Saratoga Events for August 21, 2014 - September 05, 2014 : Concerts

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When: Today until Thu, Aug 21, 2014 | 9:00 PM
Where: Putnam Den
Cost: FREE for 21+
Join us every Wednesday this August for a FREE show with Gubbulidis on our new & improved outdoor patio from 9pm-12. Gubbulidis is a duo from Castleton VT that features Zdenek Gubb on Bass Guitar and Vocals and Mihali Savoulidis on Acoustic Guitar and Vocals both are currently in the band Twiddle. Biography Mihali and Zdenek met in 2007 when Zdenek auditioned for Twiddle. The two have been playing together ever since. Needing something to do when twiddle wasn't on tour they decided to create a different musical outlet for the two of them. They have had a Tuesday night residency at Nectars since April . Description With the help of a loop pedal Gubbulidis is able to create a unique sound that is much bigger than what a duo usually has to offer. Between Mihali's BeatBoxing and Zdenek's percussive bass lines they are able to create a variety of beats that fill out there sound and enable them to create the full band vibe that makes them so much fun to see live. With ripping solo's and spot on vocal harmonies these two guys are able to captivate music lovers from all over the world time and time again!
When: Today
Where: 16 Caroline Street Saratoga Springs, NY
Head to Gaffney's for some live music and refreshing adult beverages! Jam out with Garland Nelson and Soul Session and dance the night away! Call for specific times/details.
When: Today | 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Various locations downtown Saratoga Springs
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
The award-winning Racing City Chorus will entertain visitors and outdoor dining guests with four-part a cappella barbershop harmonies with sidewalk mini-concerts at various downtown Saratoga Springs locations on Thursday evenings during the Thoroughbred race meet. Check out racingcitychorus.org for exact times and venues. Sponsored by Boca Bistro, The Stadium Cafe, Crafters Gallery, Max London's, Mrs. London's, Circus Cafe, The Crown Grill, Kilwins, Northshire Bookstore, and The Olde Bryan Inn.
- BEST BET!
When: Today | 8:00 PM
Where: Saratoga Performing Arts Center, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY
American cellist and 2011 MacArthur Foundation Fellow ALISA WEILERSTEIN (Aug 21) has attracted widespread attention worldwide for playing that combines a natural virtuosic command and technical precision with impassioned musicianship.
When: Today | 8:30 PM
Where: 63A Putnam Street Saratoga Springs, NY
Cost: FREE for 21+
Grateful Dead tribute act, HalfStep continues their Thursday night residency at Putnam Den. Formed in 1991 by Juan and Michelle Calzada, Half Step has evolved into Juan Calzada on lead vocals and acoustic guitar, Bob Peck on vocals and bass, David Lawson on vocals and lead guitar, and Robin Barkenhagen on drums.
When: Today | 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Wiswall Park, Ballston Spa
Cost: Free
This free concert series is a signature event in Ballston Spa and draws hundreds of visitors, as well as residents of the greater Ballston Spa community, to the village's historic downtown. The concerts are held amid our lovely Wiswall Park gardens on Thursday evenings from 6-8 pm directly following the Thursday afternoon Farmers' Market. This year's concert season runs from June 26th through August 28th, once again offering a diverse line-up of talent. Studio Two is a Beatles cover band that pays tribute to the early Beatles years, choosing songs from the pre-Sgt. Pepper era. These four lads met in a "cellar full of noise" in a town west of Liverpool, in Milford, New Hampshire. By recreating the Fab Four's music, instruments, and onstage banter, Studio Two performs your most favorite hits that will bring people to the dance floor.
When: Fri, Aug 22, 2014
Head to Gaffney's for some live music and refreshing adult beverages! Jam out with the Donatello's and dance the night away! Call for specific times/details.
When: Fri, Aug 22, 2014 | 8:00 PM
Where: 63A Putnam Street Saratoga Springs, NY
Cost: Tickets: $12 Adv / $15 Day of Show
If David Byrne is one of the geniuses of modern times, then Start Making Sense is a tribute to genius. The musicians in this 6 to 7-piece Talking Heads Tribute take pride in faithfully recreating the music of Talking Heads entire career. Hall and Oates are the #1 selling duo of all time. There is no one better than fellow Keystone Staters, HmfO, to bring their music back to the masses. Expect both accurate representations of the band’s material as well as deep explorations into the far reaches of space and back. Possibly a mustache or two.
When: Fri, Aug 22, 2014 | 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: Caffe Lena - 47 Phila St. Saratoga
Cost: $20.00 Advance/$22.00 Door
Now in his fifth decade of delighting audiences on the North American folk circuit, New England troubadour Bill Staines is a folk music legend. His songs, including "River," "Roseville Fair," and dozens more, have become standards, recorded by artists ranging from Nanci Griffith and Jerry Jeff Walker to Grandpa Jones.
