and entertainment this summer

Popular Music

Arkell Museum, Canajoharie. 673-2314,

June 9: Fieldstone

Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. 845-679-4406,

May 28: The Vanderbilts

May 30: Lindsey Webster

June 1: The Phantoms

June 2: Melanie

June 11: Robert Burke Warren

June 16: Alexis P. Suter Band

June 22: Kelli Scarr Band

June 23: Kinky Friedman

June 29: Jefferson Starship, and the Jonn Monster Band

June 30: Sarah Fimm’s Summer of Inspiration

July 5: Zappa Plays Zappa

July 13: Paul Butterfield tribute featuring Gabe Butterfield

July 19: Richard Thompson

Aug. 19: Tom Benton School of Music Geez Louise Show

Aug. 24: Chris Robinson Brotherhood

Sept. 5: Mickey Hart Band

Belleayre Mountain, Highmount. 800-942-6904 ext. 3,

July 7: The Spinners

July 14: Josh Turner

July 21: Christine Ebersole

Aug. 18: The Texas Tenors

Sept. 1: “The Music of Led Zeppelin” by Belleayre Festival Orchestra

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel. 800-745-3000,

June 13: Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker, and Thompson Square

June 16: Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band

June 17: The Beach Boys

June 30: Dave Matthews Band, and Delta Spirit

July 14: NY Doo Wop Extravaganza III featuring the Duprees, Jay Siegel’s Tokens, the Marcels, the Tymes, Linda Jansen (the Angels), and the Elegants

July 15: Furthur

July 20: Everclear, Sugar Ray, the Gin Blossoms, Lit, and Marcy Playground

Aug. 5: Joe Cocker, and Huey Lewis & the News

Aug. 7: Big Time Rush, and Cody Simpson

Aug. 10: Brad Paisley, The Band Perry, and Scotty McCreery

Aug. 19: Kelly Clarkson & the Fray, and Carolina Liar

Aug. 26: Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Rachel Farley, and DeeJay Silver

Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. 583-0022,

June 1: Treasa Levasseur Trio, and Sarah Blacker

June 2: Tish Hinojosa

June 3: Chana Rothman

June 3: Honeycutters

June 6: Poetry open mic

June 8: David Greenberger & A Strong Dog

June 9: Danny Kalb, and blues jam by the Saratoga Acoustic Blues Society

June 10: John Kribs

June 13: Ashley Sofia

June 15: Tim O’Brien

June 16: Michael Jerling, and Ellis

June 17: Bovine Social Club

June 20: Casey Dinkin

June 22: Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys

June 23: Kevin & Katie McKrell with Brian Melick

June 24: Caravan of Thieves

June 27: Tristan Allen & Friends

June 29: Dan Bern

June 30: The Cupcakes (Lyn Hardy, Janice Koller and Elly Winninger)

July 1: Pierre Bensusan

July 6: The Burns Sisters

July 7: Sean Rowe, and Jodie Levinson

July 8: Washington County Line Bluegrass

July 11: Poetry open mic

July 13: Steve Forbert

July 14: Michael Eck’s Woody Guthrie tribute

July 15: David Wilcox

July 18: Anthony Fallacaro

July 20: Brittany Haas & Lauren Rioux

July 21: Roy Hurd

July 25: Holly Near

July 27: Ray Murray & the Bomb Squad

July 28: Paul Rishell & Annie Raines, and Annie & Rod Capps

July 29: Special Creek Bluegrass Band

Aug. 1: Poetry open mic

Aug. 3: Jeremy Wallace Trio

Aug. 4; Aztec Two-Step

Aug. 10: Jamcrackers

Aug. 11: Jon Shain & Danny Gotham

Aug. 17: John Gorka

Aug. 18: Beaucoup Blue

Aug. 19: David Massengill, and Greg Klyma

Aug. 22: The Dependents

Aug. 24: Bill Staines

Aug. 25: Mary Fahl

Aug. 26: Everest Rising

Aug. 31: Jeanne O’Connor & the New Standard

Aug. 1: Tequila Mockingbirds

Aug. 2: Baby States

Aug. 7: Session Americana

Calvin Theatre, Northampton, Mass. 413-586-8686,

May 31: Michael Franti & Spearhead, and Zach Heckendorf

June 2: Lindsey Buckingham

July 27: Iron and Wine

July 28: The Head and the Heart, and Lost in the Trees

Aug. 31: George Jones, and Salvation Alley String Band

Sept. 7: O.A.R., and the Barefoot Truth

Club Helsinki, Hudson. 828-4800,

May 27: CKS

June 1: Eilen Jewell, and Los Straitjackets

June 2: Kook

June 3: Man Man

June 6: Victor Wooten

June 7: A celebration of the life and music of Levon Helm with the Felice Brothers, Elvis Perkins in Dearland, Ambrosia Parsley, Diamond Doves and more

June 8: The Wiyos

June 9: Jonathan Richman

June 14: Lloyd Cole

June 30: Sidi Toure

July 8: Wye Oak

July 13: Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express

July 14: Chris Smither

July 19: Noam Pikelny & Friends

July 27: Fred Eaglesmith Traveling Steam Show

July 29: Sharon Van Etten

The Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield, Mass. 413-997-4444,

July 13: Raekwon

July 26: Chris Robinson Brotherhood, and Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion

Aug. 9-12: We Are Women: A Bernstein Cabaret

The Egg, Albany. 473-1845,

May 31: Leon Redbone

June 2: The Psychedelic Furs

June 15: Alejandro Escovedo & the Sensitive Boys

June 17: Margaret Bernstein, and Heather Richards

June 22: Matthew Sweet

July 20: Zappa Plays Zappa

July 25: Conor Oberst

Aug. 1: Brandi Carlile

Aug. 3: New Riders of the Purple Sage

Glens Falls Civic Center, Glens Falls. 798-0202,

Aug. 8: Five Finger Death Punch, Killswitch Engage, God Forbid, Battlecross, Emmure, Trivium and Pop Evil

Iron Horse, Northampton, Mass. 413-584-0610,

May 27: Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials

May 29: The Psychedelic Furs

May 31: Chamberlin, the Suitcase Junket, and You Won’t

June 1: Nala Kete

June 1: Spiritual Rez, and the Franks

June 2: Heather Maloney, and Billy Keane

June 2: Outer Stylie, and Moses & the Electric Company

June 4: Gary Jules, and Mike Bram

June 6: Kinky Friedman

June 8: Satinwood — The Folk Rock Show

June 8: Cat Whisker, Walking Ghosts, and Sarah Smith

June 9: Alejandro Escovedo & the Sensitive Boys, and Ghost Wolves

June 12: Aoife O’Donovan

June 14: Tim O’Brien, and Todd Burge

June 15: Two-Man Gentleman Band, and the Lucky 5

June 15: Jesse Malin, and Fancy Trash

June 17: Matthew Sweet, and A Fragile Tomorrow

June 18: Bowerbirds, and Basia Bulat

June 19: Tab Benoit

June 21: The Skatalites

June 22: Nellie McKay

June 22: T Bird & the Breaks

June 23: Sierra Leone’s Refuge All Stars

June 24: The Flatlanders (Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely and Butch Hancock)

June 28: Orgone

June 29: Slaid Cleaves, and Rod Picott

June 30: Burlesque-A Pades with the Brian Newman Quintet, the World Famous Pontani Sisters and more

July 5: The Fishtank Ensemble

July 6: Miro Spirague

July 7: The THE BAND Band, and Cooper Jones Band

July 7: Wye Oak

July 12: Grupo Fantasma, and DEBO Band

July 13: David Wilcox

July 13: Watsky (spoken word)

July 19: Carolyn Wonderland

July 21: Jill Sobule, and Sarah Siskind

July 22: Thomas Mapfumo & the Blacks Unlimited

July 25: John Cruz, and Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen

July 26: Mindy Smith

July 28: Alexis P. Suter Band, and the Reprobate Blues Band

Aug. 4: Samirah Evans & Her Handsome Devils

Aug. 11: Debbie Davies Band, and the Tommy Filiault Band

Aug. 16: Anders Osborne

Aug. 17: Shemekia Copeland

Aug. 18: Kristin Hersh

Aug. 19: Laura Cortese’s Acoustic Project with Brittany Haas, Natalie Haas and Mariel Vandersteel

Aug. 23: Portland Cello Project

Aug. 25: Garnet Rogers

Aug. 30: Iris DeMent

Aug. 30: The Duhks

Jillian’s, Albany. 432-1997,

June 1: Timbre Coup

June 9: Tokyo Police Club

June 16: Civil Twilight

June 22: Formula 5

July 7: 4 Down

July 14: Funk Evolution

July 21: Chris Dukes

The Linda, WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio, Albany. 465-5233 ext. 4.

