The first of two very exciting weeks of music starts this Friday in Saranac Lake where Winter Carnival is going to be on in full glory. There will be bands and concerts in town every day or night for the whole two weeks, awe-inspiring!
Other events to check out include a new Open Mic and Hoot, a variety of classical music concerts and local folk musicians.
Thursday, February 4th:
In Canton, there is an Open Mic at the Blackbird Cafe. Sign up is at 6:30, performances start at 7 pm. Writers,readers and musicians of all kinds are encouraged. the winners will be selected for a CD to be released later this year.
Friday, February 5th:
In Wilmington, Eat, Sleep, Funk is playing at Steinhoff’s.
In Ausable Forks, Lucid is at 20 Main.
In Saranac Lake, the Friday Night Dewey Ski Jam is held from 6:30 – 9:30 pm. This Friday Russ Cook and Bard Hurlburt are the musical guests and Nori’s Village Market provides the food. Donations are welcomed.
In Saranac Lake, The Waterhole presents their first in a long series of free Winter Carnival shows. Mecca Bodega kicks it off at 10 pm. These guys are preceeded by a 9 pm cocktail hour.
In Saranac Lake, Roadkill Dog is at Captain Cook’s from 9 pm – 2 am.
In Canton, A first friday Music Jam is being held from 7 – 8:30 pm at the TAUNY Gallery.
Also in Canton, a Hootenanny will be held from 7 – 11:00 pm at the Blackbird Cafe. A variety of local musicians will be passing the hat.
Saturday, February 6th:
In Saranac Lake , the second night of free Winter Carnival shows at The Waterhole gives us the Rev Tor band. Again this band is preceeded by a 9 pm cocktail hour and gets going around 10 pm.
Also in Saranac Lake, Reflections starts at 8 pm at Captain Cook’s.
In St. Regis Falls, Roy Hurd will be performing at 1 pm. It’s going to be held at The St. Regis Falls Fire Station as part of a Winter Fest celebration.
In Potsdam, The Met Live in HD. At the Roxy Theater “Simon Boccanegra” will be feeding from 1 – 4:30 pm
In Elizabethtown, Piano By Nature recital is happening between 7 – 8:30 pm at The Hand House. Soloist Jill Dawe will play works by Chopin, Debussy Ginestera and Part. Reservations are strongly encouraged.
In Tupper Lake at The Wild Center, “Pleasures of the Courts” dinner and dance will be held from 7:30 – 9 pm. The Orchestra of Northern New York will be giving their annual Baroque concert. Tickets are available at the box office.
In Plattsburgh at the Monopole , Capital Zen starting at 9 pm.
Sunday, February 7th:
In Glens Falls, the Lake George Chamber Orchestra will give a concert at The Hyde Collection Art Museum. The concert is form 2 – 4 pm. Call for reservations.
In Elizabethtown, Piano By Nature recital will be held at The Hand House from 3 – 4:30 pm. Soloist Jill Dawe will play works by Chopin, Debussy Ginestera and Part. Reservations are strongly encouraged.
In Potsdam, “Pleasures of the Courts” dinner and dance will be held from 3 – 5 pm. The Orchestra of Northern New York will be giving their annual Baroque concert. It will be held at St. Mary’s Church.
In Saranac Lake, Jamie Notarthomas plays at 3 pm at The Waterhole.
In Saranac Lake, Sarah Bargman will be performing at Will Rogers from 7:30 – 8:30 pm.
Monday, February 8th:
In Saranac lake, Sven Curth gives a free performance at The Waterhole. The show starts around 9 pm.
Tuesday, February 9th:
In Saranac Lake, Joey Driscoll plays a free show at The Waterhole. He starts at 8 pm.
Wednesday, February 10th:
In North Creek, Vinnie Leddick is at barVino. He’s playing from 7 – 9 pm.
In Saranac Lake, E.O.E. live at The Waterhole. Mardi Gras celebration! This band is from New Orleans. Show starts at 10 pm.
Photo: Mecca Bodega