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!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SEP 21-22 & 28-29 I RENT I 7PM

Performed by Staging Youth's Future Inc.

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SEP 23 I The Young Dubliners I 8PM

Although the Young Dubliners sound is most commonly called 'Celtic Rock', that label, as labels can often be, is misleading. The Irish influence is there, certainly, but it's not the only influence that rears its head on their albums, or in live shows. After all, several of the band members have no Irish roots of any kind. "That was always the idea", Keith explains. "The sound was always intended to be a hybrid because we all come from different backgrounds. Even though two of us are from Ireland, a lot of the music we listened to growing up wasn't Irish at all, but when we got here, we got homesick and developed a new appreciation for Irish Music. In truth the Celtic riffs can just as easily come from the American band members. Everyone writes now so you never know what you'll end up with when we write.”

In recent years they have twice appeared on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live!, had songs featured in TV shows (Sons Of Anarchy, Human Target) and toured extensively as a headliner and as the opener for such a diverse list of artists as Collective Soul, Jethro Tull, Johnny Lang and many more.

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SEP 30 I Sonic Spindle Experience I 7PM

On September 30th the Cohoes Music Hall will host the Sonic Spindle Experience, an Extrasensory Concert Happening featuring a decade's worth of  the music that changed everything....1967-1977.

Three high energy live acts, Backward Dreams, Stone Revival Band and The Wheel will be weaving a psychedelic and powerful rock and roll tale that explores the most influential music emanating out of 1967's Summer of Love and 10 years’ worth of classic vinyl releases.

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OCT 5-15 I Always patsy cline I 2PM & 8PM

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

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

 

OCT 17 I The WAILERS I 8PM

The legendary Wailers band is carrying its revolutionary sound and message to loyal fans around the world. Steered by famed bassist and founder Aston “Familyman” Barrett, and joined in solidarity with original Wailers’ band members. This Wailers band promises to deliver music and talent perfected over numerous decades. Old-school members welcome the new-generation talent of drummer Aston Barrett Jr., Fams’ multi-talented son and nephew of Wailers co-founder and innovative drummer Carlton “Carly” Barrett. Familyman Barrett is heralded as a musical genius, was named as one of the most influential bass players of all times, and received the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award from Bass Player magazine.

Since 1974, Bob Marley & The Wailers have recorded, toured, and performed before millions of fans in multiple countries. They have claim to more than 250,000 Bob Marley & The Wailers records sold since the early 70s, including 1977’s Exodus, declared Best Album of the Century in 1999 by Time Magazine. The BBC named “One Love” Song of the Millennium that same year. The New York Times named Bob Marley the most significant musician of the century, and Rolling Stone magazine name Bob Marley & The Wailers Band of the Year in1976. All of these accolades were made possible with the Wailers band creation of and participation in timeless, distinctive music; intricate arrangements, and lyrics that touched fans everywhere. The incomparable Wailers are coming together, to perform on stage, and this is a slice of musical history you must not miss.

 

OCT 20 I Ryan Montbleau I 8PM

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OCT 21 I Melvin Seals & JGB I 8PM

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!

MELVIN SEALS & JGB:
Melvin Seals - Hammond B3 Organ, Keyboards & Vocals Zach Nugent - Electric Guitar & Lead Vocals John Paul McLean - Bass Pete Lavezzoli - Drums Shirley Starks and Cheryl Rucker - Backup Vocals

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OCT 25 I RICKIE LEE JONES I 8pm

Two-time Grammy winner Rickie Lee Jones exploded onto the pop scene in 1978 with hits like “Chuck E.’s In Love” and has made a career of fearlessly experimenting with her sound and persona over 15 critically acclaimed albums.  A cultural phenomenon, Rolling Stone magazine put her on its cover twice in two years, and Saturday Night Live gave her an unprecedented three songs for her second appearance.  Rickie is both a character in the songs and the songwriter singing, defying convention with her sometimes brazen sexuality and the mixed bag of jazz, rock and what has come to be known as 'confessional' songwriter performances.
 
