Real Good for FREE: The Summer’s FREE Concerts Ain’t Over Yet…

August 14th, 2015, 2:00 pm by Greg
Mark Gamsjager (photo by Marty Fitzpatrick)

Mark Gamsjager (photo by Marty Fitzpatrick)

Spent all your money on big summer concert and festival tickets?
Lose your disposable income at the track?
Dishing out your dollars on back-to-school supplies?

Yeah, we know that your wallet starts lookin’ mighty thin toward the end of the summer, and some of the big free summer concert series – like Albany’s Alive at Five and Schenectady’s Music Haven – have wrapped it up for the season.

But there are still plenty of FREE music options all around Nippertown. Here’s a guide to help you find some of those no-dough shows. Just click on the series name to find the complete schedule of bands playing there:

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REAL GOOD FOR FREE EVENTS FOR 2015

VARIOUS DAYS
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)
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
Music in the Park Summer Concert Series @ Onderdonk Park, East Greenbush (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 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 @ Riverside Park, Troy (Wednesdays at 5pm)
Green Island Gazebo Concert Series @ River Park, Green Island (Wednesdays at 6pm)
Live On the Lake @ Burbank Park, Pittsfield (Wednesdays at 6pm)
Summer Concert Series @ Windsor Lake, North Adams (Wednesdays at 6:30pm)
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)
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)
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 (Saturdays at 6pm)
Riverlink Summer Concert Series @ Riverlink Park, Amsterdam (Saturdays at 7pm)
SUNDAYS
North Greenbush Summer Concert Series @ North Greenbush Town Hall Gazebo, Wynantskill (Sundays at 6pm)