May 31: Della Mae

June 2: Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem

June 15: Sweetback Sisters

June 17: Walt Wilkins & the Mystiqueros

June 18: Kinky Friedman

June 22: Doug Irving & Friends

Aug. 11: Chris Smither

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, Mass. 413-528-0100,

June 10: Berkshires Best Gospel Express

June 24: We’ll Meet Again: The Songs of Kate Smith

July 14: “Sound of Music” Singalong

July 21: Total Faith

Aug. 19: Betty Buckley

Aug. 26: Judy Collins, and Jimmy Webb

Aug. 31: Blue Venice

MASS MoCA, North Adams, Mass. 413-662-2111,

June 16: The Jimmies (children’s)

June 21-24: “Here Lies Love”

June 30: Patrick Watson

July 7: Sweet Honey in the Rock

July 12-31: Bang on a Can Festival

July 14: Julia Easterlin

July 31: Wilco MASS MoCA Benefit

Aug. 9: Real Estate

Aug. 31: Roomful of Teeth featuring Missy Mazzoli

Sept. 1: Nation Beat in Brazilian Big Beat Dance Party

Mountain Park, Holyoke, Mass. 413-586-8686,

June 8: Bonnie Raitt, and Mavis Staples

June 23: Fiona Apple, and Blake Mills

July 20: Death Cab for Cutie, and Surfer Blood

July 21: Get the Led Out, the Machine, and Rum Dummies (Led Zeppelin tribute)

Aug. 1: Jackson Browne, and Sara Watkins

Aug. 4: Josh Turner

Aug. 18: Girl Talk

Northern Lights

See The Upstate Concert Hall

Palace Theatre. Albany. 465-4663,

June 2: Bonnie Raitt, and Marc Cohn

June 16: Flogging Molly

Aug. 17: John Prine, and Lucinda Williams

Pearl Street Night Club, Northampton, Mass. 413-584-8686,

June 2: Prism, Galah, Last Regret, In Numbers, and Before I Had Wings

June 9: Maverick West, Crescent Hill, Seth Newton, and CityState

June 13: mewithoutYou, Buried Beds, and Imaginary Cities

June 14: tune-yArDs, and Delicate Steve

June 26: Halestorm, New Medicine, and Emphatic

June 27: G. Love & Special Sauce, and Kristy Lee

July 7: Foxy Shazam

Proctors, Schenectady. 346-6204,

July 21-22: Blue Man Group

Other summer shows TBA

Red Square. Albany. 432-8584.


Revolution Hall, Troy

June 1: Ernie Williams tribute with the Ernie Williams Band, Captain Squeeze & the Zydeco Moshers, and the Bluz House Rockers

Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. 584-9330, 476-1000,

June 1: Zac Brown Band, Sonia Leigh, and Nic Cowan

June 8 and 9: Dave Matthews Band, and Lettuce

June 12: Yanni

June 14: Drake, J. Cole, Waka Flocka Flame, Meek Mill, 2 Chainz, and French Montana

June 23: The Beach Boys

June 26: Demi Lovato, and Hot Chelle Rae

June 29: Brad Paisley, The Band Perry, and Scott McCreery

July 6-8: Phish

July 24: Nickelback, Bush, and My Darkest Days

July 27: Santana, and the Allman Brothers Band

July 28: O.A.R., and Rebelution

July 31: Slipknot, Slayer, Motorhead, Anthrax, As I Lay Dying, the Devil Wears Prada, Asking Alexandra, Whitechapel, High on Fire, Dirtfedd, Upon a Burning Body, and the Breather

Aug. 14: Big Time Rush, and Cody Simpson

Aug. 19: Toby Keith, Brantley Gilbert, and Thomas Rhett

Aug. 20: Def Leppard, Poison, and Lita Ford

Aug. 21: Chicago, and the Doobie Brothers

Sept. 2: Jason Mraz, and Christina Perri

Sept. 3: The Fresh Beat Band

Tanglewood. Lenox, Mass. 888-266-1200,

June 30: A Prairie Home Companion

July 2-4: James Taylor

July 8: Boston Pops Orchestra and Bernadette Peters

Aug. 31: Train, Andy Grammer, and Mat Kearney

Times Union Center. Albany, 1-800-30-EVENT,

June 14: Sugarland

June 28: Roger Waters

June 29: Aerosmith, and Cheap Trick

July 7: WGNA 107.7 Countryfest. Eric Church, Joe Nichols, Thompson Square, Josh Thompson and more.

Aug. 30: American Idol with Philip Phillips, Skyler Laine, Jessica Sanchez, Joshua Ledet, Hollie Cavanaugh, Elise Testone, Colton Dixon, Heejun Han, DeAndre Brackensick, and Erica Van Pelt

The Upstate Music Hall, Clifton Park. 371-0012,

May 27: The Kooks, and Northern Faces

May 31: Jerrod Niemann, and JJ Lawhorn

June 5: The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Sparks the Rescue, Namesake, The Summer Switch, and Heart Foundation

June 6: Against Me!, and Icarus Line

June 15: Immortal Technique

June 16: After Hours, Nastynasty & Eprom, and Sleepyhead

June 23: Volbeat, Hellyeah, and Iced Earth

June 25: Reel Big Fish, and Suburban Legends

July 6: Tesla

July 11: Ted Nugent

July 13: Donovan Frankenreiter, and Rayland Baxter

July 14: Falling in Reverse, the Viking, and the Harrowing

July 19: Matisyahu & Dirty Heads

July 20: Fear Factory, Voivod, Cattle Decapitation, Misery Index, Havok, the Browning, Huntress, Dirge Within, Forged in Flame, Last Chance to Reason, and Vildhjarta

July 21: Morning Glory, and Rats in the Wall

Aug. 7: The Black Angels, and the Night Beats

Aug. 9: Cannibal Corpse, Between the Buried and Me, The Faceless, Periphery, Job for a Cowboy, Veil of Maya, Goatwhore, and Exhumed

Valentine’s, Albany. 432-6572.

May 29: The Americana Music Club: Dan Johnson & His Expert Sidemen, and Driftwood

May 30: The Deadbeats

May 31: Immune Friction, and the Hearing Aides

June 1: The Knyghts of Fuzz

June 1: Society High, PNC, Hijinx, and 9 Votes Short

June 2: Ov Dust, and Bone Parade

June 2: Man Man

June 4: Born Low, Hardside, and Hard Luck

June 5: Nitty Gritty Poetry Slam

June 6: The Deadbeats

June 8: Goldtooth, Barons in the Attic, and Careers

June 9: Hellbomb, Herpes, Neutron Rats, and Infidels

June 10: Hudson Falcons, Bourbon Scum, and the Mystieos

June 13: Grass Widow, and Better Pills

June 13: The Deadbeats

June 14: The McLovins, and the Greys

June 14: Way Down

June 15: Toolbelt Jedis

June 15: The Uprisers, the Snipes, Dead Aces, and New Red Scare

June 17: Plastic Jesus, Isotopes, Bonzai Washout

June 21: These United States

June 21: Dippers, Cancer, Monster Movie, and Girls of Porn

June 22: Grainbelt

June 22: Par 6, Heroes & Martyrs, Uncle Joel’s Comb, I Was a Hero, The Summer Switch

June 23: New World Symphony

June 25: Chilled Monkey Brains, Living Americans, the Slaughterhouse Chorus, and the Spins

June 28: Spreaderz, and Man Forever

June 29: Che Guevara T Shirt, Casa Sleep, Giles Bennett & the Petrified Woods

June 30: Metallica tribute show

July 14: Nekronet, Standard Issue Citizen, Rustworm, Last Day Alive, and Sarah Allen

July 14: Original Sin: Resurgence

July 21: Purifier, Summoner, Yoma, and Hush

July 27: Anchorage Nebraska, See You Next Year, the Fallen Starlets, and Exovox

July 28: Society High, Damn Broads, Never Odd or Even, and Untraced

July 31: The Americana Music Club: Paleface, and Dan Johnson & His Expert Sidemen

Aug. 3: The Romantic Tragedy, Legacy, One Year Later, and In Alcatraz 1962

Vapor. Saratoga Springs. 581-5772.

June 1: The Accents

June 7: Tony Dovolani

June 8: Cryin’ Out Loud

June 15: Grand Central Station

June 22: The Refrigerators

June 28: Eddie Money

Zankel Music Center. Saratoga Springs.

June 8: Don McLean

Washington Avenue Armory. Albany. 694-7160.



Alive at Five. Albany Riverside Amphitheatre. Rain site: the Corning Preserve boat launch. 434-2032.

June 7: Dave Mason, and the Emerald City Band

June 14: Bootsy Collins, and Soul Session

June 21: Patty Smyth & Scandal, and Sirsy

June 28: Dickey Betts, and Kirsten Thein

July 5: The George Boone Blues Band, Joe Lowry & the Second Mile Blues Band, and Blackboard Blues play an Ernie Williams Tribute

July 12: The Bacon Brothers, and the Stray Dogs

July 19: Buckwheat Zydeco, and Captain Squeeze & the Zydeco Moshers

July 26: Smash Mouth, and the Dylan Emmet Band

Aug. 2: Lee Brice, and Wendy Owens & Renegade

Aug. 9: Beach Bums (Beach Boys tribute), and Grand Central Station

At the Plaza. Albany. 877-659-4477.

