Berkshires and Beyond:

the berkshires concert calendar

The absolutely positively most comprehensive club and concert calendar for the Berkshires and all New England, from Saratoga to Boston to Newport and beyond!

If you know of a more comprehensive calendar covering this region, anywhere in any media, please let us know and we will either stop calling ours the best or MAKE it the best!

Please tell your favorite band and/or venue about us, and be sure they get us their information in a timely fashion!   rogovoy@berkshire.net

Please when ordering tickets or going to a show tell the venue "I saw it on Seth Rogovoy’s Concert Calendar."

Venues are located in Massachusetts unless otherwise noted or recognizable cities in adjacent states, e.g., Hartford (Conn.), Albany (N.Y.)

[Note: The Knickerbocker Arena in Albany, N.Y., has been renamed after a popular cola drink.  Yes, it's true. We will continue to refer to it, however, as the Knickerbocker Arena until said cola drink company pays us to use its brand name in our calendar. ;-) ]

Always call ahead to the venues (phone numbers are at the end of the calendar) to confirm acts and times, which frequently change at the last minute.

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NEW IN THIS WEEK’S CALENDAR:

Friday, May 25:

Munjoy Hill Society: Club Helsinki, Great Barrington.

Cliff Eberhardt: Guthrie Center, Great Barrington.

Vikki True: Jazz vocalist with Alan Simon, piano. Castle Street Café, Great Barrington.

Celia: With Peter Jones. Dream Away Lodge, Becket.

Jeff King Trio: Blues. Lion’s Den, Stockbridge.

RAY MASON BAND: Tic-Toc Lounge, Springfield.

Mike Keneally and Beer for Dolphins: Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton.

Little Sammy Davis and Midnight Slim: Blues. Rosendale Café, Rosendale, N.Y. http://www.rosendalecafe.com/    

Everlast/Live/The Cult/Our Lady Peace/Lifehouse: SPAC, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Double Trouble/Kenny Wayne Shepherd: Blues. Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford, Conn.

Project Object Featuring Ike Willis: Frank Zappa tribute. Valentines, Albany.

Saturday, May 26:

HAMIET BLUIETT: Club Helsinki, Great Barrington.

RIG: Guthrie Center, Great Barrington.

Hoodoo Rhythm Dogs: Old Egremont Club, South Egremont.

Max Creek/Flipper Dave/Big Blue Holler/Rev. Tor Band: Jam bands. Butternut Ski Area, Great Barrington.

Charles Gigliotti Trio: Piano jazz, with bassist Dave Santoro. Castle Street Café, Great Barrington.

Jeff Gonzales Band: Blues, country, rock. Lion’s Den, Stockbridge.

Adam Michael Rothberg: Dream Away Lodge, Becket.

LONESOME BROTHERS: Eagles Lodge, Northampton.

Joey Thomas Big Band: Swing. Northern Lights, Clifton Park, N.Y.

Men Without Heads: Attanasio’s Restaurant, Scotia, N.Y.

Amazing Crowns: Valentines, Albany.

Joe Giardullo: Music of Eric Dolphy. Rosendale Café, Rosendale, N.Y. http://www.rosendalecafe.com/    

THE STONE COYOTES: CD release party for Born to Howl. Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton.

Sunday, May 27:

RIG: Guthrie Center, Great Barrington.

Scott Sasanecki Trio: Guitar jazz. Castle Street Café, Great Barrington.

Rob, Charlie, Cos and Steve: Lion’s Den, Stockbridge.

Kermit Ruffins and Barbecue Swingers: New Orleans dance party. Mass Moca, North Adams.

Joel Sturz: Folk. 2, North Street Arts Collaborative, Pittsfield.

Oasis/Black Crowes/Spacehog: Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford, Conn.

Monday, May 28:

Vikki True: Vocalist. Lion’s Den, Stockbridge.

Tuesday, May 29:

Gopher Broke: Folk rock. Lion’s Den, Stockbridge.

Dick Dale: Surf guitar hero. Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton.

Wednesday, May 30:

Wintergreen: Traditional and contemporary folk trio. Lenox Library, Lenox, Mass.

Thursday, May 31:

Beartown Mountain Ramblers: Club Helsinki, Great Barrington.

David Grover: Lion’s Den, Stockbridge.

The Mammals: Second- and third-gen folk, with Tao Rodriguez-Seeger and Ruth Ungar. Dream Away Lodge, Becket.

Melissa Ferrick: Valentines, Albany.

Steven Kellogg: Oona’s, Bellows Falls, Vt.

Charlie Hoyt: Jazz piano. Castle Street Café, Great Barrington.

U2/PJ Harvey: HSBC Arena, Buffalo.

Friday, June 1:

CHRIS SMITHER: Blues singer-songwriter. Club Helsinki, Great Barrington.

Vance Gilbert: Singer-songwriter. Guthrie Center, Great Barrington.

Adam Michael Rothberg, Bobby Sweet, Meg Hutchinson, & Robby Baier: Berkshire singer-songwriters in the round. 8, Bucksteep Manor, Washington, Mass. 413/623-5535.

Wishful Thinking: LaCocina, Pittsfield, Mass. 413/499-6363.

LONESOME BROTHERS: Mulino’s, Northampton.

Showoff/Juliana Theory/Lucky Boys Confusion: Valentines, Albany.

Ellis Paul: Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

The Bobs: 7 and 9:30, Van Dyck, Schenectady, N.Y.

Saturday, June 2:

U2/PJ Harvey: Knickerbocker Arena, Albany.