Her latest album The Other Side of Desire was written, recorded and rooted in the city of New Orleans, where Jones lives on the opposite side of the street made famous by Tennesse Williams.  Produced by John Porter (of Roxy Music) and Mark Howard, this is the first new music Jones has written in over a decade.
 
“This work is inspired by many years of sitting with all the events of my life until I had something to paint with,” says Rickie.  “I came to New Orleans to write and to live a different way than what I have known in on the west coast…. Here is another record then, made of my imagination, and whatever else that has no words, using the clay of this place and the shapes of my eyes to form some kind of picture of my life, or my heart, that I alone can understand, and hopefully that others can enjoy.”

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NOV 10 I MAX CREEK I 8PM

In those rare instances that a band reaches its fourth decade, it's usually a result of stardom. It's easy enough to keep things together when each member has a jet and techs on retainer and the world tour rolls around every few years. But that's not how Max Creek has done it. In 40+ years Max Creek has been small, big, regionally-huge, medium, and any other size one can think of; they've never graced the cover of Rolling Stone, but you'd be hard pressed to find a music fan in the Northeast that hadn't heard of them.

Well then, how'd they do it?

If you knew Max Creek you'd answer simply, "They just did."  Creek lacks pretense; there is no hip style or genre-title that can define them. From the beginning they've mixed anything they liked: rock, country, reggae, soul, jazz, calypso in with their own great songs and it's all just come out sounding like Creek. As such they've never been the hot item in the flavor-of-the-year club yet they've also never gone out of style. Moreover, Creek exudes confidence but lacks ego; each member is an incredible musician but that's never been what it was about.

But that is all things Creek is not, and what Creek is is far more important. The band is certainly joyous, and their stage is full of smiles and laughter, both during and between songs. All one has to do is glance into the crowd to see that the feeling is contagious. Creek is also much more engaging than the average band, sculpting lengthy shows on-the-fly from their 200+ song catalog with rockers, ballads, deep jams and crowd sing-alongs all tucked into their perfect places. And Creek is, most definitely, a family. 40-odd years in, the audience is a multi-generational stew; it's not uncommon to witness old-school Creek Freeks getting down with their teenage (or older!) kids.

Creek itself is multigenerational. Though the 'front line' of guitarist Scott Murawski, keyboardist Mark Mercier and bassist John Rider has remained intact since the mid-70s, the current drums and percussion team of Bill Carbone and Jamemurrell Stanley weren't even born when Max Creek was founded.

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NOV 11 I TAB BENOIT TRIO I 8PM

Tab Benoit is a Cajun man who’s definitely got the blues. Born November 17, 1967, he grew up in Houma, Louisiana. A guitar player since his teenage years, he hung out at the Blues Box, a ramshackle music club and cultural center in nearby Baton Rouge run by guitarist Tabby Thomas. Playing guitar alongside Thomas, Raful Neal, Henry Gray and other high-profile regulars at the club, Benoit learned the blues first-hand from a faculty of living blues legends. The nightly impromptu gigs were enough to inspire Benoit to assemble his own band – a stripped down bass-and-drums unit propelled by his solid guitar skills and leathery, Cajun-spiced vocal attack. He took his show on the road in the early ‘90s and hasn’t stopped since.

Benoit landed a recording contract with the tiny, Texas-based Justice Records and released a series of well-received recordings, beginning in 1992 with Nice and Warm, an album that prompted comparisons to blues guitar heavyweights like Albert King, Albert Collins and even Jimi Hendrix. Despite the hype, Benoit has done his best over the years to maintain a commitment to his Cajun roots – a goal that often eluded him when past producers and promoters tried to turn him and his recordings in a rock direction, often against his better instincts. These Blues Are All Mine, released on Vanguard in 1999 after Justice folded, marked a return to the rootsy sound that he’d been steered away from for several years.

That same year, he appeared on Homesick for the Road, a collaborative album on Telarc International, a division of Concord Music Group, with fellow guitarists Kenny Neal and Debbie Davies. Homesick not only served as a showcase for three relatively young but clearly rising stars in the blues constellation, but also launched Benoit’s relationship with Telarc that came to fruition in 2002 with the release of Wetlands – arguably the most authentically Cajun installment in his entire ten-year discography.