July 4: Tommy James & The Shondells

Canal Square. Cohoes.

July 6: Donny P & Celebration

July 13: The Switch Band

July 20: Annie & the Hedonists

July 27: Lost Cantina Band

Aug. 3: Captain Squeeze & the Zydeco Moshers

Aug. 10: Backbeat

Aug. 17: Amy Collins

Aug. 24: The Swing Docs

Aug. 31: The Rymanowski Brothers

Freedom Park, Scotia.

June 20: Funk Evolution

June 23: All Paul Show (Paul McCartney tribute)

June 27: Flame

June 29: Headroom (with fireworks at dusk)

July 7: The Big Smoothies

July 8: The Rymanowski Brothers

July 11: Scotia-Glenville Pipe Band

July 12: Scotia-Glenville Community Band

July 15: SIRSY

July 18: AudioStars

July 21: Cryin’ Out Loud

July 22: Maria Z & Friends

July 26: Scotia-Glenville Community Band

July 28: Alex Torres & His Latin Orchesta

July 29: The Route Fifty 5

Aug. 1: Rattail Jimmy & Alan Payette

Aug. 4: Wild Adriatic

Aug. 8: Hair of the Dog

Aug. 11: Jo Henley

Aug. 15: The Refrigerators

Aug. 18: The Puppet People (for children)

Aug. 19: Electric City Chorus

Aug. 22: Grand Central Station

Aug. 25: Captain Squeeze & the Zydeco Moshers

Aug. 29: Ernie Williams Band (tribute show)

Guilderland Performing Arts Center, Guilderland.

June 15: Nervosity Concert

June 21, July 12 and Aug. 2: Guilderland Town Band

June 28: Electric City Chorus

July 5: Funk Evolution

July 19: Across the Pond (Beatles tribute)

July 26: 3 Minute Pop

Aug. 23: Hair of the Dog

Music Haven Stage, Central Park, Schenectady.

July 8: Diblo Dibala

July 15: Matuto

Aug. 12: McPeake

More summer shows TBA

Upbeat on the Roof. Tang Museum. Saratoga Springs. 580-8080.

June 8: Railbird

July 6: Low ‘N Lonesome

July 13: Holly & Evan

July 20: Street Corner Holler

July 27: The Blue Olives

Aug. 10: Steven L. Smith Band

Aug. 17: Three Gals and Their Buddy Larry, and Sam

Aug. 24: Deja Voodoo Boys

Aug. 31: Bryan Thomas

Wiswall Park. Ballston Spa.

June 28: Swing Daddies

July 5: Ballston Spa Community Band

July 12: Black Mountain Symphony

July 19: Skeeter Creek

July 26: Byrds of Prey

Aug. 2: Union Fire Company Band

Aug. 16: TBA

Aug. 23: Seth Warden & the Moody Melix

Aug. 30: Skeeter Creek


Gottagetgon. Saratoga County Fairgrounds, Ballston Spa.

May 27: Beverwyck String Band, Nora Jane Struthers, and open a cappella sing.

Mountain Jam. Hunter Mountain.

May 31-June 3: Gov’t Mule, Steve Winwood, Michael Franti & Spearhead, the Tedeschi Trucks Band, the Roots, Ben Folds Five, the Word, James Murphy, Lotus, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, the Travelin’ McCourys featuring Keller Williams, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Dawes, Gary Clark Jr., Carolina Chocolate Drops, Givers, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Mariachi El Bronx, Bustle in Your Hedgerow, EOTO, Anders Osborne, Nigel Hall Band, Zach Deputy, Simone Felice, Sara Watkins, Break Science, Planet of the ABTS, the Lee Boys, Marco Benevento, Wolf!, Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds and more.

Art on Lark. Lark Street, Albany.,

June 9: Babe City, the College Farm, Matthew Carefully, Mike Grutka, the Ashton Williams Band and Betsi Krisniski. 434-3861.

Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Festival. Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson.

June 16, 17: Ani DiFranco, Martin Sexton, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Béla Fleck, Josh Ritter & the Royal City Band, Arlo Guthrie & the Guthrie Family, Dawes, Joan Osborne & the Holmes Brothers, the Punch Brothers featuring Chris Thile, Deer Tick, Balkan Beat Box, Alejandro Escovedo, Donna the Buffalo, Peter Yarrow, Holly Near, Joanne Shenandoah, the Klezmatics, Tinariwen, Tom Paxton, Raul Midon, Tom Chapin, Tim O’Brien, Aoife O’Donovan (Crooked Still), David Amram, Ollabelle, Jay Ungar & Molly Mason, Guy Davis Band, Toshi Reagon & Big Lovely, Melissa Ferrick, Brave Combo, Jill Sobule, Sara Watkins, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, Jesse Lége & the Bayou Brew, the Chapin Sisters, Joel Rafael, Dala, Joe Purdy, Joseph Firecrow Band, David Wax Museum. Bhi Bhiman, Alsarah, the Deadly Gentlemen, Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole, Forro In The Dark, Jose Conde Y Ola Fresca, Sharon Katz & the Peace Train and more.

Old Songs Festival. Altamont Fairgrounds. Altamont. 765-2815,

June 22-24. Peter & Mary Alice Amidon, Andrew & Noah VanNorstrand, Patrick Ball, Dan Berggren, Brother Sun (Pat Wictor, Greg Greenway and Joe Jencks), Comas, Fennigs All-Stars, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, Archie Fisher, Steve & Betsy Fry, Galant Tu Perds Ton Temps, Ron Gordon Michael Eck & the Festival Jug Band, Greenfield Dance Band, Groovemama, Larry Hanks & Deborah Robins, Kim & Reggie Harris, Joe Hickerson, Anne Hills, Bruce Hutton, Sharon Katz & the Peace Train, Nuala Kennedy, John Kirk & Trish Miller, Cassie & Maggie MacDonald, Magpie, John McCutcheon, Bruce Molsky, Mulebone, Bob Nicholson, Rik Palieri, John Roberts, Roger the Jester, David Roth, the Storycrafters, Dennis Stroughmatt, Susan Trump, Ken Whiteley and more.

Rhythm on the Ridge at Maple Ski Ridge, 2725 Mariaville Road, Rotterdam.

Flood Road (host band)

Price Chopper’s Fabulous Fourth and Fireworks. Empire State Plaza.

July 4. Tommy James & the Shondells

Camp Bisco Festival 11. Indian Lookout Country Club.

July 12-14: Mariaville. Disco Biscuits, Bassnectar, Skrillex, Amon Tobin Isam, Crystal Castles, Atmosphere, Shpongle, Big Boi, A-Trak, Lotus, Simian Mobile Disco, Dada Live, Zeds Dead, Porter Robinson, Portugal. The Man, Big Giganic, Bonogo, Zedd, Mimosa, Daedelus, Mord Fustang, Break Science featuring Chali 2Na, Klll the Noise, Rubblebucket and more.

Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival. Walsh Farm, Oak Hill.

July 19-22: Dry Branch Fire Squad (host band); Hot Rize; the Del McCoury Band; the David Grisman Sextet; the Infamous Stringdusters; the Punch Brothers; the David Bromberg Band; Jesse McReynolds & Friends: Songs of the Grateful Dead – Tribute to Jerry Garcia & Robert Hunter; Mountain Heart; Noam Pikelny & Friends with Aoife O’Donovan; the Gibson Brothers; the Claire Lunch Band; Chris Thile & Michael Daves; SteelDrivers; Blue Highway; Lonesome River Band; Old-Tyme Kozmik Trio (Darol Anger, Rushad Eggleston & Bruce Molsky); Tony Trischka & Territory; John Kirk & Trish Miller; Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys and more.

Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. Dodds Farm, Hillsdale.

July 27-29: Gandalf Murphy & the Slambovian Circus of Dreams; Spuyten Duyvil, the Clayfoot Strutters; Giant Robot Dance; Rod McDonald; Pesky J. Nixon; Holly Near; John Flynn; Brother Sun; Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen; Peter, Paul & George; Storyhill; the Ivy Vine Players; Country Spice; Eddie from Ohio; the Storycrafters; Nerissa & Katrina Nields; Girlyman; John Francis; Todd Schaeffer; Tracy Grammer; Eilen Jewell and more.


Appletini’s, Albany. 584-3548.

June 10: Al Haugen Quartet

Belleayre Mountain, Highmount. 800-942-6904 ext. 3,

Aug. 3: Ed Palermo’s Frank Zappa Little Big Band

Aug. 4: Lionel Hampton tribute with Jason Marsalis and Dianne Schuur

Aug. 10: Stefon Harris & Blackout

Aug. 11: Pat Metheny Unity Band with Chris Potter, Antonio Sanchez and Ben Williams

Cooperstown Chamber Music Festival, Otesaga Resort Hotel. 877-666-7421,

Aug. 12: Tierney Sutton Band. Jazz

Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. 583-0022.

