Real Good for FREE: Garage Bands in the Garage @ Albany Public Library

The Blisterz

The Blisterz at The Putnam Den in January (photo by Kirsten Ferguson)

Garage Bands in the Garage concerts are back!

The Garage Bands in the Garage concert series returns to the Albany Public Library once again this summer for a monthly blast of free music to help you get your ya-ya’s out after work on Fridays.

Each all-ages show features a double-bill of homegrown bands playing in the garage of the Main Library (accessed via the Elk Street parking lot entrance). All shows run from 6-8pm on select Friday evenings and also feature a CD/DVD garage sale chockfull of $1 items.

The 2012 line-up for the library’s Garage Bands in the Garage concert series includes:

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June 22: The Blisterz. With the Mysteios.

July 20: The Slaughterhouse Chorus. With the Pistolwhips.

August 17: Henry’s Rifle. With Complicated Shirt.

September 21: Alta Mira. With Giles Bennett & the Petrified Woods.

ADDITIONAL REAL GOOD FOR FREE EVENTS:

Freedom Park Concert Series @ Freedom Park, Scotia (various days thru August 29)
Music in the Park @ Schodack Town Park, Schodack (Tuesdays thru July 10)
Cook Park Concert Series @ Cook Park, Colonie (Tuesdays thru August 28)
Rockin’ On the River @ Green Island Bridge parking lot, Troy (Wednesdays thru August 29)
Music in the Park @ the North End Firehouse, Rensselaer (Wednesdays thru August 29)
Jazz On Jay @ Jay Street, Schenectady (Thursdays thru August 30)
Alive at Five @ Riverfront Park, Albany (Thursdays thru August 9)
Music in the Garden @ Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library, Clifton Park (June 21, July 6 & August 3)
Backlot Music Festival @ Waterford Public Library, Waterford (Thursdays from June 28-July 26)
Guilderland Performing Arts Center @ Tawasentha Park, Guilderland (Thursdays thru August 23)
Fridays at the Lake @ Shepard Park, Lake George (Fridays thru September 7)
Music at Sunset @ Greenport Town Park, Hudson (Fridays thru August 31)
Upbeat On the Roof @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs (Fridays thru August 31)
The Summer Sounds of Salem @ the Train Depot Green, Salem, (Saturdays thru September 1)
Fabulous Fourth Celebration @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, Wednesday, July 4
GE’s Kids Day @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, Sunday, July 8
McDonald’s African American Family Day @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, Saturday, August 4
Empire State Plaza Food Festival @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, Wednesday, August 15
Local Legends Live @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, Saturday, September 8
Hannaford Hispanic Heritage Celebration @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, Saturday, September 22
Powers Park Concert Series @ Powers Park, Troy (Saturdays in July and August)
Skidmore Jazz Institute Concert Series @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs (June 26-July 6)

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