When: Fri, Aug 22, 2014 | 8:00 PM
Where: SPAC, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY
New York City Ballet dancers Ashley Bouder and Sebastian Villarini-Velez will return to the SPAC stage to perform the breathtaking Swan Lake Pas de deux. The dancers will accompany the orchestra with choreography excerpted from Peter Martins’ revered full-length production of Swan Lake on a specially installed dance floor in front of the stage.
When: Sat, Aug 23, 2014
Where: 16 Caroline Street Saratoga Springs, NY
Head to Gaffney's for some live music and refreshing adult beverages! Jam out with Acoustic Circus and dance the night away! Call for specific times/details.
When: Sat, Aug 23, 2014 | 7:00 PM
Where: Freedom Park, Scotia, New York
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
The All Paul Show live at Freedom Park, part of the Freedom Park Summer Concert Series. Paul McCartney tribute
When: Sat, Aug 23, 2014 | 8:00 PM
Where: 63A Putnam Street Saratoga Springs, NY
Cost: $10 Adv / $12 Day of show
Eastbound Jesus is a six piece acoustic/electric band from the small town of Greenwich, NY. They formed in the fall of 2010 in an old barn on the outskirts of their hometown and huddled around a hot wood-stove, they began writing music right away. Adam Brockway, Carl and Luke Anderson, Dave Wright, Dylan Robinson and Zack Infante take inspiration from all over the music spectrum to form a style all their own.
When: Sat, Aug 23, 2014 | 8:00 PM
Where: SPAC, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY
The Philadelphia Orchestra 2014 SPAC season closes with the popular annual finale, “Tchaikovsky Spectacular!” featuring fireworks and colonial re-enactors igniting live cannon fire. Featured on the program is brilliant young Russian pianist Denis Kozhukhin, lauded by critics around the world for his technical prowess and compelling performances, playing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3.
When: Sat, Aug 23, 2014 | 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: Caffe Lena - 47 Phila St. Saratoga
Cost: $18.00 Advance / $20.00 Door
Spuyten Duyvil's ("SPITE-en DIE-vil") soaring vocals, traditional jug band energy, slide guitar, and Chicago-style blues harp propel the listener on a barn-burning romp through the last 100 years of American Roots music. Recent tour stops include the Philadelphia Folk Festival, Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival, The Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks, Bethel Woods Center for the Performing Arts and Musikfest.
When: Sun, Aug 24, 2014
Where: 16 Caroline Street Saratoga Springs, NY
Head to Gaffney's for some live music and refreshing adult beverages! Jam out with Sirsy and dance the night away! Call for specific times/details.
When: Sun, Aug 24, 2014 | 3:00 PM
Where: SPAC, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY
The sensuous and seductive aesthetic of Impressionism is perfectly captured in this program which combines familiar French classics by Fauré and Debussy with incredible works sure to be delightful discoveries for many listeners. Adding to CMS's sonic palette for this program are the charismatic flutist Tara Helen O'Connor and virtuoso harpist Bridget Kibbey, who join three incomparable string players making their CMS at SPAC debuts.
When: Sun, Aug 24, 2014 | 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Caffe Lena - 47 Phila St. Saratoga
Cost: $18.00 Advance / $20.00 Door
A great choice for fans of The Wiyos, Frank Vignola and Caravan of Thieves. Band leader Blair Crimmins is a time traveler--a music preservationist and playful showman from Atlanta determined to bring Ragtime and 1920's Dixieland Jazz to today's audience.
When: Mon, Aug 25, 2014
Where: 16 Caroline Street Saratoga Springs, NY
Head to Gaffney's for some live music and refreshing adult beverages! Jam out with Jeff Brisbin and dance the night away! Call for specific times/details.
When: Tue, Aug 26, 2014 | 7:30 PM
Where: SPAC, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY
Motley Crue with Special Guest Alice Cooper - ALL BAD THINGS MUST COME TO AN END: THE FINAL TOUR
When: Tue, Aug 26, 2014 | 8:00 PM
Where: SPAC, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY
This closing performance of the festival features treasures of the chamber music genre by Beethoven and Brahms, alongside a spirited work by Upstate New York resident and Grawemeyer Award-winning composer George Tsontakis. The globe-trotting Korean-American violist Richard O'Neill makes his festival debut, and CMS Artistic Directors Wu Han and David Finckel return to wrap up the summer season in high spirits.
When: Wed, Aug 27, 2014
Where: 16 Caroline Street Saratoga Springs, NY
Head to Gaffney's for some live music and refreshing adult beverages! Jam out with The Remainders Actoustic and dance the night away; call Gaffney's for times/details.
