Yup, it’s unofficially the last weekend of the summer, and there are a lot of festivals going on all around Nippertown – moe.down, the Tanglewood Jazz Festival, the Capital District Scottish Games.
But if your summer budget has been depleted and you’re looking for a FREE festival, well, just head over to Powers Park in Troy on Saturday.
It’s the sixth annual Uncle Sam Jam/Power in the Park Classic Car Show, and there’s nothing like wrapping up the summer with a day of free music and muscle cars. More than 75 classic cars will be on exhibit, and as for the music, well, you can’t go wrong with a line-up that features Stuck On Stupid; the reunion of classic rockers Emerald City; and Blue Machine, led by powerhouse vocalist Tommy Love.
The bash runs from 12noon til 8pm, and the music is slated to get underway at 2pm.
MORE REAL GOOD FOR FREE SHOWS, 2011:
Spencertown Festival of Books @ the Spencertown Academy, Spencertown (Saturday-Monday, September 3-5)
Live at the Bearsville Theater @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock (8pm on Mondays)
The SCA Summer Concert Series @ the Outdoor Entertainment Center, South Glens Falls (6:30pm on Tuesdays)
September in the City @ Tricentennial Park, Albany (11:30am on Wednesdays)
Music in the Park @ Dutchman’s Landing, Catskill (7pm on Thursdays)
Garage Bands In the Garage @ Albany Public Library, Albany (6pm on the third Friday of the month)
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)
Concerts in the Park @ Riverfront Part, Athens (7pm on Fridays)
Summer Sounds of Salem @ the Main Street Gazebo, Salem (11am on Saturdays)
Sirsy @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs (8pm on Sundays)
Frequency North Reading Series @ the College of Saint Rose, Albany (various days)
Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival @ Corning Preserve’s Riverfront Park, Albany (Saturday, September 10)
LarkFest @ Lark Street, Albany (Saturday, September 17)
Jazz at the Lake: Lake George Jazz Weekend @ Shepard Park, Lake George (Saturday-Sunday, September 17-18)
PearlPalooza @ North Pearl Street, Albany (Saturday, September 24)