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Here’s What to Catch at Saratoga Performing Arts Center This Summer

Photo provided by the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce

Looking for Hudson Valley concerts? Here are the can’t-miss events to bookmark at Saratoga Performing Arts Center this season.

Completed in 1966 as the summer home of both the New York City Ballet (July 12-16), and the Philadelphia Orchestra (July 27 – Aug 13), the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) hosts a wide variety of performances high and low. Here are our picks of can’t-miss events this season.

June 11: Train, with special guests Jewel, Blues Traveler, and Thunderstorm Artis

The band behind “Drops of Jupiter” takes the stage at SPAC alongside a trio of highly talented special guests. Grab friends and family and get ready to sing all night long.

July 2: Josh Groban

The man behind your favorite holiday tunes heads to Saratoga to share his beautiful melodies with a Hudson Valley audience.

July 8-9: Dave Matthews Band

Calling all Dave Matthews fans! The band lights up the stage for not one, but two days of concerts at Saratoga Center for Performing Arts.

July 20: The Black Keys

The Black Keys bring summertime vibes to this SPAC show, with a little help from special guests Band of Horses and Ceramic Animal, as part of the Dropout Boogie Tour.

July 23: Backstreet Boys

If the Backstreet Boys were the sound of your youth, then this concert is an absolute must. Watch the OG boy band do its thing as part of its DNA Word Tour this summer.

August 1: Norah Jones

Songstress Norah Jones croons her heartfelt melodies during this August 1 show. She’ll be joined by Regina Spektor, who will delight the audience with a special solo performance.

August 2: Kidz Bop Live

This one is just for the kids! If your little ones love the fun-for-all Kidz Bop music mixes, they’ll be over the moon for this concert, which offers entertainment for the whole family.


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August 14: Luke Bryan

Country music comes to the Hudson Valley region in a big way with this showstopping concert by Luke Bryan, featuring special guests Riley Green, Mitchell Tenpenney, and DJ Rock as part of the Raised Up Right Tour.

August 17: REO Speedwagon & Styx

Get ready to rock out with REO Speedwagon and Styx during this mid-August concert at SPAC. Loverboy is a special guest, and the tour is fittingly titled “Live and UnZoomed.”

August 18: The Beach Boys

Talk about an ideal summertime show! Musical icons The Beach Boys prepare to croon their signature tunes at Saratoga Center for Performing Arts. They’ll be joined by special guest The Temptations, because go big or go home, right?

August 19: Goo Goo Dolls

Go gaga for this Goo Goo Dolls concert at the end of August. The beloved band will rock the house, with special guest Blue October to sweeten the deal.

August 21: Dispatch & O.A.R.

American indie/roots band Dispatch teams up with American rock band O.A.R. for a late-summer show at SPAC. G. Love is a special guest.

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Summer Concerts at Saratoga Performing Arts Center


10 – John Mulaney: From Scratch
11 – Train
12, 19 – Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
12, 29-30 – Opera Saratoga
16 – The Doobie Brothers with Tom Johnston, Michael McDonald, Pat Simmons, and Jon McFee
21 – Steely Dan
25-26 – Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival


2 – Josh Groban
3 – Tedeschi Trucks Band – Wheels of Soul
6 – Dead & Company
7 – Morgan Wallen with special guest HARDY
8-9 – Dave Matthews Band
10, 17 – Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
11 – A Choreographer’s Feast
12-16 – New York City Ballet
17 – Chicago and Brian Wilson
20 – The Black Keys
22 – Rod Stewart
23 – Backstreet Boys: DNA World Tour
24 – Steve Miller Band
27-31 – The Philadelphia Orchestra


1 – Norah Jones
2 – Kidz Bop Live
3-6, 10-13 – The Philadelphia Orchestra
7 – Brit Floyd
14, 21 – Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
14 – Luke Bryan
17 – REO Speedwagon & Styx
18 – The Beach Boys
19 – Goo Goo Dolls
20 – Bill Burr
23 – Wiz Khalifa & Logic
25 – Joe Russo’s Almost Dead
26 – Chris Stapleton


7 – Sting
14 – Shinedown
16 – Jason Aldean
18 – Outlaw Music Festival