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The Blues 100

Muddy Waters

Thanks to all our supporters, and thanks for the great feedback during our #BluesWeek. We are glad you enjoyed it as much as we did. Our fund raiser week was finished off with a play back of The Blues 100.

Here’s a link to the PDF for your very own.

It’s not too late to help out, make your contribution here, or call 1.800.272.6492. Thank you!

The Battenkill Runs Through It

The Battenkill Runs Through It Festival

The Battenkill Runs Through It

The Battenkill Runs Through It
Fifth Annual
Beach, Music & Food Festival

 Saturday, May 30, 2015

Noon  – 6:00 PM

Greenwich Town Beach, Greenwich, New York

Battenkill Conservancy is ready to host the fifth annual beach, music & food festival on Saturday, May 30, 2015.  The festival kicks off the summer season on the banks of the Battenkill at the Greenwich Town Beach, just north of the village on Route 29.  Keep reading for more – including the great Local 518 music line-up, and more!

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Caffe Lena 55th Anniversary

Caffe Lena Turns 55!

Caffe Lena 55th Anniversary

In 1960, with an idea and a dream, Lena Spencer created a home for some of the most compelling performers of the last 55 years. For the last 20 years, that dream has been kept alive by Sarah Craig who is the executive director of the special coffeehouse/listening room. Join Caffe Lena and WEXT for a special concert to celebrate the type of music discovery that has been going on since Day One. Keep reading for the line-up, videos and more.

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Local 518 Camps Out at Tulip Fest

Tulip Fest 2015 

The City of Albany presents the 67th Annual Albany Tulip Festival on Saturday, May 9and Sunday, May 10 in Washington Park! A Capital Region Mother’s Day weekend tradition, Albany’s signature spring event features two stages of live music, the KidZone family fun destination, hundreds of vendors selling great food and handmade crafts, and of course, thousands of tulips! The Exit 97.7 Local 518 Stage welcomes performances all weekend long by an eclectic array of the region’s best and brightest bands, including The Orange, Mirk, Jocelyn Arndt, Party Boat, The Spectacular Average Boys, Matt Durfee & The Rattling Baddlies, Holly & Evan and The Sea The Sea! The Albany Tulip Festival is brought to you free of charge by Price Chopper, Stella Artois, Shock Top and Exit 97.7. For more information, call 518-434-2032 or visit www.albanyevents.org.

Keep reading for the full Local 518 line-up!  And if you want to do your own take on the official Tulip Fest song, click here.

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The Figgs: Forever

The Figgs: Forever

The Figgs

Join us for The Figgs: Forevera celebration of the Capital Region’s biggest rock & roll export of the past twenty five years. Recorded during The Figgs‘ recent west coast tour, The Figgs visited Josh Norek in sunny California for a one hour radio special. In this WEXT exclusive program, The Figgs take us through their musical history, including 12 albums and career milestones including serving as the backing band for Graham Parker, performing on the Jon Stewart Show, and landing music in a Lexus commercial. Not bad for a couple of lads from Saratoga!

With the release of their new album, “Other Planes of Here,” we thought it was about time to honor the Local 518’s rock and roll heroes with their own radio program. It’s time for The Figgs: Forever.  Read on for more on this special excursion into all things Figgs.

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When Tulips Bloom Again - Tulip Fest

Tulip Mania: When Tulips Bloom Again

When Tulips Bloom Again - Tulip Fest

Take your place in Albany history by joining in the Tulip Mania Music Project! The City of Albany, the Albany Public Library and Exit 97.7 have teamed up to challenge YOU to carry on the legacy of Albany’s famous Tulip Festival by putting your own spin on the long-lost, 62-year-old “official Tulip Festival song,” “When Tulips Bloom Again.” Keep reading for more.  And see our Local 518 Tulip Fest line up here.

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Brandi Carlile

WEXT Presents Brandi Carlile at The Palace Theatre

Brandi Carlile at The Palace May 23

Saturday, May 23
The Palace Theatre
7pm doors * 8pm show

BRANDI CARLILE

Tickets on sale Friday, February 27 at 10am at Ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster charge by phone (800) 745-3000, all Ticketmaster Retail locations and The Palace box office 518-465-4663.

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!!!

iTunes App

Want the iPhone app?  It’s FREE! Click the here.

Google Play

Want the Android app?  It’s FREE!  Click here.