Discover Schenectady Kick Off to Summer

WEXT & Discover Schenectady Kick Off to Summer

With Discover Schenectady , WEXT is announces our first ever Kick Off to Summer Event on June 8th in Central Park ! There is so much fun to be had in Schenectady County and this event will help you create your "Summer Must-Do" list in Schenectady! Enjoy live music on the Music Haven stage ranging from jazz to reggae and music from the Empire State Youth Orchestra in the Rose Garden all day long.

In addition to the wonderful music, there will be lots of food, beer & all kinds...

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There's an unlimited number of great bands in the Local 518. Some are on great local record labels too! Local 518 show host Andy Gregory samples some of the bands represented on Five Kill Records & Bee Side Cassettes. And there's a duo, along with the Attic Classic band, that are all indie. Hear songs by Hate Club, Bear Grass, Blue Ranger, Broken Field Runner, Neighborhood of Make Believe, and Doctor Baker. The origin of our Attic Classic band The Sifters began around 20 years ago at a restaurant in Cooperstown. The only Sifters album that there ever was, was released in May 2004.

Dan Berggren at WEXT

Dan Berggren comes from generations of Adirondack dwellers. So, when he took to music, it may have seemed natural for him to play Adirondack folk songs.

Sue Killam, Jodi Joseph and Chris Wienk

Mass MoCA keeps upping the game! This summer is jam packed! Not only are they playing host to Solid Sound (weekend passes sold out, but Friday and Sunday passes are available), and Freshgrass Festival, but they just announced The Pretenders!

George Benson "Walking to New Orleans"

George Benson wanted to try something completely different. He signed with a European label (a first for him), and took them up on a suggestion of what kind of new album to make. 

He went to Nashville to work with some serious "pickers." He said "you could really get off track with them as they're so good."  But he knew he had to stay the course and be true to the rock n roll legends he was going to cover - Fats Domino and Chuck Berry.

Marshall Tucker Band
Mariah Gray

Saturday, November 2nd | Skyloft at Crossgates

Enter to win tickets by sending email with this link.

Chuck Vosganian of Rochmon Record Club

Chuck Vosganian of Rochmon Record Club spends maybe a thousand hours listening to one album, looking up information about it, just to give you an unparalleled listening experience. Chuck likes to say you’ll "hear these records as if for the very first time."

Join Chuck, this week, as he presents two more great classics, Steely Dan's "Aja" (Thursday, 4/25 at The Linda) and Queen's "A Night at The Opera" (Friday, 4/26 at Proctors GE Theatre).

We had a great time at the inaugural Eddies Regional Music Awards show. Can't wait to do it again next year! This episode of the Local 518 Show features some of the Eddie nominees & award winners, and others you should hear too. Show host Andy Gregory has songs by El Modernist, Quantum, Wild Adriatic + Dan Rodriguez, Let's Be Leonard, Julia Gargano, and Lord Electro.

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Max Weinberg's Jukebox

Sunday, April 28 | Skyloft at Crossgates

As Chuck Berry instructed us in his classic “School Days,”…drop the coin right into the slot” audiences have thoroughly embraced the idea of picking and calling out the songs the band pays—in real time and in a variety of intimate venues. From Beatles to Bruce and Stones to Steppenwolf the band infuses these classics with the respect the songs deserve. As one fan said, “It’s not a concert—it’s party! The bar was packed!”


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