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Mike Doughty

Unity Hall Presents Mike Doughty

Mike Doughty
Mohawk Valley Collective Presents: Mike Doughty and Ross Cashiola of Hotel Brotherhood

The Mohawk Valley Collective is a non-profit dedicated to the restoration and adaptive reuse of two of the area’s historic architectural gems: Unity Hall (the former Universalist Church in Fort Plain) and the former West Hill School in Canajoharie. In addition to preservation efforts they host arts and cultural events in Montgomery County, including the 2nd Annual Summer Music Series.

Saturday, July 11th, get to Unity Hall for an evening of great Folk and Indie rock music featuring:

Mike Doughty (Brooklyn, NY)

Ross Cashiola of Hotel Brotherhood (Marfa, TX)

Other special guests TBA

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Art in the Park

Art in The Park

Art in the Park


Fine art, Local 518 music, great food and fun for the kids in the Kids Art Zone. Join us for Art in the Park in Saratoga’s Congress Park – July 18 and again September 19. More details at Saratoga Arts’ website. Local 518 music line-up:

1:00 Erin Powers
2:00 Dan Johnson
3:00 Michael Jerling

Grey Fox Means July!

Grey Fox High Meadow Stage

July is the month for the award winning, family friendly, 4 day bluegrass music festival held every year in the middle of July on a farm in the beautiful Catskill Mts in NY USA. July 16-19 with 40+ bands, 5 stages, workshops, dancing, emerging artists showcase, camping, food vendors, and a whole lot more. Visit the Grey Fox Bluegrass website

Keep reading to enter to win a pair of passes.

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Across the Pond - Honey Ryder

Across The Pond: Honey Ryder

Across The Pond - Honey Ryder

The London, UK trio Honey Ryder are our Across The Pond artist this week. Enjoy the song that Baylen Leonard has chosen.  For a limited time, you can download the song here.

Latin Roots for the 4th of July

The Latin Alternative’s Ernesto Lechner shared some Norteño with Daid Dye for the 4th of July. 

Let's Spend The Week Togeether - 50 years of the Rolling Stones

Let’s Spend the Week Together

Let's Spend The Week Togeether - 50 years of the Rolling Stones

From June 12 through the 19th, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the release of The Rolling Stones’ first international #1, “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.”  On Friday, June 19th, we played back The Rolling Stones 100.

Your contribution allows WEXT to create special weeks like this, to help you discover hidden gems regular radio has forgotten – even by massively important and popular bands like The Rolling Stones.  You also make it possible for us to help you discover great new artists and hear the amazing artists in the Local 518.

Make your contribution, today.  Thank you!  Click here, or call 1.800.272.6492.  To grab a copy of the list, click here. (PDF)

Riverlink Concerts

Riverlink Summer Concerts

Riverlink Concerts

Riverlink Park, Downtown Amsterdam
Saturdays at 7….Free, rain or shine

July 4 Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez
Rock & soul from SNL’s Beehive Queen

July 11 Hot Club of Saratoga
Capital Region’s premiere gypsy swing quintet

July 18 Tony’s Polka Band
High octane POLKA

Keep reading for the rest of the summer line-up.

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Music On Main

Music on Main in Canajoharie


Music On Main

Six FREE concerts on Tuesday evenings, beginning at 7PM, and held in July and August. Music On Main is on the lawn of the NBT Bank, across from Canajoharie’s famed “Dummy Light” on State Route 10, a block south of Rte 5S.  (In inclement weather, the show goes on, indoors at the Arkell Performing Arts Center at the High School. Watch for the signs.)

Keep reading for the schedule.

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Sandy Beaches Cruise

Sandy Beaches Conversations

Sandy Beaches Cruise

Sandy Beaches Conversations

KTG Talks With Some of Our Favorite Artists

In January, KTG went on a cruise. It wasn’t all just fun and sun. It was filled with music and some genuinely unique conversations with some of our favorite artists. You can now listen to these conversations on demand as you wish.

Hear her converse with Band Of Heathens, Marcia Ball, Mingo Fishtrap and Paul Thorn, who were all in attendance and played some great shows on the Sandy Beaches Cruise. Keep reading to listen to these great conversations.

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Listen to WEXT on your phone!

We’ve just updated our iPhone App with some really great features, and it works on iPad, too!  Plus, a brand new Android App is here!!!

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