Live Music

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.

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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. 

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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. 

Scott Sharrard

Scott Sharrard is widely known as the lead guitarist and musical director of the Gregg Allman Band. He's a prolific songwriter and talented singer, he has also released several soul-influenced albums of his own including three with his first band, The Chesterfields, followed by three solo albums and, most recently, the eponymous release by his current band, Scott Sharrard & the Brickyard Band, in 2013.

Marshall Crenshaw
Lisa Tanner

WEXT welcomes Marshall Crenshaw to The Upper Room in Albany!

An Evening with Marshall Crenshaw
May 13

For more information and tickets, visit The Upper Room's website.

Alabama Shakes

WEXT and The Palace Theatre Present

Alabama Shakes
w/s/g Emily King
Palace Theatre

August 1

Tickets on Sale Friday, April 28 at 10AM.

David Bromberg

WEXT welcomes David Bromberg to The Cohoes Music Hall, Friday, May 12th.

For more details, check out the Facebook event here.

Big Head Todd East Coast Dates

WEXT and The Egg Present

Big Head Todd & the Monsters

May 18th at The Egg

Tickets and details at The Egg website.

Our new friend, Cris Jacobs will open the show.

Timothy B. Schmit

See Timothy B. Schmit at The Cohoes Music Hall on April 25th. Get your tickets and find details at the Palace Theatre website.

Enter to win by sending email with this link.

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.

Foxtrot & the Get Down

They hopped in two SUV's and drove up from Philadelphia to play a few songs on the radio and talk about their new album, "Roots Too Deep."  Let us introduce you to Foxtrot & the Get Down.

Drive-By Truckers

The Egg and WEXT Present:

Drive By Truckers


One of the day’s foremost alternative country-rock groups boasting a mix of Southern pride, history, folklore, politics, and character studies, the Drive-By Truckers have always been outspoken, with story songs backed by sonic ambition and social conscience as displayed on their most recent recording American Band.

Tommy Castro

Tommy Castro and Mike Zito: Six Strings Down

April 26th
Doors 630p | Show 7pm

The Upper Room Albany.  Click here for more details and tickets at their website.  To enter to win tickets, send an email with this link.

Black Violin

The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall presents:

Black Violin


April 20th

Black Violin - a blend of classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B, and bluegrass music!


Prepare to have your mind blown. Visit the Troy Music Hall website for more details. 



Join us in welcoming the PA band Cabinet to The Putnam Den in Saratoga.

April 20th

Check out Cabinet for more details and ticket info! 

John Pizzarelli Quartet

John Pizzarelli Quartet

7:30p | Friday, April 21st
Massry Center for the Arts

For details and tickets, visit the Massry Center's website.  

Tulip Fest 2017

The City of Albany hosts the 69th Annual Albany Tulip Festival on Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14 in Washington Park.

Bryan Ferry

Bryan Ferry

Proctors Theatre

Brubeck Brothers Quartet

3.31.17 @ 7:30pm

Brubeck Brothers Quartet
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Their creativity can be heard in their uncompromising music, which reflects their dedication to melody, rhythm, culture and the spontaneous spirit of jazz.

For more info and tickets, visit the Troy Music Hall website.   To enter to win, click here to send an email entry.

Anti- Records

Our very good friend and acclaimed Local 518 singer-songwriter Sean Rowe dropped by to catch up and talk about his journey of recording a new album (NEW LORE out 4/8 on Anti- Records), what it means to be an independent artist and much, much more. 

Armed only with two amps, a pedal board, one weathered six-string guitar and his unmistakable baritone voice, Sean treated us to two new songs and a Leonard Cohen cover!   

Citizen Cope
Danny Clinch/Michael Sterling Eaton

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall presents An Intimate Solo Acoustic Listening Performance by Citizen Cope on Friday, April 21st at 8pm.  Poetry in song with a mix of blues, soul, folk and rock.  Tickets and more at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall website.

To enter to win a pair of tickets, click here to send email.

The Cohoes Music Hall presents The Garcia Project - - performing the music of the Jerry Garcia Band, recreating Jerry Garcia Band concerts - - Saturday April Fifteenth at Eight PM. Tickets at the Cohoes Music Hall Box Office or the Palace website

Hollis Brown

WEXT Presents:

Hollis Brown wsg Lost Leaders
The Hollow
May 13

Tickets available through Ticketmaster's website.

For more information, check out the Facebook event

Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge

The Massry Center for the Arts
March 24th

St. Paul & the Broken Bones

Thanks to Adam in Saratoga, WEXT has its hands on a pair of front row seats to the SOLD OUT St. Paul & the Broken Bones show on Sunday, March 5th.  Would you like to win that pair of front row seats?  Here's what you need to do.

Timothy B. Schmit

Timothy B. Schmit, the groundbreaking vocalist, songwriter and bass player from legendary rock groups Eagles and Poco just released a new 12-track solo album titled, "Leap of Faith"Hear the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer talk to Dave Michaels about his storied four-decade long career.

518 Songfest

The local music showcase 518 Songfest returns to the Swyer Theater at The Egg, April 1 2017, at 7:00pm. Songfest is a unique live concert experience, in that the artists get to perform their songs, as well as talk a bit about their music and experiences as creators and musicians.  Featured this year is Sawyer Fredericks, winner of Season 8 of NBC’s The Voice. Other artists involved are 518 songwriters Girl Blue and The Sea The Sea, along with Sandy McKnight and special guest John Davidson.

Cyrille Aimee

The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall and The Massry Center for the Arts team up for The Bridge Jazz Festival!

The Bridge Festival is back for a third year! Two nights of hot jazz as two of the area’s best music venues team up once again!

Straight No Chaser & Post Modern Jukebox

July 19 at SPAC, catch the double feature - Straight No Chaser with Scott Bradlee's PostModern Jukebox.  Tickets on sale now. Visit the Live Nation website for tickets.

Straight No Chaser & Post Modern Jukebox

July 19 at SPAC, catch the double feature - Straight No Chaser with Scott Bradlee's PostModern Jukebox

tickets go on sale Saturday, February 18 at 10am. Use the link below with the password for the WEXT presale from 10a-10p on February 17. 

Password: SINGERS