FREE CONCERTS: Lots More No-Dough Summer Music

August 17th, 2016, 2:00 pm by Greg
Bowtie and Mr. Eck

FREE: Ramblin Jug Stompers @ Green Island’s River Park

Photograph by Ed Conway

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Greater Nippertown’s big free concert series – Albany’s Alive at Five, Troy’s Rockin’ on the River, the Empire State Plaza’s Capital Concert Series – are all over for another year, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t find plenty of opportunities to soak up free music around the Local 518.

Here’s a round-up of some of the free summer concert series that are still going strong:

FREE SUMMER CONCERTS FOR 2016
*VARIOUS DATES
EAST GREENBUSH TOWN FESTIVAL @ Onderdonk Park, East Greenbush, August 20
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
ALBANY JAZZ FESTIVAL @ Washington Park, Albany, September 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
MUSIC IN THE PARK @ Onderdonk Park, East Greenbush, 6pm Tuesday’s from August 2-30
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
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
GIG CONCERT SERIES @ River Park, Green Island, 6pm Wednesdays from July 13-August 31
EVENINGS ON THE GREEN @ Coeymans Landing Park, Coeymans, 6pm Wednesdays from July 13-August 31
LIVE ON THE LAKE @ Burbank Park at Onota Lake, Pittsfield, 6pm Wednesdays from July 13-August 24
MUSIC IN THE PARK @ Lilac Park, Lenox, 6:30pm Wednesdays from June 22-September 7
THE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES @ Windsor Lake, North Adams, 6:30pm Wednesdays from July 20-August 31
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
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
*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
THE LEVITT AMP NORTH ADAMS MUSIC SERIES @ Colegrove Park, North Adams, 2pm Sundays from August 14-October 16
NORTH GREENBUSH SUMMER CONCERT SERIES @ Town Hall Park, Wynantskill, 6pm Sundays from July 31-August 28