Shows to See in August

The August arts calendar in Glens Falls is chock full of fun! So many reasons to make a plan to go downtown! Restaurant patios are filled with yummy food, live music, happy diners and great energy. After a bite to eat, there are oodles of options for entertainment just a stroll away. So get out and enjoy all that is wonderful about living in and visiting Glens Falls this summer!

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August 5-9 •  Beau • Adirondack Theater Festival • The Wood Theater

Another spectacular summer of original theater concludes with the musical Beau. Eight actor-musicians tell the story of Ace Baker, who spends the first decade of his life fatherless. At 12 years old, a phone call reveals that his grandfather, Beau, has been alive all his life…and his mother knew. Family secrets unravel as Ace rushes to make up for lost time with a man who changes his life and puts a guitar in his hand. I can’t resist a musical!! Get your tickets here.

August 11 • Community Day • Plein Air Festival • The Hyde Museum

Every year, The Hyde Collection offers a free day of art, fun, and inspiration to thank the community for its support and to introduce newcomers to the Museum. Purchase artwork of local scenes painted by plein air artists during that week, enjoy live music, food, museum tours and a great day celebrating great art! Here are all the details.

August 11 • Mipso • Cafe Lena 

I have been a fan of Mipso since I first saw them play when they were students at UNC Chapel Hill. They frequented the coffee shop I managed in North Carolina and I have enjoyed their Appalachian Americana folk sound ever since.  I saw them the last time they came to Cafe Lena and it’s the perfect intimate venue to really enjoy their 4-part harmony.   Grab the info here!

August 24 • Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience • The Park Theater

I asked music lover and avid theater goer Kathy Clarke what was on her calendar this month and this was one of her picks. Kathy’s looking forward to hearing a style of music she’s not had a lot of exposure to. Grammy award winning artist Terrance Simien will transform the Park Theater into a Zydeco club and Mardis Gras party.  A fun way to celebrate the end of summer! Here are the details!

A few more of Kathy Clarke’s picks:  

The Man in Black, a Johnny Cash tribute on Aug. 23 and Footloose - Broadway Upstate’s youth production (always great shows) from Aug. 15 - 18 … both at The Wood Theater!

Grandma’s Table • August 18: A family style, al fresco dinner in front of The Queensbury Hotel with fresh, locally grown ingredients. A wonderful afternoon of food and fellowship to benefit LARAC, the farmer’s market and the GF Collaborative.

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Susan Siplon

Susan Siplon is a singer, actor, artist and arts enthusiast who has been both on the stage and behind the scenes as a producer, festival director and venue manager. Susan recently moved to Glens Falls after living all over the country and in Fiji and New Zealand and has found the arts scene in this area to be one of the most vibrant and easily accessible that she has ever experienced.