Sun, 11 Nov 2018 12:30:36 -0500Train and Goo Goo Dolls Announce 2019 Summer Ampitheater TourTrain and Goo Goo Dolls Announce 2019 Summer Ampitheater Tour:
Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, Nov. 16 on LiveNation; fans signed up to Train’s mailing list can get in on the presale Nov. 12.
July 26th - Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Sun, 11 Nov 2018 10:05:06 -0500Train, Goo Goo Dolls to play SPAC in 2019Train, Goo Goo Dolls to play SPAC in 2019:
Train and the Goo Goo Dolls, both forces in the ‘90s and '00s music scenes, are touring around the nation’s amphitheaters for a 2019 summer tour. They’ll be making a stop at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Friday, July 26, according to a Friday announcement.
The concert is the first announcement for the SPAC 2019 season, according to the Live Nation Concerts at SPAC Facebook page.
Thu, 01 Nov 2018 09:33:39 -0400Alta Havana plays Latin Night at the Jazz BarAlta Havana plays Latin Night at the Jazz Bar:
Live at the Jazz Bar will be back on Thursday, Nov. 1 with Latin Night, an evening of social dancing with Alta Havana.
The evening, at the Hall of Springs in Saratoga Spa State Park, will begin at 7 p.m. with a salsa and cha-cha lesson led by Tango Fusion’s Dianne Lachtrupp and Johnny Martinez. The music, featuring the Cuban rhythms of Alta Havana, will follow at 8 p.m.
The event is free, however, space is limited and reservations are necessary. There is a cash bar.
Live at the Jazz Bar, hosted by the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, continues on Thursday, Dec. 13, with Swing Night with Annie and the Hedonists.
Mon, 29 Oct 2018 11:07:13 -0400SEEN: 2018 Hyde Gala
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 17:20:28 -0400SPAC boost first-time visitors for classical seasonSPAC boost first-time visitors for classical season:
The Saratoga Performing Arts Center attracted 31 percent more first-time ticket buyers to its 2017 classical programming, according to figure released Thursday afternoon at the fall meeting of SPAC’s board of directors. Overall classical attendance exceeded projections, but the venue did not release specific figures.
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 12:40:16 -0400Saratoga Auto Auction lures car buffs to Spa CitySaratoga Auto Auction lures car buffs to Spa City:
SARATOGA, N.Y. – Nearly all the parts on Bill Bennett’s custom 1932 Ford pickup were built from scratch.
“We just kept on building and seven years later came out like this,” said Bennett, a small business owner from Highland Mills. "There’s a lot of satisfaction doing something like this. When you turn the key and it starts, that it was all worth it.“
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 12:40:34 -0400Repetitive But Never Boring: Ringo Starr And His All Starr Band Cover Old FavoritesRepetitive But Never Boring: Ringo Starr And His All Starr Band Cover Old Favorites:
Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band brought a bit of nostalgia to Saratoga Springs Performing Arts Center on Friday, September 14, covering 25 well known songs from the ’80s and ’90s. On a stage decked out with a large drape screen-printed with a peace sign, sunflowers, and stars, the former Beatle, Sir Richard Starkey, Jr., brought together an eclectic group of performers. On stage with Ringo in the group were Colin Hay of Men at Work, Steve Lukather of Toto, Gregg Rolie of Santana, and newest member Graham Gouldman of 10cc. Percussion and sax featured Warren Ham, with Gregg Bissonette focused on drums..
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 11:06:51 -0400Outlaw Music Festival starring Willie Nelson & Neil Young at SPAC on SundayOutlaw Music Festival starring Willie Nelson & Neil Young at SPAC on Sunday:
On Sunday, September 23, the traveling Outlaw Music Festival featuring Willie Nelson and Neil Young will be making a stop at SPAC. Other performers include Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats, Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real, Sturgill Simpson and Particle Kid.
2:30 PM: Particle Kid
3:20 PM: Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real
4:10 PM: Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats
5:50 PM: Sturgill Simpson
7:35 PM: Neil Young and Promise of the Real
9:35 PM: Willie Nelson
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 16:39:40 -0400Labor Board Ratchets Up Prosecution of ‘Negligent’ UnionsLabor Board Ratchets Up Prosecution of ‘Negligent’ Unions:
Labor unions will likely face more litigation from dissatisfied workers and right-to-work groups under a new directive issued by the NLRB.
