FREE: Schenectady’s Music Haven Summer Concert Series Announced

May 23rd, 2016, 12:45 pm by Greg

The Music Haven Concert Series is celebrating 27 years in Schenectady’s Central Park, and they’re doing it up big-time with a six-concert season that sparkles with captivating sounds from around the globe – Senegal, the Appalachian Mountains, Puerto Rico, Ireland, the Ukraine, Jamaica and, of course, right here in Greater Nippertown.

The concerts will all take place at the Music Haven in Schenectady’s Central Park at 7pm on Sunday evenings beginning on July 10. In case of inclement weather, Proctors in Schenectady will serve as the concert series rain site. And, yes, admission is FREE.

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Here’s the schedule for the 2016 Music Haven Concert Series:

July 10
PAPE DIOUF ET LA GENERATION CONSCIENTE
with Umoja African Dance & Drumming
Infectiously danceable Senegalese mbalax

July 17
JERRY DOUGLAS PRESENTS THE EARLS OF LEICESTER
with Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys
Grammy Award-winning bluegrass

July 24
GARY NUNEZ Y PLENA LIBRE
with Jose Conde Unplugged
Classic Puerto Rican plena and bomba

July 31
MONTY ALEXANDER’S HARLEM KINGSTON TRIO
With Alfred St. John’s Trinidad & Tobago Steelband
Legendary Jamaican jazz pianist UPDATE: This show has been moved to the rain location – Proctors, Schenectady…http://www.nippertown.com/2016/05/23/free-music-haven-summer-concert-series-announced/

August 7
DAKHABRAKHA
With Tavche Gravche
Mesmerizing Ukrainian folk-punk

August 14
DERVISH
With Matt & Shannon Heaton
Iconic traditional Irish band

TODAY’S ADDITIONAL NEW CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENTS:
FREE: Three More New Concerts Announced for Lake George’s Shepard Park
FREE: Troy’s Rockin’ On the River Schedule Is Announced
FREE: Second Band Announced for Troy’s Rockin’ On the River Concert Series

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING FREE EVENTS FOR 2016
VARIOUS DATES
SCHENECTADY COUNTY SUMMERNIGHT @ State & Jay streets, Schenectady, Friday, July 15
JAZZ AT THE LAKE @ Shepard Park, Lake George, September 17 & 18
WEDNESDAYS
MADE IN THE SHADE OF THE EGG @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, 12noon Wednesdays from June 1-August 31
ROCKIN’ ON THE RIVER @ Riverfront Park, Troy, 5pm Wednesdays from June 15-August 3
LAKE GEORGE ARTS PROJECT’S WEDNESDAY NIGHT SUMMER CONCERT SERIES @ Shepard Park, Lake George, 7:30pm Wednesdays from July 6-August 31
THURSDAYS
JAZZ ON JAY @ Jay Street, Schenectady, 12noon Thursdays from June 2-September 1
ALIVE AT FIVE @ Tricentennial Park, Albany, 5pm Thursdays from June 9-August 4
FRIDAYS
FRIDAYS AT THE LAKE @ Shepard Park, Lake George, 4pm Fridays from June 24-September 2
UPBEAT ON THE ROOF @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, 7pm Fridays from July 1-August 26