With the upcoming Labor Day holiday, our summer psyche is quickly fading and the reality of falling leaves and cooler temperatures are on the way.  With the flip of another calendar page from August to September this week, my personal favorite month to get outside and take in live music without unbearably high temperatures and threatening thunderstorms.

There are plenty of great shows within driving distance of the Berkshires this September.  Deadheads can suck on some gummies and get lost in the musical journey of Dead & Company at the Xfinity Theater this coming Sunday, September 5th.  Also, the barefooted Dave Matthews and his band will be camped out for two days in upstate New York performing two gigs at SPAC on Friday and Saturday, September 17th and 18th.  Rockers have plenty of choices with the Black Crowes performing together again and landing their Shake Your Money Maker tour at SPAC on Tuesday the 14th.  The Big E turns the power to their stage back on with shows including Machine Gun Kelly on the 17th…Billy Idol on the 18th…and Pat Benatar on the 26th.

A couple of major festival events take place in September as well.  Farm Aid returns to the Xfinity Center in Hartford on Saturday the 25th with the original organizers of this family farmers fundraiser…Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp.  Right here in the Berkshires in North Adams at MASS MoCA the Fresh Grass Festival fills the air with music over three days on Friday the 24th, Saturday the 25th and Sunday the 26th.

Pop fans there are live shows for you as well with Maroon 5 at SPAC on Monday the 13th, and the Jonas Brothers at SPAC on the 28th and in Hartford at the Xfinity Theater on the 29th.  Below is the complete list of upcoming shows through the rest of the year and into 2022.

Thursday      09/02/21      Melissa Etheridge-The Egg – Albany NY

Sunday         09/05/21      Alanis Morissette-SPAC - Saratoga Springs NY

Sunday         09/05/21      Dead & Company-Xfinity Theatre – Hartford CT

Thursday      09/09/21      Joan Osborne-The Egg – Albany NY

Sunday         09/12/21      Outlaw Festival (Willie)-SPAC - Saratoga Springs NY

Monday        09/13/21      Maroon 5-SPAC - Saratoga Springs NY

Tuesday        09/14/21      Black Crowes-SPAC - Saratoga Springs NY

Wednesday   09/15/21      Todd Snider-The Egg – Albany NY

Friday           09/17/21      Dave Matthews Band-SPAC - Saratoga Springs NY

Friday           09/17/21      Machine Gun Kelly-The Big E Arena – W Springfield

Saturday       09/18/21     Billy Idol-The Big E Arena – W Springfield

Saturday       09/18/21      Dave Matthews Band-SPAC - Saratoga Springs NY

Fri-Sun         09/24->9/26 Fresh Grass Festival-MASS MoCA – North Adams MA

Saturday         09/25/21    Farm Aid-Xfinity Theater - Hartford

Sunday          09/26/21       Pat Benatar-The Big E Arena – W Springfield

Tuesday        09/28/21      Jonas Brothers-SPAC - Saratoga Springs NY

Wednesday   09/29/21      Jonas Brothers-Xfinity Theatre – Hartford CT

Friday            10/01/21     The Goo Goo Dolls-The Big E Arena – W Springfield

Sunday          10/03/21      Styx-The Big E Arena – W Springfield

Sunday         10/03/21      Zac Brown Band-SPAC - Saratoga Springs NY

Tuesday       10/05/21      Enrique Iglesias-Ricky Martin-T.D. Garden – Boston

Friday          10/08/21      Florida Georgia Line-Xfinity Theater – Hartford CT

Saturday       10/09/21      Lady A-Times Union Center – Albany NY

Saturday       10/21/23      Twenty One Pilots-T.D. Garden – Boston

Monday        10/25/21      Harry Styles-T.D. Garden – Boston

Saturday       10/30/21      Brothers Osborne-Palace Theater – Albany NY

Saturday       11/20/21      Jon Jett…Blackhearts-Palace Theater – Albany NY

Thursday      12/02/21      Luke Combs-T.D. Garden – Boston

Friday           12/03/21      Luke Combs-T.D. Garden – Boston

Tuesday        12/07/21      Dan + Shay-T.D. Garden – Boston

Saturday       12/11/21      Andrea Bocelli-T.D. Garden – Boston

Wednesday   12/15/21      Genesis-T.D. Garden – Boston

Thursday      12/16/21      Genesis-T.D. Garden – Boston

2022

Friday           01/14/22      Kane Brown-T.D. Garden – Boston

Tuesday        02/08/22      The Weekend-T.D. Garden – Boston

Wednesday   02/09/22      The Weekend-T.D. Garden – Boston

Sunday         02/20/22      Billy Eilish-T.D. Garden – Boston

Tuesday        03/22/22      Bad Bunny-T.D. Garden – Boston

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