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Celebrate 30 years of Supersuckers at The Hangar on the Hudson on September 30th. With special guests Blackcat Elliot from the Local 518.

For details, visit The Hangar's Facebook event page.

Lara Hope & the Ark-Tones

Lara Hope & the Ark-Tones are coming to The Linda in Albany.

Saturday, September 29th.

See details at The Linda website.

The Weepies

September 29th | Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

For more details and tickets, go to the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall website.

Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys

Friday, September 21

Round Lake Auditorium 

Round Lake is a perfect place for a late summer concert. Exit 11 off the Northway. Turn into town and follow the signs to the Round Lake Auditorium. 

Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys play music that is at once new and old. Whether a new original tune, or a great old chestnut, Jim and the band breathe new life into the music. On stage, the banter is fun. The energy is charged. 

Tom Petty

A 4-CD set that features all 60 tracks, plus a 52-page booklet with rare and previously unseen photographs of Tom, his bandmates, family and friends. The booklet also features detailed track-by-track liner notes by noted journalist and Tom Petty aficionado Bud Scoppa, who drew upon his previous interviews with Tom and new conversations with Mike Campbell, Benmont Tench and Ryan Ulyate, as well as Adria and Dana Petty. 

Duke Robillard

Duke Robillard embodies the blues. And he's coming to play at Caffe Lena.

Sunday, September 9th at 7pm.

For info and tickets, click to Caffe Lena.

The Skatalites

The Skatalites

The Linda - September 14 at 8pm.

Smell the Freshgrass!

Sep 6, 2018
Freshgrass Festival

Freshgrass Festival takes place at Mass MoCA each September. This year, the Festival is 9/14-16.  We have passes for Sunday and we want to give them to you.

For more info, including the line-up, swing by the Freshgrass website.

Scott Sharrard

Saturday, September 8th | Round Lake Auditorium

Scott Sharrard

Gregg Allman’s Musical Director Takes Center Stage at the Round Lake Auditorium! His new album, Saving Grace, is due to release on September 21.

For details visit their website.

Newport Folk Festival at The Fort
Newport Folk Festival

Each July, the migration of musicians and music lovers to Newport, RI occurs.  And for the past several years, WEXT with NPR Music, has provided you a chance to live (or re-live) the Festival in all its glory on Labor Day.

This year, we have sets from several Festival favorites, including Brandi Carlile, Toots & the Maytals, Darlingside, and Glen Hansard.

The tentative schedule is  below.  Have a fabulous and safe Labor Day!

9:00a - Khruangbin

9:45a - The Lone Bellow

10:40a - Glen Hansard

11:45a - Brandi Carlile

Art In The Park 2018

Aug 25, 2018
Art in the Park 2018

Saratoga Arts presents the 20th annual Art in the Park.  This juried, outdoor fine arts exhibit takes place in Saratoga Springs' historic Congress Park. 

Fine Art. Local 518 Music. Great Food. 

Saturday, September 22, from 10a until 4p**

Fine Art features photography, printmaking, painting, ceramics, fine art jewelry, and more. 

Music starts at 1pm.

1p - Mike Grutka

2p - Sam Reed

September in the City 2018

Aug 23, 2018
September in the City 2018

Thursdays in September, join us out in front of the Albany Center Gallery for some great art and Local 518 music. Here's info on the music line up. See you there! Bring your lunch, and let's hang out.

September 6: HONEY SLIDER

The Blasters

So exciting! The Hangar on the Hudson (River Street in Troy, across from The Alehouse) presents The Blasters!

Friday, August 24
The Hangar
River Street, Troy

See details and join the Facebook event at this link.

SolarFest 2018

Aug 16, 2018

Saturday & Sunday, August 18th and 19th at Stratton Mountain, VT

A keynote address from Chris Martenson and a performance of "The Truth Has Changed" from activist Josh Fox. Plus, musical performances from Gang of Thieves and The Balkun Brothers.

The National Reserve

One of our favorite discoveries this year has been Brooklyn's rock band, The National Reserve. Led by Sean Walsh, the band has made strides as a breakout Alt-country, rock outfit. 

We have them Live @ EXT on Friday, August 17 at 12n. Then see them live in person at The Hangar on a River Street in Troy on Saturday, August 18.

