Here’s the schedule of upcoming shows for the 2014 summer season:
Performing Arts Family Series
Clifton Common, Clifton Park
7pm on Wednesdays
Admission, of course, is FREE.
Tonight (Wednesday, July 23)
Seth & the Moody Melix: Join the Local 518 children’s band for a fun and exciting multi-cultural musical experience designed not only to entertain, but also to educate.
Photograph by Bryan Lasky
The annual Troy Pig Out returns to Troy’s Riverfront Park on Saturday and Sunday (July 19 & 20), with professional BBQ teams from across the United States and Canada descending on the Collar City for the two-day weekend competition, which includes a People’s Choice St. Louis Rib competition. In addition, there will be lots of other food vendors, too.
And of course, there will be plenty of live music going on both days to accompany your pig-product sampling, headlined by Saratoga rockers Wild Adriatic. You’ll have to pay for your ribs, but the music is free. The event, which also benefits the Northeast Kidney Foundation, will also feature a fireworks display.
Here’s the schedule of free musical performances for the 2014 Troy Pig Out:
And they’re off…
The Saratoga Race Course kicks off its 2014 season on Friday (July 18), which means that It’s time once again for the Hats Off Saratoga Festival in downtown Saratoga Springs. The two-day fest takes place from 7-11pm on Friday (July 18) and Saturday (July 19) at a variety of locations. And, of course, all of the entertainment is FREE.
Here’s the schedule and locations of the musical acts performing in 2014:
Hubbard Hall Center for the Arts is about to set out on its 20th Free Outdoor Shakespeare Tour. The acting company is bringing Shakespeare’s most famous and popular play not only to its own community but to many other cities and towns in New York and Vermont.
Two young kids in love, running towards each other quicker than they can think…
With the world against them and their hearts entwined,
Their families fight,
Adults try to drive them apart,
Until tragedy – and wondering – how could this have happened?
This fun, fast-paced Romeo and Juliet, directed by Hubbard Hall’s new Executive Director David Snider, will bring the world of the play to vibrant life in 10 beautiful settings. With minimal props and costumes, the focus will be on the words, the actions, the actors and the setting. Each site will inform the production, with an emphasis on a fierce, fearless tackling of Shakespeare’s world and words. Actual teenagers will play Romeo and Juliet. With a mix of young talent and seasoned professionals, this company will mix Shakespeare’s world with our own, exploring how age, authority, religion and family continue to shape us – and what can happen when generations collide, or at least fail to communicate.
Photograph by Timothy Reidy
The Garage Bands in the Garage concert series returns to the Albany Public Library this summer with three special monthly shows from July through September. The all-ages, after-hours concerts feature live music by great Local 518 bands playing in the garage of the Main Library at the rear parking lot on Elk Street. All shows run on select Friday evenings from 6-8pm. and also feature a CD garage sale with $1 items.
The 2014 Albany Public Library Garage Bands concert line-up features: