FREE: Freedom Park Announces More than 30 Summer Concerts

May 24th, 2016, 9:30 am by Greg

The free concert series in Scotia doesn’t kick off for nearly a month, but the folks at Freedom Park have unveiled their summer-long schedule of concerts. And as usual, the park next to Jumpin’ Jack’s Drive-In is once again playing host to the largest schedule of free summer concerts in all of Greater Nippertown. A total of more than 30 concerts will take place at Freedom Park, stretching from the series opener by Sirsy on Wednesday, June 22 through to Black Mountain Symphony’s closing show on Saturday, August 27.

All concerts start at 7pm, except the July 1 concert by veteran rockers Rattail Jimmy featuring guitarslinger Alan Payette, which will start at 8pm, followed by a fireworks display.

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Here’s the complete schedule for Freedom Park’s 2016 concert series:

Wednesday, June 22: Sirsy (pop/rock)
Saturday, June 25: Stockade Kids (fusion rock)
Sunday, June 26: The Zucchini Brothers (kid rock)
Wednesday, June 29: Scotia-Glenville Pipe Band (pipe & drum)

Friday, July 1 (8pm): Rattail Jimmy (rock) (with fireworks)
Sunday, July 3: The Legendary Characters (eclectic)
Wednesday, July 6: The Lustre Kings (rockabilly)
Saturday, July 9: Diva & the Dirty Boys (’60s rock & blues)
Sunday, July 10: The Music Company Orchestra (classical)
Wednesday, July 13: Screaming Orphans (Celtic pop/rock)
Thursday, July 14: The Scotia-Glenville Community Band & Jazz Band
Saturday, July 16: Where’s Alex? (classic rock)
Sunday, July 17: Brian Patneaude Quintet (jazz)
Wednesday, July 20: The Joey Thomas Big Band (big band jazz)
Saturday, July 23: Triskele (Celtic folk)
Sunday, July 24: Maria Zemantauski & Alegria (flamenco)
Wednesday, July 27: The Refrigerators (party rock)
Thursday, July 28: The Scotia-Glenville Community Band & Jazz Band
Saturday, July 30: Moriah Formica (classic rock)
Sunday, July 31: Hot Club of Saratoga (Gypsy jazz/swing)

Wednesday, August 3: Grand Central Station (party rock)
Saturday, August 6: Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra (Latin)
Sunday, August 7: The Wister Quartet (classical)
Wednesday, August 10: Funk Evolution (funk)
Saturday, August 13: Betsy & the ByeGons (oldies)
Sunday, August 14: The Route Fifty 5 (brass quintet)
Wednesday, August 17: The Audiostars (party rock)
Saturday, August 20: Up All Night (rock)
Sunday, August 21: Mia Scirocco Trio (acoustic pop)
Wednesday, August 24: Skeeter Creek (country)
Saturday, August 27: Black Mountain Symphony (Motown/blues/jazz)

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
SUNDAYS
MUSIC HAVEN @ Central Park, Schenectady, 7pm Sundays from July 10-August 14