Arts On Q Concert Series
P.O. Box 145
Cooperstown, NY 13326
Office: (607) 264-2626
Cell: (607) 435-2045
twitter handle: @OnQueueArtists

On Queue Performing Artists agency is dedicated to promoting Traditional, Roots and World music featuring outstanding artists who not only preserve but stretch beyond their traditions.

Caffè Lena, Inc.
Contact: Sarah Craig, Director
PO Box 245

47 Phila Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Phone: (518) 583-0022
Tickets: 800-838-3006
Manager: Sarah Craig

Caffè Lena, founded 1960, is America's longest-running coffeehouse, presenting acoustic music Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, with Thursday open mics and other events as scheduled.

Canajoharie Concert Series
Sponsoring organization:
Canajoharie Library and The Arkell Museum
2 Erie Blvd.
Canajoharie, NY 13317
Phone: (518) 673-2314

Concerts held at:
Van Alstyne Homestead
40 Moyer St.
Canajoharie, NY 13317
E-mail: (Eric Trahan, director)

"Bringing Great Music to the Mohawk Valley"
Monthly acoustic music concert series just off NYS Thruway Exit 29 in the village of Canajoharie. Call (518) 673-2314 for tickets during operating hours: Mon. - Thu 10:00 - 7:30, Fri., 10:00 - 4:30, Sat., 10:00 - 1:30

Coffee Planet
100 Milton Avenue
Ballston Spa, New York 12020
Phone: (518) 884-9913


Coffee Planet is located in the quaint strolling village of Ballston Spa, NY, just five miles south of Saratoga Springs, NY. Coffee Planet features a full espresso bar, bagels, soups, sandwiches and deserts. The café has free wireless internet, along with live acoustic music every weekend. Coffee Planet also serves locally homemade ice cream from the Ice Cream Man in Greenwich NY.

Crandall Public Library
Center for Folklife, History, & Cultural Programs

Contact: Todd DeGarmo
251 Glen St.
Glens Falls, NY 12801
Phone: (518) 792-6508 extension 237
Fax: (518) 792-5251

The Folklife Center preserves and presents the living and historic heritage of the upper Hudson valley and Adirondacks of upstate New York. Look on our website for our free Live! Folklife concerts and storytelling, exhibitions in our Folklife Gallery, special collections research center, workshops, talks, and other special events throughout the year.

The Egg - Empire State Performing Arts Center
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY
Mailing Address:
PO Box 2065
Albany, NY 12220
Box Office: (518) 473-1845; Main Office: (518) 473-1061

Official NY State arts center and architectural marvel. See their website for a wide variety of programming.

Eighth Step / Eighth Step at Proctors
432 State Street
Schenectady, NY 12305
TicketLine: (518) 434-1703
Contact: Margie Rosekranz
Office Tel/Fax: (518) 399-4242


The best national, international and regional contemporary & traditional folk, folk rock, jazz, bluegrass, Celtic, French Canadian. September-May season, run by active crew of 100 volunteers; now in permanent residence at Proctors in Schenectady. Concerts in 430-seat GE Theatre & 120-seat Upstairs at 440. Visit for schedule.

Gates Hill Concert Series
Contact: Sonny Ochs
162 Rockaway Lane
Middleburgh, NY 12122
Phone: (518) 827-4953

Summer concert series. Monthly benefit concerts to preserve the old church in which they're held. Series runs from June to September.

Golding Park Cafe
c/o The Cobleskill Partnership, Inc.
P.O. Box 10
Cobleskill, NY 12043

The Golding Park Cafe is a Not-For-Profit Coffee House in Cobleskill, NY 45 minutes west of Albany and 45 minutes east of Oneonta, presenting live, acoustic music. Relax with family and friends in an alcohol-free, smoke-free environment. Enjoy gourmet coffee, a variety of teas, and delectable fresh baked goods. Doors open at 6:45. Reservations accepted. Details & directions on the website.

Helping Hands Concert Series
Contact: Schoharie United Presbyterian Church
314 Main St.
Schoharie, NY 12157
Phone: (518) 295-8931

Monthly concert series to benefit various community organizations.

