Sat, 20 Jul 2019 11:06:56 -0400Ballet's mid-day Saturday SPAC performance canceled due to heatBallet's mid-day Saturday SPAC performance canceled due to heat:
New York City Ballet canceled its 2 p.m. Saturday performance of Coppélia due to the excessive heat forecast, Saratoga Performing Arts Center and the ballet announced.
Based on current predictions, the Ballet Gala and performance on Saturday evening will continue as scheduled.
Fri, 05 Jul 2019 12:40:19 -0400Phish Kicks Off Night Two @ SPAC in Saratoga Springs, NY [SETLIST/STREAM]Phish Kicks Off Night Two @ SPAC in Saratoga Springs, NY [SETLIST/STREAM]:
Phish just wrapped up their second night of their two-night run at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, New York.
The band started the show with an uproarious start with “Fluffhead” that immediately had to dangle the energy in front of the crowd for about two or three minutes while a bass technical issue was rectified. A great version of the song followed and anyone chasing “Fluffhead” was just given the memory of a lifetime.
Fri, 05 Jul 2019 11:06:51 -0400Afrobeat concert replacing Japanese drummers at SPAC after visa problemAfrobeat concert replacing Japanese drummers at SPAC after visa problem:
ALBANY — Fela! The Concert, a touring show adapted from the Broadway musical about Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, will replace Yamato: The Drummers of Japan in a world-music concert at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on July 29 as a result of the drumming troupe canceling its American tour after a visa denial by the federal government.
Fri, 05 Jul 2019 09:33:46 -0400Phish Delivers "Sleep" Bust Out With Velvet Underground Encore At SPAC Night Two [Recap/Photos]Phish Delivers "Sleep" Bust Out With Velvet Underground Encore At SPAC Night Two [Recap/Photos]:
On Wednesday night, Phish put on a display of variety worthy of a closing night at Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Night 2 at SPAC was witness to a “Fluffhead” opener, “Sleep” for the first time in 289 shows, as well as a “Plasma” sandwich closed out by an additional “Tweezer Reprise”. As the band heads into a holiday weekend stint at Boston’s Fenway Park, Phish proved again on Wednesday that they’re firing on all cylinders heading into the latter part of summer tour.
Photo: Andrew Blackstein
Wed, 03 Jul 2019 20:27:03 -0400Photos: Phish fans flood SPACPhotos: Phish fans flood SPAC:
SARATOGA SPRINGS — Crowds flooded the Saratoga Performing Arts Center for the first of jam band Phish’s two-night stand at the amphitheater.
Tuesday evening’s show is the fourth major show in as many days at SPAC: The Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival was held Saturday and Sunday, followed by Blink-182 and Lil Wayne on Monday evening.
Wed, 03 Jul 2019 18:53:43 -0400Phish Kicks Off Two Night Run @ SPAC Saratoga Springs, NY [SETLIST/STREAM]Phish Kicks Off Two Night Run @ SPAC Saratoga Springs, NY [SETLIST/STREAM]:
Phish started their two-night run at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, New York last night and we were playing along with the show from the streams on the couch.
Wed, 03 Jul 2019 17:20:26 -0400Review: Crowd enjoys Blink-182 tour at SPACReview: Crowd enjoys Blink-182 tour at SPAC:
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Concertgoers were able to hear three different genres of music Monday night at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.
The California-based American rock band, Blink-182, brought Wrexham-based pop-punk band Neck Deep and rapper Lil Wayne to their 2019 tour.
Wed, 03 Jul 2019 15:47:00 -040042nd Saratoga Jazz Festival at SPAC42nd Saratoga Jazz Festival at SPAC:
Musicians perform during the 42nd annual Saratoga Jazz Festival at SPAC in Saratoga Springs on Sunday, June 30, 2019.
Tue, 25 Jun 2019 09:33:48 -0400SEEN: Yaddo Summer Benefit 2019SEEN: Yaddo Summer Benefit 2019:
Were you Seen at the Yaddo Summer Benefit on June 20, 2019 on the grounds of Yaddo in Saratoga Springs, NY?
