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:
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, 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.
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