Of Note: Harbor Jam in Schenectady, Matchbox Twenty at SPAC among top picks

FILE - Harbor Jam 2022

FILE – Harbor Jam 2022

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OF NOTE – The Capital Region’s music scene is perpetually busy, especially in the summertime.
Whether it’s a stadium show at MVP Arena, an outdoor concert at SPAC or an intimate show at Caffe Lena, there’s always a band to see.

Here are a few shows coming up that are among our best bets.

Gov’t Mule heads to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center tonight as part of its “Dark Side of the Mule” tour.
The southern rock jam band first came together nearly two decades ago as a side project of the Allman Brothers Band by guitarist Warren Haynes and bassist Allen Woody. The show starts at 8 p.m. For more information visit livenation.com.

Harbor Jam returns tonight with Forever Seger – The Silver Bullet Experience performing at Mohawk Harbor Amphitheater in Schenectady. The band will bring Seger’s rock anthems “Old Time Rock n Roll,” “Turn the Page” and “Night Moves” and more.
DJ Ketchup will open the show at 6 p.m. For more information visit riverscasino.com.

Matchbox Twenty will finally be making its way to SPAC tonight after having to reschedule twice because of the pandemic.
Emerging in the 1990s, Matchbox is known for its rock hits including “3AM,” “Unwell,” “If You’re Gone” and “Push.”
Matchbox will be joined by Matt Nathanson. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. For more information visit livenation.com.

Harbor Jam continues tonight, this time spotlighting Elton John with Philadelphia Freedom – A Tribute to Elton John.
Singer and pianist Doug Delescavage performs as Elton John as the star was early in his career, bringing songs “Rocket Man,” “Bennie and the Jets,” “Crocodile Rock,” and many more to the stage.
DJ Ketchup opens the show and there will be a fireworks display following the concert. The evening kicks off at 6 p.m. For more information visit riverscasino.com.

Music Haven is celebrating the blues tonight with its annual Blues BBQ, this time featuring Vanessa Collier.
A 2013 Berklee School of Music graduate and a veteran of Joe Louis Walker’s band, Collier’s mighty horn skills have already won awards and accolades. She’ll be joined by Johnny Sansone and Jontavious Willis.
The evening kicks off at 5 p.m. in Schenectady’s Central Park, with a variety of bbq dishes offered up including grilled chicken, ribs, brisket, pulled pork, burger, hot dogs, mac & cheese, slaw, fries and more. For more information visit musichavenstage.org.

By Indiana Nash

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