Fri, 21 Jun 2019 11:07:14 -0400Dead and Company Ushers in Summer Season at SPAC: Weir and Mayer...Dead and Company Ushers in Summer Season at SPAC: Weir and Mayer...:
Dead and Company ushered in the summer concert season at SPAC on Tuesday, June 18 with their bluesy, jazzy jam sessions that lasted late into the warm evening. The music phenomenon brought throngs of fans to the venue that also brought the culture of Shake Down Street, free love and weed with them to the outdoor venue. While the music was exceptional, with musicians demonstrating unusual versatility and impressive control over their instruments, the night was overshadowed by a darker theme of overindulgence and lack of civility among fans.
Fri, 21 Jun 2019 09:41:58 -0400Dead & Company Busts Out 'In The Midnight Hour' At SPACDead & Company Busts Out 'In The Midnight Hour' At SPAC:
Dead & Company played their first concert of the summer on the East Coast on Tuesday at SPAC in Saratoga Springs, New York. The band relied heavily on the Grateful Dead’s ’70s output and dusted off a cover of Wilson Pickett’s “In The Midnight Hour” after three years on the shelf as part of their performance at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 09:15:40 -0400Grateful Dead Retrospective: Hanging Off The Balcony At SPAC, 1983–1988 [Listen]Grateful Dead Retrospective: Hanging Off The Balcony At SPAC, 1983–1988 [Listen]:
With Dead & Company’s show at Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY approaching on Tuesday, June 18th—exactly 36 years to the day from the first Grateful Dead SPAC show—we wanted to take a look back at the Dead’s short but eventful history of four shows in Saratoga Springs, all of which featured band’s “80’s lineup” of lead guitarist/vocalist Jerry Garcia, rhythm guitarist/vocalist Bob Weir, bassist Phil Lesh, keyboardist Brent Mydland, and drummers Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart.
Tue, 28 May 2019 09:33:43 -0400Chris Young performs at SPACChris Young performs at SPAC:
Headliner Chris Young performs, with Chris Janson opening performer, for LiveNation’s first concert of the season at SPAC, in Saratoga Springs on Saturday, May 24, 2019.
Tue, 28 May 2019 09:10:25 -0400Snapshot: Country star Chris Young opens SPAC summer seasonSnapshot: Country star Chris Young opens SPAC summer season:
Country artist Chris Young performs on Saturday night at Saratoga Performing Arts Center during the first concert of the 2019 season.
Sat, 25 May 2019 14:13:42 -0400168th Albany Law School Commencement at SPAC168th Albany Law School Commencement at SPAC:
Scenes from 168th Albany Law School Union University Commencement at SPAC in Saratoga Springs on Friday, May 24, 2019. The commencement speaker was Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals and the State of NY Hon. Janet DiFiore.
Sat, 25 May 2019 12:40:27 -0400Photos: Albany Medical College's 2019 CommencementPhotos: Albany Medical College's 2019 Commencement:
Albany Medical College held its commencement ceremonies Thursday afternoon at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs.
Sat, 25 May 2019 12:38:03 -0400Spotlight: Chris Young at SPAC
Wed, 22 May 2019 11:07:00 -0400Cardi B postpones more shows due to plastic surgery complications (report)
Wed, 22 May 2019 09:33:34 -0400Park police union says there aren't enough officers to cover expanded SPAC seasonPark police union says there aren't enough officers to cover expanded SPAC season:
As of Tuesday, there are 33 special events or concerts scheduled this year – the most ever. That presents more challenges for the police charged with keeping concertgoers safe - the State Park Police.
Wed, 22 May 2019 09:09:52 -0400This weekend’s Cardi B concerts in Upstate NY are postponedThis weekend’s Cardi B concerts in Upstate NY are postponed:
Cardi B has postponed her concerts at the St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview and Saratoga Performing Arts Center.
LiveNation said in an announcement that the concerts were being postponed due to “circumstances beyond her control.” Cardi B was scheduled to perform at the Amp on Saturday, May 25, and at SPAC on Sunday, May 26. The “Femme It Forward” tour includes special guests Teyana Taylor, City Girls, and Nicole Bus opening the show.