Past Dates

Saturday, August 25th, 2018

The Sweetback Sisters - 7pm
Price: FREE!

On their new album, ‘King Of Killing Time,’ the Sisters push their timely take on country’s golden age into more adventurous territory than ever before, with airtight harmonies, blazing leads, charging rhythms, and playful lyrics. Centered around the charismatic vocal interplay of Emily Miller and Zara Bode, the record’s ten tracks are a mix of infectious originals and unexpected interpretations of everything from George Jones to Gram Parsons. Hints of jazz and ragtime flesh out the group’s unique brand of Americana, as Miller, Bode, and their remarkably versatile band (guitarist Ryan Hommel, fiddler Ben Sanders, bassist Jason Sypher, and drummer Stefan Amidon) conjure up a singular blend of heart, humor, and virtuosic musicianship.

Photo by Gisel Florez

Saturday, August 18th, 2018

Keith Pray Big Soul Ensemble - 7pm
Price: FREE!

Comprised of 17 of the capital district’s finest musicians, the Big Soul Ensemble performs a mix of original compositions and classic repertoire for an upbeat, swingin’ time that pays homage to the big band tradition…..with the feel of a jazz combo.

Saturday, August 11th, 2018

Robbie Fulks - 7pm
Price: FREE!


Robbie Fulks is a singer, recording artist, instrumentalist, composer, and songwriter. His most recent release, 2017’s Upland Stories, earned year’s-best recognition from NPR and Rolling Stone among many others, as well as two Grammy® nominations, for folk album and American roots song (“Alabama At Night”).

Besides country and bluegrass music, Robbie is fiercely fond of Charles Mingus, P.G. Wodehouse, quantum mechanics, his wife Donna, comedy in almost all forms, cooking, swimming laps, the past, Arthur Schopenhauer, Universal horror movies, his grandson and even his sons, coastal towns in the off-season, and rye whiskey, though in nothing like that order.

Saturday, August 4th, 2018

Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands - 8pm
Price: FREE!


Grammy Award winning Laurie Lewis has long been a purveyor of some of the most artful and sophisticated folk and bluegrass music....joined by a stellar crew.

Saturday, July 28th, 2018

The Big Takeover - 7pm
Price: FREE!



"Led by the powerhouse, Jamaican-born singer and songwriter NeeNee Rushie, The Big Takeover's horn-powered global blend reveals deep fluency in reggae and world music, hints of soul and Motown, and their own infectious brand of pop classicism."
                                         -John Burdick

Saturday, July 21st, 2018

Frank Vignola Trio - 7pm
Price: FREE!

Frank Vignola, born December 30th, 1965, is one of the most extraordinary guitarists performing before the public today. His stunning virtuosity has made him the guitarist of choice for many of the world’s top musicians, including Ringo Starr, Madonna, Donald Fagen, Wynton Marsalis, Tommy Emmanuel, the Boston Pops, the New York Pops, and guitar legend Les Paul, who named Vignole to his “Five Most Admired Guitarists List: for the Wall Street Journal. Vignola’s jaw- dropping technique explains why the new York Times deemed him “one of the brightest stars of the guitar”.

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

Orquesta Akokán - 7pm
Price: FREE!

Daptone Records is proud to introduce and Riverlink is proud to present Orquesta Akokán, a big band collective of Havana’s top musicians both young and old, joining forces with some of the most creative and spirited talents of New York’s Latin music scene. Born out of a shared vision by singer José "Pepito" Gómez, producer Jacob Plasse, and arranger Michael Eckroth, the group reinvigorates the sound of the golden era of Cuban mambo with a bold new energy.

Saturday, July 7th, 2018

Mark Doyle and the Maniacs - 7pm
Price: FREE!

Formed in 2009, Mark Doyle & The Maniacs is the brainchild of guitarist/producer Mark Doyle. Signed to RCA in the early ‘70s with his first band, Jukin’ Bone (who played their own brand of fiery, Anglophilic blues rock), Mark has gone on to record and tour with artists as varied as Meat Loaf, Bryan Adams, Judy Collins, Leo Sayer, Kim Simmonds and Hall & Oates.

With a stellar line-up that, along with Mark Doyle on guitar and vocals, now includes original member Terry Quill on second guitar, harp and vocals, Frank DeFonda on drums and Joel Kane on bass and vocals, this outfit is downright armed and should be considered dangerous.



