Real Good for FREE: Riverlink Summer Concert Series, Amsterdam

Holly & Evan

Holly & Evan host the Singer-Songwriter Festival on August 18 (photo by Stanley Johnson)

The Riverlink Summer Concert Series returns to Riverlink Park in Amsterdam once again this year, and as usual, they’re presenting one of the best line-ups of local and regional musical talent under the bandshell on the banks of the Mohawk River.

Shows take place at 7pm on Saturdays, except where noted.

Here’s the line-up of concerts for the summer 2012 season:

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July 7: The Chandler Travis Philharmonic

July 14: The Joey Thomas Big Band

July 21: Annie & the Hedonists

July 28: Girl Howdy

August 4 (3pm): The Amsterdam Riverlink Jamboree featuring the Nellies, Rusty Belle, Dan Johnson & His Expert Sidemen, Tophenjamin

August 11: Skeeter Creek

August 18 (3pm): Singer-Songwriter Festival with Holly & Evan (hosts), Olivia Quillio, Dylan Perillo, Ben KN, Victoria Bouffard, Evan Gavry & the Tin Stars

August 25: The Tichy Boys with special guest Johnny Rabb

ADDITIONAL REAL GOOD FOR FREE EVENTS:

Beat Fest @ River Street Beat Shop, Troy (Saturday, July 7)
GE’s Kids Day @ Empire State Plaza, Albany (Sunday, July 8)
Skidmore Jazz Institute Concert Series @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs (various days thru July 6)
New York State Summer Writers Institute @ Skidmore College’s Davis Auditorium, Saratoga Springs (weekdays through July 27)
Freedom Park Concert Series @ Freedom Park, Scotia (various days thru August 29)
Performing Arts at the Common @ Clifton Common Stage, Clifton Park (various days thru August 26)
Music in the Park @ Schodack Town Park, Schodack (Tuesdays thru July 10)
Concerts On the Lawn @ the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown (Tuesdays thru July 24)
Cook Park Concert Series @ Cook Park, Colonie (Tuesdays thru August 28)
Sounds of Summer @ VFW Hall, Great Barrington (Tuesdays thru August 28)
Summer Concert Series @ Shepard Park, Lake George (Wednesdays thru August 29)
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 (July 6 & August 3)
Backlot Music Festival @ Waterford Public Library, Waterford (Thursdays thru July 26)
Guilderland Performing Arts Center @ Tawasentha Park, Guilderland (Thursdays thru August 23)
Concerts in the Park @ Wiswall Park, Ballston Spa (Thursdays thru August 30)
Music in the Park @ Dutchman’s Landing, Catskill (Thursdays thru August 30)
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)
Canal Square Summer Concerts @ Canal Square, Cohoes (Fridays thru August 31)
Garage Bands in the Garage @ Albany Public Library, Albany (select Fridays thru September 21)
The Summer Sounds of Salem @ the Train Depot Green, Salem, (Saturdays thru September 1)
Powers Park Concert Series @ Powers Park, Troy (Saturdays in July and August)
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

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