Live Music

Mary Scholz at WEXT

Mary Scholz has moved a long way from her native Philadelphia - to the warm sun of California. Her new album is "California." Hear songs from that album, and she and Chris Wienk talk about music and the songs.

Wheels of Soul 2018

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

Drive-By Truckers
The Marcus King Band

First Night Saratoga 2018!

Dec 8, 2017
Sawyer Fredericks

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!

Shemekia Copeland

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.  

JD McPherson

Our good friend, JD McPherson and his incredibly hot band dropped by today and ripped through three songs from the new album, "Undivided Heart & Soul". 


In this Live@EXT session, hear Jackie Greene, the one-time member of Black Crowes and Trigger Hippy talk about the impetus for creating two EP's, recording solo in a noisy Brooklyn basement and  growing up; "It sounds like a country song, but it's true," Jackie says.  "My dad and mom split up when I was a kid and he left behind his acoustic guitar.  I don't know, maybe I was about 10.  I took piano lessons for a little while.  Took guitar lessons for about 2 mo


Americana treasure and New York punk troubadour Jesse Malin stopped by and talked to Dave Michaels about his early hardcore days before turning down the volume of his music.  "What I felt was we were playing out in these big venues, opening for these really big bands and everybody at that time wanted to mosh, the mosh pit, ya know", Jesse explains.  "I went back down to acoustic guitar.  I think there's a real connection between folk and punk be

Saratoga Arts

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.


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Tuesday, October 24

The Egg

7pm doors * 8pm show

WEXT presents


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Tickets on sale at and the Egg box office 518-473-1845.


Bob Dylan and his Band at The Palace Theatre


7:30 PM


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

YES Featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman

YES Featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman

October 5 at The Palace Theatre

Get tickets at the Palace Theatre website

Listen: Hurray for the Riff Raff

Sep 21, 2017

After leaving her home in the Bronx as a teenager, Alynda Segarra hitchhiked, train hopped, and made her way to New Orleans where she learned how to play music and started the band Hurray for the Riff Raff. Segarra has proven herself to be a prominent voice for a new generation of folk singer-songwriters. Hurray for the Riff Raff's new album "The Navigator" strays a bit from the band's traditional folk sound, but Segarra shines as she tunes in to her Puerto Rican roots, and shares a powerful message and story. 

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:

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Exit 97.7 WEXT PRESENTS My Morning Jacket! 

My Morning Jacket make their MASS MoCA debut this Saturday night and drummer Patrick Hallahan tells Dave Michaels fans can expect the unexpected! 

Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Thursday, August 10

The Egg

Celebrate Kenny Wayne Shepherd's new album, "Lay It On Down." For more details, visit The Egg's  website. Enter to win tickets by sending email with this link

Ray LaMontagne

Higher Ground Presents:
 Ray LaMontagne
 October 15th - Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Newport Folk Festival
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Can't make it to Newport, RI this year? We understand. That's why we are thrilled be able to bring you the Newport Folk Festival from NPR and TuneIn right on our website.

TuneIn and NPR Music are on the ground at the 2017 Newport Folk Festival, streaming live sets from across its three stages. TuneIn's Newport Folk Radio channel will bring you live music from Newport, Rhode Island, from 11am-7pm ET each day of the festival. Artists confirmed for the live webcast include Big Thief, John Paul White of The Civil Wars, The Wild Reeds, and Pinegrove, but expect to hear from many more.

Find the special TuneIn player at the top of our homepage. Click here. See the schedule below. 

Chicano Batman

July 31

Chicano Batman plays The Hollow in Albany

For more information, visit The Hollow website

See how cool these guys are!

Ziggy! At The Egg

Jul 11, 2017
Ziggy Marley

DSP Shows Presents Ziggy Marley at The Egg - July 20th.  

For more information, visit the Egg website.

Stuart Levine

Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, a match made in musical heaven. Both established musicians with their own solo careers, they decided to join forces and created the Tedeschi Trucks Band. Since the band's inception back in 2010, they have been wowing crowds all over the globe. KTG talks with Susan Tedeschi about the formation of the band, their most recent live album, Live From the Fox in Oakland, and their Wheels of Soul tour which is coming back to SPAC on Monday, July 3rd.   

Solid Sound Sold Out!

Jun 21, 2017
Solid Sound

Solid Sound Festival this weekend, June 23-25 is all sold out.  We have a pair of Saturday passes, and we would love for you to be able to go.  Want to?  Send email, and we'll let you know if you've won.  Keep rockin'!

Riverlink Concerts 2017

Jun 17, 2017
Riverlink Concerts
Riverlink Concerts

Each Saturday (and a few other nights), join us at Riverlink Park in Amsterdam for the Riverlink Park concert series. Here's the 2017 line-up. Shows are at 7pm, except Sean Rowe's which is 8pm. More info at the Riverlink website.

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Bruce Hornsby

He had the most played song on the radio in 1987. He helped open the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995.  His collaborations have taken him from pop and rock to country and bluegrass to jazz and classical. 

Bruce Hornsby breaks the mold of a rock musician playing the same licks over and over every day.

And on October 21st, you can see him perform live at the Troy Savings Banks Music Hall.  Tickets art on sale now at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.

37th Old Songs Festival

Old Songs is a family-friendly festival of folk, traditional, Celtic and world music and dance, known for its relaxed atmosphere, interactive sessions and workshops, hands-on experience and participatory nature. 


In addition to three concerts there are over 100 daytime workshops, dances or performances.


For more information and details, visit the Old Songs website



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June 25

Caffe Lena

Colin Hay

DSP Shows and WEXT are proud to present the Man At Work, Colin Hay! He's coming to The Egg Performing Arts Center on August 19th. Tickets on sale through Dan Smalls and The Egg. #FierceMercy #ComeTumblingDown

Tickets on sale The Egg box office and online.

Enter to win tickets by sending email with this link

Ray Wylie Hubbard

June 3 - The Hangar on the Hudson, Troy

Ray Wylie Hubbard's bio is way too long due to his 40+ years of being a legendary Texas singer/songwriter whose tough but literate music ranges from personal introspection to rowdy barroom anthems and releasing 16 albums.

Get your tickets to Ray's show at Brown Paper Tickets.

Enter to win tickets by sending an email.

Old Crow Medicine Show

Old Crow Medicine Show came to the fore when they finished a Bob Dylan song (Wagon Wheel). With a rich catalog and a reputation for brilliant live shows, OCMS has just released their live, cover of the full "Blonde on Blonde" album. Now, they're coming to Ommegang on May 28. Click here for details. 

Enter to win tickets by clicking here


The iconic Sacramento based band Cake will rock the area, not just once, but two times. May 26 at Ommegang and May 28 at Mass MoCA. Click each venue for more information about the respective show.