Saturday, August 26th, 2017

Los Hacheros - 7pm
Price: FREE!
“Sometimes it's necessary to get back to basics. In the case of Los Hacheros, that means returning to the deep groove of Afro-Caribbean music that provides the source material for modern salsa and all of its permutations.” NPR


A band of only 5 musicians, Los Hacheros can sound like a conjunto of 12.  Eddie Venegas plays violin, sings chorus and improvises mambos on the trombone.  Itai Kriss sings, plays flute, campana, and guiro, while Papote Jimenez is in charge of lead vocals, soulful soneos and congas. William Ash holds down the tumbaos on baby bass while Jacob Plasse plays the tres, a guitar-like instrument originating from the Oriente Province in Cuba.

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

New Orleans Suspects - 7pm
Price: FREE!
Refugees from a variety of New Orleans outfits such as the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, the Neville Brothers and the Radiators… the New Orleans Suspects bring together some of the best, most highly respected players in New Orleans for a rousing celebration of Rock, World Beat and Crescent City Funk.
The New Orleans Suspects are:
Willie Green – drums
Charlie Wooton – bass
Jake Eckert – guitar & vocals
CR Gruver – keyboard & vocals
Jeff Watkins - sax

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

Franklin Micare Trio - 7pm
Price: FREE!
On his own or with his formidable trio, Franklin Micare is a walking catalog of swing, pop and soul. His ability to mingle musical styles has gotten him a rabid club following and keeps him a top draw on the social circuit.

Saturday, August 5th, 2017

Sean Rowe - 8pm
Price: FREE!
Though Sean Rowe has often made his hometown of Troy, New York and its surrounding areas his creative base, his New Lore album brought a new environment, and a new producer. Appropriate to his love of folk-blues legends like Howlin' Wolf, he ventured to Sam Phillips Recording studio in Memphis to work with Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell, Margo Price). They tapped into the history of the legendary space to hone a sound that is at once rich and stark, putting Rowe's deep and dynamic rage at the forefront. Because if high notes can shatter windows, Rowe's low and guttural ones can meld sand into glass.

Saturday, July 29th, 2017

French 75 - 7pm
Price: FREE!
French 75 is a New Orleans style group playing 1920s jazz standards.  Rehearsals include disagreements, good beer and working on their version of 1920s hot jazz!  French 75 is Alex Kollias on clarinet, Haneef Nelson on trumpet, John Birt on banjo, Mark Macksoud on drums and Allison Lazur on tuba.


Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

Phoebe Hunt and the Gatherers - 7pm
Price: FREE!
An accomplished Americana instrumentalist with foundations in jazz and swing music, Phoebe makes an impressive creative leap with her latest record. It’s the culmination of a five year journey that has taken her from her Austin roots through Music Row, Brooklyn, and even to India to study with seventh-generation master violinist Kala Ramnath.  Along the way, Phoebe found her voice and delivered her most inspired set of songs to date — the soundtrack to her self-discovery.
Phoebe Hunt – Vocals/Fiddle  
Dominick Leslie – Mandolin/Harmony Vocals  
Roy Williams -  Guitar/Harmony Vocals  
Dave Speranza/Jared Engle – Upright Bass  
Sam Reider - Accordion/Keys

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

Jane Lee Hooker - 7pm
Price: FREE!
Jane Lee Hooker is five women from New York City infusing NYC grit and attitude into the blues.
With double lead guitars, a hard-driving rhythm section, and soul-scouring vocals, JLH honors the likes of Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Johnny Winter, Big Mama Thornton, and other blues greats. Few bands today deliver the goods with as much raw soul as JLH.

Saturday, July 8th, 2017

I Draw Slow - 7pm
Price: FREE!
Dublin, Ireland’s I Draw Slow has won the adoration of fans in their home country and North America by combining American folk and Irish storytelling traditions with close-harmony vocals, intriguing instrumentation and compelling subject matter.

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

Albany Symphony - Water Music New York at Amsterdam - 8pm
Price: FREE!


“An Erie Canal Bicentennial Celebration”



David Alan Miller, Conductor Albany Symphony

MVCKids, MVC Youth Chorale, and the River Valley Ringers

HANDEL: Selections from "Water Music

ANGELICA NEGRON (City University of New York):  Erie Canal Bicentennial Commission (World Premiere)

AMERICAN FAVORITES including “Stars and Stripes,” FIREWORKS and more!