July 22: Michael-Louis Smith Quartet

Aug. 12: Sonny & Perley

Aug. 15: Bonnie Logan & Vito Mamone

Freedom Park, Scotia.

June 16: Shokazoba

July 14: Doc Spring’s Rehabilitated Jazz Band

July 25: Joey Thomas Big Band

Aug. 5: The Brian Patneaude Quartet

Freihofer’s Jazz Festival, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, 587-3330,

June 30, Amphitheater: Chris Botti, Diana Krall, Esperanza Spalding, Christian McBride and Inside Straight, Maceo Parker, Michel Camilo, Mingus Big Band, Mario Abney

June 30, Gazebo: Pedrito Martinez, Jeremy Pelt, Sarah Morrow, Mario Abney, Catherine Russell

July 1, Amphitheater: Trombone Shorty, Trio Oz, Yellowjackets, Hiromi, Arturo O’Farill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

July 1, Gazebo: Sachal Vasandani, Trio of Oz, Brian Mitchell, Edmar Castaneda, Steve Kroon

Guilderland Performing Arts Center. Guilderland.

Aug. 16: Brian Patneaude Quartet

Hudson Jazz Workshop with Armen Donelian, 822-1438

Aug. 12: Master class with Joe Locke, concert of faculty and participants

Iron Horse. Northampton, Mass. 413-584-0610,

June 10: John Jorgenson Quintet

July 29: Alex Snydman Trio

Jazz on Jay. Jay Street, Schenectady. Noon.

June 7: April Marie with Michael Lamkin Trio

June 14: Al Haugen & Friends

June 21: Alex Slomka Quartet

June 28: Dave Fisk Quintet

July 5: Sunnyside of the Street Band

July 12: Gals Who Play Jazz

July 19: Keith Pray Quartet

July 26: Nat Phipps All-Stars

Aug. 2: Sensemaya

Aug. 9: New Regime

Aug. 16: Brian Patneaude Quartet

Aug. 23: John Hines and Friends

Aug. 30: Bobbie Van Detta

Jazz One 2 One. Athens Cultural Center, Athens. 945-2669

June 2: Tom Dempsey-Tim Ferguson Quartet

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, Mass. 413-528-0100,

Aug. 4: Barbara Cook & John Pizzarelli

Proctors Jazz Camp. GE Theater, Schenectady. 382-3884.

July 27: Student concert

Revolution Hall, Troy

June 1: Tisziji Munoz

Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs. 580-5495.

June 26: Terence Blanchard Quintet

June 28: Skidmore Faculty Sextet

July 3: Joe Lovano and Dave Douglas Quintet

July 5: Skidmore Faculty Sextet

Tanglewood, Lenox, Mass. 888-266-1200,

June 23: Diana Krall

Aug. 5: Chris Botti

Upbeat on the Roof. Tang Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs. 580-8080.

Aug. 3: Brian Patneaude Quartet

The Van Dyck, Schenectady. 348-7999,

June 23: Luca Ciarla Quartet

Visual Arts

Adirondack Museum, Blue Mountain Lake. 352-7311,

Through Oct. 14: “The Adirondack World of A.F. Tait,” prints and paintings by Adirondack artist; “Common Thread: 150 Years of Adirondack Quilts and Comforters”; “Let's Eat!: Adirondack Food Traditions” and “Night Vision: The Wildlife Photographs of Hobart Vosburg Roberts.”

Albany Center Gallery, Albany. 462-4775,

Through June 9: Mohawk Hudson Regional Invitational: Marc Rosenthal, Nancy Van Deren, Lynn Schwarzer, Renee Iacone

June 19-July 14: Erik Laffer and Nat Friedman

Aug. 3-Sept. 1: “Then & Now: Ed Cowley”

Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany. 463-4478,

Through Aug. 26: “Great, Strange and Rarely Seen: Objects from the Vault”

Through Sept. 23: “Recent Acquisitions: Collection Highlights”

Through June 17: “A Gather of Glass: Selections from the Museum's Collection”

Arkell Museum at Canajoharie, Canajoharie. 673-2314,

May 28-Oct. 21: “American Impressionists: Masterworks in Watercolor and Pastel”

Through June 24: “Mark Adams and Beth Van Hoesen: Life Observed Up-Close”

June 30-Oct. 26: “Pastoral and Parkland: American Landscape Paintings”

Arts Center Gallery, Saratoga Arts, Saratoga Springs. 584-4132,

June 2-July 28: “Charles Steckler, Jake Messing & Daniel Brody,” reception, 6 p.m. June 2, curator's talk, 5 p.m. June 2.

Aug. 4-Sept. 29: “Ruth Stanford & Kimberly Witham,” reception, 6 p.m. Aug. 4, artists' talk, 5 p.m. Aug. 4

Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy. 273-0552,

Through May 29: Questar III New Visions Showcase, Faculty-Student Gallery

Through June 3: “Big Ideas, Images and Distorted Facts,” Brian Cirmo and Michael VanWinkle, President's Gallery.

June 9-July 29: “Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?” Faculty-Student Gallery transformed into dining room, with all objects made by ceramics department faculty, assistants and students, reception, 5-9 p.m. June 29.

June 16-July 15: Fence Salon, Main Gallery, reception and awards, 5-9 p.m. June 29

July 27-Aug. 31: Fence Select, Main Gallery, reception, 5-9 p.m. July 27

July 27-Aug. 31: Niki Haynes, Main Gallery, reception, 5-9 p.m. July 27

Bennington Museum, Bennington, Vt. 802-447-1571,

Through June 24: “Transcapes: Vermont and the Berkshires,” nature photographs by Joanna Gabler

Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, Vt. 802-442-7158,

June 2-July 8: “American Artists Abroad”

June 9-July 14: “Artists for the New Century”

June 16-Aug. 5: “Art of the Animal Kingdom XVII”

July 14-Aug. 17: “Impressions of New England”

July 21-Sept. 23: “California Art Club: Saving Paradise: The Symbiosis of Landscape Painting for Environmental Awareness”

Aug. 11-Sept. 23: Laumeister Fine Art Competition

Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, Mass. 413-443-7171,

Through May 28: “Bryan Nash Gill: Beyond the Landscape”

June 14-Sept. 16: “The Big Picture: Berkshire Museum Camera Club 75th Anniversary Exhibition

Through June 17: “Taking Flight: Audubon and the World of Birds”

June 23-Oct. 8: “Echoes in Space,” about glass artist Tom Patti

June 30: “Tom Patti: Major Commissions,” opening for two original, large-scale glass artworks in museum entry and lobby

July 7-Jan. 6, 2013: “Rethink! American Indian Art at Berkshire Museum

Through Oct. 21: “Liz Whitney Quisgard: Kaleidoscope,” artist's talk, 4 p.m. June 2, reception, 5-7 p.m. June 2

Brookside Museum, Ballston Spa. 885-4000,

Through Jan. 2013: “The Threads of Time,” quilts from the collection

Through July 31: “Discovering Lake Desolation,” artist Nancy McGrath

Chesterwood, Stockbridge, Mass. 413-298-3973,

June 30-Oct. 8: Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood, curator's tour, 3 p.m. June 30, reception, 4-6 p.m. June 30

Cooperstown Art Association, Cooperstown Village Library, Cooperstown. 607-547-9777,

Through May 30: Cooperstown Central School Exhibit

Through June 1: “Essential Art,” regional juried art show, and “Residuum,” photo-encaustic works by Mary Hafeli & Ann Lovett

June 8-27: Leatherstocking Brush & Palette Club Show; and “Starscape,” mosaics by Yulia Hanansen, reception 5-7 p.m. June 8

June 8-July 6: “Bite Sized,” group invitational of miniature works, reception, 5-7 p.m. June 8

July 13-Aug. 17: 77th Annual National Exhibition, juried show, reception, 5-7 p.m. July 13

Aug. 24-Sept. 21: “Made in New York: Style & Decor,” fine craft invitational; and solo show by Chad Grohman, reception, 5-7 p.m. Aug. 24

Sept. 1-2: Fine Arts on the Lawn

Courthouse Gallery, Lake George Arts Project, Lake George. 668-2616,

Through June 15: Donise English and Carmela Midili

July 7-Aug. 10: “Way Upstate,” group exhibit of upstate New York artists

EMPAC, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy. 276-4135,

Through May 31: “The Periphery of Perception,” identical twins Ryan and Trevor Oakes probe visual perception and light

Through July 28: “A Shakespeare Accelerator: Experiments in Kinetic Language,” Ben Rubin

Through Oct. 13: “Index,” Jennifer and Kevin McCoy, sculptures filmed by live cameras

Esther Massry Art Gallery, Massry Center for the Arts, College of Saint Rose, Albany. 337-4871,