DAVID KRAKAUER and KLEZMER MADNESS: Hevreh, Great Barrington.

Annie Clark: Guthrie Center, Great Barrington.

Funk Kin: Club Helsinki, Great Barrington.

Derek Trucks Band/Jiggle the Handle/Rev. Tor Band: Jam-rock. Butternut Ski Area, Great Barrington.

Wishful Thinking: Ozzie’s Depot, Dalton.

Nanci Griffith: Mass Moca, North Adams.

Sloan Wainwright: Fire and Water, Northampton.

Cassandra Wilson: Bushnell Theatre, Hartford.

Boston Horns: 7 and 9:30, Van Dyck, Schenectady, N.Y.

Bill Janovitz: Northern Lights, Clifton Park, N.Y.

BROOKS WILLIAMS: Blues/folk singer-songwriter. 7, Lorien Coffeeehouse, Grafton Inn, Grafton, N.Y, 518-658-3422

Sunday, June 3:

U2/PJ Harvey: Civic Center, Hartford.

Monday, June 4:

WALLFLOWERS: 7:30, The Chance, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Seth Rogovoy and Rockin’ the Shtetl: A Multi-media journey through the history of klezmer, by the author of The Essential Klezmer. 7:30, Congregation Knesset Israel, Pittsfield, Mass.:

Tuesday, June 5:

U2/PJ Harvey: Fleet Center, Boston.

Asylum Street Spankers: Valentines, Albany.

Wednesday, June 6:

U2/PJ Harvey: Fleet Center, Boston.

Aerosmith/Fuel: Meadows Music Theatre, Hartford.

Thursday, June 7:

Jabe: Stone Church, Williamstown.

Steve Forbert: Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton.

Dave’s True Story: Oona’s, Bellows Falls, Vt.

Edwin McCain Band: Northern Lights, Clifton Park, N.Y.

Molly Hatchet/Commander Cody/Montage: Civic Center, Glens Falls, N.Y.

Seven Nations: Alive at Five, Albany.

Friday, June 8:

U2/PJ Harvey: Fleet Center, Boston.

LUCY KAPLANSKY: Singer-songwriter. Guthrie Center, Great Barrington.

Percy Hill: Club Helsinki, Great Barrington.

Ravin Mavens: Castle Street Café, Great Barrington.

Aerosmith/Fuel: SPAC, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Rustic Overtones: Pearl Street, Northampton.

STEVEN WRIGHT: Wonderfully eccentric comedian. Calvin Theatre, Northampton.

Dr. Isosceles: LaCocina, Pittsfield, Mass. 413/499-6363.

Doofus: 8, Friends of Fiddler's Green Chapter of the Hudson Valley Folk Guild, United Methodist Church Hall, Rte. 9 & Church St., Hyde Park, N.Y., 845 483-0650

JAKE: Autumn Café, Oneonta, N.Y.

Jesse Colin Young and Sons: Van Dyck, Schenectady, N.Y.

Saturday, June 9:

U2/PJ Harvey: Fleet Center, Boston

Oscar Brand: Guthrie Center, Great Barrington.

Tarbox Ramblers: Club Helsinki, Great Barrington.

Vikki True: Old Egremont Club, South Egremont.

Third World/Dredi/Tamboura: Butternut Ski Area, Great Barrington.

Jesse Colin Young: Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton.

LUCINDA WILLIAMS/Kasey Chambers: Calvin Theatre, Northampton.

LONESOME BROTHERS: Hotel Warren, Deerfield.

Samantha Siva: Smooth jazz/soul. 7 and 9:30, Van Dyck, Schenectady, N.Y.

Wishful Thinking: Bousquet Ski Area, Pittsfield.

Sheila Jordan and Cameron Brown: Rosendale Café, Rosendale, N.Y. http://www.rosendalecafe.com/        

Sunday, June 10:

Betty and the Baby Boomers: Second Sunday Coffeehouse, Shelburne Falls, Mass., 413-625-2580.

Fishbone: Pearl Street, Northampton.

Charlie Daniels Band Volunteer Jam: with Dickey Betts Band, .38 Special, Charlie Daniels Band, Trent Summar and the New Row Mob, Meadows Music Theatre, Hartford.

Monday, June 11:

Black Crowes/Oasis: Tweeter Center, Mansfield.

Tuesday, June 12:

PETE SEEGER/Jay Ungar and Molly Mason/The Mammals: Mahaiwe Theatre, Great Barrington.

Wednesday, June 13:

Old 97s: Pearl Street, Northampton.

Thursday, June 14:

CHARLIE HUNTER: Club Helsinki, Great Barrington.

Joe Stacey/Josh Brooks: Oona’s, Bellows Falls, Vt.

Friday, June 15:

Josh White Jr.: Guthrie Center, Great Barrington.

Al Stewart: Van Dyck, Schenectady, N.Y.

LONESOME BROTHERS: Tic-Toc Lounge, Springfield.

Mark Erelli: Folk-rock singer-songwriter. Club Helsinki, Great Barrington.

Peggy Seeger: Spencertown (N.Y.) Academy.

Poison/Warrant/Quiet Riot/Enuff Znuff: Meadows Music Theatre, Hartford.

Saturday, June 16:

Superhoney: Soul/funk band. Club Helsinki, Great Barrington.

Robin and Linda Williams: Guthrie Center, Great Barrington.

Wishful Thinking: GEAA, Pittsfield.

Schleigho: Valentines, Albany.

