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Bob Dylan and his Band at The Palace Theatre


7:30 PM


ON-SALE NOW! Tickets are nearly sold out. Act quickly. 

Get Lucky With Spafford!

Sep 29, 2017

S L P presents 4 piece funk rock band Spafford blending musical genres on Sunday, October 8th at Lucky Strike Social at Crossgates Mall at 9pm. Tickets and more at S L P concerts website.

Enter to win tickets by sending email with this link.

YES Featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman

YES Featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman

October 5 at The Palace Theatre

Get tickets at the Palace Theatre website

Valerie June

Hold on to your boots! Valerie June is coming to The Egg Performing Arts Center thanks to DSP Shows and WEXT. 


FEBRUARY 7! Tickets on sale now.


Get tickets at The Egg website.


Click the DONATE button to support WEXT and get a pair of tickets to see Valerie June. 


Todd Schaeffer of Railroad Earth
Anthony Tassarotti

October 6 at The Hollow

Freshgrass Festival 2017!

Sep 10, 2017
Freshgrass Festival
Mass MoCA

September 15-17
Mass MoCA

Get to Grand Point North!

Sep 10, 2017
Grand Point North

Grace Potter has a great lineup set for you including Trey AnastasioBand, 

Garcia Project at Cohoes Music Hall

September 15th
8p at The Cohoes Music Hall

The Garcia Project's performances are based on actual set lists performed by The Jerry Garcia Band. All of their shows are classic recreations of a Jerry Garcia Band set list from 1976 to 1995. These guys deliver the goods! 

For tickets and information, click here.

To win a pair of tickets, send email with this link.

Sydney Worthley
AMG Photography

It seems that every week we hear about a new Local 518 talent.  It was one of those weeks when we first heard Sydney Worthley.

Then she played a Local 518 Session (see below), and then we had her with us at Tulip Fest (see picture).  And on September 9th, she releases her debut album. Before that, you can hear the full album here at our website.

Don't miss the full band playing at Jupiter Hall for the CD release party on September 9th.  Click here for details.

Gregg Allman "Southern Blood"

Gregg Allman was taken from us on May 27th of this year. While no longer physically here, he did leave us with one final gift - a new album, Southern Blood. This exclusive one-hour special takes a look at Southern Blood with the help of Gregg, his manager, Michael Lehman, producer, Don Was, and longtime friend, Jackson Browne.

Boz Scaggs

“I’m at a point where I’m having a lot of fun with music, more than ever,” Boz Scaggs says about his spellbinding new album, A Fool to Care.. “It’s like I’m just going wherever I want to go with it.”

September 12 at 730pm, join us all at The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. For information and tickets, visit their website

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Local 518 Hurricane Harvey Relief

Everyone is doing what they can for their fellow Americans affected by the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, and the Local 518 music scene is no exception. Check this out: Friday September 8 at The Low Beat a veritable who's who of local music dignitaries take the No Pepper stage to help the Galveston County Food Bank with money raised at the door going directly to the folks that need help NOW!

Newport Folk Festival at The Fort
Newport Folk Festival

For several years, WEXT has brought you the most interesting Labor Day soundtrack - the concert sets from the current year's Newport Folk Festival. Maybe you were there, maybe you weren't able to make it, but our friends at NPR Music did, and we've got the sets...  From 5am until 6pm, join WEXT for great music from our favorite artists.

UPDATE! Here's the schedule for the concert sets from the 2017 Newport Folk Festival from this past July.  (Start times are approximate.)  Join us Labor Day for:

2017 September in the City

Aug 24, 2017
September in the City


Musical lineup announced for free art show series, held 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. now every THURSDAY in September at DiNapoli Park!

The City of Albany presents the 2017 September in the City Art Fair series, this September now Thursdays in Downtown Albany’s DiNapoli Park. A midday showcase for local art, music and culture, September in the City features exhibits and work available for purchase from regional mixed media artists and crafters, with a different live musical act providing the soundtrack each week. The September in the City Art Fair is sponsored by Albany Center Gallery and Exit 97.7.

Applications for September in the City artists and crafters are still being accepted. Visit Albany Events website, or call 518.434.2032 for more information.

Sydney Worthley CD release show

One of our new discoveries in the Local 518 is Sydney Worthley.  Sydney came in to record a 518 Session and has captivated our hearts.  Yours will be captured, too.

Join us for her CD release party for her debut album, "Strong," at Jupiter Hall in Albany. Doors at 7pm.

In addition to Sydney and her band, join Zan Strumfeld and Ryan Clark.


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.