When: Wed, Aug 27, 2014 | 7:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Where: Caffé Lena,47 Phila St, Saratoga Springs, NY
Cost: $5.00
Caffé Lena and the Saratoga Acoustic Blues Society present "the Acoustic Blues Open Mic & Jam". Wednesday August 27th. 7:00PM. Café Lena,47 Phila St, Saratoga Springs, NY Open mic sign-up at 7PM. SABS & Sonny Speed, will be hosting the evening. This month our opening featured artist is Juan Becerra of Memphis Moon and Tangled Roots featuring The Becerra Brothers. Juan starts at 7:30, followed by the open mic around 8pm. All are welcomed to join in on the open acoustic Jam following the open mic portion until 10:30PM. This is a monthly event on the 4th Wednesday of the month. Come on down to listen and play the Blues! Admission will be $5. One of Saratoga best musical values!
When: Wed, Aug 27, 2014 | 7:00 PM
Where: Freedom Park, Scotia NY
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Last concert of the 2014 season! Wild Adriatic is a four piece rock band with heavy soul and blues influences.
When: Wed, Aug 27, 2014 until Thu, Aug 28, 2014 | 9:00 PM
Where: Putnam Den
Cost: FREE for 21+
Join us every Wednesday this August for a FREE show with Gubbulidis on our new & improved outdoor patio from 9pm-12. Gubbulidis is a duo from Castleton VT that features Zdenek Gubb on Bass Guitar and Vocals and Mihali Savoulidis on Acoustic Guitar and Vocals both are currently in the band Twiddle. Biography Mihali and Zdenek met in 2007 when Zdenek auditioned for Twiddle. The two have been playing together ever since. Needing something to do when twiddle wasn't on tour they decided to create a different musical outlet for the two of them. They have had a Tuesday night residency at Nectars since April . Description With the help of a loop pedal Gubbulidis is able to create a unique sound that is much bigger than what a duo usually has to offer. Between Mihali's BeatBoxing and Zdenek's percussive bass lines they are able to create a variety of beats that fill out there sound and enable them to create the full band vibe that makes them so much fun to see live. With ripping solo's and spot on vocal harmonies these two guys are able to captivate music lovers from all over the world time and time again!
When: Thu, Aug 28, 2014
Where: 16 Caroline Street Saratoga Springs, NY
Head to Gaffney's for some live music and refreshing adult beverages! Jam out with Garland Nelson and Soul Session and dance the night away; call Gaffney's for times/details.
When: Thu, Aug 28, 2014 | 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Various locations downtown Saratoga Springs
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
The award-winning Racing City Chorus will entertain visitors and outdoor dining guests with four-part a cappella barbershop harmonies with sidewalk mini-concerts at various downtown Saratoga Springs locations on Thursday evenings during the Thoroughbred race meet. Check out racingcitychorus.org for exact times and venues. Sponsored by Boca Bistro, The Stadium Cafe, Crafters Gallery, Max London's, Mrs. London's, Circus Cafe, The Crown Grill, Kilwins, Northshire Bookstore, and The Olde Bryan Inn.
When: Thu, Aug 28, 2014 | 8:30 PM
Where: 63A Putnam Street Saratoga Springs, NY
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Grateful Dead tribute act, HalfStep continues their Thursday night residency at Putnam Den. Formed in 1991 by Juan and Michelle Calzada, Half Step has evolved into Juan Calzada on lead vocals and acoustic guitar, Bob Peck on vocals and bass, David Lawson on vocals and lead guitar, and Robin Barkenhagen on drums. The group, drawing on musical influences from the Allman Bros., Bob Dylan, Santana, Pink Floyd, and The Grateful Dead, is an ever growing presence on the East Coast with a strong and loyal following.
When: Thu, Aug 28, 2014 | 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Wiswall Park, Ballston Spa
Cost: Free
This free concert series is a signature event in Ballston Spa and draws hundreds of visitors, as well as residents of the greater Ballston Spa community, to the village's historic downtown. The concerts are held amid our lovely Wiswall Park gardens on Thursday evenings from 6-8 pm directly following the Thursday afternoon Farmers' Market. This year's concert season runs from June 26th through August 28th, once again offering a diverse line-up of talent. Three friends seeking to carry forth the torch of timeless rock n roll infused with tons of soul, captivating guitar work, and an impressive live show. Guitar solos? We still remember those. "Flawlessly tight with infectious melodies & tons of soul." - Relix "Full of rocking blues, soul, and depth." - Huffington Post "An act to get behind." - USAToday
When: Fri, Aug 29, 2014
Where: 16 Caroline Street Saratoga Springs, NY
Head to Gaffney's for some live music and refreshing adult beverages! Jam out with Side Effects and dance the night away; call Gaffney's for times/details.
