Events & Tickets

New events are being added to the Cohoes Music Hall schedule all the time! Be sure to keep an eye on this page, and click here to join our mailing list to hear about all the great movies, plays, concerts and shows coming up. Clicking on "Learn More" for a show will take you to the website of our management company, the Palace Performing Arts Center, where you can learn more about our unique events or buy tickets online. Note, you can call the box office directly at (518) 465-4663 to order tickets to all Music Hall events by phone with reduced fees!

 
 
 
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NOV 18 I Italian comedy festa! I 8PM

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NOV 24 I EASTBOUND JESUS & FLOODWOOD I 8PM

Eastbound Jesus is comprised of six friends: Adam Brockway (vocals, guitar), Carl Anderson (drums, vocals), Luke Anderson (banjo), Dylan Robinson (electric guitar), Dave Wright (bass) and Zack Infante (lap steel and electric guitar). Their music draws from a diverse range of influences, from bluegrass to country to rock and roll and beyond. They have developed a style that is distinctly their own, one they have dubbed “Northern Rock.” Featuring shredding banjo and guitars, a thumping rhythm section and sweet sounding vocal harmonies, it’s a sound that expresses what life is like in a small town, through all of it’s changing seasons.

Floodwood is a progressive string band from Central NY featuring the combined talents of Vinnie Amico (moe.), Tony Markellis (Trey Anastasio Band), Jason Barady, Nick Piccininni and Chris Eves. With "bluegrass instruments" (plus drums) these five musicians from varied backgrounds show that music knows no bounds. At a Floodwood show you can expect to hear everything from traditional sounding bluegrass to Jessie J, jazz to the Grateful Dead...really just anything and everything.

 

NOV 25 I Kevin downey jr. I 8PM

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DEC 1 I DONNA THE BUFFALO I 8PM

One of the most dynamic and determined bands continuously touring America for since 1989, Donna the Buffalo has created a community environment at their shows through their distinctive, groove-heavy, and danceable music. Donna the Buffalo is a band for the people that is accessible, positive, and memorable. With roots in old time fiddle music that evolved into a soulful electric American mix infused with elements of cajun/ zydeco, rock, folk, reggae, and country, Donna’s music often contains social and moral responsibility as core beliefs, and they are just simply fun to get out and celebrate life with

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DEC 2 I Dashin’ & Dancin’ I 7pm

The Waterford Historic Museum & Cultural Center is excited to present the Inaugural Dashin’ & Dancin’ Show, featuring The Refrigerators!

First formed in 1992, The Refrigerators have become one of the most sought after bands to ever hit the Northeast music circuit! Consistently voted “Best Band” by our large regional following, including readers of the Times Union Preview and the Metroland Magazine, The Refrigerators in-fuse funk, rock, and R&B with a pumping rhythm section, powerhouse horn section and kinetic stage presence. The result is something you need to hear and see for yourself.

What will make Dashin’ & Dancin’ even more special is that The Refrigerators, for the first time in their 25 year history, will be performing a selection of Holiday Music, as only they can, all to benefit the Waterford Historical Museum & Cultural Center.

 

DEC 3 I Hot Tuna I 8PM

Hot Tuna, Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady, perform with a well-honed and solid power – always in the groove from their years of experience and mutual inspiration. Started as a side project during Jefferson Airplane days, the constant, the very definition of Hot Tuna, has always been Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady. The two boyhood pals have never wavered in one of the most enduring friendships in Rock history.

From their days playing together as teenagers in the Washington, DC area, through years of inventive Psylodelic rock in San Francisco (1996 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees), to their current acoustic and electric blues sound, no one has more consistently led American music for the last 50 years than Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady, the founders and continuing core members of Hot Tuna. At the 2016 Grammys, Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady were honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards.

Jorma Kaukonen is a force in American music, equally adept at fingerpicked acoustic folk and blues as he is at wailing on an electric.”  – Acoustic Guitar

Guitarist and vocalist, Jorma Kaukonen is a highly respected interpreter of roots music, blues, Americana, and popular rock-and-roll.  Jorma’s repertoire goes far beyond psychedelic rock; he is a music legend and one of the finest singer-songwriters in music. Jorma tours the world bringing his unique styling to old blues while writing new songs of weight and dimension.

Jack Casady is virtually unparalleled–and yet he has one of the most truly unique electric-bass voices in rock...he can melt into a supportive role but when opportunity knocks, he bursts forth with creative lines–both simple and ornate–that are unlike any you’ve heard”  – Premier Guitar
     
One of the most unique innovators in the sixty-year history of the bass guitar, Jack Casady made his sweeping melodic mark helping to create the “San Francisco Sound” with legendary rock group Jefferson Airplane. Jack went on to track with Jimi Hendrix, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Warren Zevon, members of the Grateful Dead, John Lee Hooker, and Gov’t Mule. Casady, regarded as one of rock's greatest bassists, is certainly one of its most original.

