Show notes: Upper Valley Music Festival July 27
Celtic Heels Irish Dance Co. is gearing up for its annual holiday production at Shea Theatre in Turners Falls. (Submitted photo)
COOP CONCERT at The Station, Greenfield Energy Park, 50 Miles St., Greenfield. 6 to 8 p.m. Scheduled performers (subject to change): Austin & Elliott, Daniel Hales and the frost heaves (pictured) and Rich Briere and Friends. The Energy Park is a short walk downhill from Main Street. These concerts are child-friendly. Bring something to sit on. Free, but donations to support the series are welcome. www.coopconcerts.org, www.greenfieldrecreation.com.
Here Come the Foxes
ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: Pioneer Valley Woman Songwriting Collective, a collaboration between six western Massachusetts women singer-songwriters. Friday, 8 p.m. As a live performance, the collective brings multiple genres and instrumentation together to create a “singer-songwriter-in-the-round” experience that is rare and very special. Members include Lexi Weege , Lisa Marie Ellingsen, Wishbone Zoe (pictured), Katie Sachs, Carolyn Walker and Christa Joy. $10 at the door; $7 advance: www.theartsblock.com.
THE ROADHOUSE REUNION TOUR, a concert featuring The Spampinato Brothers, Joey and Johnny, who once formed half of the legendary NRBQ; The Commander Cody Band, one of the first American bands to fuse rock ’n’ roll, R & B, western swing and rockabilly and whose hits include “Hot Rod Lincoln” and “Smoke Smoke Smoke (That Cigarette)”; and our very own Ray Mason (pictured). Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Academy of Music, 274 Main St., Northampton. Tickets, $39, $32, $24. 584-9032 or online at www.academyofmusictheatre.com.
Your Life’ Friday
Grammy Award-winners LOIRE (aka Lori Cotler), vocals, Glen Velez, drums, and Eugene Friesen, cello (pictured), will perform in a concert of improvisational music Friday, Aug. 29, at 7:30 p.m. at Immanuel Episcopal Church, 20 Church St., Bellows Falls. Promoters tell us the three musicians are in residence at the Immanuel Retreat Center leading the Your Rhythm, Your Life workshop for musicians “exploring pulse flow and time awareness in their own musical performance. Their innovative approach uses body movement, drum language and vocal improvisation as the basic tools for exploring rhythm.” Participants in the workshop will also perform, See “Music.”
Alex J. Cohen Project
Carrie Ferguson Band
Celtic Heels Irish Dancers
favorite Chris Scanlon
Claire Boucher and Brad Hurley from Montreal
Daniel hales, and the frost heaves
Here Come The Foxes
June and the Bee
Lisa Null and Charlie Baum
Ray Mason Band
Span of Sunshine
avorite Sun Parade
The Love Sprockets
Wildcat O’Halloran Band