FREE: Music Haven Announces Summer Concert Schedule

May 25th, 2017, 11:00 am by Greg

Traveling the world one concert at a time…

That’s been the slogan for the adventurous, free Music Haven Concert Series since it was launched by Mona Golub back in 1990. And once again this summer, Schenectady’s Central Park will echo with the joyous, exotic, intoxicating sounds from all around the globe.

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The 2017 schedule of six Music Haven concerts will take you from Ireland to Cuba, from Ghana to Mexico and from Mali to the Louisiana bayou. You can soak up the sounds of Arabian funk or Middle Eastern maqam melded with jazz… all for free.

The concerts takes place at 7pm on Sundays from July 9-August 13 at the Agnes McDonald Music Haven Stage in Schenectady’s Central Park. In case of inclement weather, the rainsite for the concerts is Proctors in Schenectady.

Here’s the complete schedule for the 2017 Music Haven concert series:

July 9: SHARON SHANNON
Superstar Irish accordionist/fiddler
With John Doyle

July 16: AMADOU & MARIAM
Malian Afropop pioneers
With Jojo Abot

July 23: EL SEPTETO SANTIAGUERO
Classic Cuban dance band
With Radio Jarocho

July 30: BEAUSOLEIL AVEC MICHAEL DOUCET
Louisiana’s legendary Cajun combo
With Vishtèn

August 6: AMIR ELSAFFAR & TWO RIVERS ENSEMBLE
Middle Eastern maqam meets American jazz
With Cliff Brucker & Full Circle

August 13: YEMEN BLUES FEATURING RAVID KAHALANI
Bold blend of Arabian funk, jazz and soul
With Ahmed AlShaiba

And don’t forget the Music Haven’s Passport Concert Series at Proctors after the summer concert season is over…

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*SATURDAYS
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*SUNDAYS
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