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Local 518 Hurricane Harvey Relief

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


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

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.


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.