Saturday, July 1st, 2017

Suitcase Junket - 7pm
Price: FREE!
From the salvaged sounds of American juke joints, back porches, honky tonks and rock clubs, The Suitcase Junket conjures an entirely new sound in his current album, Pile Driver
The Suitcase Junket is Matt Lorenz: artist, tinkerer, swamp yankee, one-man band. His is the road-worn voice rising over the grind of a tube-amped dumpster guitar, with wild double pitches of throat singing. From The Suitcase Junket's penchant for thrift and ingenuity comes this full-length album -- his debut at Signature Sounds -- of original rock anthems, mountain ballads, blues manifestos and dance-hall festivity, played on instruments built of broken bottles, twisted forks, dried bones, gas cans, shoes, saw blades, a toy keyboard, and an overhead compartment’s worth of luggage. 

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

Searson - 7pm
Price: FREE!
From Ottawa Valley, Ontario, Canada, Searson blends Celtic traditions with Canadian old time sounds combining spirited fiddling, energetic dancing and gorgeous harmonies.  Multi-instrumentalist sisters Erin and Colleen Searson join with drummer Danno O’Shea and bassist Frasier Gauthier to provide audiences with a reason to dance and celebrate.

Saturday, August 27th, 2016

Robin and Linda Williams - 7pm
Price: FREE

Robin and Linda Williams

For more than four decades, Robin & Linda Williams have made it their mission to perform the music that they love, "a robust blend of bluegrass, folk, old-time and acoustic country that combines wryly observant lyrics with a wide-ranging melodicism."


Saturday, August 20th, 2016

Mariachi Flor de Toloache - 7pm
Price: FREE

Mariachi Flor de Toloache

Latin Grammy nominees, their mélange of the traditional and the modern pushes the boundaries of the genre and brings Mariachi music to new audiences.


Friday, August 19th, 2016

True Grit Outlaws and Tunnel - 7pm
Price: FREE

Yup, more Tunnel and FIREWORKS.


Saturday, August 13th, 2016

Latin BBQ Fundraiser - 5 - 7pm
Price: $25 B4 August 11th

Help keep the music going at Riverlink!  Join us for a Latin BBQ under the tent, 5 - 7pm, then enjoy the fabulous sounds of Alex Torres and His Latin Orchestra! Buy on-line at or call 518-866-4999.



Saturday, August 13th, 2016

Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra - 7pm
Price: FREE

Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra

Bringing their danceable, spicy mix of salsa, merengue and Latin jazz


Saturday, August 6th, 2016

Tumbleweed Highway - 8pm
Price: FREE

Tumbleweed Highway

“Cosmic Country”…deep rooted in country tradition, Southern Rock, and Outlaw Country, all with a present day twist and flavor.


Enjoy Mohawk Valley Riverfest all day....crafts, foods, beer/wine tastings, kids activities with Second Time Around Big Band at 5pm. Plus FIREWORKS!



Friday, August 5th, 2016

Redline - 8pm
Price: FREE

Pushing the limits of 80s and 90s rock music!


Saturday, July 30th, 2016

Caleb Klauder Country Band - 7pm
Price: FREE

Caleb Klauder Country Band

A classic honky-tonk band performing original songs right alongside classics from George Jones, The Louvin Brothers and Dolly Parton, all at once sounding timeless, fresh, and alive.


Moonshine Holler opens at 6pm!


Saturday, July 23rd, 2016

Roomful of Blues - 7pm
Price: FREE

Roomful of Blues

The band’s winning combination of jump, swing, blues, R&B and soul has earned five Grammy Award nominations and a slew of other accolades over its 45 year career.


Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Flame - 7pm
Price: FREE

Rocking with ABILITIES.....a cover band with a difference!


Saturday, July 16th, 2016

The Lustre Kings - 7pm
Price: FREE

The Lustre Kings

GREAT rockabilly band. Their soulful, greasy, nasty, all-American Sound is impossible to resist.


Austin songwriter Billy Eli opens at 6pm!