Larry Carlton

Couldn’t believe it when our eyes saw it... Larry Carlton, known as Mr. 335 after his 1968 Gibson ES 335, winner of 4 Grammys (19 nominations!), is playing his iconic guitar in two shows at Caffe Lena

August 16

630p and 915p

Visit Caffe Lena's website for tickets and details. 

Zan & the Winter Folk

Zan & the Winter Folk were recently chosen as the Best Folk Band in the Local 518 (2018) by readers of The Alt.  There's a great space in Round Lake just waiting for you to come to see great live music.

Zan & the Winter Folk will headline a show there on Sunday, August 19th.  

We'd love to have you win tickets to the show. Visit the Round Lake Auditorium website for details on shows there.

Green Mountain Bluegrass & Roots Festival

From Sierra Hull to Peter Rowan, to Mipso, to Mandolin Orange, and more!  The Green Moutains will be home to a new Bluegrass and Roots music festival.

August 16-19, it's the Green Mountain Bluegrass & Roots Music Festival.

For more information, visit their website.

Here Comes Ani DiFranco!

Aug 1, 2018
Ani DiFranco

Ani DiFranco
wsg Peter Mulvey

September 20th at The Egg.

Visit The Egg website for more details.

Eastbound Throwdown

Two days of camping and music at the Irwin Family Farm in Salem, NY - September 7th and 8th.

Click here for more details on the Eastbound Throwdown.

David Byrne

David Byrne
American Utopia TourWith special guest TUNE-YARDS
Sept 9th at The Palace Theatre

David will be performing songs from his new album American Utopia, as well as classics from his solo career and days with the Talking Heads. Performing with David will be an 12-piece untethered band.

Wailin' Jennys

August 26th at The Egg

The Wailin’ Jennys are Nicky Mehta, Ruth Moody and Heather Masse – three distinct voices that together make an achingly perfect vocal sound, creating some of the most exciting music on the folk-roots scene, stepping up their musical game with each critically lauded recording and thrilling audiences with their renowned live performances.

For details, go to The Egg website.

Hurray for The Bacon Brothers!

Jul 25, 2018
The Bacon Brothers

Kevin and Michael Bacon have been making rock n roll together all their lives. Both are accomplished musicians, and entertainers.  Together on stage, with their amazing band, they create a fun and lively show.

The Bacon Brothers
The Egg
Sunday, July 29th at 8pm

For details, visit The Egg website

Amanda Shires

Wednesday, July 25 at 8pm
The Egg

Amanda Shires wsg Sean Rowe

Exit Dome Returns!

Jul 19, 2018
Exit Dome 11

It's been a few years since the last Exit Dome concert to benefit WEXT. We heard from many listeners and musicians over the years who wanted more! So, we're bringing it back!! Set start times are below.  Read on! (All times are approximate).

Palace Theatre

See Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Beth Hart, July 27 at The Palace Theatre. 

Visit the Palace website for more details and tickets. 

Crazy Swedes

check out Crazy Swedes on Friday, July 20 at the Round Lake Auditorium! Join us for an evening of jaw dropping music as Crazy Swedes perform a special double set at an amazing venue.

WEXT Welcomes DMB to SPAC!

Jul 8, 2018
Dave Matthews
JB McCullough

WEXT welcomes Dave Matthews Band to SPAC, July 13 and 14.  Thanks for listening to and supporting our daily DMB@3 feature.

Visit the Live Nation or SPAC websites for tickets.

JD McPherson

JD McPherson will play The Hangar on the Hudson on River Street in Troy. He's there July 21 and 22.

Opening is Sam Lewis, a "modern day Townes Van Zandt," according to Chris Stapleton.  See Sam's "One and the Same" below.

For details about the shows, visit The Hangar's Facebook event page.

Los Lobos

The Cohoes Music Hall

July 22 - 730pm

After celebrating their 40th anniversary with the cleverly titled 2013 live album Disconnected In New York City, the hard working, constantly touring band – David Hidalgo, Louie Perez, Cesar Rosas, Conrad Lozano and Steve Berlin – leaps headfirst into their fifth decade with an invitation to join them as they open fresh and exciting new Gates of Gold, their first full length studio album since 2010’s Tin Can Trust (a Grammy nominee for Best Americana Album) and second with Savoy/429 Records.