Events & Tickets

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upcoming shows will be honored. Please contact us at (518) 953-0630 with any questions or concerns.

Tickets can be purchased online below, over the phone at (877) 987-6487 or in person at the Cohoes Music Hall Box Office 2 hours prior to any show.


FEB 16 I The Gender Defenders Valentines Comedy Show I 8pm

Enjoy some HUGE laughs with your sweetheart to celebrate Valentine's this year with "The Gender Defenders". This hilarious show features four headlining comedians (as seen on Comedy Central, HBO & NBC). Two are male and two are female, each one discussing their unique views on relationships, love and life. This is truly a date night show BOTH of you will enjoy, and tickets start at only $25.00. Big laughs for both of you, and money left over... Why would you do anything else?

Featuring Lynne Koplitz (Netflix), Robert Kelly (HBO), Thea Vidale (TV’s ‘Thea”) and Kevin Downey Jr (America’s Got Talent)



Sponsored by True Brew Magazine

Join us for an evening of New Orleans inspired revelry and fun. With live music from Justin Henricks! Starring members of Wurliday, the Chronicles, and special guest Girl Blue doing live sets of classic Zydeco Rhythm & Blues to get the party rockin'. This Masquerade will feature fortune tellers, palm readers, beads, masks, and all of the other debauchery that one might expect at Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Featuring Jambaylaya, Gumbo and other Cajun fare by Nonola Restaurant. Delicious Craft Beer from Magic Hat. Wine, Cider and More.

VIP ticket holders get access to the True Brew Mardi Gras Pre-Party.  This starts at 6pm.  VIP guests will have first crack at the beer/wine/food concessions as well as beads, masks, and other party fare.  There will be street performers/magicians, tarot card readers and more live entertainment.  An early start to the revelry!  AND, the primary perk of the VIP tickets is that VIP guests have exclusive access to the MAIN DANCE FLOOR (Orchestra) directly in front of the stage.  Prime viewing, dancing, partying space.  There are only 125 of these tickets and they will sell out first!


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

Presented by Park Playhouse

Meet the students of Putnam County as they spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. This hysterical Broadway hit will have you splitting your sides with laughter and rooting for a winner!



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.”




Melvin Seals has been a powerful presence in the music industry for over 30 years with a long-established reputation as a performer, recording artist and producer. Melvin is most revered for his powerful, high-spirited, Hammond B-3 organ, and keyboards in the Jerry Garcia Band. Melvin spun his B-3 magic with the Jerry Garcia Band for 18 years and in doing so helped pioneer and define what has now become "Jam Band Music". From blues to funk to rock to jazz, Melvin Seals serves up a tasty mix with a little R&B and
gospel thrown in to spice things up. Melvin and JGB bring an intuitive, expressive style, soul, spontaneity and remarkable chops to the table. With acoustic and electric ingredients and unique combinations of Zach Nugent’s guitar and vocals, John Paul McLean's savory bass, Pete Lavezzoli’s
hearty drums and, of course, a heapin' helpin' of the wizard's magic on Hammond B-3 Organ and keyboards. Along with Shirley Starks and Cheryl Rucker on back-up vocals, the result is a most satisfying blend of natural organic grooves that challenges genre boundaries. Their chemistry is the focus from which they create a spontaneous and high art where the sky is the limit musically. They offer an exciting, often psychedelic musical journey that changes nightly and keeps the audience dancing and smiling (and some
staring in amazement) for hours. Adding his rock-gospel-soul-rhythm and blues touch with his funky style of playing, no wonder Jerry nicknamed him "Master of the Universe". Melvin continues to treat music lovers to his unique brand of melodic flavor with JGB. Come see and hear for yourself!


MAR 24 I Nick di paolo: the nick is right tour I 8pm

Nick Di Paolo – one of the sharpest minds (and tongues) in stand-up comedy over the past 20 years is coming to The Cohoes Music Hall for one big night of comedy on Saturday March 24th with “The Nick is Right Tour”. While 95% of comedians are liberal, Nick leans the other way and isn’t afraid to call it as he sees it.  His strong political opinions and razor wit make him a perfect fit for talk radio. He currently hosts “The Nick Di Paolo Show” on SiriusXM and “The Nick Di Paolo Podcast”. Nick has performed on The Tonight Show, Late Night with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live and Conan O’Brien. He was twice nominated for an Emmy for his writing on HBO’s “The Chris Rock Show”. He has also had three half hour standup specials on Comedy Central, a Showtime special “Raw Nerve”, a self released special “Another Senseless Killing” and most recently “Inflammatory”. He was one of the stars on “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn” and a stand out on many Comedy Central Roasts. Not limited to stand-up, radio and writing, he has had acting roles on FX’s “Louie”, “Inside Amy Schumer”, “The Sopranos”, “Cop Show”, and the critically acclaimed “Horace and Pete” as well as many other sitcoms.