(Gallery is closed from Aug. 1-Sept. 3)

June 1-Sept. 7: Art & Design Faculty Show, receptions: 5-7 p.m. June 1 and Sept. 7

Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400,

Through Aug. 5: “Reclaiming Gettysburg: Kevin Gray’s Modern Tintypes”

Aug. 17-Dec. 31: “Internal Landscapes: The Paintings of G.C. Myers”

Through Aug. 26: “Spellbound: The Metropolitan Opera’s Armide” and “Heavenly Aida: Highlights from The Metropolitan Opera”

Through Sept. 16: “American Impressionism: Paintings of Light and Life”

Through Dec. 31: “To Great Acclaim: Homecoming of the Thaw Collection of American Indian Art,” “A Lineage of Iroquois Artistry” and “Artist and Visionary: William Matthew Prior Revealed”

The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. 792-1761,

Through May 27: “Toulouse-Lautrec Company: Prints from the Belle Epoque” and “The Juried Show: 21st Annual Juried High School Exhibition”

June 17-Sept. 16: “Stephen Knapp: New Light,” wall artworks made of reflective cut glass, Charles R. Wood Gallery

June 17-Sept. 16: “Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light,” lamps and windows, Hoopes Gallery

Iroquois Indian Museum, Howe Caverns. 296-8949,

Through Dec. 31: “Birds and Beasts in Beads: 150 Years of Iroquois Beadwork”

Lapham Gallery, Glens Falls. 798-1144,

Through June 22: Members show

July 13-Aug. 10: “State of Flux,” David Mazure, installation, and Elizabeth Snipes, painting, reception, 5-7 p.m. July 13

Aug. 24-Sept. 21: “Lost and Found,” Suprina Kenney, sculpture; Alexis Grabowski, drawing/painting; Angela Newman, drawing/painting, reception 5-7 p.m. Aug. 24

MASS MoCA, North Adams, Mass. 413-662-2111,

Through Oct. 30: “Sanford Biggers: The Cartographer's Conundrum,” Afrofuturism installation in Building No. 5

Through Nov. 5: “New Work by Anna Betbeze,” tactile paintings made from slabs of wool

Through Jan. 2, 2013: “Making Room: The Space Between Two and Three Dimensions”

Through Feb. 4, 2013: “Invisible Cities”

Through April 1, 2013: “O Canada”


June 23-May 28, 2013: “Curiousity,” 10 artists create unusual artworks

National Museum of Dance, Saratoga Springs. 584-4515,

Through Nov. 18: “En Pointe!,” history, myth and reality behind pointe shoes and ballet

Through Nov. 24, 2013: “Tails & Terpsichore,” connection between animals and dance

Through Nov. 18: “Eleo Pomare: The Man, The Artist, The Maker of Artists” and “American Ballet Theatre: Then & Now”

New York State Museum, Albany. 474-5877,

Through June 2: “From the Collections,” 175th anniversary of museum's origin.

June 2-Sept. 3: Best of SUNY Student Art Exhibition

June 29-Dec. 31: “Seneca Ray Stoddard: Capturing the Adirondacks,” more than 100 photographs of Adirondacks and images of Statue of Liberty.

Through Dec. 31: “Focus on Nature XII,” juried international exhibit of natural and cultural history illustrations

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, Mass. 413-298-4100,

Through May 28: “Norman Rockwell’s Willie Was Different” and “Everett Raymond Kunstler, Illustrations and Portraits”

June 9-Oct. 28: “Howard Pyle: American Master Rediscovered”

July 6-Oct. 28: “Norman Rockwell: Sports”

Oakroom Artists, Schenectady First Unitarian Society, Schenectady. 399-4049,

Through May 31: Gary Shankman and Steve Kowalski, oils and mixed media

Opalka Gallery, Sage Colleges, Albany. 292-7742,

Through July 20: BFA Exhibit

Photography Center of the Capital Region, Troy. 273-0100,

Through June 10: “Alternative Views: Photographic Work by Luba Ricket and Ken Dietner”

Schick Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs. 580-5049,

July 2-Aug. 3: “Installation 101,” hands-on installation art class taught by artists Anna Kunz and Dan Levenson, reception, 4:30-5:30 p.m. July 19 and Aug. 2

Southern Vermont Arts Center, Elizabeth de C. Wilson Museum, Manchester Center, Vt. 802-362-1405,

June 23-July 22: “Legends of Rock and Roll: From the Lens of George Kalinsky”

June 23-Sept. 23: “Mining the Past and Present: Works by Joe Fig”

July 28-Oct. 21: “Weatherbound: The Art of Jay Hall Connally”

Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Mass., 413-488-2303,

Through Aug. 3: “Phantoms of the Clark Expedition,” new work by contemporary artist Mark Dion at the Explorers Club in New York City, inspired by Clark's China expedition.

June 16-Sept. 16: “Through Shen-Kan: Sterling Clark in China, 1908-09,” Clark's experiences explored through biological specimens, scientific equipment, photographs and documents.

June 16-Sept. 16: “Then and Now: Photographs of Northern China,” at Stonehill Center and on Clark's outdoor trails.

June 16-Oct. 21: “Unearthed: Recent Archaeological Discoveries from Northern China,” recently revealed antiquities that have never been exhibited outside China, including a fifth-century sarcophagus.

Through Jan. 1, 2014: “Clark Remix”

Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs. 580-8080,

May 31-June 10: “RIOT: Selections from the Ann and Mel Schaffer Family Collection” and “Twisted Domestic”

Through June 3: “Donald Moffett: The Extravagant Vein,” and “Elevator Music 20: Sharon Hayes: I March in the Parade of Liberty. But as Long as I Love You, I'm Not Free”

June 9-Oct. 14: “Elevator Music 21: Doug Von Nort: Constellae

July 14-Dec. 2: “Terry Adkins: Recital” and “Dance/Draw”

Through Dec. 30: “Hearing Pictures”

University Art Museum, University at Albany, Albany. 442-4035,

June 28-Sept. 8: 2012 Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region, artists reception, 5-8 p.m. June 28

Upstate Artists Guild, Albany. 694-3090,

June 1-22: “More Pretty Girls and Robots”

June 25-29: “Salon de Refuses”

July 6-27: “Auto Porn”

Aug. 3-24: Members Show

View Point Gallery, Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital, Schenectady. 274-3382,

Through June 8: Select Works from the Artists of Northeast Center for Special Care

June 25-Sept. 7: “Barbara Garro: Abstract Synchronisms and Scenes of New York”

Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Mass. 413-597-2429,

Through June 3: “Jean Pool: Senior Studio Art Exhibition

June 30-Oct. 21: “Power Runs in Many Channels: Diversity of Nigerian Art”

Through July 29: “ASCO: Elite of the Obscure: A Retrospective, 1972-1987”

Aug. 18-Nov. 25: “Laylah Ali: The Greenheads Series”

Through Aug. 19: “Teaching with Art: Life and Death in Ancient Rome”

Through Sept. 16: “Museum models: Students Take On Celebrated Architects”


East Side Recreation Field, 15 Vanderbilt Ave., Saratoga Springs. 580-8010,

June 9: Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company in “Underground Playground”

The Egg. Empire State Plaza, Albany. 473-1845,

Aug. 11: Ajkun Ballet Theatre in “Don Quixote”

Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. 845-758-7900,

July 6 to 8: Compagnie Fetes Galantes

Freedom Park. Schonowee Avenue, Scotia.

Aug. 21: Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company

Jacob’s Pillow, 358 George Carter Road, Becket, Mass. 413-243-9919,

Ted Shawn Theatre:

June 20-24: Mimulus

June 27-July 1: Morphoses

July 4-8: Vertigo Dance Company

July 11-15: Tero Saarinen in “Borrowed Light”

July 18-22: Hong Kong Ballet

July 25-29: Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company

Aug. 1-5: Royal Winnipeg Ballet

Aug. 8-12: Trey McIntyre Project

Aug. 15-19: Compagnie Kafig

Aug. 22-26: The Joffrey Ballet

Doris Duke Theatre:

June 20-24: Circa

June 27-July 1: Kidd Pivot Frankfurt RM

July 4-8: Lee Saar The Company

July 11-15: The Men Dancers: From the Horse’s Mouth

July 18-July 22: Luna Negra Dance Theater

July 25- 29: Jessica Lang Dance

Aug. 1-5: Jonah Bokaer x David Hallberg

Aug. 8-12: Dance Heginbotham

Aug. 15-19: Liz Gerring Dance Company

Aug. 22-26: Doug Elkins’ and Friends in “Fraulein Maria”

Special Events:

June 16: Gala with dinner and performance

Aug. 19: A Jazz Happening

Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, 120 Broadway, Tivoli. 845-757-5106,

June 9: TAKE Dance

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle St., Great Barrington, Mass. 413-528-0100,

May 26 and 27: Noche Flamenca in “Ramas Del Olivo”

