Live Music

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


Marcia Ball

Marcia Ball

February 16 - The Upper Room

Marcia Ball’s rollicking roadhouse rave-ups and soulful Gulf Coast R&B, her barrelhouse playing and her feel-good party tunes are iconic.
--USA Today

Visit The Upper Room's website. The contest has ended.

Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters

Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters

The Upper Room, Albany
February 11th

Hailed as one of the best blues guitarists of his generation, Ronnie Earl brings his distinctive sound to Albany's The Upper Room.  For more information on the show, visit their website.

To win tickets, enter by sending email with this link.

The Fireworks Ensemble

Feb 11: Youth Orchestra and Fireworks EnsembleFebruary 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Musical Fireworks: Region’s Premiere Youth Musicians Join Fireworks Ensemble for Unique Evening of Contemporary American Music Featuring World-Premiere Piece Empire State Youth Orchestra Joins World-Renowned Chamber Ensemble on Feb.

John Prine at The Palace Theatre

John Prine

July 28th
The Palace Theatre

Tickets go on sale Friday, February 3 at 10am.  This is the official WEXT presale page.

The password is:  PRINE2017.

Use this link to take part in the presale event.  Click here

Kings of Leon SPAC

Live Nation at SPAC presents

KINGS OF LEON wsg Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats

SPAC - July 26th
Tickets go on sale Saturday, February 4th at 10am.

Welcome to the special WEXT listener presale for the show.  This presale lasts from Thursday (2/2) at 10a until Friday (2/3) at 10p. The password is SHOWTIME.  Click here to get your tickets.

John Prine at The Palace Theatre

John Prine
July 28th

The Palace Theatre

Bob Dylan remarked, “Beautiful songs… Nobody but Prine could write like that.”

International Guitar Night

2.8.17 @ 7:30pm 

 International Guitar Night

at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Gypsy jazz legend Lulo Reinhardt hosts for International Guitar Night's 17th year of touring!

Performers include guitarist Luca Stricagnoli; Brazilian performer Chrystian Dozza, and India's ground-breaking slide guitarist Debashish Bhattacharya.

Watch the video below to see what you might miss if you don't go.

John Mayer Comes to Albany

John Mayer

Times Union Center

Friday, March 31

Tickets on sale Friday, February 3 at Live Nation

Tedeschi Trucks Band - Wheels of Soul 2017

The Wheels of Soul 2017

Tedeschi Trucks Band

wsg The Wood Brothers and Hot Tuna

July 3 at SPAC

Tickets at Live Nation's website


Though perhaps technically a singer-songwriter, Ian Fitzgerald prefers the term 'folk singer,' as it more accurately describes the tradition in which his music is rooted. From early twentieth century field recordings through Hank Williams, Bob Dylan, Gillian Welch, and hundreds of artists in between, Ian has been influenced by one of the sturdiest strains of American music. 

Hear Ian play songs from his new album, "You Won't Even Know I'm Gone" and chat with Dave Michaels Live@EXT:


Troy Savings Bank Music Hall presents the bluegrass band Steeldrivers, playing bluegrass and roots with contemporary influences on Thursday, February 9th at 7:30pm. Tickets and more information at the Troy Music Hall website.

Umphrey's McGee

Saturday, January 28

Palace Theatre

7pm doors * 8pm show


Featuring Joshua Redman

With special guests:


Tickets on sale Friday, October 21 at 11 am at, Ticketmaster charge by phone 800 745-3000 and all Ticketmaster retail locations or the Palace box office 518-465-4663

The Cohoes Music Hall

WEXT co-presents Taylor, Chapin & EVA at The Cohoes Music Hall on Saturday, January 28. 

An incredible collaboration of some of the greatest folk musicians of the 20th century! Livingston Taylor, Tom Chapin and EVA (Liz Simmons, Nicole Zuraitis and Kath Buckell) present a night of music that won’t soon be forgotten. With individual and joint performances, this show can be thought of as a never-before-seen meeting of the musical minds, fusing the genre-defying songs of Livingston Taylor with the Grammy-winning storytelling of Tom Chapin and the contemporary flair of EVA.

