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  • Established in 1974, Manchester Music Festival has been a beacon for classical music enthusiasts for half a century, showcasing both established artists and young talents.The Festival celebrates its Golden Anniversary this year with a curated season of more than 30 events, including performances, masterclasses, open rehearsals, talks, and outreach programs.
  • Saratoga Performing Arts Center will be filled with craft vendors and jazz enthusiasts for this weekend’s 47th annual Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival. Dozens of artists will play, from world-renowned performers to amateurs. This year’s headliners include Nora Jones, Laufey, and Lake Street Dive. WAMC’s Samantha Simmons spoke with Sara Caswell, who will be playing on the Charles R. Wood Discovery Stage Saturday at 11 a.m.
  • The two-time Grammy award-winning Albany Symphony is presenting extraordinary, captivating and stunning works by composers of our time at the 2024 American Music Festival: Water Music NY More Voices. The weekend event also celebrates 30 years of Dogs of Desire. The concerts will take place June 7th through June 9th at the gorgeous EMPAC concert hall located on the RPI campus, and at locations throughout Troy, NY.
  • The 47th Annual Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival is taking place June 29 and 30 at SPAC in Saratoga Springs, New York. Festival Presenter and Producer Danny Melnick and Vice President of Artistic Planning at SPAC Christopher Shiley join us with a preview.
  • This Sunday, Caffè Lena in Saratoga Springs, New York presents “Sing in the Streets” – a neighborhood music festival featuring 14 area bands on 6 stages - rain or shine!Performers include Adirondack Song Dogs, Brule County Bad Boys, Caffè Lena Ukulele Ensemble, Erin Harkes, Girl Love, Mark & Jill, Owl & Crow, Professor Louie & The Crowmatix, Rachael Sumner & Traveling Light, Reese Fulmer & The Carriage House Band, The Wildmans, The Rolling Pebbles, Volunteers of America and a surprise band!Caffè Lena is a legendary venue that has been bringing great music to Saratoga for 64 years. Sarah Craig is the Executive Director of Caffè Lena and she joins us.
  • Over the years, The Ashokan Center’s Winter Hoot has become a signature Hudson Valley event. The 11th edition is set for February 2–4.The Winter Hoot is a three-day festival, a community celebration with music, food and activities.
  • The fourth Hudson Valley Gospel Festival is set for Saturday, September 30, 2023 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the First Congregational Church United Church of Christ in Poughkeepsie, New York.
  • The Bearsville Jazz & Art Festival will be happening this Sunday, September 3rd. Attendees can celebrate Labor Day Weekend in the Park at Bearsville Theater with world-class Jazz plus painting demonstrations by the Woodstock School of Art in the heart of the Catskills. To tell us more we welcome Lizzie Vann, owner of the Bearsville Theatre and historian and writer Tad Wise.
  • The Ashokan Center’s annual three-day festival known as The Summer Hoot gets underway this coming weekend, August 25-27, It’s a music festival, a community get-together, a chance to commune with nature. It’s a crafts fair; you can sip a beer or cider, sample some fine food; hear some music; make some music; visit with friends; make new friends.
  • The Hudson Valley Meadowlark Festival is set to take place from September 8-10 at Stone Ridge Orchard & Farmers Market in Stone Ridge, New York, featuring some of the most storied names in Americana, indie rock, and experimental music.