Two of Saratoga’s favorite jambands, Half Step and High Peaks Band, return to Putnam Den tonight for a special Thanksgiving Eve party.

Formed in 1991 by Juan and Michelle Calzada, Half Step has evolved into Juan Calzada on lead vocals and acoustic guitar, Bob Peck on vocals and bass, David Lawson on vocals and lead guitar, and Robin Barkenhagen on drums. The group, drawing on musical influences from the Allman Bros., Bob Dylan, Santana, Pink Floyd, and The Grateful Dead, is an ever growing presence on the East Coast with a strong and loyal following.

HPB incorporates Reggae, jazz, blues, calypso, gospel, progressive, classical, funk, jam, rock and folk into a unique blend that is called Smart-Jam. The words and the notes sometimes get lost in each other before you are taken out into big sky. Only to come crashing back down into a driving groove that will leave you “Peaking”.


Stick around after the show for a special late night dance party with DVDJ Prophet.

East-coast phenomenon Kip Chapman is beginning to shake things up. Based in Albany, New York – his unique & diverse musical palette has led to incredible success beyond even his own wild imagination. Combining elements of dance-music from tech-house to electro, his seemingly endless well-of-creativity hasn’t once come close to running dry – in fact it’s overflowing!

Doors: 8:30pm 
Show: 9:30pm

Ages: 18+  

Tickets: $5 at Door / $10 if under 21

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Every Tuesday (at 7:00pm) Putnam Den will host the Free 4 All Poker Tour bar league featuring real Texas Hold’Em Tournaments.

The Details:

–  100% FREE to play (no catch)
–  All levels are welcome (heck: you got nothing to lose!)
–  $50 to each nigh’s winner
–  Accumulate points (extra chips) to the Monthly League Championship (w/ its $500 minimum prize pool)

Poker not your thing?  That’s OK, our Tuesday Game Night also featurs: Free Pool, Ping Pong, Corn Hole, Mario Cart, Jenga and an assortment of board games.


(Note: This is in addition to Game Night, not in place of)