ERIC CLAPTON/Doyle Bramhall: Knickerbocker Arena, Albany.

JAKE: Flying Saucer Café, Kingston, N.Y.

Poison/Warrant/Quiet Riot/Enuff ZNuff: SPAC, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Bobby Sweet: Dream Away Lodge, Becket.

Sunday, June 17:

Deep Purple/Lynryd Skynyrd/Ted Nugent: SPAC, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Tuesday, June 19:

Dave Wakeling: Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton.

Terrance Simien: Zydeco. Alive at Five, Albany.

 Wednesday, June 20:

Sam Shaber: Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton.

Green Day: Tsongas Arena, Lowell, Mass.

Thursday, June 21:

LONESOME BROTHERS: Bar 19, Calvin Theatre, Northampton.

Mothers Favorite Child: Club Helsinki, Great Barrington.

Professor Louie and the Crowmatix: Alive at Five, Albany.

Rose Gerber: Oona’s, Bellows Falls, Vt.

Friday, June 22:

Jeff Lang: Club Helsinki, Great Barrington.

Lynn Miles: Guthrie Center, Great Barrington.

Redding Mandeville and Sweet: Dream Away Lodge, Becket.

Leon Russell: Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton.

Chris Smither: Van Dyck, Schenectady, N.Y.

Old Songs Festival: Traditional folk music, with Karan Casey, others. Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont, N.Y.

Saturday, June 23:

JESS KLEIN BAND: Dynamic folk-rock singer-songwriter. Club Helsinki, Great Barrington.

Dick Hyman and Derick Smith: Dual pianists in a program of standards by Gershwin, Porter, Ellington, Arlen, etc. 7:30, Rave Review, Searles Castle, Great Barrington, 413, 243-9990.

Christine Lavin: Guthrie Center, Great Barrington.

Pamela Knowles: Castle Street Café, Great Barrington.

Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra: With Wynton Marsalis. Palace Theater, Albany.

James Montgomery/Alex Maryol/Albert Cummings Blues Band: Butternut Ski Area, Great Barrington.

Wishful Thinking: Michael’s, Stockbridge.

RAY MASON/CHARLIE CHESTERMAN and the LEGENDARY MOTORBIKES: Double-bill of two pop-rock cult heroes. Eagles Lodge, Northampton.

Frank Sinatra Jr.: Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford, Conn.

Van Dyck, Schenectady, N.Y.

Deep Purple/Lynyrd Skynyrd/Ted Nugent: Meadows Music Theatre, Hartford.

Old Songs Festival: Traditional folk music, with Karan Casey, others. Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont, N.Y.

Sunday, June 24:

Allman Brothers Band/Deep Banana Blackout: SPAC, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Cesaria Evora: Cape Verdian chanteuse. The Egg, Albany.

CPR with David Crosby: Calvin Theatre, Northampton.

Jonatha Brooke: Taste of Amherst, Amherst.

Donny Osmond: Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford, Conn.

Old Songs Festival: Traditional folk music, with Karan Casey, others. Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont, N.Y.

Monday, June 25:

Merl Saunders and His Funky Friends: Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton.

Wednesday, June 27:

John Scofield: Club Helsinki, Great Barrington.

Thursday, June 28:

Backstreet Boys/Shaggy/Krystal: Meadows Music Theatre, Hartford.

Matt Hebert: Member of Ware River Club, Oona’s, Bellows Falls, Vt.

COWBOY JUNKIES/Sarah Harmer: The Egg, Empire State Plaza, Albany.

Professor Louie and the Crowmatix: Alive at Five, Albany.  

Friday, June 29:

Debbie Davies: Club Helsinki, Great Barrington.

Rani Arbo: Guthrie Center, Great Barrington.

NRBQ: Valentines, Albany.

Jill Hughes Band: 7 and 9:30, Van Dyck, Schenectady, N.Y.

Wild Magnolias: Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton.

Backstreet Boys/Shaggy: Meadows Music Theatre, Hartford.

Saturday, June 30:

Garrison Keillor: Live performance/broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion. Tanglewood, Lenox.                                                            

The Hotheads: Club Helsinki, Great Barrington.

Carolyn Hester: Guthrie Center, Great Barrington.

Brooklyn Cowboys/Dooley Austin Band: Butternut Ski Area, Great Barrington.

Wishful Thinking: Bogie’s, Great Barrington.

Grove Festival: Multicultural music and arts festival featuring Casco Bay Tummlers klezmer band, Crescent Dancers, Middle Eastern belly dancers, and Los Ciegos del Barrio, Caribbean music ensemble. Town Grove, Lakeville, Conn., 860-435-0561.

Cowboy Junkies/Sarah Harmer: Calvin Theatre, Northampton.

Jerry Seinfeld: Palace Theater, Albany.

Backstreet Boys/Shaggy/Krystal: Knickerbocker Arena, Albany.

Newport Jazz Festival: Diana Krall, Femi Kuti, Chick Corea, Nicholas Payton, Wayne Shorter, Jazz Mandolin Project. SPAC, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Sunday, July 1:

Dido/Travis: Meadows Music Theatre, Hartford.

The Samples: Northern Lights, Clifton Park, N.Y.

Backstreet Boys/Shaggy: Knickerbocker Arena, Albany.

Joe Lovano/Gladys Knight/Boney James/George Benson: SPAC, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Tuesday, July 3:

Peter Frampton/Journey/John Waite: SPAC, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Christian McBride: Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

James Taylor: Tanglewood, Lenox

Wednesday, July 4:

Neville Brothers: Empire State Plaza, Albany

Dr. John: Litchfield Jazz Festival.