Saturday, July 9th, 2016

Jocelyn and Chris Arndt - 7pm
Price: FREE

Jocelyn and Chris Arndt

“The Arndts sound like they were raised on 60’s rock records, and would enjoy having a drink with the ghost of Janice Joplin.”

-New York Scene Report



Friday, July 8th, 2016

Rattail Jimmy - 8pm
Price: FREE

Playing the best of the 80's...tight vocals, harmonies, and cool guitar.


Saturday, July 2nd, 2016

The Revelers - 7pm
Price: FREE

The Revelers

Lafayette, Louisiana band whose music is a masterful mix of Cajun, zydeco, and ‘50s inflected

swamp rock.


Thursday, June 30th, 2016

True Grit Outlaws - 8pm
Price: FREE

This band breathes and bleeds COUNTRY!!!


Saturday, June 18th, 2016

Skeeter Creek - 8pm
Price: FREE

The biggest country sound in the Capital Region!


Saturday, June 11th, 2016

MedRock - 7:30pm
Price: FREE!

Classic rock by Amsterdam's finest medical professionals!


Saturday, August 29th, 2015

The Twangbusters - 7pm
Price: FREE!

A JUKE JOINT COCKTAIL FOR YOUR SOLE(S)! Boogie, Blues & Bop with a heapin' helpin' of twang and sass, Miss Paula & The Twangbusters bust out their own high-energy danceable blend of American roots juke-joint rhythms!


Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

Toby Walker - 7pm
Price: FREE!

Internationally and nationally acclaimed Toby Walker has been hailed as a roots music finger style guitar virtuoso who has toured the US, England, Wales, France, Germany, Belgium and Holland.

Walker blends the styles of blues, ragtime, country, bluegrass, rock and old time jazz into his own unique style.  Jorma Kaukonen of Hot Tuna and the Jefferson Airplane says "Flat out... you have to hear this great musician... I'm blown away" and has employed Walker to teach at his famous Fur Peace Ranch Guitar Camp for 6 years.





Saturday, August 15th, 2015

Matuto - 7pm
Price: FREE!

Matuto’s songs sway hips and spark insights. Accordion, guitar, bass, drums, cavaquinho, zabumba, and triangle whirl around the core of Matuto’s sound: the syncopations of Brazil and the traditions of the American South. Bluegrass meets Brazil. An unlikely combination on paper, but on the dance floor, it just feels right.


Matuto is emerging internationally as a festival main-stage sensation. Rolling drums and quicksilver accordion licks, earthy vibes and thoughtful reflections mingle in their Appalachia-gone-Afro-Brazilian sound.


Saturday, August 8th, 2015

Roosevelt Dime - 7pm
Price: FREE!

Brooklyn-based Roosevelt Dime takes listeners on a journey through the whole of American roots music…from Americana and Memphis soul to “Mardi-Gras”—a bedrock of New Orleans rhythms that brings driving, melodic banjo, fat-back blues guitar, pure honky-tonk harmonies, and deliciously dirty vocals along for the ride. It makes for a groove so inspired The New York Times has called Roosevelt Dime “a perpetual crowd pleaser.”



  Andrew Green - Banjo / Vocals Eben Pariser - Guitar / Vocals Tony Montalbano - Percussion / Vocals Craig Akin - Bass



Saturday, August 1st, 2015

Triskele - 7pm
Price: FREE!

Triskele, [pronounced Tris-Kay-lee] is an all female Celtic band out of Albany NY. They are known for their stunning harmonies, singing the Gaelic language and for their Irish wit. These ladies perform traditional, original and some modern Celtic/Irish music. Triskele not only revitalizes the Gaelic language, but weaves history and traditions about growing up in Ireland lending a deeper appreciation of aural history.




Saturday, July 25th, 2015

Jocelyn Arndt - 7pm
Price: FREE!

Simply put, Jocelyn Arndt is a devastatingly powerful performer.  

Her combination of voice, emotion, and raw intensity, connects with her audience in a manner that is truly organic, personal, and deeply real.  

Co-writing with her brother and guitar player Chris, the duo along with their band, combine an imploring style with elements of blues, indie-rock, and jazz, to create music that is worlds beyond ordinary.

But regardless of style and approach, it is always the intimacy of Jocelyn’s voice combined with the retro approach of Chris’s guitar work that makes their music and live performances amazing.  


Saturday, July 18th, 2015

Tony's Polka Band - 7pm
Price: FREE!

