FREE FEST: Hats Off to Saratoga Music Festival

July 18th, 2016, 2:00 pm by Greg
Saturday, July 25: Hot Club of Saratoga

Friday (July 22): Hot Club of Saratoga

The Hats Off to Saratoga Music Festival will liven up Broadway and the rest of downtown Saratoga Springs on Friday and Saturday nights (July 22 & 23) 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 on both days.

Here’s a round-up of who’s playing where at the 2016 Hats Off Music Festival:

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FRIDAY (JULY 22)
Porch Fire @ the Savory Pantry
Hot Club of Saratoga @ the Adirondack Trust Company
Sirsy @ Division Street
Bluz House Rockers @ Caroline Street
Racing City Chorus @ Saratoga Tea & Honey
Alan Darcy @ Ben & Jerry’s

SATURDAY (JULY 23)
Porch Fire @ the Savory Pantry
Fenimore Blues @ the Adirondack Trust Company
Sirsy @ Division Street
The Erin Harkes Band @ Caroline Street
Racing City Chorus @ Saratoga Tea & Honey
Alan Darcy @ Ben & Jerry’s

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING FREE EVENTS FOR 2016
*VARIOUS DATES
NEW YORK STATE SUMMER WRITERS INSTITUTE READINGS @ Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, 8pm various days from July 4-29
RIVERLINK CONCERTS @ Riverlink Park, Amsterdam, various days from June 18-August 27
FREEDOM PARK CONCERT SERIES @ Freedom Park, Scotia, various days from June 22-August 27
PERFORMING ARTS AT THE COMMON @ Clifton Common, Clifton Park, various days from June 26-August 17
MUSIC ON MAINSTREET @ the NBT Bank Lawn, Canajoharie, 7pm select Tuesdays and Fridays from July 15-August 19
BLACK ARTS & CULTURAL FESTIVAL @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, August 6
NYS FOOD FESTIVAL @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, August 10
JAZZ AT THE LAKE @ Shepard Park, Lake George, September 17 & 18
*MONDAYS
DANA PARK CONCERT SERIES @ Dana Park, Albany, 5:30pm Mondays from July 11-August 28
UPPER MADISON CONCERT SERIES @ the Elks Lodge Lawn, Albany, 7pm Mondays from July 11-August 22
TOWN OF ROTTERDAM SUMMER CONCERT SERIES @ the Rotterdam Senior Citizens Center lawn, Rotterdam, 7pm Mondays from June 6-August 29
*TUESDAYS
CLARK ART SUMMER CONCERTS @ Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, 6pm Tuesdays from July 5-26
COOK PARK SUMMER CONCERT SERIES @ Frank A. Leak Amphitheater for the Arts in Cook Park, Colonie, 6:30pm Tuesdays from June 14-August 30
SUMMER CONCERTS IN THE PARK @ Brunswick Community Center lawn, Troy, 6:30pm Tuesdays from June 28-August 30
SARATOGA SUMMER CONCERT SERIES @ Congress Park, Saratoga Springs, 7pm Tuesdays from August 9-30
ALTAMONT FREE LIBRARY’S SUMMER CONCERT SERIES @ Orsini Park, Altamont, 7pm Tuesdays from July 5-August 9
STONY CREEK MUSIC IN THE PARK @ Stony Creek Town Park, Stony Creek, 7pm Tuesdays from July 5-August 30
*WEDNESDAYS
MADE IN THE SHADE OF THE EGG @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, 12noon Wednesdays from June 1-August 31
CAPITAL CONCERT SERIES @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, 5pm Wednesdays from June 15-July 20
ROCKIN’ ON THE RIVER @ Riverfront Park, Troy, 5pm Wednesdays from June 15-August 3
RENSSELAER FAMILY CONCERT SERIES @ the North End Firehouse, Rensselaer, 6pm Wednesdays from June 22-August 10
SUMMER MUSIC SERIES @ East Greenbush Community Library, East Greenbush, 7pm Wednesdays from June 20-July 20
LAKE GEORGE ARTS PROJECT’S WEDNESDAY NIGHT SUMMER CONCERT SERIES @ Shepard Park, Lake George, 7:30pm Wednesdays from July 6-August 31
*THURSDAYS
KIDS’ SUMMER SERIES @ Barker Park, Troy, 11am Thursdays through August 25
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
MUSIC IN THE PARK @ Wiswall Park, Ballston Spa, 6pm Thursdays from June 23-August 25
CONCERTS AT THE CROSSINGS @ The Crossings, Colonie, 6:30pm Thursdays from July 7-August 25
SUMMER’S EVE CONCERT SERIES @ the Schaghticoke Town Hall Gazebo, Melrose, 6:30pm Thursdays from June 30-August 25
MUSIC IN THE PARK @ Dutchman’s Landing, Catskill, 7pm Thursdays from June 23-September 1
NISKAYUNA TOWN HALL CONCERTS @ Niskyauna Town Hall Gazebo, Niskayuna, 7pm Thursdays from June 2-July 28
JAMMIN’ AT GPAC @ Guilderland Performing Arts Center at Tawasentha Park, Guilderland, 7:30pm Thursdays from June 23-August 11
*FRIDAYS
FRIDAYS AT THE LAKE @ Shepard Park, Lake George, 4pm Fridays from June 24-September 2
ROCK THE BLOCK @ Canal Square, Cohoes, 6pm Fridays from July 8-August 26
STILLWATER SUMMER CONCERT SERIES @ various locations, Stillwater, 6:30pm select Fridays from July 8-September 16
UPBEAT ON THE ROOF @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, 7pm Fridays from July 1-August 26
ATHENS SUMMER CONCERT SERIES @ Riverfront Park, Athens, 7pm Fridays from June 17-August 26
MUSIC AT SUNSET CONCERT SERIES @ Greenport Town Park, Hudson, 7pm Fridays from May 27-August 26
*SATURDAYS
POWERS PARK CONCERT SERIES @ Powers Park, Troy, 6pm Saturdays from July 9-August 27
*SUNDAYS
MUSIC HAVEN @ Central Park, Schenectady, 7pm Sundays from July 10-August 14
SARATOGA SUMMER CONCERT SERIES @ Congress Park, Saratoga Springs, 7pm Sundays from July 3-24