"Hot Tuna is a Psychedelic-Blues Institution” – Rolling Stone Magazine

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DEC 9 I BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA I 8PM

Five-time Grammy Award and Grammy Lifetime Award winner, The Blind Boys of Alabama will be performing songs from the Talkin’ Christmas! album as well as the band's previous Grammy-winning Christmas recording, Go Tell It on the Mountain, along with Blind Boys' Gospel classics.   

After touring in the gospel caravans of the 1940’s and 50’s, the Blind Boys have since enjoyed accolades and awards from all parts of the music world, including a remarkable five Grammy Awards, Lifetime Achievement Awards from The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS), and an induction into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. The Blind Boys have appeared on recordings with Lou Reed, Peter Gabriel, Susan Tedeschi, Aaron Neville, Ben Harper, Justin Vernon of Bon Iver and many other great artists.  The band has also been featured on The Tonight Show, Late Night with David Letterman, The Grammy® Awards telecast, 60 Minutes, The Colbert Report, and were co-stars in the Broadway musical The Gospel At Colonus with Morgan Freeman.

 

DEC 14-17 I The Best Christmas Pageant Ever I 2&7PM

Thurs, December 14 at 7pm
Fri, December 15 at 7pm
Sat, December 16 at 2pm & 7pm
Sun, December 17 at 2pm

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For Park Playhouse’s 30th Anniversary, they are presenting a full, year-round season of productions, culminating with our 30th Summer of musicals in Washington Park. Now, you can see great, Broadway-style musical theatre here in the Capital Region throughout the year, not just in Washington Park, but at the historic Cohoes Music Hall and Palace Theatre as well.

Subscriptions are now on sale for their 30th Season! You can buy a subscription package, featuring all seven shows (Washington Park & Cohoes Music Hall), for only $125 per person (that's a savings of over 20% off full priced reserved tickets!). Or, if you want to choose the shows you see, you can buy a Flex Pack for $100, and choose any four shows you wish.  Subscribers get the best ticket prices, free exchanges and access to the best seats in the house. Buy now, and our staff will contact you later to pick your dates!

To Subscribe, call 518-434-2035 x. 110 or visit www.parkplayhouse.com/subscribe

 

DEC 19 I movie - muppet christmas carol I 7PM

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DEC 20 I bettye lavette I 8PM

Bettye LaVette is no mere singer. She is an interpreter of the highest order. Whether the song originated as country, rock, pop, or blues, when she gets through with it, it is pure R&B. She gets inside a song and shapes and twists it to convey all of the emotion that can be wrought from the lyric. Her career began in 1962, at the age of 16, in Detroit, Michigan. Her first single, My Man – He’s A Lovin’ Man, was released on Atlantic Records. She recorded for numerous labels, including Atco, Epic, and Motown, over the course of the 1960s through the 1980s. She also worked alongsideCharles “Honi” Coles, and Cab Calloway in the Toni Award winning Broadway musical, Bubbling Brown Sugar in the role of Sweet Georgia Brown...Although still not a household name, fans, critics and artists have nothing but high praise for her live show and her interpretive vocal skill. She is one of very few of her contemporaries who were recording during the birth of soul music in the 1960s and is still creating vital recordings today.

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DEC 26 I movie-march of the wooden soldiers I 7PM

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DEC 29 I START MAKING SENSE I 8PM

If David Byrne is one of the geniuses of modern times, then Start Making Sense is a tribute to genius. The musicians in this 7-piece Talking Heads Tribute take pride in faithfully recreating the music of Talking Heads entire career.   Together they bring much of the Heads unique live show to the stage, with front man Jon Braun as a spot-on David Byrne,  giving you a "once in a lifetime" experience.  Prepare yourself for a rockin', funkin', danceable celebration of the new-wave art punk you loved from the 80's!!!

 

DEC 31 I FIRST NIGHT OF FUNNY I 8pm

Ring in the New Year at the Cohoes Music Hall with First Night of Funny: Uncensored!

 

JAN 12 & 13 I OMINOUS SEAPODS I 8pm

The Ominous Seapods were a nineties jam band spawning from Plattsburgh, New York and eventually settling in Albany, New York. At the height of their popularity, their line up included Max Verna (guitar, vocals), Dana Monteith (guitar, vocals), Tom Pirozzi (bass guitar, vocals), Brian Mangini (keyboards) and Ted Marotta (drums).

The band released its debut CD, Econobrain (1994) and followed up with Guide to Road Side Ecology (1995), their first studio disc. Later releases included Matinee Idols (1998) and Superman Curse (2000).  Through continuos touring the Ominous Seapods built up a dedicated national following and performed such notable venues as Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado, the Wetlands Preserve in NYC, and the House of Blues in LA, Boston and Chicago.  The band parted ways in 2001 and have since played a handful of reunion shows.  Their last performance was in December of 2011.  

