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Sonny Landreth

The Cohoes Music Hall
October 24th

For more info visit The Cohoes Music Hall website.

Enter to win tickets via this link.

Mississippi Heat

The Linda
October 12

Visit the Linda website for more info.

Enter to win tickets by sending email with this link.

Led by harmonica master and songwriter Pierre Lacocque, Mississippi Heat is a world-class Chicago Blues Band. Their motto is “Traditional Blues With A Unique Sound” as they present fresh yet vintage-based musical ideas.

Lea DeLaria

The Massry Center
October 13 - 8pm

For details, visit the Massry Center website.

Enter to win tickets by sending email with this link.

Darden Smith

The Linda
October 10th | 8pm

For more information, visit The Linda's website.

Enter to win tickets by sending email with this link.

Shawn Holt & the Teardrops

The Linda
Friday, October 5th | 8pm

Shawn Holt is the son of Blues Legend Magic Slim. The high energy, hard-driving sound of The Teardrops is still alive and well and if you like what Magic Slim and The Teardrops have been doing for the last 35 years, you can continue to enjoy that unique sound and energy with Shawn Holt, a chip off the old block, fronting his dad's band.


Dave Matthews Band



Tickets on sale, now!

Dwight Yoakam

Sunday, October 7th at The Palace Theatre

Dwight Yoakam has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, and he is a 21-time nominated, multiple GRAMMY Award winner. He has 12 gold albums and 9 platinum or multi-platinum albums, with five of those albums topping Billboard’s Country Albums chart and another 14 landing in the Top 10. Nearly 40 of Yoakam’s singles have charted on Billboard, with 14 peaking in the Top 10.

Rocktoberfest 2018

Saturday, October 20th | 5-9p
Voorheesville Rod & Gun Club
52 Foundry Road

Lineup: Sydney Worthley, CK & The Rising Tide, Bendt
Acoustic Stage: Zan & The Winter Folk, Brian Kaplan

Each ticket includes a meal and a beer.  Event is 21+.

Event proceeds benefit Voorheesville Friends of Music - a non-profit organization dedicated to funding music scholarships and music enrichment programs for children of the Voorheesville Central School District.

Hozier and Mavis Staples

Johnny Irion

Johnny Irion worked with members of Dawes, Wilco and Mother Hips when creating his latest release, "Driving Friend."  He's on his way to see us. He'll be at Caffe Lena on October 11th.

Johnny is offering you a pair of tickets and one of the copies of his record on vinyl (CD if you'd prefer that version).  

For information and tickets to the show, click here.

1964 The Tribute

September 27th | Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

See details and get tickets at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall website.



Celebrate 30 years of Supersuckers at The Hangar on the Hudson on September 30th. With special guests Blackcat Elliot from the Local 518.

For details, visit The Hangar's Facebook event page.

Lara Hope & the Ark-Tones

Lara Hope & the Ark-Tones are coming to The Linda in Albany.

Saturday, September 29th.

See details at The Linda website.

The Weepies

September 29th | Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

For more details and tickets, go to the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall website.

Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys

Friday, September 21

Round Lake Auditorium 

Round Lake is a perfect place for a late summer concert. Exit 11 off the Northway. Turn into town and follow the signs to the Round Lake Auditorium. 

Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys play music that is at once new and old. Whether a new original tune, or a great old chestnut, Jim and the band breathe new life into the music. On stage, the banter is fun. The energy is charged. 

Tom Petty

A 4-CD set that features all 60 tracks, plus a 52-page booklet with rare and previously unseen photographs of Tom, his bandmates, family and friends. The booklet also features detailed track-by-track liner notes by noted journalist and Tom Petty aficionado Bud Scoppa, who drew upon his previous interviews with Tom and new conversations with Mike Campbell, Benmont Tench and Ryan Ulyate, as well as Adria and Dana Petty. 

Duke Robillard

Duke Robillard embodies the blues. And he's coming to play at Caffe Lena.

Sunday, September 9th at 7pm.

For info and tickets, click to Caffe Lena.