James Taylor: Tanglewood, Lenox

Thursday, July 5:

Alice Peacock: Oona’s, Bellows Falls, Vt.

Friday, July 6:

Tanya Savory: Guthrie Center, Great Barrington.

Dwight Ritcher and Red Beans: Club Helsinki, Great Barrington.

Saturday, July 7:

The Mammals: Club Helsinki, Great Barrington.

Atwater/Donnelly: Traditional American folk, Celtic ballads, and original songs featuring guitar, Appalachian mountain dulcimer, Irish tin whistle, harmonica, banjo, bones, spoons. Guthrie Center, Great Barrington.

Redding Mandeville and Sweet: Dream Away Lodge, Becket.

Peter Frampton/Journey: Meadows Music Theatre, Hartford.

TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS: SPAC, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Diamond Rio/Phil Vassar/Billy Ray Cyrus: Commercial country. Saratoga Raceway, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Sunday, July 8:

The Mammals: Second and third-generation folk royalty, including Tao Rodriguez-Seeger and Ruth Ungar. Second Sunday Coffeehouse, Shelburne Falls, Mass., 413-625-2580.

James Taylor: SPAC, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Monday, July 9:

The Bacon Brothers: Consolati Performing Arts Center, Sheffield, Mass.

Jonell Mosser/John Hall/Jon Poussette Dart/Tad Wise: Lion’s Den, Stockbridge.

John Hammond/Albert Cummings: Blues. Washington Park, Albany.

Thursday, July 12:

Princes of Babylon: Club Helsinki, Great Barrington.

Friday, July 13:

Professor Louie and the Crowmatix: Club Helsinki, Great Barrington.

Kate Campbell: Guthrie Center, Great Barrington.

PHILIP GLASS: Plays original music for short films. Mass Moca, North Adams

Adrian Legg: Van Dyck, Schenectady, N.Y.

PAUL SIMON/Brian Wilson: Tweeter Center, Mansfield.

Saturday, July 14:

PHILIP GLASS: Plays original music for short films. Mass Moca, North Adams

Sally Taylor: Club Helsinki, Great Barrington.

JESS KLEIN: Guthrie Center, Great Barrington.

Berkshire Musicians Showcase: Eric Underwood, Beartown Mountain Ramblers, Meg Hutchinson, Davinchi and the Wrong Crowd, Suitcase, Belladonna, Fred Shane and others, Butternut Ski Area, Great Barrington.

Susan Tedeschi/Shemekia Copeland: Blues.  Empire State Plaza, Albany

Sunday, July 15:

Tim McGraw: Meadows Music Theatre, Hartford.

Paul Simon/Brian Wilson: SPAC, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Monday, July 16:

Eileen Ivers Band: Irish. Washington Park, Albany.

Tuesday, July 17:

Brian Setzer ’68 Comeback Special: McGearys, Albany.

Wednesday, July 18:

MOBY: Tweeter Center, Mansfield.

Everclear: Webster Theater, Hartford.

Destiny’s Child/Eve/Dream/3LW: Kickoff of national “Total Request Live” tour by teen-pop group. Knickerbocker Arena, Albany.

Thursday, July 19:

Erin McKeown: Oona’s, Bellows Falls, Vt.

Destiny’s Child: Civic Center, Hartford.

Terence Simien: Alive at Five, Albany.

Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival: Rothvoss Farm, Ancramdale, N.Y.

Friday, July 20:

Dana Robinson and Lui Collins: Guthrie Center, Great Barrington.

Anson Funderburgh and the Rockets with Sam Myers: Club Helsinki, Great Barrington.

Village People/War/K.C. and the Sunshine Band: Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford, Conn.

Barenaked Ladies/Vertical Horizon/Sarah Harmer: Meadows Music Theatre, Hartford.

Bernard Allison: Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton.

Tarbox Ramblers: Green River Festival, Greenfield.

Bobby Sweet: Dream Away Lodge, Becket.

Tim McGraw: Knickerbocker Arena, Albany.

Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival: Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, The Whites with Jerry Douglas and Ricky Skaggs, Bill Keith, Yonder Mountain String Band, Rothvoss Farm, Ancramdale, N.Y.

Saturday, July 21:

Marshall Tucker Band/Albert Cummings Band/JD Band: Southern rock and blues. Butternut Ski Area, Great Barrington.

The Mammals: Guthrie Center, Great Barrington.

Best of the Berkshires Festival: Adam Michael Rothberg, Bobby Sweet, Suitcase, Dr. Isosceles, 7, Mass Moca, North Adams

Phil Lesh and Friends/Ratdog: Meadows Music Theatre, Hartford.

Leo Kottke/Corey Harris/Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer/The Iguanas/Solas/Amy Rigby/Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks/Sonny Landreth: Green River Festival, Greenfield, Mass.

Barenaked Ladies: Tweeter Center, Mansfield.

Judy Collins/Richie Havens/Roger McGuinn/Leon Redbone: Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford, Conn.

Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival: Vassar Clements, David Grisman, Herb Pederson and Peter Rowan, Doc Watson, Del McCoury, Tim O’Brien, Jerry Douglas, Bill Keith, others. Rothvoss Farm, Ancramdale, N.Y.

Sunday, July 22:

ARLO GUTHRIE: The Egg, Empire State Plaza, Albany.

