Saturday Night at the Waterhole

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Saturday Night at the Waterhole

Catch some of the best acts on Saturday Nights at the Waterhole's Music Lounge!

There are several crowd favorite acts on this live music lineup that we are thrilled to share with our community.

“Saturday Night at the Waterhole” our latest and greatest concert series returns to
downtown Saranac Lake beginning March 4th! Just as the name suggests, The
Waterhole Music Lounge will be hosting live music on Saturday nights in the
Upstairs Music Hall.

This concert series is scheduled to begin earlier in the evening, with doors
opening at 7:30 pm and music beginning at 8:30pm. The lineup features multiple
crowd favorites with wide variety of musical genres, so there is something for
everyone! The series will showcase Punk Rock, Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Folk Rock,
Roots Reggae, Latin Dance Music and more! The series will conclude on June
3rd, as Party on the Patio takes center stage.

We’ve also got some fun musical entertainment on 3 of the upcoming Saranac
Lake First Friday nights. March 3rd, April 7th, and May 5th will feature Dj Funky
Cold Medina who will be dropping beats for you to boogie with your pals on the
dane floor and a Local Showcase on March 24th.

As always, the Waterhole is a 21+ establishment.

Waterhole Music Lounge
48 Main St, Saranac Lake, NY 12983

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Saranac Lake First Friday with Dj Funky Cold Medina 

3/3 - 4/7 - 5/5  

8:30 Doors 9:00- Show - Free Event - 21+


Local Showcase feat. Ursa and the Major Key + Dos En Uno

Friday March 24th, 2023 

7:30 Doors 8:30- Show - $10.00 FLAT - 21+

2023 Saturday Night at the Waterhole Lineup + Concert Calendar
March 4 -The Bubs wsg Daily Deadlys

7:30 Doors 8:30 Show - $10.00 Adv / $12.00 Door - 21+

March 11- Kat Wright
7:30 Doors 8:30 Show - $17.00 Adv / $20.00 Door - 21+

March 18 - The Sideways
7:30 Doors 8:30 Show - $10.00 Adv / $12.00 Door - 21+


March 25 - Driftwood
7:30 Doors 8:30 Music - $13.00 / $15.00 Door - 21+

April 1 - Los Blancos
7:30 Doors 8:30 Show - $10.00 Adv / $12.00 Door - 21+


April 29 - Mal Maiz
7:30 Doors 8:30 Show - $10.00 Adv / $12.00 Door - 21+


May 6 - Start Making Sense : Tribute to Talking Heads
7:30 Doors 8:30 Show - $20.00 Adv / $25.00 Door - 21+

May 13 - The Seapods feat Al Schnier of Moe.
7:30 Doors 8:30 Show - $17.00 Adv / $20.00 Door - 21+

May 20 - The BigTakeover
7:30 Doors 8:30 Show - $13.00 Adv / $15.00 Door - 21+

June 3 - Bella's Bartok wsg Moon Hollow
7:30 Doors 8:30 Show - $13.00 Adv / $15.00 Door - 21+


Band Info:

The Bubs will open the concert series on March 4th and are an act not to be missed! This 10-
piece white jumpsuit-clad collective of artists & musicians, have been sweeping everyone off
their feet with their catchy songs and fiery contagious energy. Their music is ferocious, tender,
vindicating, and cathartic; a crooked vessel for pain, nostalgia, empowerment, and vindication,
all filtered through a dirty sieve. Think white-hot punk & garage rock styled music.

March 11th marks the return of Kat Wright, whose voice is both sultry and dynamic, delicate yet
powerful; gritty but highly emotive and nuanced. She has been described as “a young Bonnie
Raitt meets Amy Winehouse.” Add to that voice enough stage presence to tame lions, and the
combination of feline femininity, proving to be immediately enchanting.

The Sideways return March 18th for their 5th Saranac Lake performance. Hailing from
Rochester, New York, this eight-piece band offers up their own joyful blend of disco pop +
snarky soul, with a heavy dose of jazz influence, founded by brainchild Joey “sideways” Stehle.

Driftwood will make their long awaited return to the Waterhole stage on the 25th of March. Their
music has been described as fusing traditional Americana with contemporary influences and
timeless subject matter. Listening to their music, one gets the sense that the band is young with an old soul.

There’s a deep, driving force behind each refrain - the kind that makes you dance with your eyes closed, or
stop still to take in the energy the band is passing on to the audience.

April 1st will mark the rescheduled date for Los Blancos! This band has a reputation for ripping
through blues, soul, rockin’ zydeco, Latin, outlaw country, funk, folk, and bottomless bag of
tricks that’s always sure to get the party started.

On the last Saturday in April, Mal Maiz will turn up the heat on the dance floor. Costa Rican
“Brujo” Maiz Vargas Sandoval and his Afro-Latino Orchestra are a hot East Coast dance band
with both a traditional and modern flair. Based out of Burlington VT, Mal Maiz blends traditional
cambia with psychedelic grooves, latin, reggae, and afro-carribean sounds. Come prepared to
move and groove!

If David Byrne is one of the geniuses of modern times, then Start Making Sense is a tribute to
genius. A crowd favorite, Start Making Sense will return to the Waterhole on May 6th. The
musicians in this 7-piece Talking Heads tribute take pride in faithfully recreating the music of
Talking Heads’ entire career, including songs they never performed live.

The Waterhole is stoked to announce The Seapods featuring Al Schnier of Moe. on May 13th!
The Seapods are 4/5ths of the seminal 90’s jamband, Ominous Seapods who have now been
playing at the Waterhole for 30+ years.

May 20th will highlight another crowd favorite, The Big Takeover. The 7-piece band hails from
the Hudson Valley and is fronted by charismatic Jamaican-born singer and songwriter Nee Nee
Rushie. The Big Takeover plays original music that is rooted in and reverent toward the genres
and rhythms of Jamaican pop: reggae, rocksteady, and ska.

The final concert in the Saturday Night at the Waterhole series will feature the bedazzled and
glittered performers of Bella’s Bartok! Their sound has gradually evolved from street-punk
performers to an electric, brass filled, accordion-based spectacle that has continued to entertain
audiences for nearly a decade.

Concert tickets and more information can be found at or in-
person by stopping at the downstairs bar. Ticket prices will vary.

Doors open at 7:30 and shows begin at 8:30 pm. The Waterhole is a 21+ music venue.

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