WEXT

This radio station started on July 7, 2007, and has been funded by awesome listeners since then. Thank you!

Valerie June
Artist

Due to bad weather, the Valerie June performance originally scheduled for Wednesday, February 7th was postponed. The new date is Sunday, February 25th at 7:30 PM

All tickets purchased for February 7th will be honored on the new date.

Refunds are available for those who cannot attend on the new date. If you have any questions or need further information, you may contact The Egg Box Office at (518) 473-1845. The Egg Box Office is open Monday – Friday 11 AM to 3 PM.

The Saratoga Dance Flurry
Agency

 

The Flurry Is The Best Winter Weekend Ever For Dancers & Music Lovers Of All Ages!

Dances • Workshops • Singing • Concerts • Jamming 
Performances • Family Events • Storytelling • Vendors and more!
Beginner, Intermediate and Experienced-Level Workshops and Dances
Over 300 Performers - Five Venues - Over 200 Events
This is a weekend you don't want to miss!

See the full list of performers at the Flurry website.

Marc Cohn
Artist

WEXT welcomes Marc Cohn to the Massry Center for the Arts on February 20. Visit the Massry Center website

Dixie Dregs 40th Reunion
Agency

It's been 40 years since the original line up of the Dixie Dregs has performed.  The nearly sold out show has only a few tickets remaining, but you can win some from WEXT!

For more information about the show, visit The Egg website.

The Big Takeover at WEXT
WEXT

When The Big Takeover play a show, it truly is a takeover - and a dance party!  Get all hot and bothered with us when The Big Takeover land on stage at The Linda - February 9th.

The Linda
February 9th

The Big Takeover
wsg Dr. Jah and the Love Prophets
 

For more information, visit The Linda's website.

G3
Artist

The first G3 concert tour arranged by Joe Satriani was back in 1996. Twenty-two years later, G3 is back on tour with a great line-up. Three great guitarists take center stage to dazzle and bewilder.  

2018 G3 Tour

Joe Satriani
John Petrucci (of Dream Theatre)
Phil Collen (of Def Leppard)

February 10th
The Palace Theatre

For details and tickets, visit the Palace website.

Paul Thorn's Double Wide Paradise
Artist

Paul Thorn's music has touched people from every walk of life, both famous, and not. Here's a story about the colorful, eccentric, writer, and true character, Hunter S. Thompson. Paul found out from a mutual friend that Hunter was a huge fan. Unfortunately he found out after Hunter has passed away.

Lissie
Artist

Friday, February 2nd
The Linda

Enter to win tickets by sending email with this link.

Lissie grew up in Rock Island, Illinois, near the Mississippi River, speaking her mind and writing songs from an early age. She will release her highly anticipated fourth studio album Castles on March 23.

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Head & the Heart
Agency

Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats and The Head and the Heart will co-bill a show at Ommegang Brewery on Tuesday, June 5.

Jack White at Ommegang
Agency

We at WEXT are excited to welcome Jack White to the Ommegang Brewery Stage on Sunday, May 27 during the US leg of his tour for his brand new album Boarding House Reach.

Tickets are $59.50 in advance, $65 at the gate, and go on sale to the general public on Friday, January 26 at 10 am local time. Families are welcome for this all-ages show, and children ages five and under do not require a ticket.

Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit
Artist

January 31st

Jason Ibell & the 400 Unit
wsg James McMurtry

More info at The Palace website.

Paul Thorn's Double Wide Paradise
Artist

Paul Thorn's Double Wide Paradise is a special web series on Exit 97.7, WEXT's website.

Before he was a professional musician, Paul Thorn was a professional boxer ranked 29th in the world. In 1988 he had the biggest fight of his career, fighting one of the greatest of all time, Roberto Duran in Atlantic City in front of 10,000 people.

Tinsley Ellis Rocks The Linda!

Jan 17, 2018
Tinsley Ellis
Artist

January 26
The Linda

Visit the Linda website for more information and tickets. Click here to send email with this link to win tickets.

