Battenkill Runs Through It River Festival
Battenkill Conservancy

Make A Splash This Memorial Day Weekend!

Leap into summer Saturday, May 26th at the Battenkill Conservancy 's 8th Annual Battenkill Runs Through It River Festival! Join us for this FREE , family-friendly event beginning at noon for canoe and kayak rides, fly fishing demonstrations, the River Watch Discovery Program's popular "bug table," a scavenger hunt and more! Plus delicious food from the Salem Boy Scouts chicken BBQ and local restaurants, AND live music performances from Local 518'ers George Wilson with Mitch Throop & Alan...

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7Horse at WEXT
WEXT

See cool video performances from 7Horse in our studio.

The Last Conspirators
Artist

Tulip Fest 2016 brings two days of Local 518 music at the Lakehouse in Washington Park. Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8, catch great Local 518 music presented by the radio station known as the home of local music in the Capital District. 

For the full line up, click here

Sunday, May 8th, the closing band is one surely to rock the ages: The Last Conspirators!

Alejandro Escovedo
Todd Wolfson

Wednesday, May 11
Cohoes Music Hall

There are songwriters who sing their songs, and then there are songs who sing their writers.

Lumpen Proles
Artist

Join Andy Gregory this evening at 11pm (Saturday at 6pm) for the Local 518 ‪‎Show‬. He's got music by Black Mountain Symphony, The North & South Dakotas, NEQ, Adirondack Whaling Co., Sara Milonovich and daisycutter, and Pony in the Pancake. PLUS we have an ‎#AtticClassic‬ by Lumpen Proles.

The National
Artist

The National: Benefit concert for Hawthorne Valley + MASS MoCA

June 11 at 7pm (gates at 5pm)

The National in concert is a benefit for Hawthorne Valley Association in New York’s Hudson River Valley, an organization committed to social and cultural renewal through the integration of education, agriculture and the arts, and MASS MoCA.

The Latin Alternative
WEXT

This week we take the musical time machine back 20 years to 1996, an epic year for Latin Alternative music. Featured artists include Jaguares, Cafe Tacuba, Aterciopelados, King Changó, Delinquent Habits and Joe Arroyo.

Nick Offerman & Megan Mullally
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Don't miss Nick Offerman & Megan Mullally at The Palace Theatre on August 25, 2016!

Tickets on sale: Friday, May 6 at 10am. Tickets will be available at LiveNation, or The Palace Theatre.

The Living Roots Trio
WEXT

Live performances and conversations with Local 518 musicians. Each week, we highlight a different Local 518 artist in session with a brief interview to introduce you go the artist.

This is the schedule of the upcoming sessions with Local 518 artists. (Dates are the Thurs 11:30p. The same session airs Sat at 6:30p).

4/28 - The Living Roots Trio

5/5 - The Penny Jar

5/12 - Dyer Switch Band

5/19 - Olivia Quillio

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