Real Good for FREE: Hudson Music Festival, 8/8-10/14

August 6th, 2014, 12:02 pm by Greg

It’s New York State’s largest free three-day weekend music festival.

Last year’s Hudson Music Festival attracted as estimated 15,000 people, who came to see more than 100 bands and solo musicians performing at 17 venues throughout the city of Hudson, including six outdoor stages.

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And now they’re going to do it all over again this weekend. The fourth annual Hudson Music Fest kicks off at 5pm on Friday (August 8) with a wide variety of bands, duos and soloists performing in Hudson nightclubs, restaurants, bars, art galleries, parks, streets, tents, storefronts and wherever…

Here’s a small sampling of what you can hear during the three-day shebang:

FRIDAY (AUGUST 8)
5pm: Doctor Magnum @ the 500 Block Tent
5pm: Black Mountain Symphony @ 3FortySeven
5pm: Todd Nelson’s TN3 @ the 400 Block Stage
6:30pm: The Grape and the Grain @ the 500 Block Tent
7pm: Mr. Funky Pants @ the 400 Block Stage
8pm: Holly & Evan @ the 400 Block Stage
8pm: Passero @ Club Helsinki
9pm: The Lindsay Webster Band @ American Glory Restaurant
9pm: Lizzy Pitch @ Alley Park

SATURDAY (AUGUST 9)
10am: The Barbara Cassidy Band @ 7th Street Park
12noon: NY Jazz Force @ 3FortySeven
1pm: The Lighthouse @ 500 Block Tent
2pm: The Last Conspirators @ 7th Street Park
3pm: Pony in the Pancake @ 7th Street Park
3pm: The Matchstick Architects @ 3FortySeven
4pm: The Midnight Society @ Alley Park
5pm: Caramel Snow @ Alley Park
5pm: Bear Grass @ 7th Street Park
6pm: Anthony Fallacaro @ Club Helsinki
7pm: The Warp/The Weft @ Club Helsinki
7pm: En Knee Given Daze @ 7th Street Park
8pm: Peter Sando / Gandalf @ Club Helsinki Courtyard
8:30pm: The Mosstins @ Club Helsinki Courtyard
9pm: The Halley DeVestern Band @ Club Helsinki
9pm: Bryan Thomas @ Club Helsinki Courtyard
9pm: Andy Stack, Connor Kennedy & Friends @ American Glory Restaurant
10pm: The Brighton Beat @ Club Helsinki

SUNDAY (AUGUST 10)
12noon: Erin Powers Project @ Alley Park
1pm: The Paisley Fields @ 400 Block Stage
2pm: Sun Voyager @ 500 Block Tent
2:30pm: Rachael Sage & the Sequins @ 7th Street Park
3pm: Jason Irwin @ Alley Park
3pm: The Gus Mancini Sonic Soul Band @ 3FortySeven
4pm: The End Men @ 500 Block Tent
7pm: Joey Fierro @ American Glory Restaurant

GO HERE for a complete, up-to-the-minute schedule of who’s playing where…

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING REAL GOOD FOR FREE EVENTS FOR 2014:

VARIOUS DAYS
Freedom Park Concert Series @ Freedom Park, Scotia, 7pm various days
Jazz at the Lake @ Shepard Park, Lake George, 9/13-14/14
MONDAYS
The Look Up! Concert Series @ Johnny’s balcony, Schenectady, 5:30pm Mondays
Dana Park Concert Series @ Dana Park, Albany, 7pm Mondays
Pine Hills Summer Concert Series @ Elks Lodge lawn, Albany, 7pm Mondays
Rotterdam Summer Concert Series @ Rotterdam Senior Citizens Center, Rotterdam, 7pm Mondays
TUESDAYS
Tuesday Nights in the Park @ Cook Park, Colonie, 6pm Tuesdays
Summer Concert Series @ the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, 6pm Tuesdays
Music in the Park @ Onderdonk Park, East Greenbush, 6pm Tuesdays
Tuesday Nights in Brunswick @ Brunswick Family Community Center grounds, Brunswick, 6:30pm Tuesdays
Music in the Park @ Town Park, Stony Creek, 7pm Tuesdays
Music & Dance Films @ PS21, Chatham, 8:30pm Tuesdays
WEDNESDAYS
Made in the Shade of The Egg @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany, 12noon Wednesdays
Rockin’ On the River @ the Green Island Bridge Parking Lot, Troy, 5pm Wednesdays
Green Island Gazebo Concerts @ River Park, Green Island, 6pm Wednesdays
Music in the Park @ the North End Firehouse, Rensselaer, 6pm Wednesday
Concerts at Windsor Lake @ Windsor Lake, North Adams, 6:30pm Wednesdays
Summer Music Series @ East Greenbush Community Library, East Greenbush, 7pm Wednesdays
Evenings On the Green @ Bethlehem Public Library, Delmar, 7pm Wednesdays
Performing Arts Family Series @ Clifton Common, Clifton Park, 7pm Wednesdays
Wednesday Night Summer Concert Series @ Shepard Park, Lake George, 7:30pm Wednesdays
THURSDAYS
Jazz On Jay @ Jay Street, Schenectady, 12noon Thursdays
Alive at Five @ Jennings Landing, Albany, 5pm Thursdays
Concerts in the Park @ Wiswall Park, Ballston Spa, 6pm Thursdays
Evenings on the Green Concert Series @ Coeymans Landing Park, Ravena, 6pm Thursdays
Thursday Night Concerts @ the Crossings at Colonie, Loudonville, 6:30pm Thursdays
Schaghticoke Summer Concerts @ Schaghticoke Town Hall Lawn, Melrose, 6:30pm Thursdays
Music in the Park @ Dutchmans Landing, Catskill, 7pm Thursdays
FRIDAYS
Canal Square Concert Series @ Canal Square, Cohoes, 6pm Fridays
Garage Bands in the Garage @ Albany Public Library, Albany, 6pm select Fridays
UpBeat On the Roof @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, 7pm Fridays
Athens Summer Concert Series @ Riverfront Park, Athens, 7pm Fridays
Music at Sunset @ Greenport Town Park, Hudson, 7pm Fridays
Concerts in the Courtyard @ the County Courtyard, Schoharie, 7pm Fridays
SATURDAYS
Powers Park Concert Series @ Powers Park, Troy, 6pm Saturdays
Riverlink Concerts @ Riverlink Park, Amsterdam, 7pm Saturdays
SUNDAYS
North Greenbush Summer Concert Series @ Town Hall lawn, Wynantskill, 6pm Sunday
Music in the Park @ Riverfront Park, Coxsackie, 6pm Sundays
Music Haven Concert Series @ Central Park’s Music Haven, Schenectady, 7pm Sundays
Performing Arts On the Common @ Clifton Common, Clifton Park, 7pm Sundays