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Shemekia Copeland
Artist

WEXT is proud to present Shemekia Copeland in concert at The Massry Center for the Arts.

Shemekia Copeland
Saturday, December 16th at 8pm

For more information, visit the Massry website.  

Live At EXT
WEXT

2017 Black Friday Live @ EXT Marathon

(all start times approximate, and subject to change)

 

Every Friday at 12n, we feature a session with a national touring artist who has passed through the area. The guest may have stopped at one of the amazing spaces to see live music, or the guest was simply out playing a radio tour to promote her or his latest album. The goal with these live sessions with interview is to help you get a little closer to the artist, to learn more about what motivates her/him. 

 

Dana Fuchs
Artist

Dana Fuchs, whose voice explodes in full rock bravado like a rushing torrent of emotion and expression, is coming to see us at The Massry Center at the College of St. Rose on December 2nd. 

For details, visit the Massry website.

This concert has been cancelled. See thMassry for details. 

So Percussion
Jeff Ragland (2012)

Wednesday, November 15th

So Percussion
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

See their NPR Tiny Desk Concert below.  Click on the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall website for more information.  

Tab Benoit Stops in Cohoes

Oct 29, 2017
Tab Benoit
Agency

November 11th
The Cohoes Music Hall

Visit the website for more details.  Enter to win tickets by sending email with this link.

Dark Star Orchestra 20th Anniversary at Palace Theatre
Agency

The Palace Theatre
November 11th

19 Clinton Ave, Albany, NY 12207
Door Time: 7PM
All Ages

For information and tickets, visit the Palace Theatre website.

Saratoga Arts
Agency

The Official Button Stuffing event is scheduled for Tuesday, November 14.  Be in touch with Saratoga Arts at the web link below to help out.

CALL TO VOLUNTEERS

Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit
Artist

January 31
The Palace Theatre

Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit
wsg James McMurtry

Tickets are on sale now! 

Ryan Montbleau
Artist

Guthrie/Bell Productions Presents :

The Ryan Montbleau Band

wsg The Eastern Highs

Friday Oct. 20
Cohoes Music Hall

7:00 doors / 8:00 show

Tickets available at all TicketMaster outlets , The Palace Theatre Box Office and the Cohoes Music Hall Box Office the evening of the show.

Bob Dylan and his Band at The Palace Theatre
Agency

BOB DYLAN
wsg
MAVIS STAPLES

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH
7:30 PM

PALACE THEATRE

ON-SALE NOW! Tickets are nearly sold out. Act quickly. 

Get Lucky With Spafford!

Sep 29, 2017
Spafford
Artist

S L P presents 4 piece funk rock band Spafford blending musical genres on Sunday, October 8th at Lucky Strike Social at Crossgates Mall at 9pm. Tickets and more at S L P concerts website.

Enter to win tickets by sending email with this link.

YES Featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman
Artist

YES Featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman

October 5 at The Palace Theatre

Get tickets at the Palace Theatre website

Valerie June
Artist

Hold on to your boots! Valerie June is coming to The Egg Performing Arts Center thanks to DSP Shows and WEXT. 

 

FEBRUARY 7! Tickets on sale now.

 

Get tickets at The Egg website.

 

Click the DONATE button to support WEXT and get a pair of tickets to see Valerie June. 

 

Todd Schaeffer of Railroad Earth
Anthony Tassarotti

October 6 at The Hollow

Freshgrass Festival 2017!

Sep 10, 2017
Freshgrass Festival
Mass MoCA

September 15-17
Mass MoCA

Get to Grand Point North!

Sep 10, 2017
Grand Point North
Agency

Grace Potter has a great lineup set for you including Trey AnastasioBand, 

Garcia Project at Cohoes Music Hall
Artist

September 15th
8p at The Cohoes Music Hall

The Garcia Project's performances are based on actual set lists performed by The Jerry Garcia Band. All of their shows are classic recreations of a Jerry Garcia Band set list from 1976 to 1995. These guys deliver the goods! 

For tickets and information, click here.

To win a pair of tickets, send email with this link.

Sydney Worthley
AMG Photography

It seems that every week we hear about a new Local 518 talent.  It was one of those weeks when we first heard Sydney Worthley.

Then she played a Local 518 Session (see below), and then we had her with us at Tulip Fest (see picture).  And on September 9th, she releases her debut album. Before that, you can hear the full album here at our website.

Don't miss the full band playing at Jupiter Hall for the CD release party on September 9th.  Click here for details.

Gregg Allman "Southern Blood"
Agency

Gregg Allman was taken from us on May 27th of this year. While no longer physically here, he did leave us with one final gift - a new album, Southern Blood. This exclusive one-hour special takes a look at Southern Blood with the help of Gregg, his manager, Michael Lehman, producer, Don Was, and longtime friend, Jackson Browne.

Boz Scaggs
Artist

“I’m at a point where I’m having a lot of fun with music, more than ever,” Boz Scaggs says about his spellbinding new album, A Fool to Care.. “It’s like I’m just going wherever I want to go with it.”

September 12 at 730pm, join us all at The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. For information and tickets, visit their website

Enter to win tickets by sending an email with this link.

Local 518 Hurricane Harvey Relief
Artist

Everyone is doing what they can for their fellow Americans affected by the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, and the Local 518 music scene is no exception. Check this out: Friday September 8 at The Low Beat a veritable who's who of local music dignitaries take the No Pepper stage to help the Galveston County Food Bank with money raised at the door going directly to the folks that need help NOW!

Newport Folk Festival at The Fort
Newport Folk Festival

For several years, WEXT has brought you the most interesting Labor Day soundtrack - the concert sets from the current year's Newport Folk Festival. Maybe you were there, maybe you weren't able to make it, but our friends at NPR Music did, and we've got the sets...  From 5am until 6pm, join WEXT for great music from our favorite artists.

UPDATE! Here's the schedule for the concert sets from the 2017 Newport Folk Festival from this past July.  (Start times are approximate.)  Join us Labor Day for:

2017 September in the City

Aug 24, 2017
September in the City
Agency

SEPTEMBER IN THE CITY ART FAIR MOVES TO DINAPOLI PARK

Musical lineup announced for free art show series, held 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. now every THURSDAY in September at DiNapoli Park!

The City of Albany presents the 2017 September in the City Art Fair series, this September now Thursdays in Downtown Albany’s DiNapoli Park. A midday showcase for local art, music and culture, September in the City features exhibits and work available for purchase from regional mixed media artists and crafters, with a different live musical act providing the soundtrack each week. The September in the City Art Fair is sponsored by Albany Center Gallery and Exit 97.7.

Applications for September in the City artists and crafters are still being accepted. Visit Albany Events website, or call 518.434.2032 for more information.

Sydney Worthley CD release show
Agency

One of our new discoveries in the Local 518 is Sydney Worthley.  Sydney came in to record a 518 Session and has captivated our hearts.  Yours will be captured, too.

Join us for her CD release party for her debut album, "Strong," at Jupiter Hall in Albany. Doors at 7pm.

In addition to Sydney and her band, join Zan Strumfeld and Ryan Clark.

BarnImages.com

As we began planning our tenth anniversary (crazy right?), we realized that one party or concert might not really be enough. So we are working with our favorite venues and concert promoters who all reached out as each wanted to do something with us for our tenth anniversary! Some are still working on cool shows they want to do with you and us. Some have finalized.

Here is the current list of tenth anniversary shows that have become part of our Concert Crawl.

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