Tony's Polka Band, based in Hagaman NY has built a repertoire more diverse than any polka band in the business.  They’ve wowed audiences with their high energy performances all across the country. A Riverlink favorite, we’re glad to have them back.


Tony Banewicz-accordion, piano, vocals; Mike Banewicz-trumpet, violin, vocals; Cheryl Matott Humphreys-clarinet, guitar, piano, vocals; Mike “Spike” Krywulych-bass; Elaina Dybas-saxophone, clarinet, vocals; Brandon Malowski-guitar, vocals; Mirek Figiel-drums.

Saturday, July 11th, 2015

Hot Club of Saratoga - 7pm
Price: FREE!

Hot Club of Saratoga, upstate New York Saratoga/Capital Region’s premiere gypsy swing quintet, plays a repertoire that reflects the spirit and style originated by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli in The Quintet of the Hot Club of France most prominent in the 1930’s and kept alive through a long line of gypsy jazz artists since that time. 



Chad Tallman on solo guitar, Chuck Kish on rhythm guitar, Tucker Callander on violin, Jonathan Greene on clarinet and Dylan Perrillo on string bass






Saturday, July 4th, 2015

Christine Ohlman and Rebel Montez - 7pm
Price: FREE!

With her trademark mile-high platinum beehive hairdo and enviable collection of sequins and rhinestones, Ohlman looks like a lady to be reckoned with, and when she opens her mouth to sing, the truth comes out. With Cliff Goodwin-guitars, Michael Colbath-bass and Larry Donahue-drums.






Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Joey Thomas Big Band - 7pm
Price: Free!

American classics from the Capital Region's classic Big Band.



Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

Skeeter Creek - 7pm
Price: FREE!

The Capital Region's hottest country band, Skeeter Creek, returns by popular demand!


Saturday, August 16th, 2014

Town Mountain - 7pm
Price: Free!

About Asheville, North Carolina’s Town Mountain, Devon Leger (The Bluegrass Situation) said: “They play bluegrass. Period. They play it hard, they play it fast, and they play it like their fingers are bleeding and their picks are breaking.”


Saturday, August 9th, 2014

Searson - 7pm
Price: Free!

Sisters Erin and Colleen Searson have developed their own original style of high energy fiddling, passionate vocals and step dancing. The sisters perform on a variety of instruments throughout their live show which includes Colleen on fiddle, vocals and Ottawa Valley Step Dancing, Erin on piano, vocals, step dancing and tenor guitar, Danno O’Shea on drums and percussion and Oriana Barbato on bass and guitar.



Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

Tropic Rhythm - 7pm
Price: FREE!

Tropic Rhythm - Retreat to the Caribbean Islands with the traditional sounds of the Hispanic Culture to relax or just dance the night away. This Latin American Band features arrangements of Bolero, Merengue, Salsa, Motown, R & B, and Jazz.





Saturday, July 26th, 2014

Maryleigh Roohan - 7pm
Price: FREE!

With a style that shifts seamlessly from sunny indie pop to heartfelt Americana and a stage presence that’s full of dynamic soul, Maryleigh Roohan is an entrancing presence who is making waves.


Photo by Julia Zave

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

Almonte - 7pm
Price: Free!

Salsa from the NYC!

Coming from New York City, ALMONTE combines together the best of traditional salsa with some hot new sounding trends. A breakdown of the big band GRUPO ARCANO, ALMONTE is led by singer and conguero Anthony Almonte. This eclectic mix of musicians provides a feel good energy for each and every audience.



Saturday, July 12th, 2014

6th Annual Riverlink Jamboree - 4pm
Price: FREE!

6th Annual Riverlink Jamboree featuring....

the Nellies....our host band (again!)! Their rootsy, Americana music features driving rhythms and beautiful two part harmonies with a fun loving stage presence that will put a smile on your face.



Locust Honey, made up of Chloe Edmonstone, Ariel Dixon, and Meredith Watson, came together in Asheville, North Carolina, and rapidly assembled a repertoire of old-time fiddle tunes, vintage country duets, and bluegrass influenced three part harmonies that skillfully blend their very distinct female voices.


....... and

Dark Don't Catch Me Here - rowdy hip-shakin' roots duo from Allston, MA.


