This weekend: Beat Shot Music Festival X

Beat Shot Music Festival now in its tenth year, is this Friday and Saturday at Lost & Found. This will sadly be the final Beat Shot Music Festival.

The details:

The Beat Shot Music Festival has always been a celebration of independent music, art and thought. Every summer we created a platform for artists to freely express themselves. Please join us at Lost & Found Albany, for the 10th and final installment of The Beat Shot Music Festival.

Proceeds from this year’s festival will benefit YouthFX, also celebrating 10 years. Please visit www.youthfx.org for more information.

Friday July 5th. 6pm-1am
Saturday July 6th 3pm-3am

$20 One day pass (at the door)
$35 Two day pass (at the door)

It’s sad to see something like this come to an end, but you’ve got one last chance to be a part of a Beat Shot Music Festival. In years past I’ve been exposed to a ton of new music from a ton of artists that I’d have never come across on my own, and I’m better for it. Truemaster and crew do a ton of work and put a lot of care into making these happen and it truly shows.

If you didn’t have plans yet this weekend, you do now.

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Quality events for this weekend

Friday June 28

Troy Night Out: Arts, music, food, drinks and more around Troy.

Cretin Hop at Fuze Box: Rock and roll dance party.

The Bright and Hollow Sky at MASS MoCA: Exhibition of a comprehensive private collection of rock ‘n roll photography.

Food Truck Series at Nine Pin: It’s that time of year. Featuring Charcoal Dole.

Block Party at Druthers: Celebrating their 4th Anniversary.

DJ Tall Matt at FASC: Starting the party out in the alley then moving indoors to close the night out.

Girl Blue at The Olde English Pub: Local favorite.

Planet Kniffen at The Low Beat: Jazz/fusion.

The Lego Movie 2 at Sage College: Movies Under the Stars series.

BLOXX, Hembree, and Warbly Jets at The Hollow: Alt/indie.

Dumpstaphunk at Skyloft: Funk.

Bad Mothers, Galene at Savoy: Alt/indie/rock.

TGIF Yoga at Heartspace: Community class, In both Albany and Troy.

Saturday June 29

The Judy Chops, Mark Brown Band at The Beverly: “Gypsy Jazz meets Rockabilly Twang”.

Swearin’, Tiny Blue Ghost, Guilt Mountain at BSP: Rock/alt/dreampop/indie.

Deadgrass at Skyloft: “a string band adventure through Jerry Garcia.”

Society High, Savage Randys, Frozen Heads, Eric Lewis at The Low Beat: Metal/rock.

Paa Kow and his Afro-Fusion Orchestra at the Linda: “rhythm and artistry from his home in Ghana with Jazz and African Pop”.

Myq Kaplan at Proctors: Part of the Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show series.

High Command, Sanhedrin, Scavengers, Postage at Pauly’s: Metal/thrash/hardcore.

90s Night at City Beer Hall: Dance party.

Sunday June 30

Ben & Jerry’s Beer Ice Cream & Jazz at Pint Sized: Ice cream social.

All weekend

Mitch Fatel at Albany Funny Bone: Stand up comedy.

Art Omi: The sculpture fields are awesome.

Day trip to MASS MoCA: Pretty drive and a great museum.

Olana State Historic Site in Hudson: Rotating weekly programs and a landscape to get lost in.

The NYS Museum: Bunch of great exhibits and it’s right in your backyard.

Movies at The Spectrum: First run movies at a small centrally located theater.

Farmer’s Markets: Troy, Delmar, and Saratoga on Saturday, and Schenectady and Saratoga on Sunday.


Did I miss something? Please let me know!

Quality events for this weekend

Friday June 21

Body Shine: Solstice at Fuze Box: All night dance party.

Summer Solstice Sunset Cruise at Dutch Apple Cruises: Brought to you by Nine Pin.

DJ Jennifer Haley, Goldee Dust, Soo Do Koo, Fancy Man at Superior Merchandise: Electronic/dance jams.

Ghost Walker, I Recant, Sledge Wolf at Jupiter Hall: Metal.

Hudson Valley Circus & Pole Student Showcase at BSP Kingston: “variety of performances including Aerial Silks, Pole Dancing, Lyra, AcroYoga, Aerial Hammock, Hulahooping, and Floor Werk!”

Summer Solstice: Mamalama Y Andes Manta at BSP: South American/Native American inspired music.

Mary Poppins Returns at The College of Saint Rose: Movies under the stars. Bring a chair or blanket!

Marbin at The Low Beat: Jazz/rock.

Hasty Page at The Linda: Indie/pop. Album release party.

Mill Bastards, Squab, Interference at Pauly’s: Rock/punk.

TGIF Yoga at Heartspace: Community class, In both Albany and Troy.

Saturday June 22

Go Skate Day at Blue Banks: Prizes/giveaways and no better way to start the summer.

Empire State Record Fair at BSP: Records, books, clothing, and more.

Juneteenth at South Pearl St: Street festival celebrating one of the most important days in US history.

Abyssmals, Sinkcharmer, New Aura, Your 33 Black Angels at The Low Beat: Rock/post-punk/psych/garage.

Joan Osborne at The Egg: Singer/songwriter.

Go Skate Day afterparty at Pint Sized: Only one thing to do after a long day of skating.

Prepare For The Mindscan, DB Cooper, Anthill Annihilator: Grindcore/metal.

Cosplay Pride Party at Rocks: Costume contest at midnight.

MIRK Birthday Bash at The Hollow: With Amber Lin, Front Page, Camtron Fivethousand.

Loosey Goosey of BSP: : The Queer Monthly Takeover of BSP.

90s Night at City Beer Hall: Dance party.

Sunday June 23

Albany All Stars vs. Suburban Brawl at Albany Cap Center: Roller derby.

No More Death Stars, Safety Meeting at Pauly’s: Indie matinĂ©e.

All weekend

Carly Aquilino at Albany Funny Bone: Stand up comedy.

Art Omi: The sculpture fields are awesome.

Day trip to MASS MoCA: Pretty drive and a great museum.

Olana State Historic Site in Hudson: Rotating weekly programs and a landscape to get lost in.

The NYS Museum: Bunch of great exhibits and it’s right in your backyard.

Movies at The Spectrum: First run movies at a small centrally located theater.

Farmer’s Markets: Troy, Delmar, and Saratoga on Saturday, and Schenectady and Saratoga on Sunday.


Did I miss something? Please let me know!

Tomorrow: Slick Rick with Giant Gorilla Dog Thing and DJ TGIF at Alive at Five

Tomorrow’s Alive at Five has a pretty awesome lineup. If you don’t already know, Alive at Five is a free outdoor summer concert series that happens at Jennings Landing in Albany.

Upcoming at Alive at Five:

June 27: Quiet Riot with Bad Mothers

July 11: Reggae Night with Culture and JoJo Romero & Nightshift

July 18: Lettuce with Jaw Gems

July 25: Wild Adriatic with Jocelyn & Chris Arndt Band and Hasty Page

August 1: Marco Benevento with CRTL Control

Learn more on the Alive at Five website and head down to Jennings Landing tomorrow!