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  • Wed, 20 Feb 2019 14:13:45 -0500

    Rob Thomas coming to SPAC without Matchbox Twenty
    Rob Thomas coming to SPAC without Matchbox Twenty:

    Rob Thomas, perhaps best known as the frontman for rock band Matchbox Twenty, will be coming to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center as a solo artist this summer.

    Thomas’ Saratoga show, on July 24, comes toward the tail end of the Chip Tooth Tour. The concert, which will also feature Abby Anderson, is part of the venue’s Ellis Medicine Concert Series at SPAC.

  • Wed, 20 Feb 2019 12:40:13 -0500

    Breaking Benjamin headed to SPAC
    Breaking Benjamin headed to SPAC:

    Alt-metal rockers Breaking Benjamin, who performed at the Times Union Center in December, will return to the region with a 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, performance at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.

  • Thu, 14 Feb 2019 09:33:40 -0500

    What Went Wrong at New York City Ballet
    What Went Wrong at New York City Ballet:

    Amid allegations of sexual harassment and violence, the company is reckoning with its tone on and off the stage.

  • Wed, 13 Feb 2019 20:27:16 -0500

    Beck, 'special guests' coming to SPAC in August
    Beck, 'special guests' coming to SPAC in August:

    SARATOGA SPRINGS — Beck will bring his Night Running Tour to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Aug. 12. Beck won the Best Alternative Music Album with “Colors” at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night.

    The lineup also includes Cage the Elephant, Spoon and Sunflower Bean.

  • Wed, 13 Feb 2019 18:53:50 -0500

    Heart, Sheryl Crow coming to SPAC
    Heart, Sheryl Crow coming to SPAC:

    Heart is headed to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center for a 7 p.m., July 21, show with special guests Sheryl Crow and Lucie Silvas.

  • Wed, 13 Feb 2019 17:20:15 -0500

    Jackson Browne, Lucius to play SPAC on July 5
    Jackson Browne, Lucius to play SPAC on July 5:

    SARATOGA SPRINGS - The 1970s singer-songwriter Jackson Browne will perform a concert starting at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 5, at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Brooklyn-born indie pop band Lucius will open the show.

  • Tue, 05 Feb 2019 15:47:09 -0500

    Lynyrd Skynyrd Detail More Farewell Tour Dates
    Lynyrd Skynyrd Detail More Farewell Tour Dates:

    Lynyrd Skynyrd are stretching their farewell tour to “Freebird”-sized proportions by adding dozens of new summer dates. The group announced its Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour last year, and will resume it this year with a set at the Stagecoach festival. Cody Jinks, Hank Williams, Jr. and Bad Company will each appear with them on select dates. Tickets will go on sale on February 8th at 10 a.m. local time.

  • Tue, 05 Feb 2019 14:13:39 -0500

    Lynyrd Skynyrd's farewell tour coming to SPAC - Times Union
    Lynyrd Skynyrd's farewell tour coming to SPAC - Times Union:

    SARATOGA SPRINGS — Lynyrd Skynyrd’s farewell tour will stop at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Aug. 31.

    Hank Williams Jr. will join the band on its Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour.

  • Thu, 31 Jan 2019 15:46:54 -0500

    SPAC Announces 2019 Jazz Festival Lineup
    SPAC Announces 2019 Jazz Festival Lineup:

    Saratoga Performing Arts Center has released the lineup for June’s Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival. Legendary jazz guitarist and vocalist George Benson and fan-favorite Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue will return while singer-songwriter Norah Jones will make her first appearance at the festival that runs all day on June 29th and 30th. In addition to 11 artists on the mainstage, the event will also feature as many acts on the Charles R. Wood “Jazz Discovery” Stage.

  • Thu, 31 Jan 2019 14:13:50 -0500

    Saratoga Auto Museum accepting consignments for September auction
    Saratoga Auto Museum accepting consignments for September auction:

    The Saratoga Automobile Museum is accepting reserve and no-reserve vehicle consignments for its Sept. 20 and 21 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Select entries will be prominently displayed in advertising materials. More information is available here or by calling 518-587-1935.

  • Thu, 31 Jan 2019 12:40:17 -0500

    Norah Jones, George Benson to headline SPAC jazz fest
    Norah Jones, George Benson to headline SPAC jazz fest:

    SARATOGA SPRINGS – The Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival this summer will feature at Saratoga Performing Arts Center a roster of 22 musical groups, highlighted by the festival debut of Grammy Award-winning pianist-songwriter Norah Jones, and the return of jazz guitar legend George Benson and festival favorite Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue.

  • Wed, 23 Jan 2019 14:13:39 -0500

    NYC Ballet holding auditions for area kids for special performances at SPAC
    NYC Ballet holding auditions for area kids for special performances at SPAC:

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — New York City Ballet is looking for local kids to be part of some special performances this summer at Saratoga Performing Arts Center.

    The company is holding auditions at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 10 at the The National Museum of Dance, located at 99 South Broadway in Saratoga Springs. Audition check-in will commence at 12:15 p.m.