KLEZAMIR: Bucksteep Manor, Washington, Mass. 413/623-6635.

Phil Lesh and Friends/Ratdog: SPAC, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Barenaked Ladies: Tweeter Center, Mansfield.

Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival: Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, Rothvoss Farm, Ancramdale, N.Y.

Tuesday, July 24:

KLEZMER CONSERVATORY BAND: Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Wednesday, July 25:

Madonna: Madison Square Garden, N.Y.

Bon Jovi: Tweeter Center, Mansfield.

Thursday, July 26:

Erin McKeown: Club Helsinki, Great Barrington.

Bon Jovi: Tweeter Center, Mansfield.

Madonna: Madison Square Garden, N.Y.

Susan Tedeschi: Pearl Street, Northampton.

David Olney: Oona’s, Bellows Falls, Vt.

Friday, July 27:

The Hot Heads: Club Helsinki, Great Barrington.

Sloan Wainwright: Guthrie Center, Great Barrington.

Seven Nations: Pearl Street, Northampton.

Chicago: Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford, Conn.

Noppet Hill Bluegrass Festival: Amy Gallatin and Still Waters, Too Blue, Gopher Broke, Mike Boulay and Friends, Steele Family Farm, Lanesboro.

Falcon Ridge Folk Festival: The Nields, Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer, Eddie From Ohio, Jeff Lang, Jimmy LaFave, John Gorka, Mark Erelli, Mary Gauthier, Tom Landa and the Paperboys, Paul Rosenberg, Patti O’Brien Melita, Susan Werner, Vance Gilbert. Long Hill Farm, Hillsdale, N.Y.

Saturday, July 28:

Suzanne Buirgy: Guthrie Center, Great Barrington.

Noppet Hill Bluegrass Festival: Larry Sparks, Southern Rail, Too Blue, Bear Bridge Band, Steele Family Farm, Lanesboro.

Bruce Hornsby: Pines Theatre, Northampton.

Falcon Ridge Folk Festival: The Nields, Acoustic Syndicate, Beth Amsel, Annie Wenz, Christopher Williams, Dar Williams, Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer, Eddie From Ohio, Deirdre Flint, Erin McKeown, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Jian Ghomeshi, Jeff Lang, Jimmy LaFave, John Gorka, Kevin So, Kim and Reggie Harris, Magpie, Laurie’s Stories, Lucy Kaplansky, Mark Erelli, Mary Gauthier, Tom Landa and the Paperboys, Paul Rosenberg, Patti O’Brien Melita, Reckless Abandon, Rotary Pancake Day, The Sevens, Susan Werner, Vance Gilbert. Long Hill Farm, Hillsdale, N.Y.

Sunday, July 29:

Noppet Hill Bluegrass Festival: Nashville Bluegrass Band, Jim and Jesse and the Virginia Boys, Lynn Morris, Gopher Broke, Back Eddie Bluegrass Band, Lonesome Road Ramblers, Tri County Ramblers, Steele Family Farm, Lanesboro.

Falcon Ridge Folk Festival: The Nields, Acoustic Syndicate, Beth Amsel, Annie Wenz, Christopher Williams, Dar Williams, Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer, Deirdre Flint, Eddie From Ohio, Entrain, Erin McKeown, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Jian Ghomeshi, Jeff Lang, Jimmy LaFave, John Gorka, Kevin Welch and Kieran Kane, Kevin So, Kim and Reggie Harris, Magpie, Laurie’s Stories, Mary Gauthier, Tom Landa and the Paperboys, Paul Rosenberg, Patti O’Brien Melita, Lucy Kaplansky, Reckless Abandon, Rotary Pancake Day, The Sevens, Susan Werner, Vance Gilbert Long Hill Farm, Hillsdale, N.Y.

Joaquin Diaz: Merengue dance party. Mass Moca, North Adams

EMMYLOU HARRIS: Calvin Theatre, Northampton.

Dave Carter and Tracy Grammar: Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Dave Matthews Band: SPAC, Saratoga Springs, N.Y..

Monday, July 30:

Papa Wemba: Afro-pop. Washington Park, Albany.

Dave Matthews Band: SPAC, Saratoga Springs, N.Y..

Thursday, August 2:

Chris Kleeman: Oona’s, Bellows Falls, Vt.

Emmylou Harris: Proctors, Schenectady, N.Y.

Friday, August 3:

Eliza Gilkyson: Guthrie Center, Great Barrington.

Winterhawk Festival: Beth Molaro, Dave Alvin and the Guilty Men, Greg Brown, Jeff Lang, Joint Chiefs, Kathryn Wedderburn, The McKrells, Solas, Slaid Cleaves, Stacey Earle, Stillhouse Rounders, Waybacks, Long Hill Farm, Hillsdale, N.Y.

Huey Lewis and the News: Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford, Conn.

Newport Folk Festival: Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Victoria Williams and Mark Olson, Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison, 8, Hotel Viking, Newport, R.I.

Saturday, August 4:

Bela Fleck and the Flecktones: Butternut Ski Area, Great Barrington

Carey Bell: Club Helsinki, Great Barrington.

Reba McIntire/Martina McBride/Jamie O’Neal/Sara Evans: Contemporary country mommas. Civic Center, Hartford.

Winterhawk Festival: Acoustic Syndicate, Beth Molaro, Charivari, Dave Fry, Greg Brown, Hickory Project, Jeff Lang, Joint Chiefs, Kathryn Wedderburn, Lauries Stories, Meg Griffins Trainwreck with Buddy Cage, The McKrells, Mark Stuart, Slaid Cleaves, Stacey Earle, Stillhouse Rounders, Steve Forbert, Storycrafters, Tony Furtado Band, Tony Trischka with Skyline, Vassar Clements, Waybacks, Long Hill Farm, Hillsdale, N.Y.