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 11:07:04 -0400Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band deliver diverse set of tunes at SPACRingo Starr & His All-Starr Band deliver diverse set of tunes at SPAC:
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. >> Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band gave their all to the Spa City crowd on Friday night at Saratoga Performing Arts Center, supplying a diverse set of tunes by different band members.
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 09:33:38 -0400Energetic Ringo and pals span the decadesEnergetic Ringo and pals span the decades:
Goosebump moment: The playing of “With a Little Help from My Friends"
When Ringo Starr jogged onstage at SPAC to kick off his performance with his six-piece All Starr band, the 78-year-old former Beatle looked trim and spry in black jeans and a blazer — and at least from afar could easily have passed for 40 years old.
Wed, 08 Aug 2018 18:53:41 -0400Packed SPAC enjoys Bentley's music, anticsPacked SPAC enjoys Bentley's music, antics:
His music floats between modern and traditional country, with rockers in the setlist alongside ballads
Wed, 08 Aug 2018 17:20:27 -0400Dierks Bentley at SPACDierks Bentley at SPAC:
Dierks Bentley and Brothers Osbourne perform on stage at SPAC, during their Mountain High Tour, in Saratoga Springs on Sunday, August 5, 2018.
Wed, 08 Aug 2018 15:47:01 -0400Struggling to stay greenStruggling to stay green:
The magic of the Saratoga Performing Arts Center’s summer season is in full swing. Between the Philadelphia Orchestra’s residency, the Live Nation concerts, and other special events, it’s drawn in a lot of foot traffic, which has been great for SPAC but tough on the lawn.
It’s a perennial problem. When the grounds were first designed in 1966, by Vollmer Associates, they were only anticipating the ballet crowds and the orchestra crowds, not those brought in by Live Nation concerts, as the Gazette reported in 2015. The heavy foot traffic has the lawn looking more brown than green and it’s just about halfway through the season.
Wed, 08 Aug 2018 14:13:55 -0400SPAC on Stage kicks off with Russian RenaissanceSPAC on Stage kicks off with Russian Renaissance:
An ensemble that challenges listeners’ expectations of classical Russian folk music will perform on Monday
Wed, 08 Aug 2018 12:40:23 -0400Review: Program 'unsubstantial,' attendance poor at SPAC matineeReview: Program 'unsubstantial,' attendance poor at SPAC matinee:
SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Performing Arts Center is conducting an experiment this season by shifting Thursday performances of the Philadelphia Orchestra to matinees. The first outing drew a pitiful turnout, the absolute worst I’ve seen in 16 years of covering the orchestra’s annual residencies. Since the venue doesn’t release attendance figures of individual performances, we’ll have to wait for the post-season report to see how the new innovation ultimately fared.
Wed, 08 Aug 2018 11:06:57 -0400Energetic Chicago makes them smile at SPACEnergetic Chicago makes them smile at SPAC:
Group showcases second album; REO Speedwagon opens with highly enjoyable set
Wed, 08 Aug 2018 09:33:53 -0400SPAC's interstellar festival combines music, art, scienceSPAC's interstellar festival combines music, art, science:
Art and outer space. Those four small words conjoin two enormous realms — one apparently earthbound, one astronomical — that can seem literal worlds apart.
But not for artist, astronaut, engineer and Albany native Nicole Stott. For her, the two domains have been linked inextricably since she glimpsed Earth from space and then, over the years, started painting it. Which piece of the planet she first spied from above, she can’t recall.
Sat, 04 Aug 2018 20:52:49 -0400'Harry Potter' kicks off 'Cinema Saturdays' with orchestra'Harry Potter' kicks off 'Cinema Saturdays' with orchestra:
Even the most ardent Harry Potter fans might forget who wrote the music to the original film back in 2002.
Show up at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Saturday night, however, watch “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” on the big screen, and listen to the Philadelphia Orchestra perform live with the film, you might remember that John Williams was responsible for the music, earning him one of his five Oscars for Best Score.
Wed, 01 Aug 2018 09:33:37 -0400Review: Fogerty rips through Creedence, solo hits in lively SPAC showReview: Fogerty rips through Creedence, solo hits in lively SPAC show:
SARATOGA SPRINGS – For a summertime classic rock show, there are worse acts you could book than John Fogerty. Between his legendary body of work with Creedence Clearwater Revival and his solo album “Centerfield,” the dude has dozens of songs readymade for hanging out and enjoying a cold beverage. Sunday night at SPAC offered up that opportunity, as Fogerty rolled into Saratoga Springs for an amphitheatre-only performance where he and his band blasted through 25 CCR, solo and cover tunes in less than two hours.