Weekend in the Capital Region: Sept. 16-19
Photo: Frankie Cavone
THURSDAY, SEPT. 16
6 PM @ June Farms, West Sand Lake | $50
NYC’s Savage Pianos will play on the scenic grounds of June Farms. The Savage Pianos performers are recognized as headline entertainers around the world, running through the genres of country, hip-hop, classic rock, oldies, New Orleans R&B and more. Ticket includes wood-fired pizza and an open bar of beer and wine.
Matthew Fowler Album Release
7 PM @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs | $9+
Singer-songwriter Matthew Fowler’s musicianship has been lauded by notable publications such as The Bluegrass Situation, CMT Edge, Acoustic Guitar Magazine, and Huffington Post. He will be celebrating his new label debut The Grief We Gave Our Mother, described as a “profoundly personal work of self-discovery and introspection…an ode to growing up and chasing dreams.”
Open for Business Series: Girl Blue, special guest poet Thom Francis
8 PM @ WAMC The Linda Performing Arts Studio, Albany | $15
Award-winning powerhouse vocalist Girl Blue will perform a headlining set as part of the latest concert series at The Linda, to be live streamed on WAMC. Girl Blue has recently released a few singles, including “Falling Star”. Her performance will be supported by guest poet Thom Frances featuring Nick Bisanz.
Lucas Garrett Band
8 PM @ Parish Public House, Saratoga Springs | pay what you will
Enjoy the live stylings of Lucas Garrett and his band. The artist has “incorporated his idiosyncratic vocal stylings with an unusual blend of progressive rock, folk, classic rock, and indie to create a unique” collection of music, his latest being Familiar Floors. (2020)
FRIDAY, SEPT. 17
“Dilution of Thought” Exhibit Opening
12 PM @ Urban Aftermath Bookstore, Albany
Stop by for the opening weekend of “Dilution of Thought” art show, a collection of over 20 new works by artist Hassan Imam Elminyawi. Light refreshments will be served.
Mohawk Hudson Regional Exhibition Reception
5 PM @ Opalka Gallery, Albany
Enjoy the reception and awards ceremony for this Opalka’s regional exhibition and stick around for the pop-up beer garden from 6-9 PM.
Artists featured in this year’s exhibition are Yura Adams, David Behl, Farrell Brickhouse, Scott Brodie, Laura Cannamela, Beth Caspar, Matt Chinian,, Katie DeGroot, Chris DeMarco, John Dobbie, Chris Duncan, Jean Feinberg, Jeanette Fintz, Leah Frankel, Richard Garrison, Ellen Kozak, Ann Ledy, Kristin Locashio, Joel Longenecker, Iain Machell, Mark McCarty, Laura Moriarty, Robert Oehl, Denise M. Oehl, Mark, Olshansky, Ruby Palmer, Margaret, Saliske, Greg Slick, Kamilla Talbot, Tony, Thompson, Victoria van der Laan, & Carolyn Webb.
Jazz at the Lake
7 PM @ Shepard Park Amphitheatre, Lake George
Kick off a weekend of art and live jazz music on the lake with Blind Visionaries, a multimedia performance featuring photography created by the blind and visually impaired members of The Seeing with Photography Collective, accompanied by original music by Daniel Kelly. The rest of the weekend features the Helen Sung Quartet with guest violinist Jannina Norpoth, Dayna Stephens Quartet, Aaron Parks Little Big, Yosvany Terry Quintet, Stephanie Chou, Ingrid Jensen Band and the Black Art Jazz Collective. Learn about all of these talented artists at the link above.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 18
12 PM @ Downtown Albany (between Sheridan Ave. and Pine St.) | FREE
Slothrust headlines this year’s all-ages, outdoor street festival along with local acts Jocelyn & Chris, Glass Pony and Tibre Coup. Plus, enjoy MVP Health Care’s YogaPalooza 2021 mass yoga gathering, several vendors and access to the street’s businesses and restaurants. Check out parking information here.
5:30 PM @ Dutch Apple Cruise, Albany | $29.99
Gratefully Yours , a band of Grateful Dead inspired musicians, is looking to make your setlist come to life with a special cruise on the Hudson. This is a 21+ event, so proper ID is required upon boarding. There will be a full bar and onboard food available (cash & credit accepted). The cruise boards at 5:30 PM, departs at 6 PM sharp and returns at 9 PM.
Super Dark Days: LIP TALK, Cathedral Ceilings, dblgoer
6 PM @ Rare Form Brewing, Troy | FREE
Super Dark series superstar LIP TALK is bringing experimental pop from NYC. NJ noise-pop act Cathedral Ceilings and Albany “Angular post-indie” duo dblgoer join the bill.
8 PM @ The Egg Performing Arts Center, Albany | $29.50
Guitarist Kaki King is praised for combining “virtuoso technique, insatiable imagination, and boundless humanity.” In her most recent recording “Modern Yesterdays” continues to do so. Witness the instrumental talent this weekend.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 19
Make It Up State Market
10 AM @ Monument Square, Troy
Every Sunday until 2 PM join the community in downtown Troy’s Monument Square featuring a rotating lineup of over 50 local producers of goods, food, and more–such as free Yoga in the Park from 9-10 am, Poetic Vibe with D. Colin from 10-11 am, Live music with Closet Classics from 11 am- 2 pm and a Mobile Bike Repair by The Freewheel.
Veg Out 2021
11 AM @ Monument Square, Troy
Capital Region vegans and businesses unite for this day of food and community featuring live music by the Albany Symphony. Participating vendors include Alltown Fresh, Bard & Baker, Birch Bark Eatery, The Cakerino, Chewish Food Co., DeFazio’s Pizzeria , Di Famiglia, Euro Delicacies, Grammy’s Tamales, Jacob Alejandro, Lime Leaf Thai Bistro, The Little Viking Co., Meaty Max Vegan Meats, Moon and River Cafe, Muddaddy Flats Quesadillary, Oh Corn! Arepas and More, Primo Botánica Chocolate, Take Two Cafe and Umana Yana.