The Honored Guest Bed & Breakfast
- Living Room Concerts

Contact: Bob Dunn
20 Hunt Rd
Hillsdale, NY 12529
Phone: (518) 325-9100

Living Room Concerts featuring folk performers run the second Saturday of each month with all the money going to the performer. We can seat 20 people. Tickets: $10 each.

Hubbard Hall Projects, Inc.
Contact: Benjie White
25 E. Main St.
Cambridge, NY 12816
Phone: (518) 677-2495

Family contra dances, folk music series, and annual mini-festival, Fiddle Weekend, in an 1878 rural opera house, complement HHP's other activities which include Chamber Music Series, Jazz, workshops, dance classes, gallery, and our new theatre company under the direction of Kevin McGuire. Write or call to get on our mailing list or visit us at .

Lorien Coffeehouse
Grafton Inn
Route 2
Grafton, NY
Phone: (518) 658-3422; Club #: (518) 279-9489

Concert series, located about 12 miles east of Troy, NY.

Millbrook Arts Group / Concerts on the Grass
Millbrook, NY
Phone: (845) 677-5084

Millbrook Arts Group presents a summer music series.
Millbrook Bandshell, Franklin Ave., Millbrook (east of Poughkeepsie).
Take the Taconic State Parkway to the Rt. 44 Millbrook/Poughkeepsie exit. Turn off the exit onto Rt. 44 East. Follow 3.7 miles until you meet an intersection with a traffic light. Turn left as Rt. 44 heads north into Millbrook.

Moon & River Café
Contact: Richard Genest
115 Ferry St.
Schenectady, NY 12305
Phone: 518-382-1938

Open 7 days a week, 9:00 am to 11:00 pm. Music nightly - local performers. Vegetarisn, Mexican, breakfast and more. Saturday and Sunday brunch. Schedule of performers.

Music on Mainstreet
Contact: Bob Buck
Phone: (518) 673-8059

The Village of Canajoharie's Music on  Mainstreet program has free performances on the lawn behind the large NBT bank building in Canajoharie on Tuesday evenings for a 6 week period beginning with the first of July. The rainsite is located at the Arkell Performing Arts Center at the new high school. Performers are all regionally or nationally known and of a high caliber, spanning many musical genres, all selected to please a large variety of listeners.

Nemeton Productions
Contact: Melinda Gardiner
22 West End Road
Hillsdale, NY 12529
Phone: (518) 325-5546

Producing concerts and workshops in Columbia County featuring traditional music and storytelling from Britain and Ireland.

Noah John’s Campfire music series
Northwoods Inn, Lake Placid
2520 Main Street
Lake Placid, NY
Phone: (518) 523-1818

Our Northern Lights Pavilion is home to the immensely popular Noah John’s Campfire music series, featuring weekly live Adirondack Folk & roots music in a rustic setting.  This one of a kind venue embodies the atmosphere that you’re searching for when you come to Northwoods.  Enjoy Fondue, Freshly Baked Bread Bowls, Venison Stew, & Vegetarian Chili “Après ski” while listening to local performers each weekend.
The historic Northwoods Inn, (previously known as the Hotel Marcy), is the oldest hotel on Main Street, Lake Placid NY.  We are situated just north of the Olympic Center, and surrounded by dozens of fascinating shops.

North Pointe Cultural Arts Center
Route 9
Kinderhook, NY
(518) 758-9234

North Pointe is a year-round not-for-profit venue for performing and visual arts. Among other programming, they offer a monthly coffeehouse with acoustic performers including jazz, folk and classical music.

Old Songs
Contact: Andy Spence
37 South Main St.
PO Box 466
Voorheesville, NY 12186-0466
Phone: (518) 765-2815

Monthly concerts September through May featuring the best in traditional folk music. Concerts are presented at 37 South Main St. in Voorheesville, NY.

