Third Concert Announced for Alive at Five Concert Series

May 26th, 2017, 11:00 am by Greg

In support of their debut full-length album, Act One, Marian Hill is slated to headline the third concert announced for the 2017 summer season of Albany’s free Alive at Five concert series.

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FREE: Jazz on Jay Concert Series

May 26th, 2017, 10:00 am by Greg
Saturday, July 25: Hot Club of Saratoga

The Hot Club of Saratoga plays the Jazz on Jay Concert Series on June 8

The free Jazz on Jay concert series kicks off on Thursday (June 1), jazzing up your lunchtime in downtown Schenectady.

All concerts will take place on Thursdays from 12noon-1:30pm on the Jay Street pedestrian mall.

In case of rain, the concerts will move indoors to Robb Alley at Proctors.

Here’s the complete list of concerts for the 2017 Jazz on Jay concert series:

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FREE: Alive at Five Announces Another Concert

May 25th, 2017, 1:00 pm by Greg

Earlier this week, the opening concert in Albany’s free Alive at Five concert series was announced.

Now another new concert has been added to the summer series at Corning Preserve’s Jennings Landing in Albany.

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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.

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:

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FREE FEST: Bands Announced for Art On Lark

May 25th, 2017, 9:00 am by Greg

Art On Lark

June is almost here, which means it’s time once again for Art on Lark. This free summer street festival will celebrate Greater Nippertown arts, artisans and businesses from 11am-6pm on Saturday, June 10.

Lark Street will be shut down to vehicular traffic from Madison to Washington avenues, allowing festival-goers to enjoy all that this event has to offer.

The annual fest will feature the work of photographers, painters, jewelers, ceramicists and more to view and/or purchase. And, of course, there’s plenty of live music throughout the day.

Here’s the musical line-up for the 2017 Art on Lark:

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FREE FEST: Bands Announced for Albany’s DadFest

May 23rd, 2017, 10:00 am by Greg
Mark Gamsjager

Mark Gamsjager leads the Lustre Kings at DadFest

The City of Albany hosts its Tulip Festival every spring to honor Mothers Day, so it seems only right that they also pay tribute to dads on Fathers Day, right?

Hence DadFest, which is slated for Albany’s Washington Park from 1-6pm on Sunday, June 18 with great food, vendors, kids’ activities and, of course, live music.

Two popular Greater Nippertown bands have been announced to play this year’s free, fun-for-the-whole-family festival:

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Alive @ Five’s Opening Concert Has Been Announced

May 22nd, 2017, 3:47 pm by Greg

One seriously funky dance party is coming to town on Thursday, June 8, when the City of Albany kicks off its free Alive @ Five concert series.

Headlining the inaugural concert in the series at Jennings Landing in Albany’s Corning Preserve will be jam-band fave Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe.

Denson, who took over the sax slot with the Rolling Stones following the death of Bobby Keyes, is fresh off a tour with the legendary rock band that included Desert Trip, the highest grossing concert festival of all time. Denson & Tiny Universe will also be opening for Phil Lesh & Friends at the Capitol Theatre this weekend.

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FREE: Bands Announced for Freedom Park Concert Series in Scotia

May 22nd, 2017, 9:00 am by Greg

Singer-songwriter Sawyer Fredericks, the 2015 winner of NBC-TV’s “The Voice,” will headline the opening concert of the 2017 free concert series at Freedom Park in Scotia.

Fredericks’ concert on Wednesday, June 21, will be the first of more than 30 evenings of free entertainment at the park, and in terms of sheer numbers, that makes it the biggest free summer concert series of Greater Nippertown.

The line-up of bands features something for everyone – rockabilly, pop, Celtic, funk, and even modern dance. You can chill out with the Refrigerators or heat things up with the Hot Club of Saratoga

The concerts will take place at 7pm on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from June 21-August 26.

In addition, the Jumpin’ Jack’s Fireworks Night is slated for Friday, June 30, featuring the U.S. Water Ski Team show at 7pm, music by the Bluz House Rockers at 8pm and fireworks after the concerts.

Here’s the complete schedule of concerts for the 2017 season at Freedom Park:

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