FREE: September in the City Art Fair @ Tricentennial Park

September 6th, 2016, 11:00 am by Greg

The Alive at Five concert series is all over and done with for the summer, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t any more free music on tap for Albany’s Tricentennial Park.

In fact, the annual September in the City Art Fair will keep the park full of live music through the end of September.

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The weekly fall lunchtime event – which takes place from 11:30am-2pm on Wednesdays – features art exhibits and sales by regional mixed media artists in addition to the live musical entertainment.

Here’s the schedule of concerts for the 2016 September in the City Art Fair series:

Wednesday (September 7): LOST RADIO ROUNDERS
In the early days of radio, families would gather around the fancy tabletop Philco Cathedral on Saturday nights and tune in favorites from the Mississippi Delta, the Great Smoky Mountains or the plains of Texas. The big shows – like the Grand Ole Opry, the National Barn Dance and King Biscuit Time – brought music into every home from coast to coast. Lost Radio Rounders – the duo of Tom Lindsay and Michael Eck – invite you to revisit the lost days of live radio with a broad selection of favorites and re-discovered relics from across the spectrum. In addition to a mixed-bag of hillbilly, gospel, string band and classics from the folk tradition, expect nuggets from the likes of the Delmore Brothers, Cousin Emmy and Hank Williams.

September 14: HEARD
Energetic, joyous, fresh, fun… Heard’s sound aims to awaken your ears, enliven your heart and get you up and dancing! The band’s sound is an amalgam of original world music with jazz roots, influences from West Africa, Brazil, places in between and points beyond. The original repertoire of Heard is the work of composer-arranger-pianist Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius, who brings a wide array of styles – jazz, classical and world music – into her captivating soundscape. Her inspirations come from her diverse experiences and interests and are often drawn from the raw and powerful sources that nature provides.

September 21: DARLING VALLEY with special guest ANGELA BOVE
Darling Valley’s new album, Crooked Orchards, is full of folk ballads, quick rhythms and imaginative lyrics, all rooted in real experience. Previously, the pair of husband-and-wife duos released two full-length albums and an EP under the name Accents. Since them, several songs have been featured in hit MTV dramas and other productions. The band’s unique blend of folk and indie-rock has a clear direction, combining to create pretty, rich folk-pop with lyrical authenticity.

September 28: THE COTERIES
Born out of the midst of an 11,000 mile North American road trip, the Coteries deliver folk-rock steeped in their travels and the back roads of the American countryside. Just two summers ago, the female-fronted trio found their footing behind the wheel of their old VW bus, and aside from some freezing August nights in the mountains of Wyoming and Montana, it was the best decision of their lives. Since their return, they’ve played over 200 shows in their inaugural year, bolstering their sound with acoustic guitars, mandolin, a stomp box and harmonicas. They’ve gone from farmers markets and corners of bars to playing major festivals like Divide Music Festival and Harmonium Music Fest.

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ALBANY JAZZ FESTIVAL @ Washington Park, Albany, September 10
JAZZ AT THE LAKE @ Shepard Park, Lake George, September 17 & 18
MUSIC IN THE PARK @ Lilac Park, Lenox, 6:30pm Wednesdays from June 22-September 7
STILLWATER SUMMER CONCERT SERIES @ various locations, Stillwater, 6:30pm select Fridays from July 8-September 16
THE LEVITT AMP NORTH ADAMS MUSIC SERIES @ Colegrove Park, North Adams, 2pm Sundays from August 14-October 16