On Q Concert Series
Contact: Sandra Peevers
P.O. Box 145
Cooperstown, NY 13326
Phone: (607) 547-9494
Traditional and World Music concerts are presented fall to spring in Cooperstown, NY. Contact Sandra to be added to their e-mail list for concert announcements.
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
510 Albany Shaker Road
Held on the 3rd Saturday of the month. Booking by Bob Fulton; contact through the church.
Contact: Sarah Craig, Director
PO Box 245
47 Phila Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Phone: (518) 583-0022
Manager: Sarah Craig
Caffè Lena, founded 1960, is America's longest-running coffeehouse, presenting acoustic music Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, with Thursday open mics and other events as scheduled.
Canajoharie Concert Series
Canajoharie Library and The Arkell Museum
2 Erie Blvd.
Canajoharie, NY 13317
Phone: (518) 673-2314
Concerts held at:
Van Alstyne Homestead
40 Moyer St.
Canajoharie, NY 13317
E-mail: (Eric Trahan, director)
Music to the Mohawk Valley"
Monthly acoustic music concert series just off NYS Thruway Exit 29 in the village of Canajoharie. Call (518) 673-2314 for tickets during operating hours: Mon. - Thu 10:00 - 7:30, Fri., 10:00 - 4:30, Sat., 10:00 - 1:30
100 Milton Avenue
Ballston Spa, New York 12020
Phone: (518) 884-9913
Coffee Planet is located in the quaint strolling village of Ballston Spa, NY, just five miles south of Saratoga Springs, NY. Coffee Planet features a full espresso bar, bagels, soups, sandwiches and deserts. The café has free wireless internet, along with live acoustic music every weekend. Coffee Planet also serves locally homemade ice cream from the Ice Cream Man in Greenwich NY.
Center for Folklife, History, & Cultural Programs
Contact: Todd DeGarmo
251 Glen St.
Glens Falls, NY 12801
Phone: (518) 792-6508 extension 237
Fax: (518) 792-5251
The Folklife Center preserves and presents the living and historic heritage of the upper Hudson valley and Adirondacks of upstate New York. Look on our website for our free Live! Folklife concerts and storytelling, exhibitions in our Folklife Gallery, special collections research center, workshops, talks, and other special events throughout the year.
- Empire State Performing Arts Center
Empire State Plaza
PO Box 2065
Albany, NY 12220
Box Office: (518) 473-1845; Main Office: (518) 473-1061
Official NY State arts center and architectural marvel. See their website for a wide variety of programming.
Step / Eighth Step at Proctors
432 State Street
Schenectady, NY 12305
TicketLine: (518) 434-1703
Contact: Margie Rosekranz
Office Tel/Fax: (518) 399-4242
The best national, international and regional contemporary & traditional folk, folk rock, jazz, bluegrass, Celtic, French Canadian. September-May season, run by active crew of 100 volunteers; now in permanent residence at Proctors in Schenectady. Concerts in 430-seat GE Theatre & 120-seat Upstairs at 440. Visit www.eighthstep.org for schedule.
Hill Concert Series
Contact: Sonny Ochs
162 Rockaway Lane
Middleburgh, NY 12122
Phone: (518) 827-4953
Summer concert series. Monthly benefit concerts to preserve the old church in which they're held. Series runs from June to September.
c/o The Cobleskill Partnership, Inc.
P.O. Box 10
Cobleskill, NY 12043
The Golding Park Cafe is a Not-For-Profit Coffee House in Cobleskill, NY 45 minutes west of Albany and 45 minutes east of Oneonta, presenting live, acoustic music. Relax with family and friends in an alcohol-free, smoke-free environment. Enjoy gourmet coffee, a variety of teas, and delectable fresh baked goods. Doors open at 6:45. Reservations accepted. Details & directions on the website.
Hands Concert Series
Contact: Schoharie United Presbyterian Church
314 Main St.
Schoharie, NY 12157
Phone: (518) 295-8931
Monthly concert series to benefit various community organizations.
Honored Guest Bed & Breakfast
- Living Room Concerts
Contact: Bob Dunn
20 Hunt Rd
Hillsdale, NY 12529
Phone: (518) 325-9100
Living Room Concerts featuring folk performers run the second Saturday of each month with all the money going to the performer. We can seat 20 people. Tickets: $10 each.
Hall Projects, Inc.
Contact: Benjie White
25 E. Main St.
Cambridge, NY 12816
Phone: (518) 677-2495
Family contra dances, folk music series, and annual mini-festival, Fiddle Weekend, in an 1878 rural opera house, complement HHP's other activities which include Chamber Music Series, Jazz, workshops, dance classes, gallery, and our new theatre company under the direction of Kevin McGuire. Write or call to get on our mailing list or visit us at www.hubbardhall.org .
Phone: (518) 658-3422; Club #: (518) 279-9489
Concert series, located about 12 miles east of Troy, NY.
Arts Group / Concerts on the Grass
Phone: (845) 677-5084
Millbrook Arts Group
presents a summer music series.
Millbrook Bandshell, Franklin Ave., Millbrook (east of Poughkeepsie).
Take the Taconic State Parkway to the Rt. 44 Millbrook/Poughkeepsie exit. Turn off the exit onto Rt. 44 East. Follow 3.7 miles until you meet an intersection with a traffic light. Turn left as Rt. 44 heads north into Millbrook.
Moon & River Café
Contact: Richard Genest
115 Ferry St.
Schenectady, NY 12305
Open 7 days a week, 9:00 am to 11:00 pm. Music nightly - local performers. Vegetarisn, Mexican, breakfast and more. Saturday and Sunday brunch. Schedule of performers.
Contact: Student Chair
Rensselaer Student Union
110 8th St.
Troy, NY 12180
Student-run coffeehouse at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Shows on Friday and/or Saturday nights, September through April.