More information and tickets at The Cohoes Music Hall website

Beth Hart
Marek Kaprowski

Sunday, February 26

The Egg

7pm doors * 8pm show


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

This show is nearly sold out! Never fear. We have tickets that you could win this holiday week.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland has announced the Class of 2017:  Joan Baez, Electric Light Orchestra, Journey, Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur and Yes. 

And Local 518 singer/songwriter Michael Eck weighed in as a voting member of the Hall!  Hear Michael talk with Dave Michaels about his connection to the Hall, the voting process, the hits and misses, and all the movers and shakers, the visionaries and inspirations that changed the way we listen to rock & roll. 


February 26, 2017

The Hangar on the Hudson
River Street, Troy

WEXT in conjunction with SLP Productions is proud to present one absolutely astonishingly amazing singer!  

LOLO is coming  to The Hangar in Troy on February 26th. Tickets go on sale December 16th. Details and links to come.

The Howlin' Brothers at The Low Beat

Monday, December 19th, catch our friends The Howlin' Brothers at The Low Beat. It's gonna be a hot one for sure!

The Howlin' Brothers
December 19th
The Low Beat, 335 Central Avenue, Albany

To remember how awesome they are, catch their last session with us below - a live radio event from 2014.  Plus, get ready for a new session featuring new songs from a forthcoming album - on the radio just after 530p on 12/19. 

Wolf Hollow Brewing

Get to our friends at Wolf Hollow Brewing for a taste of something special, and we're not just talking about their beer. Visit with them sometime.  Wolf Hollow Brewing Company on Route 5 in Glenville. 

Here are the bands that they have coming up:

10.29 - The North and South Dakotas

11.19 - Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys

12.10 - Low Lily (from Brattleboro, VT)

1.14 - Mikey Sweet (from Northampton, MA)

2.8 - Matt Flinner Trio



WEXT is proud to welcome one of 2016's best discoveries to The Egg .  Joseph will perform on Tuesday, December 13th at 7:30 PM.

Featuring the mesmerizing, hypnotic harmonies of sisters Allison, Meegan, and Natalie Closner, the band known as Joseph brings their mystical exuberance and heart-on-sleeve emotion to the stage in support of their acclaimed recording I’m Alone, No You’re Not.

David Grisman & Del McCoury
Jason Charme Photography

Guthrie/Bell Productions Presents


Del McCoury and David Grisman 50th Anniversary Show



Sat. Dec. 10 at 8:00

Tickets available online and the EMPAC Box Office


Join the Facebook event here. The contest is now closed.

Sawyer Fredericks

Sawyer Fredericks' "A Winter Storm" tour makes a sold out stop at The Egg on Sunday, December 4th. 

The contest is now closed.

Tim Reynolds

Tim Reynolds, sonic innovator, solo guitar wizard and Dave Matthews’ lead guitarist, returns to The College of Saint Rose for an extraordinary evening of solo acoustic guitar.

This special concert by one of the world’s most talented musicians will be Friday, December 2, at 7:30 p.m. on the D’Arcy-Brady Stage in the Kathleen McManus Picotte Recital Hall, Massry Center for the Arts, 1002 Madison Ave., Albany, New York.

The Last Waltz 40 Tour

The Last Waltz 40

The Palace Theatre
February 2 at 8pm

The Last Waltz 40 Tour Lineup
Warren Haynes, Michael McDonald, Jamey Johnson, John Medeski, Don Was, Terence Higgins and very Special Guests To Be Announced

Dark Star Orchestra

Catch Dark Star Orchestra at The Palace Theatre!

Saturday, November 19

Information and tickets at The Palace website.

This contest is now closed.

10,000 Maniacs

The Cohoes Music Hall presents 10,000 Maniacs on Saturday, November 19th. Tickets are on sale at the Cohoes Music Hall Box Office and online at the Cohoes Music Hall website.

This contest is now closed.