When: Fri, Aug 29, 2014 | 7:00 PM
Where: SPAC, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY
JASON ALDEAN with FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE. Part of the 2014 SPAC Country Megaticket!
When: Fri, Aug 29, 2014 | 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: Caffe Lena - 47 Phila St. Saratoga
Cost: $15.00 Advanced / $17.00 Door
Boston-based, Schenectady-born trio Jo Henley is a crowd-pleasing ensemble, as evidenced by their winning (by a mile!) the Audience Choice Award at a Caffe Lena street music festival.
When: Fri, Aug 29, 2014 | 8:00 PM
Where: 63A Putnam Street Saratoga Springs, NY
Cost: $5 at Door ($10 if under 21)
For Gusto’s first official show in June of 2013, original Drummer Curt Mulick (of Stellar Young) was unable to make it last minute due to scheduling conflicts. Zach Edwards (former drummer of Mary Leigh & the Fauves) filled in on an hours notice(having never heard the music before… Killed it!) and shortly there after became the official drummer of Gusto.
When: Fri, Aug 29, 2014 until Sun, Aug 31, 2014 | 8:00 PM to 2:00 AM
Where: The Dirty Pirate Hooker Bar
Cost: TBA
Jams for the moon an Aftermidnight Presents show live music Friday and Saturday night. BYOB (no glass). Camping encouraged. AfterMidnight Presents@facebook
When: Sat, Aug 30, 2014
Where: 16 Caroline Street Saratoga Springs, NY
Head to Gaffney's for some live music and refreshing adult beverages! Jam out with George Fletcher and Folding Money and dance the night away; call Gaffney's for times/details.
When: Sat, Aug 30, 2014 | 7:30 PM
Where: 63A Putnam Street Saratoga Springs, NY
Cost: FREE for 21+
Come to Putnam Den on Aug. 30 to check out This Renaissance and their new album "Phoenix"! They'll be rocking out with Stellar Young, So Last Year, City Under Siege, and Good Guys Bad Guys. Don't miss this CD release concert-doors open at 7:30!
- BEST BET!
When: Sat, Aug 30, 2014 until Sun, Aug 31, 2014 | 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Where: Downtown Saratoga
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Labor Day weekend brings the 2014 Saratoga Springs racing meet to a close. But don't worry, there's plenty of fun planned for Final Stretch Weekend to keep your spirits up! Don't miss this Final Stretch Music Festival at the Track; then return on Monday for Labor Day 2014 at the races.
When: Sun, Aug 31, 2014
Where: 16 Caroline Street Saratoga Springs, NY
Head to Gaffney's for some live music and refreshing adult beverages! Jam out with Sirsy and dance the night away; call Gaffney's for times/details.
When: Sun, Aug 31, 2014 | 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Caffe Lena - 47 Phila St. Saratoga
Cost: $22.00 Advance / $24.00 Door
With a Mexo-Americana combo of Latin rhythms, infectious melodies, and call-and-response hollering, this ensemble is fronted by a charismatic Missourian singing tight harmony with a Southern belle rattling the jawbone of a donkey.
When: Fri, Sep 5, 2014 | 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Coffee Planet 100 Milton Ave, Balston Spa NY 12020
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Coffee Planet First Friday Series Presents Memphis Moon. Friday Sept 5th 6-9pm. Memphis Moon will put a spell on you with their infectious southern flavored sound. This duo plays music that's passionate, Bluesy, sophisticated and always soulful. Featuring Juan Becerra on Guitar and Sonny Speed on Piano.
When: Fri, Sep 5, 2014 | 8:00 PM
Where: 342 Jefferson St. Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Cost: no cover charge
New England's most authentic 80's tribute band returns to Vapor! Don't miss this special Vapor Live event with Aquanett! Drink Specials: $3 Miller Fortune $4 Jack Daniels. No cover charge. Dressy casual attire suggested.
- BEST BET!
When: Today until Thu, Aug 28, 2014 | 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Wiswall Park, downtown Ballston Spa, 39 Front Street
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Enjoy your summer Thursday evenings at the Ballston Spa Free Concerts in the Park Series! Thursday evenings, starting June 26 - August 28, enjoy live music in Wiswall Park in downtown Ballston Spa from 6 -8 p.m.
When: Today until Sat, Aug 23, 2014
Where: SPAC, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY
The Philadelphia Orchestra is one of the preeminent orchestras in the world, renowned for its distinctive sound and technical skill. The orchestra plays a classical music and repertoire, and also continues to perform exciting programs that resonate with contemporary audiences. Inspired by tradition yet looking to the future, the Philadelphia Orchestra offers a powerful music experience to audiences all over the world.

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