Time For Three
Artist

Time For Three
February 15, 2018 7:30pm

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall (click for more info)

Seeing these three amazing musicians perform is like traveling to distant worlds.  You feel both in the present and transported to times forgotten.  Whether they're covering Katy Perry, Mumford & Sons, or doing pieces commissioned by them from Bela Fleck and others, or their own compositions, you will be mesmerized.  

The Magdalens
Artist

Get ready to shed those cabin fever blues with the February 518! Featuring Ferriday, Zan Strumfeld & Her Band and The Magdalens!

The February 518, a free show 2 to 5pm Sunday, February 11th at the Guilderland Public Library, 2228 Western Avenue.  Exposing you to some of the area’s finest singer-songwriters.  The February 518, presented in part by 977 EXT.  

Nora Jane Struthers
Artist

Friday, January 19th
The
Linda

Visit their website for tickets. 

Wheels of Soul 2018
Agency

Our favorite summer tour is back!!! The 2018 Wheels of Soul Summer tour drops into SPAC on July 3!!

WEXT and Live Nation present - The Wheels of Soul 2018!!!

July 3

Tedeschi Trucks Band

wsg
Drive-By Truckers
The Marcus King Band

Raising Arizona at The Linda
The Linda

Join our friends at The Linda for the first in a series of 6 Coen Brothers films presented the second Tuesday of each month for the next 6 months with “Raising Arizona," including opening commentary and post film trivia from The Linda's resident film connoisseur Cole Mead. 

For more information, visit The Linda's website.

The Top 97 of 2017

Jan 1, 2018
Exit 97.7 WEXT
WEXT

2017 was a great year for new music. We had dozens upon dozens of fantastic shows come to town, too.  With listener feedback, we managed to put together a list of the Top 97 songs of 2017.

Click here for that list.

WEXT DJs' Best Music of 2017

Dec 23, 2017
Best of 2017
Agency

Here are the WEXT DJs' lists of best albums, songs, Local 518 of 2017. Let us know your thoughts by sending an email with this link

Dave Michaels

(Mon-Fri 5-9a)

Spend The Holidays With WEXT

Dec 12, 2017
Holidays on WEXT
Agency

Each year Christmas through New Year's WEXT has brought you some special programming to brighten and cheer for the holidays.  As we're about to enter our 10th anniversary year, this year continues the tradition.  Below you will find the special programming listed to help celebrate the season. 

Thursday 12/21
11p - The Local 518 Holiday Special
1130p - 518 Sessions with the Mountain Snow Orchestra

First Night Saratoga 2018!

Dec 8, 2017
Sawyer Fredericks
WEXT

Join us December 31st at the Saratoga Springs City Center with Saratoga Arts!

The WEXT stage features the Shane Guerrette Band and Sydney Worthley, who are both currently dominating the Local 518 playlist with their hip brands of pop and soul.  At the end of the evening, Sawyer Fredericks, the 2015 winner of “The Voice”, returns form his national tour to perform for his local fans!

12th Annual Speedo Sprint
Agency

The Albany Society for the Advancement of Philanthropy (ASAP), in association with the Albany All-Star Roller Derby, is pleased to present the 12th Annual Santa Speedo Sprint! Net proceeds benefit the Albany Damien Center and the HIV/AIDS program at Albany Medical Center.

Come out for a great day! December 16, 2017 -- The Albany Santa Speedo Sprint!

Donna The Buffalo
Artist

Friday, December 1
8pm

The Cohoes Music Hall

Donna the Buffalo have been playing their take on Americana music for over 25 years . Their live performances are legendary in the Northeast and beyond. Their fans "the Herd " are fanatical followers of their music and can be found dancing up a storm wherever they play . The Tom Hamilton Duo opens the show.

For more information, visit their website

Will Dailey
Artist

Will Dailey is an acclaimed independent singer-songwriter who is committed to the beauty of simplicity. His sound has a rich vintage vibe with a firm appreciation of AM rock, pop, and big hooks. He has shared the stage and studio with Eddie Vedder, T Bone Burnett, Tanya Donelly, Roger McGuinn, G Love, Ryan Bingham and Kay Hanley. The last time he played in Saratoga Springs was with Willie Nelson, Dave Matthews and Neil Young at Farm Aid in 2013.

 

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.

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