The Park Theater
14 Park Street
Glens Falls, NY 12801

The Park Theater opened in Glens Falls, New York in 1911 as an entertainment venue for vaudeville shows and silent pictures. Now refurbished, it promises to be a great new performance space for the area.

The Parting Glass
40-42 Lake Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY
Phone: (518) 583-1916

The Parting Glass was established on St. Patrick's Day 1981. It is one of the oldest continuously run pub/restaurants in Saratoga Springs. The Pub offers its lunch and dinner menu from 10:00 am until closing, seven days a week, featuring moderately priced pub style grub. They regularly present live Traditional Irish and American Folk Music.

Perfect Blend espresso bar and café
376 Delaware Ave.
Delmar, NY 12054
Phone: (518) 439-6537

The Perfect Blend features live acoustic music on weekends and an Open Mic Night on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, from 7:30 to 9:30pm. A Bluegrass Jam happens on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday from 7-9pm, hosted by members of the Dyer Switch Band.

Pine Lake Environmental Campus of Hartwick College
1894 Charlotte Creek Rd
Oneonta, NY 13820
Phone: (607) 278-5429

Acoustic House Concerts in a student-built strawbale house; contra dances and outdoor events. Located near Davenport Center NY, in the Susquehanna River Watershed. For more information contact Peter Blue at

Revolution Hall
417 River St.
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 273-2337

Voted "Best New Music Venue" by the Times Union 2003 Reader's Poll, Revolution Hall is an acoustic and architectural gem.
Since opening in 2003, we've played host to some of this nation's and region's hottest artists and many of its rising stars. A fully-renovated, historic, 19th Century warehouse is the backdrop for a full complement of sound engineering including a Danley Sound Labs system designed by Albany Audio.

St. Paul's Coffeehouse
475 State St.
Albany, NY 12203
(518) 463-0571
For bookings contact:
Dawn Snay
(518) 439-5834

A great new venue for local musicians sponsored by St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church on Albany's State Street. It has a parquet floor, a stage, space for dozens of people and pitch-perfect acoustics (Times Union, 4/05/04). Not intended to be a religious venue, it hosts a wide variety of musical styles. Series runs the last Saturday of the month, September to May.

Spencertown Academy
Contact: Judy Staber or Susan Davies
790 Route 203
Spencertown, NY 12165
Phone: (518) 392-3693

Classical, jazz and traditional music concerts; poetry and prose readings; chamber theatre productions and revues; adult and children’s classes; fine art and craft galleries. All programs presented at Spencertown Academy, an historic site, formerly a schoolhouse, located in Spencertown, Columbia County, New York. Galleries open to the public Weds-Sun from 1 - 5 p.m. February - December

Squire Jacob Coffeehouse
Contact: CarolLynn Langley, Music Events Coordinator
Sand Lake Center for the Arts
2880 NY 43
Averill Park, NY

Phone: 518-674-2007

Squire Jacob is not now in its sixth year at the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, with a seasonal concert series. The concerts are frequently accompanied by participatory workshops. See their website for upcoming shows.

Steamer No. 10 Theatre, Inc.
Contact: Ric Chesser
500 Western Ave.
Albany, NY 12203
Phone: (518) 438-5503
Fax: (518) 438-5484


Steamer No. 10 is a 112 seat proscenium theatre that presents an extensive series of family shows for audiences of children and adults; plus an Acoustic Music Series. No amplification.

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
7 State Street
Troy, New York
Phone: (518) 273-0038

Historic concert hall widely hailed for its acoustic resonance.

Contact: Maureen Kinsela
111 Main St.
Greenwich, NY, 12834
Phone: 518-321-5505
Email address:


Great vibes in this great restaurant/bar/art gallery/listening room. If you come by around 6:30-7:00 you'll have enough time to eat a great meal before the show. There is also a bar menu to enjoy during the show. Good food and good music!
Open Mic every first Thursday. Sign-Up 6:30, Perform 7PM

WAMC Performing Arts Studio/Linda Norris Auditorioum
339 Central Ave.
Albany, NY
Phone: 1-800-323-WAMC

Catch live broadcast performances from a wide array of acoustic performers.