Real Good for Free: Concerts in the Park, Ballston Spa

Getting tired of the oldies acts at Albany’s Alive at Five concert series?

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Well, the free Concerts in the Park series in Ballston Spa’s Wiswall Park starts up with a bang on Thursday, June 23 with acclaimed indie-rockers Ra Ra Riot witrh opening act Sirsy.

Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and a picnic and dine al fresco while enjoying the best in music, from indie rock to pop, jazz to country. The series’ concerts take place from 6-8pm every Thursday evening through the end of August.

Here’s the 2011 schedule for Ballston Spa’s Concerts in the Park:

Thursday (June 23): Ra Ra Riot. With Sirsy.
June 30: The Ballston Spa Community Band
July 7: Skeeter Creek
July 14: Marty Wendell
July 21: Sonny & Perley
July 28: Tequila Mockingbirds
August 4: The annual Ice Cream Social with the Union Fire Company Band
August 11: Jump Daddies
August 18: TBA
August 25: Ten Pound Tiger


Freedom Park, Scotia (7pm on various days)
Music in the Park @ Schodack Town Park, Schodack (6pm on Tuesdays)
Tuesday Nights in the Park @ Cook Park, Colonie (6:30pm on Tuesdays)
Rockin’ On the River @ the Hedley District Riverfront Parking Lot, River St., Troy (5pm on Wednesdays)
Jazz On Jay @ Jay Street, Schenectady (12noon on Thursdays)
Alive at Five @ Corning Preserve’s Riverfront Park, Albany (5pm on Thursdays)
Guilderland Performing Arts Center @ Tawasentha Park, Guilderland (7:30pm on Thursdays)
UpBeat on the Roof @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs (7pm on Fridays)
Improv Records’ Free Fridays @ Shepard Park, Lake George (7pm on Fridays)
Music at Sunset @ Greenport Town Park, Hudson (7pm on Fridays)
Summer Sounds of Salem @ the Main Street Gazebo, Salem (11am on Saturdays)
Skidmore Summer Jazz Institute Concert Series @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs (June 28-July 8)
Jazz at the Lake: Lake George Jazz Weekend @ Shepard Park, Lake George (Saturday-Sunday, September 17-18)


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