2012 Alive at Five Concerts Announced for Riverfront Park

May 4th, 2012, 10:39 am by Greg

The 2012 Alive at Five concert series has been announced by the City of Albany’s Office of Special Events. The concerts are presented FREE on Thursday evenings from 5-8pm at the Albany Riverfront Park amphitheater at the Corning Preserve.

As in past years, the rain location is at the Corning Preserve Boat Launch under the I-787 Colonie Street overpass.

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Here’s the line-up of free 2012 Alive at Five concerts:

June 7: DAVE MASON. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer from Traffic and Fleetwood Mac. With the Emerald City Band.

June 14: BOOTSY COLLINS. He’s held down the bottom-end funk with everyone from James Brown to Parliament/Funkadelic. With Garland Nelson & Soul Session.

June 21: PATTY SMYTH & SCANDAL. The ’80s popsters revive “The Warrior” and “Goodbye to You.” With Sirsy.

June 28: DICKEY BETTS & GREAT SOUTHERN. Former Allman Brothers Band guitarslinger. With Kirsten Thien.

July 5: LOCAL BLUES NIGHT (featuring the winners of tonight’s Downtown Albany Blues Music Competition)

July 12: THE BACON BROTHERS. From the silver screen to the free Albany fest, Kevin Bacon and his brother Michael Bacon get footloose. With the Stray Dogs.

July 19: BUCKWHEAT ZYDECO. King of the Louisiana squeeze-box. With Captain Squeeze & the Zydeco Moshers.

July 26: SMASH MOUTH. Multi-platinum pop-rockers. With the Dylan Emmet Band.

August 2: LEE BRICE. Nashville country music hitmaker. With Wendy Owens & Renegade.

August 9: THE BEACH BUMS. Beach Boys tribute band. With Grand Central Station.

3 thoughts on “2012 Alive at Five Concerts Announced for Riverfront Park”

  1. Scott C. says:

    Ahh, the name is Bootsy, baby! Bootsy Collins! Let’s see, who else? Buckwheat Zydeco! And, umm…did I mention Bootsy Collins?

  2. Andy M. says:

    Figures. They finally get some good acts for A@5 after I move away. A chance to see Bootsy for free might be worth a plane ticket though!

  3. Julie Lomoe says:

    Best lineup they’ve had in years. I wonder where they came up with the money?

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