Later in 2002, Benoit released Whiskey Store, a collaborative recording with fellow axemaster and Telarc labelmate Jimmy Thackery. Also along for the ride on Whiskey Store are harpist Charlie Musselwhite and Double Trouble – the two-man rhythm section of bassist Tommy Shannon and drummer Chris Layton that backed Stevie Ray Vaughn on his brief but luminous blues career.

After a prolific first year with Telarc, Benoit continued to explore the bayou backbeat in 2003 with the June release of Sea Saint Sessions, a collection of gritty, Cajun-flavored tracks recorded at Big Easy Recording Studio (better known among musicians in the region as Sea Saint Studio) in New Orleans. In addition to Benoit and his regular crew – bassist Carl Dufrene and drummer Darryl White – Sea Saint Sessions includes numerous guest appearances by Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Cyril Neville, Brian Stoltz and George Porter.

An environmental activist as well as a stellar blues musician, Benoit has made the preservation of the endangered delta wetlands his personal crusade. He serves as president of Voice of the Wetlands, an environmental organization he co-founded in 2003, and he appeared prominently in Hurricane on the Bayou, a 2006 documentary by filmmaker McGillivray Freeman that chronicles life in Louisiana after Katrina. Hurricane on the Bayou played in iMax theaters in the U.S., Canada and Europe throughout 2007.

In 2007, Benoit won the dual awards of B.B. King Entertainer of the Year and Best Contemporary Male Performer at the Blues Music Awards (formerly the W.C. Handy Awards) in Memphis.

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NOV 16 I THE OLATE DOGS I 7PM

The Olate Dogs are the winning participants from Season 7 of America's Got Talent, capturing the $1,000,000 prize. Since that day, their lives have been a non-stop roller-coaster! Led by father Richard Olate and his son Nicholas Olate, the Olate Dogs are a high-energy, fast-paced act filled with doggie friendly and amazing pet tricks.

The all-new LIVE theatrical show include the infamous jumping rope, twirling spinning and fun-loving Olate Dogs made famous on America’s Got Talent… but there’s much more. With a doggy fashion show, a classic comedic routine by Richard Olate, music by Nicholas Olate and amazing cycling and juggling by his wife, the Olate Dogs show is fun for kids of all ages.

The America’s Got Talent win helped launch the Olate Dogs into orbit! This past year alone, they’ve appeared on numerous NBA telecasts, performing at halftime for the 2016 NBA World Champion Cleveland Cavaliers and the 2015 World Champion Golden State Warriors, the Los Angeles Clippers and a host of others. Fans can often catch them on TV performing at NCAA Football and Basketball halftime shows, as well as Major and Minor League Baseball games. While on tour, they spend much of their time supporting dog rescues and animal shelters, bringing awareness to the need for families to rescue and adopt stray dogs and pets.

The Olate family story is a unique “only in America,” rags to riches journey. In 2012, the Olate Dogs shot to stardom with their victorious performances and grand-prize win on America’s Got Talent. These sweet, funny, talented dogs and their entertaining owners/handlers have been capturing hearts across the world ever since matriarch Richard Olate developed his act on the streets of his native Chile. Richard Olate grew up very poor in South America and began rescuing stray dogs from the street and training them to be part of his amateur show. A third generation circus performer in the spotlight since he was 12, through hard work and constant struggle, at the age of 33, he made it to the United States. Richard’s dream to have his own dog variety show came true with the family performing hundreds of dates on national tours. Today, Richard and his wife, Rebecca and son, Nicholas, continue to rescue dogs from shelters and homes and train them to become part of their professional troupe. The Olate Dogs travel across the continent, amazing audiences with their talents and supporting dog rescues and shelters all across America.

Ever since a father and son took their 10 flipping, twirling dogs from the center ring of a circus to the stage where they won the TV competition "America's Got Talent," people have been packing their performances and watching their films. The Olate Dogs use slides and jump rope bas good as any playground expert. They fall into a conga line in perfect sync and perform flawless backflips. Richard Olate, son Nicholas and their poodle-mix rescue dogs continue to dazzle audiences with their fast-paced, trick-filled shows.

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

 

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