Music on Mainstreet
Contact: Bob Buck
Phone: (518) 673-8059
The Village of Canajoharie's Music on Mainstreet program has free performances on the lawn behind the large NBT bank building in Canajoharie on Tuesday evenings for a 6 week period beginning with the first of July. The rainsite is located at the Arkell Performing Arts Center at the new high school. Performers are all regionally or nationally known and of a high caliber, spanning many musical genres, all selected to please a large variety of listeners.
Contact: Melinda Gardiner
22 West End Road
Hillsdale, NY 12529
Phone: (518) 325-5546
Producing concerts and workshops in Columbia County featuring traditional music and storytelling from Britain and Ireland.
Noah John’s Campfire music series
Northwoods Inn, Lake Placid
2520 Main Street
Lake Placid, NY
Phone: (518) 523-1818
Northern Lights Pavilion is home to the immensely popular Noah John’s
Campfire music series, featuring weekly live Adirondack Folk & roots
music in a rustic setting. This one of a kind venue embodies the atmosphere
that you’re searching for when you come to Northwoods. Enjoy Fondue,
Freshly Baked Bread Bowls, Venison Stew, & Vegetarian Chili “Après
ski” while listening to local performers each weekend.
The historic Northwoods Inn, (previously known as the Hotel Marcy), is the oldest hotel on Main Street, Lake Placid NY. We are situated just north of the Olympic Center, and surrounded by dozens of fascinating shops.
Pointe Cultural Arts Center
North Pointe is a year-round not-for-profit venue for performing and visual arts. Among other programming, they offer a monthly coffeehouse with acoustic performers including jazz, folk and classical music.
Contact: Andy Spence
37 South Main St.
PO Box 466
Voorheesville, NY 12186-0466
Phone: (518) 765-2815
Monthly concerts September through May featuring the best in traditional folk music. Concerts are presented at 37 South Main St. in Voorheesville, NY.
14 Park Street
Glens Falls, NY 12801
The Park Theater opened in Glens Falls, New York in 1911 as an entertainment venue for vaudeville shows and silent pictures. Now refurbished, it promises to be a great new performance space for the area.
40-42 Lake Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY
Phone: (518) 583-1916
The Parting Glass was established on St. Patrick's Day 1981. It is one of the oldest continuously run pub/restaurants in Saratoga Springs. The Pub offers its lunch and dinner menu from 10:00 am until closing, seven days a week, featuring moderately priced pub style grub. They regularly present live Traditional Irish and American Folk Music.
Blend espresso bar and café
376 Delaware Ave.
Delmar, NY 12054
Phone: (518) 439-6537
The Perfect Blend features live acoustic music on weekends and an Open Mic Night on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, from 7:30 to 9:30pm. A Bluegrass Jam happens on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday from 7-9pm, hosted by members of the Dyer Switch Band.
Pine Lake Environmental Campus of Hartwick College
1894 Charlotte Creek Rd
Oneonta, NY 13820
Phone: (607) 278-5429
Concerts in a student-built strawbale house; contra dances
and outdoor events. Located
near Davenport Center NY, in the Susquehanna River Watershed.
For more information contact Peter Blue at
417 River St.
Troy, NY 12180
Voted "Best New Music Venue" by
the Times Union 2003 Reader's Poll, Revolution Hall is an acoustic and architectural
Since opening in 2003, we've played host to some of this nation's and region's hottest artists and many of its rising stars. A fully-renovated, historic, 19th Century warehouse is the backdrop for a full complement of sound engineering including a Danley Sound Labs system designed by Albany Audio.
St. Paul's Coffeehouse
475 State St.
Albany, NY 12203
For bookings contact:
A great new venue for local musicians sponsored by St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church on Albany's State Street. It has a parquet floor, a stage, space for dozens of people and pitch-perfect acoustics (Times Union, 4/05/04). Not intended to be a religious venue, it hosts a wide variety of musical styles. Series runs the last Saturday of the month, September to May.
Contact: Judy Staber or Susan Davies
790 Route 203
Spencertown, NY 12165
Phone: (518) 392-3693
Classical, jazz and traditional music concerts; poetry and prose readings; chamber theatre productions and revues; adult and children’s classes; fine art and craft galleries. All programs presented at Spencertown Academy, an historic site, formerly a schoolhouse, located in Spencertown, Columbia County, New York. Galleries open to the public Weds-Sun from 1 - 5 p.m. February - December
Squire Jacob Coffeehouse
Contact: CarolLynn Langley, Music Events Coordinator
Sand Lake Center for the Arts
2880 NY 43
Averill Park, NY
Squire Jacob is not now in its sixth year at the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, with a seasonal concert series. The concerts are frequently accompanied by participatory workshops. See their website for upcoming shows.
No. 10 Theatre, Inc.
Contact: Ric Chesser
500 Western Ave.
Albany, NY 12203
Phone: (518) 438-5503
Fax: (518) 438-5484
Steamer No. 10 is a 112 seat proscenium theatre that presents an extensive series of family shows for audiences of children and adults; plus an Acoustic Music Series. No amplification.
Savings Bank Music Hall
7 State Street
Troy, New York
Phone: (518) 273-0038
Historic concert hall widely hailed for its acoustic resonance.
Contact: Maureen Kinsela
111 Main St.
Greenwich, NY, 12834
Great vibes in this great restaurant/bar/art gallery/listening room. If you
come by around 6:30-7:00 you'll have enough time to eat a great meal before
the show. There is also a bar menu to enjoy during the show. Good food and
Open Mic every first Thursday. Sign-Up 6:30, Perform 7PM
Performing Arts Studio/Linda Norris Auditorioum
339 Central Ave.
Catch live broadcast performances from a wide array of acoustic performers.