Newport Folk Festival: The Flatlanders (Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock), Emmylou Harris, Fort Adams State Park, Newport, R.I.

Dave Mason Band: McGearys, Albany.

Travis Tritt: Airport, Northampton.

Carey Bell: Blues. Club Helsinki, Great Barrington.

Sunday, August 5:

Winterhawk Festival: Alison Brown Quartet, Acoustic Syndicate, Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen, Beth Molaro, Dave Fry, Donna the Buffalo, Greg Brown, Guy Clark, Hickory Project, Jeff Lang, Joint Chiefs, Kathryn Wedderburn, Lauries Stories, Meg Griffins Trainwreck with Buddy Cage, The McKrells, Mark Stuart, Stacey Earle, Stillhouse Rounders, Storycrafters, Tony Furtado Band Long Hill Farm, Hillsdale, N.Y.

Bela Fleck/Keb Mo/Martin Sexton: Butternut Ski Area, Great Barrington

Litchfield Jazz Festival: John Pizzarelli, Nicholas Payton.

Flatlanders/Stacey Earle: Washington Park, Albany.

Trey Anastasio: Phish guitarist. SPAC, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Newport Folk Festival: Indigo Girls, Fort Adams State Park, Newport, R.I.

OzzFest: Black Sabbath, Marilyn Manson, Slipknot, Papa Roach, Linkin Park, Crazytown, Disturbed, Meadows Music Theatre, Hartford.

Monday, August 6:

Madonna: Fleet Center, Boston.

The Flatlanders/Stacey Earle: The legendary trio of Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock. Washington Park, Albany.

Tuesday, August 7:

Reba McIntire/Martina McBride/Jamie O’Neal/Sara Evans: Female country. Knickerbocker Arena, Albany.

Wednesday, August 8:

Shawn Colvin/Joan Osborne: The Egg, Empire State Plaza, Albany.

Madonna: Fleet Center, Boston.

Thursday, August 9:

Michael Veitch: Oona’s, Bellows Falls, Vt.

Michelle Malone: Valentines, Albany.

Billy Wyman and the Rhythm Kings: Alive at Five, Albany.  

Friday, August 10:

Berkfest: Jackstraw, Leftover Salmon, Butternut Ski Area, Great Barrington.

Hamiet Bluiett: Club Helsinki, Great Barrington.

Ray Charles: Calvin Theatre, Northampton.

Newport Jazz Festival: Diana Krall, Casino, Newport, R.I.

Saturday, August 11:

Hamiet Bluiett: Club Helsinki, Great Barrington.

Berkfest: Featuring jam-bands including Strangefolk, Moe., Sound Tribe Sector 9, Mike Clark’s Prescription Renewal, Robert Walter, Skerik, Butternut Ski Area, Great Barrington.

Jack Williams: Guthrie Center, Great Barrington.

Janet Jackson/112: Civic Center, Hartford.

Little Feat: Roots-rock. The Egg, Empire State Plaza, Albany.

George Winston: Calvin Theatre, Northampton.

Newport Jazz Festival: Diana Krall, Fort Adams State Park, Newport, R.I.

Redding Mandeville and Sweet: Dream Away Lodge, Becket.

Sunday, August 12:

Berkfest: Sound Tribe Sector 9, Butternut Ski Area, Great Barrington.

Lui Collins and Dana Robinson: Folksingers. Second Sunday Coffeehouse, Shelburne Falls, Mass., 413-625-2580.

Newport Jazz Festival: Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Fort Adams State Park, Newport, R.I.

Rod Stewart: SPAC, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Bela Fleck and the Flecktones/Keb Mo’: Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford, Conn.

Monday, August 13:

Chris Ardoin and Double Clutchin’: Zydeco. Washington Park, Albany.

Tuesday, August 14:

Wednesday, August 15:

Lyle Lovett: Pines Theatre, Northampton.

Delbert McClinton: Empire State Plaza, Albany.

Thursday, August 16:

Rosie Ledet: Club Helsinki, Great Barrington.

Jethro Tull: Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford, Conn.

Friday, August 17:

Bobby Sweet: Guthrie Center, Great Barrington.

Johnny A: Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton.

Matchbox 20/Train: Tweeter Center, Mansfield.

Toni Lynn Washington: Club Helsinki, Great Barrington.

Saturday, August 18:

Big Al and the Heavyweights: Club Helsinki, Great Barrington.

Matchbox 20/Train: Meadows Music Theatre, Hartford.

Bobby Sweet: Dream Away Lodge, Becket.

Sunday, August 19:

Matchbox 20/Train: SPAC, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Monday, August 20:

Crosby, Stills and Nash: Meadows Music Theatre, Hartford.

Wednesday, August 22:

Little River Band: Empire State Plaza, Albany.

“The Beach Boys”: Yeah, right. Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford, Conn.

Thursday, August 23:

E.C. Scott: Club Helsinki, Great Barrington.

Mary Chapin Carpenter: Proctors Theatre, Schenectady, N.Y.

Deftones/Godsmack: Meadows Music Theatre, Hartford.

Friday, August 24:

Eric Erickson: Guthrie Center, Great Barrington.

The Hotheads: Club Helsinki, Great Barrington.

