Falcon Ridge Music Festival
Three days of music featuring Vance Gilbert, The Felice Brothers, Patty Larkin, SONIA, Brother Sun, Great Bear, Pete’s Posse, Slambovian Circus of Dreams, Sarah Potenza, The Storycrafters and more. Aug. 5-7, Dodds Farm, 44 County Route 70, Hillsdale. Information: www.FalconRidgeFolk.com.
Boston University Tanglewood Institute 50th Anniversary Concert
Students from the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. 2:30 p.m., Seiji Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood, Lenox, Mass. Tickets: $20. Information: www.bso.org.
Powers Park Concert Series
Country music night with Skeeter Creek. Aug. 6, 6 p.m., Powers Park, 420 Second Ave., Troy. Free. Information: 279-7162.
Alex Torres and his Latin Orchestra
Latin jazz and dance band. 7 p.m., Freedom Park, Schonowee Avenue, Scotia. Free. Information: www.FreedomParkScotia.com.
International Blues Challenge
Three Capital District bands — the Andrew Wheeler Band, the Amy Ryan Band and Silver Chain — vie for the right to represent the region at the international competition held in Memphis, among other prizes. 7 p.m., The Linda: WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio, 339 Central Ave., Albany. Tickets: $12. Information: 465-5233 or thelinda.org.
Performing a live score to the Disney/Pixar animated film “Ratatouille.” 8 p.m., Saratoga Performing Arts Center, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs. Information: www.spac.org.
Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra
Special guest Megan Hilty performs with the world-renowned orchestra. 8 p.m., Castle Hill, Tanglewood, Lenox, Mass. Information: thetrustees.org.
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Giancarlo Guerrero conducts the orchestra through works by Adams, Chopin and Strauss, featuring pianist Daniil Trifonov. 8 p.m., Koussevitzky Music Shed, Tanglewood, Lenox, Mass. Tickets: $20-$101. Information: www.bso.org.