Up in Athol, the weekly Monday Night Concerts in the Park series continues at Veterans’ Memorial Park through the end of August. The concerts take place under cover and will go on rain or shine. Bring a chair or blanket. Food is available, as well as the wares of local artisans and gardeners.
The concerts take place at 7pm on Mondays.
Here’s the schedule of bands for the remainder of the 2013 summer season:
Tonight (July 22): The Bluebillies
Come tap your toes or get up and dance, as Melba Deen (guitar), Mark Guarino (bass, mandolin), John Kribs (guitar, mandolin, banjo), Doug Moody (fiddle) and Kevin Maul (pedal steel guitar) entertain with country, bluegrass and Americana, offering close-harmony vocals styled after the old-time “brother acts” like the Everly Brothers, Louvin Brothers and the Blue Sky Boys.
July 29: Smokey Greene
The legendary master of country and bluegrass performs with his son Scott Greene. Smokey says he’s cutting back on his summer schedule after this year, so catch him while you can.
August 5: True Grit Outlaws
Modern country, blues and rock from Mike Meneely (guitar, vocals), Shawn Blackmer (bass, vocals), Butch Ralph (guitar, vocals) and Tom Patterson (drums).
August 12: The String Dusters
American Acoustic Music – a little bit of country, bluegrass and folk performed by Bill Healy (banjo, mandolin, guitar), Bert Wilson (bass), Corey Hough (guitar, mandolin) and Nick Barr (fiddle).
August 19: Ampersand
Beth Lawton and Dick Hogle lead the family-friendly, upbeat musical group with tight vocal harmonies, backed by the driving, chunky sound of traditional instruments.
August 26: Marty Wendell
This Rockabilly Hall of Famer plays selections from his vast repertoire, including his latest album, The Good Old Days. The concert will be followed by fireworks.
ADDITIONAL REAL GOOD FOR FREE EVENTS FOR 2013
African American Family Day @ Empire State Plaza, Albany (Sunday, August 3)
New York State Food Festival @ Empire State Plaza, Albany (Wednesday, August 14)
Hispanic Heritage Celebration @ Empire State Plaza, Albany (Saturday, September 14)
PearlPalooza @ North Pearl Street, Albany (Saturday, September 28)
Summer at the Plaza @ Empire State Plaza, Albany (various days)
Freedom Park Concerts @ Freedom Park, Scotia (various days through Wednesday, August 28)
Performing Arts at the Common @ Clifton Common, Clifton Park (various days through August 21)
Dana Park Concert Series @ Dana Park, Albany (Mondays through August 26)
The Upper Madison Music Series @ the Elks Lodge lawn, Albany (Mondays through August 19)
Music On Main Street @ the NBT Bank lawn, Canajoharie (Tuesdays through August 13)
Tuesday Nights in Brunswick @ Brunswick Family Community Center, Brunswick (Tuesdays through August 27)
Clark Art Institute Summer Concerts @ Clark Art Institute, Williamstown (Tuesdays through July 30)
Tuesday Nights in the Park @ Cook Park, Colonie (Tuesdays through August 27)
Lake George Arts Project Summer Concerts @ Shepard Park, Lake George (Wednesdays through August 28)
Made in the Shade of The Egg, Empire State Plaza at The Egg, Albany (Wednesdays through August 7)
Rockin’ On the River @ Green Island Bridge Parking Lot/Riverfront Park, Troy (Wednesdays through August 28)
Green Island Gazebo Concerts @ Green Island Park, Green Island (Wednesdays through August 28)
Music in the Park @ the North End Firehouse, Rensselaer (Wednesdays through August 14)
Sharon Springs Summer Concert Series @ Chalybeate Park, Sharon Springs (Wednesdays through August 21)
Concerts at Windsor Lake @ Windsor Lake, North Adams (Wednesdays through August 28)
Jazz On Jay @ Jay Street, Schenectady (Thursdays through September 5)
Alive at Five @ Riverfront Park, Albany (Thursdays through August 8)
Concerts in the Park @ Wiswall Park, Ballston Spa (Thursdays through August 29)
Music in the Park @ Dutchman’s Landing, Catskill (Thursdays through August 29)
Guilderland Performing Arts Center @ Tawasentha Park, Guilderland (Thursdays through August 22)
Thursday Night Concerts @ the Crossings, Colonie (Thursdays through August 29)
Evenings On the Green @ Coeymans Landing Park Gazebo, Coeymans (Thursdays through August 29)
Upbeat On the Roof @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs (Fridays through August 30)
Fridays at the Lake @ Shepard Park, Lake George (Fridays through August 30)
Athens Summer Concert Series @ Riverfront Park, Athens (Fridays through August 30)
Prospect Park Jazz Concert Series @ Prospect Park, Troy (Fridays through August 9)
Music at Sunset @ Greenport Town Park, Hudson (Fridays through August 30)
Garage Bands in the Garage @ Albany Public Library, Albany (once a month on Fridays through September 20)
Riverlink Park Summer Concert Series @ Riverlink Park, Amsterdam (Saturdays through August 31)
Powers Park Concert Series @ Powers Park, Troy (Saturdays through August 24)
Music Haven Concert Series @ Central Park, Schenectady (Sundays through August 11)