FREE FEST: Hats Off to Saratoga @ Downtown Saratoga Springs

July 22nd, 2015, 11:00 am by Greg
Saturday, July 25: Hot Club of Saratoga

Saturday (July 25): Hot Club of Saratoga

The Hats Off Music Festival will liven up Broadway and the rest of downtown Saratoga Springs on Friday and Saturday nights (July 24 & 25) to celebrate the opening weekend of the racing season. An array of Local 518 bands – ranging from blues to rock to a cappella – will be performing around town for free from 7-11pm both days.

Here’s a round-up of who’s playing where at the 2015 Hats Off Music Festival:

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The Adirondack Trust Company, Broadway
Friday, July 24: The Legato Blues Band
Saturday, July 25: Fenimore Blues

Ben & Jerry’s of Saratoga Springs
Friday & Saturday, July 24 & 25: Kings English

Caroline Street, outside of Gaffney’s
Friday, July 24: Erin Harkes
Saturday, July 25: Hot Club of Saratoga

Corner of Division Street and Broadway
Friday, July 24: George Fletcher$ Foldin’ Money
Saturday, July 25: Lost Wages

Saratoga Cracker Co. and Jos A. Bank
Friday & Saturday, July 24 & 25: The Racing City Chorus

MORE REAL GOOD FOR FREE EVENTS FOR 2015
VARIOUS DAYS
Medicare’s 50th Anniversary Celebration featuring Peter Yarrow @ Canal Square, Cohoes (Thursday, July 30 at 12noon)
Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival @ Jennings Landing, Albany (Saturday, September 12 at 1pm)
Pearlpalooza @ North Pearl Street, Albany (Saturday, September 12 at 1pm)
Freedom Park Concert Series @ Freedom Park, Scotia (various days @ 7pm)
Inside/Out Performances @ Jacob’s Pillow, Becket (various days at 6:15pm)
Summer NYS Writers Institute Reading Series @ Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs (various days at 8pm)
MONDAYS
Dana Park Concert Series @ Dana Park, Albany (Mondays at 7pm)
Pine Hills Concert Series @ Elks Lodge Lawn, Albany (Mondays at 7pm)
Rotterdam Summer Concert Series @ Rotterdam Senior Citizens Center Lawn, Rotterdam (Mondays at 7pm)
TUESDAYS
Summer Concert Series @ Clark Art Institute, Williamstown (Tuesdays at 6pm)
Cook Park Concert Series @ Cook Park, Colonie, (Tuesdays at 6:30pm)
Brunswick Summer Concert Series @ Brunswick Family Center, Troy (Tuesdays at 6:30pm)
Music On Main Street @ NBT Bank Lawn, Canajoharie (Tuesdays at 7pm)
Music in the Park @ Town Park, Stony Creek (Tuesdays at 7pm)
WEDNESDAYS
Made in the Shade of The Egg @ Empire State Plaza, Albany (Wednesdays at 12noon)
Rockin’ On the River @ Green Island Bridge Parking Lot/Riverside Park, Troy (Wednesdays at 5pm)
Capital Concert Series @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany (Wednesdays at 5pm)
Green Island Gazebo Concert Series @ River Park, Green Island (Wednesdays at 6pm)
Music in the Park @ North End Firehouse Lawn, Rensselaer (Wednesdays at 6pm)
Live On the Lake @ Burbank Park, Pittsfield (Wednesdays at 6pm)
Summer Concert Series @ Windsor Lake, North Adams (Wednesdays at 6:30pm)
Sharon Springs Summer Concert Series @ the Chalybeate Park Pavilion, Sharon Springs (Wednesdays at 7pm)
Evenings On the Green @ Bethlehem Public Library Lawn, Delmar (Wednesdays at 7pm)
Summer Music Series @ East Greenbush Community Library, East Greenbush (Wednesdays at 7pm)
Lake George Arts Project’s Wednesday Night Summer Concert Series @ Shepard Park, Lake George (Wednesdays at 7:30pm)
THURSDAYS
Kids’ Summer Series @ Barker Park, Troy (Thursdays at 11am)
Jazz On Jay @ Jay Street, Schenectady (Thursday at 12noon)
Alive at Five @ Jennings Landing in the Corning Preserve, Albany (Thursdays at 5pm)
Evenings On the Green @ Coeymans Landing Park Gazebo, Coeymans (Thursdays at 6pm)
Concerts in the Park @ Wiswall Park, Ballston Spa (Thursdays at 6pm)
The Crossings Summer Concert Series @ the Crossings of Colonie, Colonie (Thursdays at 6:30pm)
The Schaghticoke Summer Concert Series @ the Schaghticoke Town Hall Lawn, Melrose (Thursdays at 6:30pm)
Music in the Park @ Dutchmans Landing, Catskill (Thursdays at 7pm)
Guilderland Performing Arts Center Concert Series @ Tawasentha Park, Guilderland (Thursdays at 7:30pm)
FRIDAYS
Fridays at the Lake @ Shepard Park, Lake George (Fridays at 4pm)
Canal Square Concert Series @ Canal Square, Cohoes (Fridays at 6:30pm)
UpBeat On the Roof @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs (Fridays at 7pm)
Music at Sunset Concert Series @ Greenport Town Park, Hudson (Fridays at 7pm)
Athens Summer Concert Series @ River Front Park, Athens (Fridays at 7pm)
SATURDAYS
Powers Park Concert Series @ Powers Park, Troy (Sundays at 6pm)
Riverlink Summer Concert Series @ Riverlink Park, Amsterdam (Saturdays at 7pm)
Poets in the Park @ Washington Park’s Robert Burns Statue, Albany (Saturdays at 7pm)
SUNDAYS
North Greenbush Summer Concert Series @ North Greenbush Town Hall Gazebo, Wynantskill (Sundays at 6pm)
The Music Haven Concert Series @ the Music Haven in Central Park, Schenectady (Sundays at 7pm)