Prepare for a night of hilarious, brutally honest, unapologetic comedy!


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

Presented by Park Playhouse:

Broadway's favorite doo-wop sci-fi musical comes to the Music Hall, featuring a cast of some of our most talented teen students. Meek & dejected floral shop employee Seymour Krelborn must contend with an unusual plant with a soulful singing voice and an unquenchable thirst for human blood in this hilarious take on B-Movies of the fifties.


APR 16 I ana Popovic I 8pm

with Girl Blue

L.A. based, Belgrade born guitar-player and singer ANA POPOVIC is back on the road promoting her new triple album TRILOGY - Her most ambitious project yet. 

With TRILOGY Ana releases three albums in one! Twenty-three funk, rock/blues and jazz tunes produced by Grammy Award winner Warren Riker (Lauryn Hill, Carlos Santana), Grammy Award winner Tom Hambridge (Buddy Guy) and Delfeayo Marsalis, one of the top trombonists, composers and producers in jazz today. Guest appearances include Joe Bonamassa, Robert Randolph and many others. 



with The Age

Quinn Sullivan has been a music professional for more than 75 percent of his life. He’s shared the stage with many of his heroes including Buddy Guy, Carlos Santana, and Joe Bonamassa, as well as BB King, Billy Gibbons, and Los Lobos. He has performed on concert and festival dates throughout the United States, Canada , Europe, as well as Asia and South America – including at storied venues like The Hollywood Bowl, RFK Stadium and Madison Square Garden, traveled overseas performing at both the Montreux Jazz Festival and India’s Mahindra Blues Festival – He’s also appeared on national TV, with guest appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Oprah, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Conan and twice on The Ellen DeGeneres show.



Rory Albanese is a national headlining stand-up comedian and a 9-time Emmy winning writer and Executive Producer. He opened for Lewis Black on Lewis’ 2007 Red, White and Screwed theater tour; he starred in his own Comedy Central Presents (2010) half hour special and was featured on John Oliver’s New York Comedy Show (2011) on Comedy Central.



The Garcia Project’s performances are recreations of full, classic Jerry Garcia Band set lists from 1976-1995. More than just a Jerry Garcia Band Tribute Band or Jerry Garcia Cover Band, using thoughtful arrangements and the proper instrumentation and feel, The Garcia Project faithfully channels and projects the feelings, emotions and music that propelled the Jerry Garcia Band and their fans through the years.


APR 22 I project/object I 8pm

Project/Object is the longest continually touring alumni-based Zappa tribute band in the world. For nearly twenty five years they have toured and performed Zappa music with more of his bandmates than anyone other than Zappa himself. Project/Object tours of the USA, Canada & Europe have paved the way for a rich variety of excellent, contemporary Zappa tribute acts.

Project/Object is the band that brought most of the currently touring Zappa alumni out of retirement and onto the road. To date, almost twenty musicians, from every era of Zappa’s history, have performed with Project/Object. The band is back on the road with a short tour that reunites old bandmates Napoleon Murphy Brock & Denny Walley. The setlist features material that they performed on tour together with Frank, as well as Zappa classics and faves from other albums they did with him.


JUN 24 I brubeck brothers quartet I 7pm

Chris and Dan Brubeck have been making music together practically all their lives. Drummer Dan and bassist, trombonist, and composer Chris cut their first record together in 1966—nearly a half century ago. They’ve subsequently played a variety of styles in a number of different groups, as well as with their father, jazz giant Dave Brubeck, and with their own Brubeck Brothers Quartet. With Dan and Chris as the foundation, guitarist Mike DeMicco and pianist Chuck Lamb, complete this dynamic quartet. They perform at concert series, colleges, and jazz festivals across North America and Europe including the Newport, Detroit, Montreal, Playboy/Hollywood Bowl, and Monterey Jazz Festivals.


JUl 21 I RUMOURS: a fleetwood mac tribute I 8pm

Rumours is the country’s premier Fleetwood Mac tribute band that captures the energy of Fleetwood Mac at the height of their career by blending perfect harmonies, precise instrumentation, and a visually engaging stage show. Rumours’ dedication to recreating the Fleetwood Mac experience has skyrocketed their popularity, garnering a loyal fan base. Playing to sold out audiences and packed houses at private engagements and major venues across the country including House of Blues, the legendary Daryl Hall’s Club, and a one week residency at Epcot for Disney’s wildly popular Sounds Like Summer concert series, Rumours has earned its place as one of the top tribute bands around today.