Music Haven 2021 launches with some classic Americana, featuring blues guitar virtuoso Albert Cummings, touring in celebration of his new album, Believe, on Provogue Records. Cummings, who hails from the Northeast and cut his chops in the Capital Region, is now counted amongst the genre’s elite. He’s earned praise from the King of Blues, B.B. King and drawn comparisons to legends like Albert King, Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan, whose band Double Trouble was so smitten that they volunteered to play on and produce Albert’s first album. Cummings has since enjoyed a recording career that spans 20 years and earned a stellar reputation for his live performances. Kicking off the evening will be Wyld Blu, 2019 Eddies Award winner in the Blues Band of the Year category.
Here is a sample from Believe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-q37HXdekbc
A variety of food and beverages will be available for purchase at all shows.
Michele’s Charcoal Pit returns to serve hungry Music Haven fans in 2021. And, as has become tradition, international and specialty offerings that reflect spirit of the concert and/or the locales from which the artists come, will be promoted in advance of each show.
Wine and local craft beverages from Wolf Hollow Brewing Company and Nine Pin Cider will be available. And Ben & Jerry’s will scoop premium ice cream.
In the case of inclement weather, Proctors remains the official rain site for The Music Haven Concert Series.
For biographical information about the artists scheduled to perform, related news articles and archives of seasons past, visit Music Haven’s website, www.musichavenstage.org.
For updates and new details about upcoming shows—including weather calls—or to offer comments about your experiences at Music Haven, visit Music Haven Concert Series on Facebook. Patrons can follow the series on Twitter @MusicHavenStage, or call our contact line, 518.660.0675.
The Agnes Macdonald Music Haven is family-friendly, easily accessible and has been oft-voted the “Best Outdoor Concert Venue” in the Capital Region.
The Schenectady Foundation and Price Chopper/Market 32 remain the Co-presenting Sponsors for the Music Haven Concert Series.
Concert sponsors include:
Freihofer’s, The Salmon Law Firm, CDTA, DeCrescente Distributing Co., The Jewish Federation of NENY, Spectrum Reach, The Galesi Group, Schenectady County Initiative Program, Fenimore Asset Management/FAM Funds, Spectrum Reach, Benchemark Printing and Pepsi Cola.
Media Sponsors are:
CBS6, The Daily Gazette, Nippertown, WEXT 97.7