    Auditions are for approximately 50 children and teen roles in Balanchine’s Coppélia, which first premiered at SPAC, and Mozartiana, one of Balanchine’s last works.

    Photo Paul Kolnik

  • Tue, 22 Jan 2019 11:07:13 -0500

    Dave Matthews returning to SPAC
    Dave Matthews returning to SPAC:

    The Dave Matthews Band will be returning to the Saratoga Performing Arts Centerthis summer with two 8 p.m. shows on Friday and Saturday, July 12 and July 13, Live Nation has announced.

  • Fri, 18 Jan 2019 14:13:46 -0500

    Megaticket deal includes five SPAC country shows
    Megaticket deal includes five SPAC country shows:

    Country music fans, rejoice: Several ticket packages announced on Friday can get people into five concerts featuring Chris Young, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan and more, at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center this summer. The 2019 Country Megaticket, announced by Live Nation, comes in packages at three price points, and goes on sale starting at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25.

    • May 25: Chris Young, with Chris Janson and more
    • July 6: 107.7 GNA Countryfest starring Old Dominion, with Big & Rich, Eli Young Band and more
    • July 11: Luke Bryan, with Cole Swindell and Jon Langston
    • July 25: Brad Paisley, with Chris Lane and Riley Green
    • Sept. 5: Jason Aldean, with Kane Brown, Carly Pierce and Dee Jay Silver
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  • Fri, 18 Jan 2019 12:40:14 -0500

    Scene changes in spotlight at Capital Region entertainment venues
    Scene changes in spotlight at Capital Region entertainment venues:

    Construction will be one of the biggest behind-the-scenes components of the arts and cultural scene in the Capital Region during 2019. Multiple long-established institutions in Albany and Saratoga Springs will have major construction projects underway or in the final planning stages.

    Saratoga Springs

    A grant from New York state will allow the Saratoga Performing Arts Center to replace the ramps that go from the lawn to the upstairs of the amphitheater. SPAC has also received funds for a comprehensive review of its physical plant and other facilities, the first in 52 years. The assessment will lay the groundwork for a new building to anchor the concession area. Projected to cost $5.5 million to $6 million, the historically appropriate building will replace badly aging restrooms, reorient the concessions services and have a large upstairs room that can accommodate groups for a variety of functions, including pre-show talks, classes and other educational purposes. The extra space is considered especially necessary because SPAC’s education programs, after growing from serving 5,000 students to 38,000 in the past two years, are projected to reach 100,000 by 2020.

    Universal Preservation Hall, under renovation now, will be dark for all of 2019 while a total overhaul creates a flexible, state-of-the-art performance venue with office and rehearsal space, community rooms and a glass entry atrium. An opening in the first quarter of 2020 is projected. Of the $9.4 million budget, all but $300,000 has been raised.

  • Fri, 18 Jan 2019 11:07:05 -0500

    Luke Bryan Announces 2019 Sunset Repeat Tour
    Luke Bryan Announces 2019 Sunset Repeat Tour:

    Luke Bryan has announced his 2019 tour plans: The Sunset Repeat Tour will have him playing across the nation, and will also feature Cole Swindell and Jon Langston.

    July 11 — Saratoga Springs, N.Y. @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center

  • Thu, 17 Jan 2019 11:07:00 -0500

    Santana coming to SPAC
    Santana coming to SPAC:

    Carlos Santana is taking to the road in 2019 to celebrate a couple of milestones, and his tour will include a stop at Saratoga Performing Arts Center.

    The guitarist will play SPAC on Aug. 23 as part of his “Supernatural Now” tour commemorating the 20th anniversary of his Grammy-winning and career-redefining “Supernatural” album, as well as the 50th anniversary of his performance at Woodstock.

  • Mon, 14 Jan 2019 12:40:23 -0500

    New and timeless highlight SPAC's classical season
    New and timeless highlight SPAC's classical season:

    The Saratoga Performing Arts Center and it’s three summer residencies will be honoring classic masterpieces as well as saluting new contemporary works this summer when the 2019 season heats up in July.

  • Mon, 14 Jan 2019 11:06:54 -0500

    SPAC announces 2019 classical lineup
    SPAC announces 2019 classical lineup:

    A symphony by a jazz giant, a Mozart “Requiem,” a Little Tramp, a lot of Balanchine and works by 21st-century choreographers are all included in the 2019 classical summer schedule released by the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.

  • Mon, 14 Jan 2019 09:33:50 -0500

    Phish returning to SPAC in July
    Phish returning to SPAC in July:

    After breaking attendance records at Albany’s Times Union Center during a two-night stay last October, Phish is returning to Saratoga Performing Arts Center this summer.

    The Vermont-based jam band, which hadn’t played SPAC since 2016, will be performing a pair of shows at the amphitheater July 2-3 as part of a 26-show summer tour. Phish will then go on to play Fenway Park in Boston July 5-6.

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