July 6 and 7: Momix in “Botanica”

July 26 to 28: Paul Taylor Dance Company

MASS MoCA. 1040 MASS MoCA Way. North Adams, Mass. 413-662-2111,

Aug. 25: Nora Chipaumire in “Miriam”

Myers Dance Center, 153 Regent St., Saratoga Springs. 374-0376,

June 8: Myers Dance Center Ensemble

National Museum of Dance, 99 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs. 584-2225 or

June 9 and 10: Nicola Marae Allain Martinez in “Immanence: Privileged Instants in Space-Time”

PS/21. Rt. 66, Chatham. 392-6121,

July 28 and 29: Jamal Jackson Dance Company

Aug. 4: Dances for a Variable Population

Aug. 10 and 11: TAKE Dance

Aug. 18 and 19: The Vanaver Caravan

Aug. 31 and Sept. 1: Parsons Dance Company

Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Routes 9 & 50, Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs. 584-9330,

June 7: Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company

New York City Ballet, July 10 to 21:

July 10: George Balanchine’s “Barocco/Kammermusik,” “Firebird” and “Symphony in C”

July 11: Peter Martins’ “Jeu de Cartes,” Jerome Robbins’ “In the Night,” and Alexei Ratmansky’s “Russian Seasons”

July 12: Matinee — “Russian Seasons,” “Firebird,” and “Jeu de Cartes.” Evening “Barocco Kammermusik,” Martins’ “The Waltz Project” and “Symphony in C”

July 13: “Russian Seasons,” “In the Night,” and “Firebird”

July 14: Matinee — “Barocco/Kammermusik,” “The Waltz Project” and “Symphony in C.” Evening Gala — Benjamin Millepied premiere, Justin Peck premiere, and Christopher Wheeldon’s “Les Carillons”

July 17: “Russian Seasons,” Martins/Robbins “Sinfonia/Moves,” Balanchine’s “Brahms-Schoenberg”

July 18: Martins’ “Romeo + Juliet”

July 19: Matinee — “Jeu de Cartes,” “The Waltz Project” and “Brahms-Schoenberg.” Evening — “Romeo + Juliet”

July 20: “Brahms-Schoenberg,” “Sinfonia/Moves” and Wheeldon’s “DGV”

July 21: Matinee — “Romeo + Juliet.” Evening — “Jeu de Cartes,” “DGV” and “Symphony in C.”

Skidmore College, North Broadway, Saratoga Springs. 580-8010,

June 9: David Porter and Skidmore College Dancers in “Keeping Company with Cage” in Zankel Music Center

June 10: DNAWorks in “HaMapah – The Map” in Dance Theater

Tanglewood. 197 West St, Lenox, Mass. 413-637-5280,

June 28 and 29: Mark Morris Dance Group


Adirondack Theater Festival, Glens Falls. 874-0800,

June 26-30: “Black Tie”

July 5-14: “Next to Normal”

July 19-28: “Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie”

Albany Civic Theater, Albany. 462-1297,

Sept. 1-16: “Twelfth Night”

Barrington Stage Company, Pittsfield, Mass. 413-236-8888,

Main Stage:

June 13-July 14: “Fiddler on the Roof”

July 19-Aug. 4: “All My Sons”

Aug.9-26: “See How They Run”

Stage 2:

May 23-June 10: “Lungs”

June 19-July 13: “Dr. Ruth, All the Way”

July 26-Aug. 11: “The North Pool”

Aug. 16-Sept. 2: “The Black Suits”

Belleayre Mountain. Highmount. 800-942-6904 ext. 3.

Aug. 25: Susie Essman in “Comedy in the Catskills” (comedy)

Berkshire Theatre Group: Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield, Mass. 413-997-4444; Fitzpatrick Main Stage and Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge, Mass. 413-298-5576,

Colonial Theatre:

July 7-21: “A Chorus Line”

Sept. 7-9: “Oliver!”

Fitzpatrick Main Stage:

July 21-28: “A Thousand Clowns”

Aug. 4-11: “Edith”

Aug. 18-25: “Brace Yourself”

Unicorn Theatre:

June 23-July 7: “The Puppetmaster of Lodz”

July 14-Aug. 4: “A Class Act”

Aug. 11-Sept. 1: “Homestead Crossing”

Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. 445-7469,

July 24-Aug. 12: “Ella”

C-R Productions at Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. 237-5858,

Aug. 2-12: “Guys and Dolls”

Sept. 13-30: “In the Heights”

Colonial Little Theatre, Johnstown. 762-4325.

Aug. 4: Bill Engvall (comedy)

Aug. 13-22: “Nunsense”

Curtain Call Theatre, Latham. 877-7529,

May 25-June 23: “Wrong Window”

July 13-Aug. 11: “Ancestral Voices”

Sept. 9-Oct. 8: “The Boys Next Door”

Fort Salem Theater, Salem. 854-9200,

June 29-July 1: “Robin Hood: The Musical”

Aug. 3-12: “Adorable Me”

Aug. 17-26: “Significant Other”

Glove Theatre, Gloversville. 773-8255,

June 8-10: “Much Ado About Nothing”

July 20-28: “Wizard of Oz”

Iron Horse. Northampton, Mass. 413-584-0610.

June 16: John Valby “Dr. Dirty” (comedy)

Lake George Dinner Theatre, Holiday Inn, Lake George. 668-5762,

July 12-Oct. 29: “The Love List”

Mac-Haydn Theatre Company, Chatham. 392-9292,

Through June 3: “Nunsense”

June 7-17: “Oliver!”

June 21-July1: “Brigadoon”

July 5-22: “Legally Blonde”

July 26-Aug. 5: “Kiss Me, Kate”

Aug. 9- 19: “Barry Manilow’s Copacabana”

Aug. 23-Sept. 2: “State Fair”

Sept. 7-16: “Smokey Joe’s Café”

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center. Great Barrington. 413-528-0100.

July 9: Momix “Botanica”

July 11: Staged Readings of New Plays

July 14: “Sound of Music” Singalong

July 15: Freddie Roman’s Friars Club Comedy Festival (comedy)

MASS MoCA. North Adams, Mass. 413-662-2111.

Aug. 18: Ophira Eisenberg (comedy)

Proctors, Schenectady. 346-6204,

July 21 & 22: Blue Man Group

Aug 9 - 12: Zoppé Circus

Shakespeare & Company, Lenox, Mass. 413-637-1199,

Founder’s Theater:

June 16-Aug. 19: “King Lear”

June 28-July 15: “Endurance”

July 19-Aug. 19: “The Tempest”

Aug. 22-Sept. 16: “Satchmo at the Waldorf”

Elayne P. Bernstein Theater;

May 25-Sept. 2: “Cassandra Speaks”

June 12-Sept. 1: “The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife”

June 20-Sept. 2: “Parasite Drag”

Steamer No. 10, Albany. 438-5503,

June 1, 2, 3: “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”

July 20, 21, 27-29: “bare: A Pop Opera”

Aug. 17, 18: “Guys and Dolls”

The Theater Barn, New Lebanon. 794-8989,

June 29-July 8: “The 39 Step”s

July 12-22: “Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None”

July 26-Aug. 5: “Five Course Love”

Aug. 9-19: “The Great American Trailer Park Musical”

Aug. 23-Sept. 2: “A Funny Thing Happened On the Way To the Forum”

Sept. 7-23: “The Little Dog Laughed”

Williamstown Theater Festival, Williamstown, Mass. 413-597-3400,

Main Stage:

June 26-July 14: “The Importance of Being Earnest”

July 19-29: “Far From Heaven”

Aug. 1-19: “A Month in the Country”

Nikos Stage:

June 27-July 8: “The Blue Deep”

July 11-22: “Last of the Red Hot Lovers”

July 25-Aug. 5: “The Elephant Man”


Classical Music

Albany Pro Musica. David Griggs-Janower, director. 346-6204,

June 9: EMPAC. “John Brown’s Body: The Civil War, Walt Whitman and Ralph Vaughan Williams”

Aston Magna Festival, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. 845-758-7425; and Simon’s Rock College, Great Barrington, Mass. 800-875-7156,

June 15: Villa-Lobos and Bach sonatas. (Bard)

June 16: See June 15. (Simon’s)

June 22: Mozart and Krommer wind and string trios and quartets. (Bard)

June 23: See June 22. (Simon’s)

June 29: Baroque a l’Italienne. (Bard)

June 30: See June 29. (Simon’s)

July 6: Violin extravaganza with Vivaldi and Bach Concerti. (Bard)

July 7: See July 6. (Simon’s)

Bard Summerscape and Music Festival. Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. 845-758-7425;

July 27, 29, Aug. 1, 3, 5: Emmanuel Chabrier “The King in Spite of Himself.”

Aug. 10-12: Works of Saint-Saëns. American Symphony Orchestra. Leon Botstein, conductor

Aug. 17-19: Works of Cesar Franck, Emmanuel Chabrier, Vincent d’Indy, Gabriel Fauré. American Symphony Orchestra

Belleayre Mountain. Highmount. 800-942-6904 ext. 3.