Saturday, August 25:

BERKSHIRE JAZZ FESTIVAL: First in a projected annual event, featuring a Newport Jazz-style lineup of nationally-known jazz performers and recording artists, as well as regional and local talent. Houston Person and Etta Jones, Roy Hargrove Quintet, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Randy Weston Trio, Terrence Blanchard Group with Cassandra Wilson. Butternut Ski Area, Great Barrington

Babaloo: Club Helsinki, Great Barrington.

Crosby Stills and Nash: SPAC, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Janet Jackson: Fleet Center, Boston.

Sunday, August 26:

Tony Bennett/K.D. Lang: SPAC, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

BERKSHIRE JAZZ FESTIVAL: First in a projected annual event, featuring a Newport Jazz-style lineup of nationally-known jazz performers and recording artists, as well as regional and local talent. Pat Martino Trio with Joey DeFrancesco, Paul Winter Consort, Dianne Reeves, Gato Barbieri, Duke Ellington Orchestra, Butternut Ski Area, Great Barrington

Wednesday, August 29:

BB King/Buddy Guy/John Hiatt: Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford, Conn.

Ashley MacIsaac: Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton.

Thursday, August 30:

Pamela Means: Oona’s, Bellows Falls, Vt

Friday, August 31:

Chuck Mangione/New York Voices: Tanglewood, Lenox

Tony Bennett/K.D. Lang: Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford, Conn.

Deftones/Godsmack: SPAC, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Big Sandy and the Fly-Rite Boys: Club Helsinki, Great Barrington.

Saturday, September 1:

BILL MORRISSEY: Guthrie Center, Great Barrington.

Oldies Show: The Grass Roots, Tommy James and the Shondells, The Turtles featuring Flo and Eddie, Gary Puckett, The Buckinghams, SPAC, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

John Pizzarelli/Jane Monheit: Tanglewood, Lenox

Nancy Wilson and Diva/Spyro Gyra/Ahmad Jamal: Legendary jazz vocalist/Jazz-rock fusion group/Acclaimed pianist. Tanglewood, Lenox.

Arrow: Calypso/soca dance party. Mass Moca, North Adams.

Yes: Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford, Conn.

Sunday, September 2:

SONNY ROLLINS: Tanglewood, Lenox

George Benson/Poncho Sanchez/Louis Armstrong Centennial Celebration Band: Tanglewood, Lenox.

Yes: SPAC, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Sunday, September 9:

Lynn Miles: Second Sunday Coffeehouse, Shelburne Falls, Mass., 413-625-2580.

Wednesday, September 12:

WALLFLOWERS/John Cougar Mellonball: Meadows Music Theatre, Hartford.

Thursday, September 13:

John Cougar Mellonball: Tweeter Center, Mansfield.

Friday, September 14:

Stacey Earle: Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton.

Saturday, September 15:

The Carribean Jazz Project: Featuring Dave Samuels of Spyro Gyra, Steve Kahn and Dave Valentin. Van Dyck, Schenectady, N.Y.

Michael Feinstein: Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood, Lenox.

Friday, September 21:

Jonathan Edwards: Van Dyck, Schenectady, N.Y.

John Gorka: Eighth Step, Cohoes Music Hall, Albany.

Saturday, September 22:

John Prine: Calvin Theatre, Northampton.

Saturday, September 29:

Charlie Hunter/John Scofield: Troy (N.Y.) Savings Bank Music Hall, 518-273-0038.

Karla Bonoff: With Kenny Edwards. Van Dyck, Schenectady, N.Y.

Friday, October 5:

ARLO GUTHRIE: Guthrie Center, Great Barrington.

Saturday, October 6:

ARLO GUTHRIE: Guthrie Center, Great Barrington.

David Grisman Quintet: Troy (N.Y.) Savings Bank Music Hall, 518-273-0038.

Sunday, October 7:

ARLO GUTHRIE: Guthrie Center, Great Barrington.

Sunday, October 14:

Wild Asparagus: Second Sunday Coffeehouse, Shelburne Falls, Mass., 413-625-2580.

Dianne Reeves: Troy (N.Y.) Savings Bank Music Hall, 518-273-0038.

Thursday, October 18:

STEVE FORBERT: Club Helsinki, Great Barrington.

 

 

Always call ahead to confirm performers and show times.

Information has been provided by venues and performers. We are not responsible for inaccurate information.

 

VENUES

Phone numbers for tickets and information:

Academy of Music, Northampton (413) 586-8686

Barkley’s, Lenox (413) 637-4940

  Barrington Brewery, Great Barrington (413) 528-8282

  Bayou Cafe, Scotia, N.Y. (518) 384-1568

Bearsville Theater, Bearsville, N.Y. (845) 679-4406

  Bennington (Vt.) College (802) 440-4330

  Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield (413) 443-7171

  Bogie's, Albany (518) 482-4368

  Borders Books and Music, Albany (518) 482-5800

  Cactus Cafe, Lee (413) 243-4300

  Club Helsinki, Great Barrington (413) 528-3394

  Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (518) 583-0022

Castle Street Cafe (Celestial Bar), Great Barrington (413) 528-5244

Clark Art Institute,Williamstown  (413) 458-2303 x. 324

Club Helsinki (413) 528-3394

CRA, 400 Main, Dalton

  Dream Away Lodge, Becket (413) 623-8725

Egremont Inn, Egremont (413)528-2111

  Eighth Step Coffeehouse, Albany, N.Y. (518) 434-1703

  El Sabroso, Greenfield (413) 775-9120

Empire Center at the Egg, Albany, NY (518) 473-1845

  Foxboro Stadium (508) 543-1776

Fuse Box (518) 448-5992

  Grafton Inn (518) 658-3422

  Great Woods, Mansfield (617) 423-NEXT

  Harborlights, Boston (617) 423-NEXT

  The Hard Hat, Dalton, (413) 684-1782

Iron Horse   Northampton (413) 584-0610

  Hartford (Conn.) Civic Center (203) 727-8080

  Hubbard Hall, Cambridge, N.Y. (518) 677-2495

  Infinity, Springfield (413) 731-9329

  Inn at Charlemont (413) 339-5796

  Inn at Saratoga, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (518) 583-1890

