FREE: Alive at Five Concert Schedule Announced

The summer line-up of free concerts for the 2014 Alive at Five Concert Series has been officially announced. All concerts will take place at Albany’s Jennings Landing (formerly Riverfront Park) at the Corning Preserve from 5-8pm on Thursdays beginning on June 12 with Fitz & the Tantrums – one week later than originally indicated on the City of Albany Events website.

And despite the fact that the Alive at Five Concert Series is celebrating its 25th anniversary this summer – its first under the regime of new Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan – the schedule has been trimmed back from the usual nine summer concerts of the past several years to just eight this year. Noticeably absent on this year’s slate of shows is the usual Irish music night.

Rain location for the Alive at Five concerts is the the Corning Preserve Boatlaunch beneath the I787 overpass.

Here’s the line-up of bands for the 2014 season of Alive at Five concerts:

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THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 5pm
FITZ & THE TANTRUMS
WITH THE FEATURES
Led by vocalist-keyboardist Michael Fitzpatrick, the soulful indie popsters kick off the 2014 Alive at Five season in support of their latest album, More Than Just a Dream.

THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 5pm
THE EASY STAR ALL STARS
WITH JOHN BROWN’S BODY
It’s reggae night, mon!

THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 5pm
DWELE
WITH MIRK
It’s R&B night at Alive at Five…

THURSDAY, JULY 10, 5pm
LORD HURON
WITH MARYLEIGH ROOHAN
Los Angeles-based indie folk band…

THURSDAY, JULY 17, 5pm
EASTBOUND JESUS
WITH STELLAR YOUNG AND HARD SOUL
Local 518 triple bill, headlined by Greenwich the rollicking country-rockers Eastbound Jesus.

THURSDAY, JULY 24, 5pm
DUSTIN LYNCH
WITH JACOB POWELL
It’s country night at Alive at Five…

THURSDAY, JULY 31, 5pm
GRAND FUNK RAILROAD
WITH WILD ADRIATIC
Veteran ’70s hard rockers Grand Funk are led by original members Don Brewer and Mel Schacher, but former Kiss guitarist Bruce Kulick is in the guitar chair, replacing Mark Farner.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 5pm
SHEILA E
WITH CONEHEAD BUDDHA
The veteran drummer-singer of the musically talented Escovedo family has collaborated with everyone from Ringo Starr to Prince to Kanye West.

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING REAL GOOD FOR FREE EVENTS FOR 2014:
Albany Tulip Festival @ Washington Park, Albany, Saturday & Sunday, May 10 & 11
At the Plaza @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, 5pm Wednesdays
Jazz On Jay @ Jay Street, Schenectady, 12noon on Thursdays
Concerts in the Park @ Wiswall Park, Ballston Spa, 6pm on Thursdays
UpBeat On the Roof @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, 7pm on Fridays

3 Responses to “FREE: Alive at Five Concert Schedule Announced”

  1. Angelos says:

    So, Fitz and nothing else then.

  2. Bill says:

    Pretty underwhelming. There’s still hope for Rock in’ on the River

  3. capgirl says:

    Wow! A lineup of fresh and (mainly) contemporary bands – who will primarily be performing ORIGINAL music instead of covers…

    Dustin Lynch is making his way up, Fitz & the Tantrums and Lord Huron are both playing numerous big name festivals this year, and we get to see them for free!

    Isn’t it great that the people that are unhappy have the choice to stay home? It wouldn’t be Albany without the complaining…

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