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FREE: All-Star Hitmaker Announced for Schenectady’s SummerNight Festival

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

The newly announced headliner for the annual Schenectady County SummerNight celebration in downtown Schenectady has racked up quite a few hits throughout his career – 2,336 hits to be exact.



FREE: Made in the Shade of The Egg Concert Series @ the Empire State Plaza

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

For the third year, the Made in the Shade of The Egg performance series will take place on Albany’s Empire State Plaza near the plaza entrance to The Egg. The concerts will be held at 12noon on Wednesdays throughout the summer in conjunction with the Empire State Plaza Farmers Market. Admission to the outdoor performances is free.

Here’s the schedule of performers for the 2015 Made in the Shade of The Egg series:


FREE: Summer Concerts at the Empire State Plaza

Monday, May 18th, 2015

The schedule of concerts, films, festivals and community events for the Empire State Plaza’s 2015 Summer at the Plaza series has been announced. It all kicks off on Wednesday, June 3, and it’s all FREE…

New this year is the Plaza at 50 Festival – a day-long event that will feature a farmer’s market, food, music and fireworks – that will wrap up the summer 2015 schedule of events.

The Summer at the Plaza stage is being moved to the north end of the Plaza – closest to the Capitol – due to ongoing construction on the State Museum staircase. Because the staircase seating will not be available, people are encouraged to bring their own chairs this summer.

Here’s the 2015 schedule for the Summer at the Plaza concerts and festivals:


FESTIVAL FEVER: Dad Fest @ Albany’s Jennings Landing

Monday, May 18th, 2015

This ain’t your father’s Fathers Day celebration…

In the past, the City of Albany has always presented some sort of Father’s Day concert at Albany’s Riverfront Park (now known as Jennings Landing), but unlike years past, this year’s new Dad Fest promises to be a seriously rockin’ affair.

The day-long celebration will take place from 1-6pm on Sunday, June 21 featuring food, vendors, games and competitions (including a moustache contest) and more family-friendly fun along Albany’s Hudson Riverfront.

And, of course, the free fest will feature plenty of great live music, too. Here’s the schedule of band’s who are slated to perform:


FREE: The Music Haven Concert Series @ Schenectady’s Central Park

Monday, May 18th, 2015

The Music Haven Concert Series is celebrating 26 years in Schenectady’s Central Park, and they’re doing it up big-time with a six-concert season that sparkles with captivating sounds from around the globe – Peru, India, Mali, Great Britain, Indonesia and, of course, right here in Nippertown.

The concerts will all take place at the Music Haven in Schenectady’s Central Park at 7pm on Sunday evenings beginning on June 28. In case of inclement weather, Proctors in Schenectady will serve as the concert series rain site. And, yes, admission is FREE.

Here’s the schedule for the 2015 Music Haven Concert Series:


Albany’s Alive at Five Concert Series Announced

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

The schedule for the 2015 Alive at Five concert series has been announced, and it’s looking like a mighty fine season of free music down by the river.

There are a total of eight concerts slated to take place at Jennings Landing (formerly Riverfront Park) in Albany’s Corning Preserve at 5pm on Thursdays from June 11 through August 6. The rain location for the concerts is the Corning Preserve Boat Launch, located under the I-787 overpass at Colonie & Water Streets.

Here’s the complete schedule for the City of Albany’s 2015 Alive at Five free concert season:


Rockin’ On the River Announces Schedule of Bands

Monday, May 11th, 2015

The free Rockin’ on the River concert series returns to Troy again this summer, and as usual the official line-up of shows is heavy on tribute bands. But we’re happy to report that there are also quite a few good Local 518 bands represented on the schedule.

Co-sponsored by the City of Troy and the Downtown Troy BID, the concerts will take place at either the Green Island Bridge Parking Lot or Riverfront Park (as listed below) at 5pm on Wednesday evenings from June 10-August 12. There is also a special Friday evening show on July 3 – Eastbound Jesus with the Hawbuckees – followed by a fireworks display.

WVCR-FM is also sponsoring a Play to Play Contest, in which bands are encouraged to send a CD featuring two songs suitable for airplay to: Vito Ciccarelli, WVCR-FM, 515 Loudon Road, Loudonville, NY 12211, no later than Friday, May 29. The winning band will open the show for the final concert of the season, Led Zeppelin tribute band Zoso.

Here’s the complete schedule for the 2015 Rockin’ On the River concert series:


Tulip Fest Spotlight: The Kooks

Friday, May 8th, 2015

As part of the Albany Tulip Festival, British rockers the Kooks play on Albany’s Washington Park Parade Grounds Stage at 4pm on Saturday (May 9). Admission is free…

GO HERE for the complete band schedule for the two-day festival…

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