The Skatalites

The Skatalites

The Linda - September 14 at 8pm.

Smell the Freshgrass!

Sep 6, 2018
Freshgrass Festival

Freshgrass Festival takes place at Mass MoCA each September. This year, the Festival is 9/14-16.  We have passes for Sunday and we want to give them to you.

For more info, including the line-up, swing by the Freshgrass website.

Scott Sharrard

Saturday, September 8th | Round Lake Auditorium

Scott Sharrard

Gregg Allman’s Musical Director Takes Center Stage at the Round Lake Auditorium! His new album, Saving Grace, is due to release on September 21.

For details visit their website.

Newport Folk Festival at The Fort
Newport Folk Festival

Each July, the migration of musicians and music lovers to Newport, RI occurs.  And for the past several years, WEXT with NPR Music, has provided you a chance to live (or re-live) the Festival in all its glory on Labor Day.

This year, we have sets from several Festival favorites, including Brandi Carlile, Toots & the Maytals, Darlingside, and Glen Hansard.

The tentative schedule is  below.  Have a fabulous and safe Labor Day!

9:00a - Khruangbin

9:45a - The Lone Bellow

10:40a - Glen Hansard

11:45a - Brandi Carlile

Art In The Park 2018

Aug 25, 2018
Art in the Park 2018

Saratoga Arts presents the 20th annual Art in the Park.  This juried, outdoor fine arts exhibit takes place in Saratoga Springs' historic Congress Park. 

Fine Art. Local 518 Music. Great Food. 

Saturday, September 22, from 10a until 4p**

Fine Art features photography, printmaking, painting, ceramics, fine art jewelry, and more. 

Music starts at 1pm.

1p - Mike Grutka

2p - Sam Reed

September in the City 2018

Aug 23, 2018
September in the City 2018

Thursdays in September, join us out in front of the Albany Center Gallery for some great art and Local 518 music. Here's info on the music line up. See you there! Bring your lunch, and let's hang out.

September 6: HONEY SLIDER

The Blasters

So exciting! The Hangar on the Hudson (River Street in Troy, across from The Alehouse) presents The Blasters!

Friday, August 24
The Hangar
River Street, Troy

See details and join the Facebook event at this link.

SolarFest 2018

Aug 16, 2018

Saturday & Sunday, August 18th and 19th at Stratton Mountain, VT

A keynote address from Chris Martenson and a performance of "The Truth Has Changed" from activist Josh Fox. Plus, musical performances from Gang of Thieves and The Balkun Brothers.

The National Reserve

One of our favorite discoveries this year has been Brooklyn's rock band, The National Reserve. Led by Sean Walsh, the band has made strides as a breakout Alt-country, rock outfit. 

We have them Live @ EXT on Friday, August 17 at 12n. Then see them live in person at The Hangar on a River Street in Troy on Saturday, August 18.

Larry Carlton

Couldn’t believe it when our eyes saw it... Larry Carlton, known as Mr. 335 after his 1968 Gibson ES 335, winner of 4 Grammys (19 nominations!), is playing his iconic guitar in two shows at Caffe Lena

August 16

630p and 915p

Visit Caffe Lena's website for tickets and details. 

Zan & the Winter Folk

Zan & the Winter Folk were recently chosen as the Best Folk Band in the Local 518 (2018) by readers of The Alt.  There's a great space in Round Lake just waiting for you to come to see great live music.

Zan & the Winter Folk will headline a show there on Sunday, August 19th.  

We'd love to have you win tickets to the show. Visit the Round Lake Auditorium website for details on shows there.

Green Mountain Bluegrass & Roots Festival

From Sierra Hull to Peter Rowan, to Mipso, to Mandolin Orange, and more!  The Green Moutains will be home to a new Bluegrass and Roots music festival.

August 16-19, it's the Green Mountain Bluegrass & Roots Music Festival.

For more information, visit their website.

Here Comes Ani DiFranco!

Aug 1, 2018
Ani DiFranco

Ani DiFranco
wsg Peter Mulvey

September 20th at The Egg.

Visit The Egg website for more details.