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Citizen Cope

Friday, May 17 | Upstate Concert Hall

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Clarence Greenwood, also known by his stage name, Citizen Cope, is an American songwriter, producer and performer. His music is commonly described as a mix of blues, soul, folk, and rock. Citizen Cope’s compositions have been recorded by artists as varied as Carlos Santana, Dido, Pharoahe Monch and Richie Havens.

WEXT Radio Folk

It may not be a real thing (yet), but we hope to make it so!

As a music fan, you're no doubt planning your summer concert-going experience. Let's help everyone get into the mood by pulling out your favorite music T-shirt and wearing it to work. WEXT declares Friday, May 24th "Wear Your Music T-Shirt to Work Day!"

Gary Hoey

Thursday, May 23 | Skyloft at Crossgates

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Meet The Commonheart!

May 13, 2019
The Commonheart

Saturday, June 1 | The Hollow

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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.

Rock Legends at The Egg

May 10, 2019
Ginger Productions - Rock Legend

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Listen to the interview with Joyce Jackey to learn even more - audio is down the page a little bit.

Julian Marley

Wednesday, May 15 | Skyloft at Crossgates

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Pickers' Paradise

Friday, May 10 | Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

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Pickers’ Paradise: From the Balkans to Bluegrass

Sam Morrow

Sunday, May 19 | The Hangar on the Hudson

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Willie Nile

Thursday, May 9 | The Linda

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WEXT Presents Lake Street Dive

October 6 | The Palace Theatre

Tickets on sale Friday, May 3 at The Palace Theatre.

Energetic. Exciting. Electrifying. Lake Street Dive make you want to move your feet and dance, even if you think you have two left feet.

Win Tickets to See Chris Botti

Apr 30, 2019
Chris Botti
Marshall Tucker Band
Mariah Gray

Saturday, November 2nd | Skyloft at Crossgates

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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!”

The Felice Brothers

Saturday, April 27 | Skyloft at Crossgates

The Felice Brothers are classic American rock, from the heart of the Catskills.

Alan Cumming

Thursday, April 25 | The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Alan Cumming: he's back with Legal Immigrant, a meditation on his ten years as an American citizen & the experiences and change he has witnessed during his time.

John Primer Blues

Friday, April 26 | The Linda

See The Weight Band at Skyloft

Apr 21, 2019
The Weight Band

Friday, April 26 | Skyloft

See the band carrying on the tradition of The Band, The Weight Band contains members of that iconic band and Levon Helm's Band, too.  They rock like you'd expect.

This new venue in town, Skyloft is at Crossgates Mall. It's created by the folks who run Daryl's House Club in Pawling. So, you know they know music.

Nine Pin Cider Works

Nine Pin Cider is featuring Local 518 musicians on Sunday evenings. As part of their partnership with WEXT, Local 518 music on the station is supported by Nine Pin Cider, presenting local musicians performing original music on Sundays. 


Upcoming events:


4/21 – Brian La Pointe & the Joints, a singer-songwriter with soul music.


4/28 - Honey Slider, indie folk-pop.



Rochmon Record Club "Aja"

Thursday, April 25 | The Linda

The Rochmon Record Club experience is that shared listening to a full length album with great music-loving friends. Plus, Chuck Vosganian comes fully loaded with tons of information, photos, some other cool things.

This month at The Linda, it’s Steely Dan's "Aja." Hear the record many consider to be their achievement of a lifetime. 

Maceo Parker
Boris Breuer

Sunday, May 5 | The Massry Center for the Arts

Legendary saxophonist Maceo Parker embodies the legacy of soul and funk music like no other musician today.  Maceo, along with his flawlessly tight Big Band, will sing and play his way throughout an evening that transports audiences to the most soulful of eras in a performance which is positively timeless.

Discover Bailen at The Hangar

Apr 8, 2019

Wednesday, April 17 | The Hangar on the Hudson, Troy

Aaron Neville

Sunday, April 14 | The Massry Center

Grammy-Award winning, legendary R&B and soul singer Aaron Neville is arguably the most distinctive voice on the scene today.  Onstage with just his voice and a keyboard player, this intimate evening showcases “the other side of Aaron.”

Roots Music Fest

Friday, April 12 | The Linda

ROOTS MUSIC FESTIVAL 2019 | Mississippi Heat | Red Haired Strangers | James Edmonds Heavenly EchoesJoin The Linda for a night of roots music. Profits go to benefit The J.C. Club, Cheryl’s Lodge Outreach Center, Captain CHS, RISSE and other local childrens charities.

Kris Kristofferson

Wednesday, April 17 | The Egg

Spend an evening with one of America’s greatest songwriters – Kris Kristofferson will perform his classics such as “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Help Me Make It Through the Night,” “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down,” and “For the Good Times.”

Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn

Apr 6, 2019
Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn

Wednesday, April 10 | Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

The City of Albany

Join us May 11 and 12, Mother's Day weekend, for the 2019 Tulip Fest!  We will be hosting the Local 518 Stage at the Lakehouse again this year.  Check out our line-up! The links take you to Local 518 Sessions with the artists to hear more about them.

Rodney Crowell Comes to Cohoes

Mar 26, 2019
Rodney Crowell

Rodney Crowell

Friday, April 5 | The Cohoes Music Hall

Born in Houston in 1950, Rodney Crowell has released twenty albums in four decades, with five consecutive number-one hits, and has also worked widely as a songwriter and a producer. His honors include 2 Grammys, an ASCAP lifetime achievement award, and membership in the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He lives in Nashville. His memoir, Chinaberry Sidewalks, was critically acclaimed.

Motown 60 is Coming

Mar 18, 2019
Motown 60th Anniversary

March 28 to April 4