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Summer winding down, but music still aplenty


Summer winding down, but music still aplenty

If you’re craving a full day of local music, head over to Troy today for Day 2 of the Restoration Fe
Summer winding down, but music still aplenty
Saratoga Springs-based band Party Boat performs on the church stage during Restoration Festival the Contemporary Artists Center at Woodside in Troy on Saturday, September 7, 2013.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson

If you’re craving a full day of local music, head over to Troy today for Day 2 of the Restoration Festival.

Rest Fest, a nonprofit festival put together by the independent music cooperative B3nson, is in its fifth year. Last year, it moved from its original home at St. Joseph’s Church in Albany to the Contemporary Artists Center at Woodside, 71 Old Mill St. in Troy.

At the CAC, Rest Fest can use two venues — the former Woodside Church and a smaller building on the grounds.

Music starts at 2:25 p.m. with indie rockers Walking X-Ray, the first of a dozen bands performing until nearly midnight. Also on the docket are Rebel Darling, the Titanics, Pony in the Pancake, The Slaughterhouse Chorus, The Firs, Bear Grass, No Kill, Rival Galaxies, Hammer Hawk, The Parlor and Eastbound Jesus.

The all-day event costs $25, not bad for 12 bands.

But if that’s too much for you — or if you’re just looking for more local music on more local stages — there are plenty of free shows this weekend and beyond.

Here’s a sampling:

• Freedom Park, Scotia. Shows start at 7 p.m., rain or shine, but not during “dangerous weather.”

Sunday: The Brian Patneaude Quartet

Wednesday: Skeeter Creek

Sunday, Aug. 24: Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company

Wednesday, August 27: Wild Adriatic

• Tuesday Nights in the Park, Cook Park amphitheater, Colonie. 6 p.m.

Tuesday: The Rymanowski Brothers

Aug. 26: Hair of the Dog

• Jazz on Jay, Jay Street Pedestrian Mall, Schenectady, Thursdays at noon.

Thursday: The Dylan Canterbury Quartet

Aug. 28: Keith Pray’s Soul Jazz Revival

Sept. 4: The Frank Capri Show

• Wiswall Park, Ballston Spa, 6 p.m. Thursdays.

Thursday: Studio Two: The Beatles Tribute

Aug. 28: Wild Adriatic

• UpBeat on the Roof, Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. 7 p.m.

Friday: Mike Perkins & Friends

• Riverlink Concerts, Riverlink Park, Amsterdam. 7 p.m. Saturdays

Saturday: Skeeter Creek

Aug. 30: The Joey Thomas Big Band

• Shepard Park, Lake George, 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

Wednesday: The Out Of Control Rhythm & Blues Band

Aug. 27: The Pine Leaf Boys

• Rockin’ On the River, Riverfront Park, Troy, Wednesdays at 5 p.m.

Wednesday: Almost Queen (Queen tribute), with Vito 3

Aug. 27: ZOSO (Led Zeppelin tribute), with the Troy Music Academy All-Stars

• Schaghticoke Summer Concerts, Schaghticoke Town Hall lawn, Melrose, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday: Hair of the Dog

• Rotterdam Summer Concert Series, Senior Citizen’s Center, 2639 Hamburg St., 7 p.m. Mondays. Rain or shine.

Monday: David Ciucevich

Aug. 25: Rotterdam Senior Center Talent Show

• Dana Park Concert Series, Madison Avenue and Lark Street, 7 p.m. Mondays. Rain site: Lionheart Pub, 448 Madison Ave.

Monday: The Pine Hill String Band

Aug. 25: Shadowland

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