The Seapods will reunite on Jan. 12 & 13 at the Cohoes Music Hall to celebrate Tom Pirozzi’s 50th birthday.

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Jan 31 I TURKUAZ I 8pm

They’ve become one of Brooklyn’s freshest exports - nine charismatic men and women brightly outfitted to have their colorful nature match their expressive voice.

Turkuaz is a rock band at its core that blends soulful sounds with potent funk grooves. Since hitting the road in 2012, Turkuaz have released a handful of albums, canvassed the US more times over, and continue to gather devoted listeners along the way. A quickly addictive pulse coupled with a reputation for their trademark “Powerfunk” sound has earned steadily growing attention across the nation. Just over the past two years, the band has made impactful appearances at Bonnaroo, Red Rocks, Lock'n, Mountain Jam, and have been filling rooms coast to coast from Terminal 5 in New York to The Fillmore in San Francisco.

Drawing from the conventions that have ignited their existence and using that spark to forge its own sword, Turkuaz is a band that will make anyone move to their familiar beat, yet stay intrigued by an ability to explore its own complex character comprised of nine striking personalities.

 

MAR 1-11 I 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Thurs, March 1 at 8pm
Fri, March 2 at 8pm
Sat, March 3 at 2pm & 8pm
Sun, March 4 at 2pm

Thurs, March 8 at 8pm
Fri, March 9 at 8pm
Sat, March 10 at 2pm & 8pm
Sun, March 11 at 2pm

SUBSCRIBE TODAY AND SAVE!
Single tickets don’t go on sale until Friday, September 1 - but you can SUBSCRIBE TODAY and PURCHASE TICKETS NOW AND SAVE!

For Park Playhouse’s 30th Anniversary, they are presenting a full, year-round season of productions, culminating with our 30th Summer of musicals in Washington Park. Now, you can see great, Broadway-style musical theatre here in the Capital Region throughout the year, not just in Washington Park, but at the historic Cohoes Music Hall and Palace Theatre as well.

Subscriptions are now on sale for their 30th Season! You can buy a subscription package, featuring all seven shows (Washington Park & Cohoes Music Hall), for only $125 per person (that's a savings of over 20% off full priced reserved tickets!). Or, if you want to choose the shows you see, you can buy a Flex Pack for $100, and choose any four shows you wish.  Subscribers get the best ticket prices, free exchanges and access to the best seats in the house. Buy now, and our staff will contact you later to pick your dates!

To Subscribe, call 518-434-2035 x. 110 or visit www.parkplayhouse.com/subscribe

 

MAR 07 I ERIC JOHNSON I 8PM

Eric Johnson with Original Band Members Tommy Taylor & Kyle Brock
plus Special Guest Arielle -- 
Ah Via Musicom Tour

Eric Johnson has announced plans to perform his celebrated album AH VIA MUSICOM in its entirety. Johnson shares, “I listen to the fan feedback and comments as I plan my projects and tours. That's how I got into the recording and subsequent tour with Mike Stern. Same thing with the acoustic recording and tour because I kept hearing ‘Hey when are you gonna do that acoustic record you've been talking about for years’. But by far, the most feedback I've been getting from fans is to play the entire Ah Via Musicom record live so I figured I've put this off for too long. The time is now, and the timing worked out for Tommy Taylor and Kyle Brock to be involved too so here we go.”

 

 

APR 5-15 I Little Shop of Horrors I 2pm & 8pm

Thurs, April 5 at 8pm
Fri, April 6 at 8pm
Sat, April 7 at 2pm & 8pm
Sun, April 8 at 2pm

Thurs, April 12 at 8pm
Fri, April 13 at 8pm
Sat, April 14 at 2pm & 8pm
Sun, April 15 at 2pm

SUBSCRIBE TODAY AND SAVE!
Single tickets don’t go on sale until Friday, September 1 - but you can SUBSCRIBE TODAY and PURCHASE TICKETS NOW AND SAVE!

For Park Playhouse’s 30th Anniversary, they are presenting a full, year-round season of productions, culminating with our 30th Summer of musicals in Washington Park. Now, you can see great, Broadway-style musical theatre here in the Capital Region throughout the year, not just in Washington Park, but at the historic Cohoes Music Hall and Palace Theatre as well.

Subscriptions are now on sale for their 30th Season! You can buy a subscription package, featuring all seven shows (Washington Park & Cohoes Music Hall), for only $125 per person (that's a savings of over 20% off full priced reserved tickets!). Or, if you want to choose the shows you see, you can buy a Flex Pack for $100, and choose any four shows you wish.  Subscribers get the best ticket prices, free exchanges and access to the best seats in the house. Buy now, and our staff will contact you later to pick your dates!

To Subscribe, call 518-434-2035 x. 110 or visit www.parkplayhouse.com/subscribe