  Jacob's, Dalton (413) 684-9766

  Jacob's Pillow, Becket (413) 243-0745

  Jodi's, Great Barrington (413) 528-6064

  Knickerbocker Arena, Albany, NY (518) 487-2000

  Kripalu, Lenox (413) 448-3331

LaCocina, Pittsfield (413) 499-6363

  Lake House, Ashfield (413) 628-3224

Lion's Den,  Red Lion Inn, Stockbridge (413) 298-1654

  Lorien Coffeehouse, Grafton Inn, Grafton, NY (518) 279-9489

  Madison Brewing Co., Bennington, Vt. (802) 44B-REWS

  Meadows Music Theater, Hartford

  The Metro, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  Mezze, Williamstown (413)458-0123

  Michael's Place, North Adams (413) 664-9657

  Mole's Eye, Brattleboro, Vt. (802) 257-0771

  Mother Earth's Cafe, Albany, N.Y. (518) 434-0944

Mother's Wine Emporium, Troy, N.Y. (518) 276-8585

  Mulino's, Northampton (413) 586-8900

Mullins Center (413) 545-0505

  Mystery Cafe, Sheffield (413) 229-0075

  New Falls Cinema, Bellows Falls, Vt. (413) 586-8686, 1-800-THE-TICK

  New Haven (Conn.) Coliseum (203) 772-4200

  North Adams State College

  Northampton Box Office (413) 586-8686, 1-800-THE-TICK

  Northampton Brewery (413) 584-9903

  Northern Lights, Clifton Park, N.Y. (518) 371-0021

  Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford, Conn. (203) 265-1501

Old Egremont Club, South Egremont (413) 528-9712

Olde Forge Tavern, Lanesboro, (413)442-6797

Opus Berkshire, North Adams (413) 663-3121

  Ozzie's Depot, Dalton, (413)684-0277

  Palace Theatre, Albany, NY (518) 465-4663

  Palace Theatre, New Haven, Conn. (203) 789-2120

  Pearl Street, Northampton, (413) 584-7771

  Peggy's, Schenectady, N.Y. (518) 372-6648

  Pines Theater, Look Park, Northampton (413) 586-8686

  Porter Phelps Huntington Museum, Hadley (413) 584-4699

Proctor's Theatre, Schenectady,  N.Y. (518) 346-6204

Rosendale Café, Rosendale, N.Y. (914) 658-9048

  RPI Fieldhouse, (518) 276-6262

  Saratoga (N.Y.) Performing Arts Center (SPAC), (518) 587-3330

  Sip Of Seattle, Great Barrington, (413) 528-6913

Skybox, Campus Center, 11th Floor, U-Mass, Amherst (413) 577-4759.

  SPAC (518) 587-3330

  Spencertown Academy, Spencertown, NY (518) 392-3693

  Springfield Civic Center, (413) 787-6600

  Starlite Music Theatre, Latham, NY (518) 783-9300

  Steamer No. 10 Theatre, Albany, NY (518) 483-5503

  Symphony Hall, Springfield (413) 787-6600

  Tanglewood, (617) 266-1492; (413) 637-1600

  Tic-Toc Lounge, Springfield (413) 736-9378

  Ticketbastard :-) (413) 733-2500; (518) 476-1000

Towne Crier, Pawling, N.Y. (914) 855-1300

  Troy (NY) Savings Bank Music Hall, (518) 273-0038

  TSL Warehouse, (518) 822-8448 or tsl@capital.net

  Uncommon Grounds, Great Barrington (413) 528-0858

  Valentine's, Albany, N.Y. (518) 432-6572

  Van Dyck Restaurant, Schenectady, N.Y. (518) 381-1111

  Webster Theatre, Conn. (860) 525-5553

 Winterhawk Bluegrass Festival, Ancramdale, N.Y., 1-888-WINTHWK

  Worcester Centrum (508) 755-6800

To contact bands:

  Barnyard Blues Project (413) 448-8915

  Blanket Thieves (413) 499-6165 or rgt166@bcn.net

Lui Collins

  Dooley Austin Band (413) 269-6310

  Dredi (413) 684-1218

  Ellen Cross (413) 584-4036 or cross@pobox.com

  Guh! (413) 499-9206 or info@guhweb.com

  Heartland (413) 243-3134 or sturzsongs@aol.com

  Horizon (413) 743-7823 or wojt@bcn.net

  Lonesome Brothers (413) 268-7059

  Panacea (413) 746-1942

Ray Mason Band (413) 268-7059

Rev. Tor Band (518) 733-6915

Dana Robinson

Seth Yacovone Blues Band

Solid Ground (413) 499-3462 solidground@mailroom.com

Someone’s Land Blues

Wishful Thinking,  (413) 528-4113

  Debbie Weyl Band (413) 259-1750