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FREE: Windsor Lake Summer Concert Series in North Adams

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016
Moonshine Holler

Moonshine Holler: August 31

Photograph by Stanley Johnson

The Summer Concert Series at Windsor Lake in North Adams takes place at 6:30pm on Wednesdays through the end of August. Pack a picnic, bring a chair or blanket, and let the sweet sounds of the music and the water carry you away on a warm summer night. Concessions are available at the lake, but you’re welcome to bring your own food, too. Parking is free, and swimming, fishing, kayaking and canoeing are allowed at the lake.

Here’s the schedule for the 2016 Summer Concert Series season at Windsor Lake:



FREE: Live on the Lake Concert Series in Pittsfield

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

The Live on the Lake concert series is back in Pittsfield’s Burbank Park at Onota Lake once again this summer.

The free concerts take place throughout July and August at 6pm on Wednesday evenings. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the music.

Here’s the schedule for the 2016 concert series in Burbank Park:


FREE FEST: Hats Off to Saratoga Music Festival

Monday, July 18th, 2016
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:


FREE: Performing Arts at The Common in Clifton Park

Monday, July 18th, 2016

Performing Arts at The Common is a summer-long series of musical concerts and theater at the Clifton Common Stage in Clifton Park.

Performances are free and take place at 7pm on Wednesday and Sunday nights, unless otherwise noted. Lawn chairs are welcome; alcoholic beverages are not permitted.

Here’s the schedule of the upcoming events on the 2016 Performing Arts at the Common schedule:


FREE FEST: Troy Pig Out in Riverfront Park on Saturday

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

The nineth annual Troy Pig Out takes over Riverfront Park from 10am-9pm on Saturday (July 16) with a full day of fun and food where competitors duke it out for best BBQ. Prizes will be awarded in such categories as Best Pulled Pork, Best BBQ Chicken, Best Pork Rib, Best Beef Brisket and more.

The fest also boasts a mechanical bull, a hot dog eating contest and a horseshow pitch-and-win contest. And it’s all capped off with fireworks.

Of course, there’s plenty of live music to enjoy while you chow down throughout the day, too. Here’s the complete schedule of bands for the 2016 Troy Pig Out:


FREE: Music on Mainstreet in Canajoharie

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

The Music on Mainstreet Concert Series in Canajoharie continues with free concerts and performances on the NBT Bank lawn at 7pm on select Tuesdays and Fridays throughout the summer.

Here’s the complete schedule for the 2016 season:


FREE: Malta Summer Concert Series

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Yes, it’s yet another free summertime concert series – great music, outdoors, no dough. You can’t beat that. The Malta Summer Concert Series mostly takes place at 6pm on Wednesdays on the lawn of the Malta Community Center – except where noted.

Here’s the schedule for the 2016 summer concert series:


FREE: Evenings on the Green @ Coeymans Landing Park

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Michaele Ann Flynn-Borecki "Mike"

Photograph of Michaele Ann (of Mike & the Monsters by Matt Mac Haffie

The Evenings on the Green concert series is returning once again to Coeymans Landing Park. The nine-concert series takes place at 6pm on Wednesdays, including a performance by Kevin McKrell tonight (July 13).

Here’s the complete concert schedule for the 2016 season of free shows:


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