Saturday, July 5th, 2014

Tony's Polka Band - 7:00pm

Tony's Polka Band  - Amsterdam's pre-emminent Polka ambassadors.....serious Polka-chops!


Saturday, August 24th, 2013

the Chronicles - 7pm
Price: FREE!

The Chronicles have chops! Combining jazz, hip hop, funk, soul, and gospel, they bring a unique sound that defies classification; with Bryan Brundige (Trombone), Jeff Nania (Saxophones, Flute), Tyrone Hartzog (Keyboards), Justin Henricks (Guitar), Daniel Lawson (Bass), Andrae Surgick (Drums).


Saturday, August 17th, 2013

Berkshire Bateria/Bossa Triba - 7pm
Price: FREE!

Berkshire Bateria/Bossa Triba is a multi‐talented ensemble featuring drummers, dancers, singers and melodic instrumentalists performing a wide variety of music from Brazil: hot Samba rhythms and cool Bossa Nova jazz; a raucous dance party!



Saturday, August 10th, 2013

Skeeter Creek - 7pm
Price: FREE!

Skeeter Creek has built a reputation as "THE hardest working, most dedicated musicians to come from the Northeast Country Music scene in years".


Saturday, July 27th, 2013

Betty and the Baby Boomers - 7pm
Price: FREE!

Betty and the Baby Boomers draw on sources including traditional folk, contemporary artists like Bruce Cockburn and Dougie MacClean, and classic “folksingers” like Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, and Phil Ochs recasting their music in distinctive arrangements that feature outstanding three and four part harmonies.


Saturday, July 20th, 2013

The Grand Slambovians - 7pm
Price: FREE!

The Grand Slambovians (AKA Gandalf Murphy & The Slambovians Circus of Dreams) have been called everything from 'hillbilly‐Pink Floyd' to 'folk‐pop' to 'surreal Americana'. Their melodic avant‐folk conjures with an exotic instrumental arsenal way beyond standard rock regalia and a palette of styles ranging from dusty Americana ballads to huge Pink Floydesque cinematic anthems.


Saturday, July 13th, 2013

Lucky Tubb and the Modern Day Troubadours - 5:30 pm
Price: FREE!

7pm - Lucky Tubb (great nephew of the legendary Ernest Tubb) and his Modern Day Troubadours, fiddler Natalie Monson, bassist Casey Gill and guitarist Sly Barrack, have branded a rep nationwide as a true‐to‐the‐roots honky‐tonk band with contemporary verve and cool.


5:30pm - Low 'N Lonesome (Rob Adkins and Phil Drum) open with some of the finest old time Blues & Ragtime to be heard anywhere.

Saturday, July 6th, 2013

the Audiostars - 7pm
Price: FREE!

the Audiostars are a kinetic 4-piece band that delivers know-‘em-by-heart classic songs with an energy and passion that defines live music at its very best.

Featuring former members of some of the top bands in the Northeast.


Saturday, August 25th, 2012

the Tichy Boys - 7 pm

The Tichy Boys............The finest Father and Son Rockabilly all of Rensselaer County!  with Johnny Rabb and killer band.

Saturday, August 18th, 2012

Singers/Songwriters - 3 pm

Featuring Olivia Quillio, Dylan Perillo, Ben KN, Holly & Evan, Victoria Bouffard, Evan Gavry and the Tin Stars

Saturday, August 11th, 2012

Skeeter Creek - 7 pm

Skeeter Creek.....Metroland’s Best Local Country Band 2012

Saturday, August 4th, 2012

4th annual Riverlink Jamboree - 3 pm

A musical romp featuring bluegrass, old-timey and traditional music with Tophenjamin, the Nellies, Rusty Belle, Dan Johnson and His Expert Sidemen.

the Nellies

                                              Rusty Belle


Dan Johnson and His Expert Sidemen

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

Girl Howdy - 7 pm

Classic honkytonk & vintage twang define Girl Howdy’s sound.

Saturday, July 21st, 2012

Annie and the Hedonists - 7 pm

Annie and the Hedonists cover an eclectic mix of acoustic music, torchy blues, standards, bluegrass, gospel, labor ballads and early jazz.

Saturday, July 14th, 2012

Joey Thomas Big Band - 7 pm

The Joey Thomas Big Band celebrates 20 years of performing the Great American Songbook.