July 28: Puccini’s “La Boheme” by Belleayre Festival Opera

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. Bethel. 800-745-3000,

June 9: Navah Perlman

July 7: The New York Philharmonic

Capital Region Wind Ensemble. Brett Wery, conductor. 381-1231,

June 10: “Czech, Please!” Czech music, Moravian folk tunes, Smetana, Husa

Clifton Park-halfmoon Public Library. 371-8622,

June 1: Neal Herr, guitar

June 16: Music Company Orchestra

The Colonial Theatre. Pittsfield, Mass. 413-997-4444.

Aug. 17: Christopher O’Riley

Cooperstown Chamber Music Festival, Farmers Museum and Otesaga Resort Hotel. 877-666-7421,

July 8: Piazzola, Zhou, Beaser, Paganini. Jason Vieaux, guitar; Linda Chesis, flute; Nadir Khashimov, violin; Daniel Lee, viola; Eric Han, cello. (Farmer’s Museum)

July 29: Jupiter String Quartet. Haydn, Bartok, Mendelssohn. (Farmer’s Museum)

Aug. 2: Flute Fest. (Otesaga)

Aug. 5: Horszowski Trio. Saint-Saëns, Rota, Schubert. (Otesaga)

Aug. 19: Turina, Beethoven, Fauré. Laurie Carney, violin; Daniel Avshalomov, viola; William Grubb, cello; Shirley Irek, piano; Linda Chesis, flute. (Otesaga)

Aug. 24: Juilliard String Quartet. All-Beethoven. (Farmer’s Museum)

Edinburg Classical Concert Series. Batcherllerville Presbyterian Church. 863-4642.

July 9: Joel Brown, guitar; Kristin Bacchiocchi-Stewart, flute. Giuliani, Machado, Piazzolla, Villa-Lobos

Aug. 13: Saratoga Chamber Players; Sherman Chamber Ensemble

Empire State Youth Orchestra. Helen Cha-Pyo, music director. 382-7581,

June 2: Feura Bush, 361 Onesquethaw Creek Rd. Celebrate Helen Cha-Pyo’s 10th anniversary

June 3: Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood.

Freedom Park, Scotia.

June 24: Music Company Orchestra

Aug. 12: The Wister Quartet

Glimmerglass Opera. Cooperstown. 607-547-2255,

July 7, 13, 15, 23, 27, Aug. 4, 9, 11, 14, 17, 25: Verdi “Aida”

July 14, 20, 24, 26, 28, 30, Aug. 2, 4, 6, 12, 19, 21, 24: Willson “The Music Man”

July 21, 29, 31, Aug. 5, 10, 13, 18, 23: Lully “Armide”

July 22, 28, Aug. 3, 7, 11, 16, 18, 20, 25: Weill “Lost in the Stars”: July 27: Eric Owens sings Billy Eckstine

Aug. 5: Deborah Voigt

Aug. 10: Young Artists perform arias from various operas

July 28, 29, Aug. 4, 11, 12, 18, 25: ShowTalks performances and discussions.

Hubbard Hall, Cambridge. 677-2495,

June 3: Cello seminar concert. Rhonda Rider, Scott Kluksdahl and student cellists. Judith Gordon, piano

June 10: Viola Seminar concert. Lila Brown, Leonard Matczynski and student violists. Marc Ryser, piano

Hubbard Hall Opera Theater. 677-2495,

June 10: Mozart “Abduction from the Sergalio” at Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs

June 16: Mozart “Abduction from the Sergalio” at Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, Vt.

Aug. 8, 10, 11, 16, 18, 19: Mozart “The Magic Flute”

Hudson Valley Chamber Music Circle. Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. 845-339-7907,

June 2: Pacifica String Quartet: Smetana, Janacek, Beethoven

June 16: Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio; Harold Robinson, bass; Michael Tree, viola: Rossini, Zwilich, Schubert

June 30: Trio con Brio copenhagen: Haydn, Brahms, Tchaikovsky

Lake George Music Festival. 791-5089;

Aug. 17: St. James Episcopal Church

Aug. 18: Caldwell Presbyterian Church

Aug. 19: Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Aug. 20: Caldwell Presbyterian Church

Aug. 21: St. James Episcopal Church. Jean Francaix celebration

Aug. 22: Caldwell Presbyterian Church

Aug. 23: Festival Symphony Orchestra, Shepard Park. Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn. Nigel Armstrong, violin; Roger Kalin, conductor. Fireworks

Luzerne Chamber Music Festival. Lake Luzerne. 877-267-8919,

July 1: Trumpet Rodney Mack and the Philadelphia Big Brass & BBQ

July 9: Kurt Nikkanen, violin; Luzerne Chamber Players. Clarke, Dvorak

July 16: Pianist Toby Blumenthal and Friends. Brahms, Poulenc, Mozart

July 23: Pianist Matt Herskowitz and MaD Fusion trio. Jazz and classical

July 30: Luzerne Chamber Players Showcase. Michael Tilson Thomas, Francaix, Dvorak

Aug. 6: Fabulous Philadelphians. Mozart, Dedrick, Mendelssohn

Aug. 12: Luzerne Center Orchestra. David Alan Miller, conductor. Corigliano

Aug. 13: Corigliano String Quartet. Corigliano, Beethoven

Aug. 20: Violinist Elizabeth Pitcairn and Friends. Brahms, Mozart, Britten

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center. Great Barrington, Mass. 413-528-0100,

June 24: Mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe; pianist Craig Terry. Songs of Kate Smith

Aug. 31: Twilight-Grimm Opera Company in “Blue Venice”

Marcella Sembrich Opera Museum. 644-2431;

June 16: Young Performers Showcase

June 22: Elizabeth Pitcairn, violin. Red Violin Benefit

June 27: Seagle Colony preview

July 7: Erika Buchholz, voice

July 14: Daniel Szasz, violin

July 20: Seagle Colony children’s opera

July 28: “From the Bards of Ireland”. Four singers, flute, piano, narrator

Aug. 1: Silver Bay Ensemble

Aug. 9: Bel Canto Institute Singers

Aug. 12: Philadelphia Orchestra members

Aug. 15: La Cumbiamba eNeYe. South American music

Aug. 25: Hyperion String Quartet

Sept. 1: Christopher Johnson, piano

Marlboro Music. 800-254-2394,

July 14-15; July 21-22; July 28-29; Aug. 3-5; Aug. 10-12

Massry Center For The Arts. The College of Saint Rose, Albany. 337-4871,

June 17: First Albany Jewish Chorale with Ne’imah Jewish Community Chorus

Mosaic-arts. Kelly Hutchinson, director. 630-3854,

June 3: Westminster Presbyterian Church, Albany. “O Dio” moments in opera

Music From Salem. 25 East Main St., Cambridge. 232-2347,

July 7: Schumann, Cage, Beach, Bach

July 8: O’Connor, Schumann, Cage, Beach, Bach at the Park-McCullough House Carriage Barn, North Bennington, Vt.

July 15: Clarke, Mozart, Fauré

Aug. 4: Onslow, O’Connor, Brahms

Aug. 12: Cage, Debussy, Mozart, Ravel

Music Mountain Summer Music Festival. Falls Village, Ct. 860-824-7126,

June 17: St. Petersburg String Quartet; Misha Dichter, piano. Beethoven, Brahms, Tchaikovsky

June 24: Arianna String Quartet; Tanya Bannister, piano. Mendelssohn, Franck, Tchaikovsky

July 1: St. Petersburg String Quartet; Robert Stallman, flute. All-Schubert

July 8: St. Petersburg String Quartet; Victoria Schwartzman, piano; bass Peter Askim. Glinka, Shostakovich

July 15: Cassett String Quartet; Ursula Oppens, piano; Mark Peshkanov, violin. Franck, Debussy, Chausson

July 22: Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet; Steven Beck, piano; Nicholas Canellakis,cello. Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms

July 29: Colorado String Quartet; Roger Tapping, viola. Mozart, Brahms, Beethoven

Aug. 4: Amernet String Quartet; Yizhak Schopten, viola. All-Dvorak

Aug. 5: Hausmann String Quartet; Lydia Artymiw, piano. Haydn, Beethoven, Schumann

Aug. 11: Voxare String Quartet; tenor william Compton; Victoria Schwartzman, piano. Haydn, Beethoven, Mendelssohn

Aug. 12: Avalon String Quartet; Jonathan Yates, piano. Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms

Aug. 19: Old City String Quartet; Pamela Mia Paul, piano. Ravel, Schumann, Dohnányi

Aug. 26: Juilliard String Quartet. All-Beethoven

Musicians of Ma’alwyck. 377-3623,

June 1: First Reformed Church, Schenectady. Handel, Berwald, Dvorak, Respighi

Ne’imah Jewish Community Chorus. Anna Dubrova, artistic director. 274-8638,

June 17: First Albany Jewish Chorale with Ne’imah Jewish Community Chorus

Octavo Singers Summer Sings. First United Methodist Church. Schenectady. 253-7088,

