Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Heart and Cheap Trick play SPAC. Submitted photo
Night: The Rock Hall Three for All
SARATOGA SPRINGS — After months of waiting, one of the season’s most anticipated shows, “The Rock Hall Three for All,” is set to take the Saratoga Performing Arts Center stage Thursday, Sept. 8 at 6:30 p.m.
The one-night, triple bill features performances by Heart, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts and Cheap Trick.
Cheap Trick was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame just this year. Featured on both the soundtrack for and in the cult-classic film “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” this power pop band from Rockford, Illinois, garnered a hyper-amount of popularity in Japan, earning the moniker of the “American Beatles” from its press, as captured on the single “I Want You to Want Me.”
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, inducted into the Hall in 2015, are known for 80s hits including Billboard topper “I Love Rock & Roll,” a cover of “Crimson and Clover,” “I Hate Myself for Loving You,” and “Do You Wanna Touch Me.” Bad Reputation,” Jett’s rock anthem for the defiant, was named as the 29th best hard rock song of all time by VH1 in 2009.
Sisters Anne and Nancy Wilson, better known collectively as Heart, helped set the stage for Jett and other female rock and roll artists, by shattering misconceptions that women could not excel simultaneously at writing songs, playing instruments and fronting a rock band. Heart has not only demonstrated an aptitude for all three, but has also earned four Grammy nominations and a lifetime achievement award. Heart was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013.
Tickets for lawn and select amphitheater seats are still available.
For more details about or to purchase tickets for this concert, visit www.spac.org.
Day: Waterford Tugboat Roundup
WATERFORD — Head up to the Waterford Harbor Visitors Center and the Erie Canal Lock 2 for three days of family maritime fun, Friday, Sept. 9 through Sunday, Sept. 11!
For one weekend each year, Waterford’s historic waterfront is transformed back into a rendering of its commercial heyday. Tugs both new and old moor stem to stern for adulation and education, enchanting the young and reminding the young at heart of days gone by.
The 17th annual Wateford Tugboat Roundup begins Friday afternoon as the tugboats, including the Tugboat of The Year, Frances, owned by Troy-based New York State Marine Highway, make their way up the Hudson River from the Port of Albany to Waterford for the annual opening parade. Friday’s festivities at the Waterford Harbor run from approximately 3 to 9 p.m., with the tugboats arriving around 5 p.m.
Head on back to the Harbor Saturday and Sunday for a variety of activities, including boat tours and rides, line-splicing seminars, and live music. There will be plenty to do at Lock 2 as well, including a boat show, children’s activities (beginning at noon), and the Farmers’ Market. Saturday’s activities will be capped off with a fireworks display at dusk. The festival concludes Sunday afternoon with an award’s program in front of the Visitor’s Center at 3:30 p.m.
The annual event is produced by the Town of Waterford and supported by a host of generous corporate sponsors.
While admission to the roundup is free, there may be a nominal fee for boat rides and other activities.
For additional details about the event, including a detailed daily schedule and parking information, visit www.tugboatroundup.com.