Saturday, July 7th, 2012

Chandler Travis Philharmonic - 7 pm

The Chandler Travis Philharmonic returns with their eclectic mix of Dixieland romps, twisted Mardi Gras marches, sweaty 60’s rock, smoky torch songs, and occasional novelties!

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

Kidz Theater - 7:00pm

Kidz Theater is a New York City professional training ground for exceptional young performers who excel in the areas of acting, singing and dance.  These talented kids will present "Broadway Through the Ages" - a musical revue of Broadway songs from 1930's to present that you won't want to miss.

This performance is generously underwritten by Amsterdam's Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame.


Read all about it...

Nationally noted troupe, Kidz Theater, nurtures love of music, theatre

Sunday, July 24th 2011, 2:54 PM



Saturday, August 20th, 2011

"One Sweet World" - A Tribute to Dave Matthews Band - 7:00pm

Featuring Amsterdam native Dave Swart (guitar and vocals), OSW pays tribute to the eclectic and massively popular music of the Dave Matthews Band. Joe Davoli (fiddle), Jason Rafalak (bass), Brad Batz (horns and flute), Chris Cornish (drums) and Dave put on a show with just the right mix of tribute and originality. High-energy, great musicianship and - most of all - fun is guaranteed!

Saturday, August 13th, 2011

Singer/Songwriters - 5:00pm acoustic evening featuring Michael Eck, Tom Lindsey, M. R. Polopolous and Matt Durfee.

Lindsay and Eck have been playing Historic American Music together for over 25 years, beginning with the popular Albany NY electric roots band, Chefs of the Future. It’s all acoustic now, with the duo accompanying themselves on guitar and mandolin along with flashes of dobro, ukulele, strumstick, autoharp and banjo. Eck and Lindsay take this stuff seriously, but they have lots of fun.

M. R. Poulopoulos……… is a literate songwriter and his gentle approach puts a sharp focus on his words and voice.

Matt Durfee is a careful constructor of moving melodies and thoughtful lyrics.  Together, Matt and M. R comprise Palatypus


Saturday, August 6th, 2011

3rd Annual Riverlink Jamboree - 3:00 pm to ?

With indefatiguable MC Peggy Pearl and featuring Three Day ThresholdThe Nellies and Moonshine Holler.

Three Day Threshold

Winners of the "Best Local Band" award from Boston Magazine, Three Day Threshold have been at the forefront of pioneering today's Americana and country music scene in New England.  Three Day Threshold could be the country rock soundtrack to a shotgun wedding, tractor pull, or dog fight.


Featuring spine-tingling vocal harmonies, spirited banjo/fiddle breakdowns, hillbilly blues, jugband stompers and ballads, and with some flatfoot dancing to boot, Moonshine Holler (Paula Bradley and Bill Dillof) captures the essence of American southern roots music. 

The Nellies’ rootsy sound is driven by the singer-songwriter duo of Karen Gilpin (guitar/banjo) and Peggy Lecuyer (mandolin/harmonica) who thread beautiful harmonies atop Gene Lemme’s stand up bass.   They are joined by stellar lead players such as Kevin Maul, Mike McMann, and others.

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys - 7:00pm

Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys - With the help of The Railroad Boys (bassist/vocalist, Bob Ristau, mandolinist/guitarist, Sten Isachsen, and violinist/vocalist, Tim Wechgelaer), Gaudet is anchoring his deft wordplay and savvy songcraft in the classic roots music that so thrilled him as a young man. It's a unique, driving style, firmly-based in Americana.

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

Nancy Walker Trio - 7:00pm

Nancy Walker is first and foremost a performing songwriter with a message that is compelling and inviting. She possesses a strong, distinctive alto voice that peals "like a bell" (Dirty Linen).  Her trio includes Larry Clyman on guitar and Sam Zucchini on percussion.


Saturday, July 9th, 2011

The Chandler Travis Philharmonic - 6:30pm

The Chandler Travis Philharmonic is a 9-piece technicolor extravaganza from Boston that includes a horn section, string bass, mandocello, guitar, drums, accordion, and valet. It’s possible they might be the missing link between the Kinks and Sun Ra…

Holly and Evan (Holly Taormina and Evan Conway) open.  Together, they showcase a wide range of original and cover material, in the styles of Blues, Jazz, and Soul.

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