July 16: Rossini

Aug. 20: Puccini

Opera Saratoga. Spa Little Theatre, Saratoga Springs. 584-6018,

June 30: Opera Ball. Saratoga Hilton

July 6, 9, 13, 15: Verdi “Rigoletto”

July 7, 10, 14: Schuman “The Mighty Casey”

July 8, 12, 14: Gilbert & Sullivan’s “Trial by Jury” and Offenbach’s “Le 66”

Philadelphia Orchestra. Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. 584-9330,

Aug. 1: Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff. Garrick Ohlsson, piano; Stéphane Denève, conductor

Aug. 2: Bernstein, Gershwin, Ravel. Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano; Stéphane Denève, conductor

Aug. 3: Cirque de la Symphonie. Stéphane Denève, conductor

Aug. 4: Rossini, Dvorak, Rimsky-Korsakov. Johannes Moser, cello; Gianandrea Noseda, conductor

Aug. 8: Brahms, Liszt. Lang Lang, piano; Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor

Aug. 9: Rossini, Verdi, Puccini, Mascagni. Angela Mead, soprano; Bryan Hymel, tenor; Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor

Aug. 10: Higdon, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky. Arabella Steinbacher, violin; Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor

Aug. 11: “The Wizard of Oz” film. Constantine Kitsopoulos, conductor

Aug. 15: Brahms, Beethoven. Joshua Bell, violin; Rafael Frübeck de Burgos, conductor

Aug. 16: Saint Saëns, Auber, Fauré, Shostakovich. Yo-Yo Ma, cello; David Robertson, conductor

Aug. 17: “The Best is Yet to Come: Sinatra and Beyond”. Tony DeSare, vocalist/piano; Montego Glover, vocalist; Steven Reineke, conductor

Aug. 18: All-Tchaikovsky. Tiler Peck, dancer; Chase Finlay, dancer; Cristian Macelaru, conductor

Aug. 18: School of Orchestral Studies concert

PS/21. Chatham. 392-6121.

June 16: Yehuda Hanani and Emma Tahmizian June 24: Alicia Zvigas and Patrick Farrell

June 30: Simon Shaheen and Dafer Tawil

Round Lake Auditorium. Round Lake. 899-3257;

Aug. 7: School of Orchestral Studies concert

Saratoga Chamber Music Festival. Spa Little Theatre. Saratoga Springs. André-Michel Schub, director. 584-9330,

July 29: Beethoven, Tower, Brahms. Miami String Quartet; André-Michel Schub, piano

July 31: All-Mozart. Miami String Quartet; André-Michel Schub, piano

Aug. 5: Bach, Britten, Lutoslowski, Schubert. Johannes Moser, cello; members of the Philadelphia Orchestra

Aug. 7: Boccherini, Debussy, Dohnányi. Wister Quartet; André-Michel Schub; Hai-Ye Ni, cello

Aug. 12: Rossini, Brahms, Schumann. David Kim, violin; André-Michel Schub, piano; members of the Philadelphia Orchestra

Aug. 14: Mozart, Tchaikovsky, jazz tunes. Ebène Quartet

Saratoga Chamber Players. Jill Levy, artistic director. 584-1427,

June 9: Tannery Pond Community Center, North Creek. Jill Levy, Theresa Salomon, violin; Jessica Troy, viola; Myron Lutzke, cello; John Feeney, bass. Von Dittersdorf, Onslow, Dvorak.

June 10: Filene Recital Hall, Skidmore College. See June 9

Saratoga Choral Festival. Spa Little Theatre. Saratoga Springs. 792-0185,

July 27: Jenkins’ “Stabat Mater”; Handel “Coronation Anthem: Let Thy Hand Be Strengthened”

Seagle Music Colony. Oscar Seagle Memorial Theatre. Schroon Lake. 532-7875,

June 23: “Old Friends and New”

July 5-8: Porter “Kiss Me, Kate”

July 18-21: Adamo “Little Women”

Aug. 1-4: Mozart “Don Giovanni”

Aug. 15-18: Sondheim “Sweeney Todd.”

July 14: “Little Red Riding Hood” (children’s opera) Boathouse, Schroon Lake

July 14: Patrice Munsel Gala

July 26: “Hooray for Hollywood”

July 29, Aug. 12, 19: Vespers Concerts

Tanglewood. Boston Symphony Orchestra. Lenox, Mass. 617-266-1492,

June 22 & 24: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble

July 6: All-Beethoven. Christoph von Dohnányi, conductor

July 7: Barber, Tchaikovsky, Meyer (world premiere). Joshua Bell, violin; Edgar Meyer, bass; Michael Stern, conductor

July 8: Boston Pops. Bernadette Peters, vocalist; Keith Lockhart, conductor

July 13: All-Mozart. Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin/conductor

July 14: 75th Anniversary Celebration. Boston Pops; BSO; Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra. Copland, Bernstein, Tchaikovsky,

Sarasate, Strauss, Beethoven. Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin; Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Emanuel Ax, Peter Serkin, piano; James Taylor, vocalist; John Williams, Keith Lockhart, Andris Nelsons, John Oliver, conductor

July 15: Stravinsky, Brahms. Tanglewood Festival Chorus. Andris Nelson, conductor

July 20: Bernstein, Tchaikovsky. Dan Zhu, violin; christoph Eschenbach, conductor

July 21: All-Wagner. Asher Fisch, conductor

July 22: All-Mozart. Kurt Masur, conductor; Gerhard Oppitz, piano

July 23: Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra. Schoenberg. Emanuel Ax, piano; Stefan Asbury, conductor

July 27: Mozart, Villa-Lobos, Mussorgsky. Nelson Freire, piano; Marcelo Lehninger, conductor

July 28: Berlioz “La Damnation de Faust.” Charles Dutoit, conductor; Tanglewood Festival Chorus; Vocal soloists

July 29: Beethoven, Tchaikovsky. Emanuel Ax, piano; Charles Dutoit, conductor

July 30: Tanglewood Music Center orchestra and Chorus. Messiaen, Stravinsky. Charles Dutoit, conductor

Aug. 3: Mozart, Ravel. Gerald Finley, baritone; Lorin Maazel, conductor

Aug. 4: Schumann, Brahms. Yefim Bronfman, piano; Christoph von Dohnányi, conductor

Aug. 5: Gandolfi (world premiere), Saint-Saëns, Berlioz. Jean-yves Thibaudet, piano; Lorin Maazel, conductor

Aug. 7: Tanglewood on Parade. Beethoven, Ravel, Williams, Tchaikovsky (fireworks). Stephane Denever, Keith Lockhart

Aug. 10: All-Bach. Pinchas Zukerman, conducáátor/violin. Members of the BSO as soloists

Aug. 11: Previn (world premiere), Elgar, Shostakovich. Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Stephane Deneve, conductor

Aug. 12: Beethoven, Mozart, Strauss. Paul Lewis, piano; Christoph von Dohnányi, conductor

Aug. 17: Copland, Barber, Beethoven. August Hadelich, violin; Bramwell Tovey, conductor

Aug. 18: John Williams 80th birthday celebration. Boston Pops. Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Gabriela Montero, piano; Jessye Norman, soprano;

Leonard Slatkin, conductor; Anthony McGill, clarinet

Aug. 19: Bernstein Memorial Concert. Beethoven, Bartok. Gil Shaham, violin; Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, conductor

Aug. 25: Albeniz, Falla. Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, conductor; vocal soloists; flamenco dancer; Pablo Sainz Villegas, guitar

Aug. 26: Beethoven, Harbison (world premiere). Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, conductor; vocal soloists

Tannery Pond Concerts. New Lebanon. 888-820-1696,

May 27: Gabriela Martinez, piano; Elena Urioste, violin; Carter Brey, cello. Beethoven, Schoenfield, Ravel

June 16: Tokyo String Quartet (St. Peter’s Church, Spencertown). Haydn, Mendelssohn

July 14: Paul Huang, violin; Jessica Osborne, piano. Schubert, Respighi, Messiaen, Ravel, Debussy

Aug. 4: Harlem String Quartet. Beethoven, Chick Correa, Turina, Ravel

Aug. 12: Emanuel Ax, piano. Beethoven, Schubert

Sept. 1: Todd Palmer, clarinet; Elizabeth Futral, soprano; Ran Dank, piano. Schubert, Ricky Ian Gordon

Sept. 22: Brentano Quartet. Haydn, Bartok, Beethoven

Zankel Music Center. Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs. 580-5321,

July 29: Flute Institute with Jan Vinci and flute faculty

Aug. 3: Harp concerto competition

Aug. 4: Flute ensemble from the Flute Institute

Aug. 5: Harp Colony concert

Aug. 7: Solo harp concert

Aug. 11: Solo harp concert

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