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FREE: NYS Fourth of July Celebration @ the Empire State Plaza

Friday, July 1st, 2016

The annual Fourth of July Celebration features live music and fun for the whole family, including the biggest fireworks show in Greater Nippertown. Each year, more than 30,000 people gather to enjoy the day at Albany’s Empire State Plaza. Monday’s (July 4) line-up includes something for everyone, starting with a 3pm naturalization ceremony for 32 new Americans from 19 different countries, and also includes dozens of food and craft vendors, plenty of activities for kids and an evening of live entertainment leading up to the big pyrotechnics show.

Here’s the complete schedule of events for the 2016 Fourth of July Celebration:



FREE: Niskayuna Town Hall Concerts on Thursdays

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Yes, more free concerts!

The Niskayuna Town Hall Concert Series takes place at 7pm on Thursdays at the Niskayuna Town Hall Gazebo through the end of July.

Here’s the schedule of bands for the 2016 season:


FREE: Saratoga Summer Concert Series Kicks Off on Sunday

Thursday, June 30th, 2016
Rich Ortiz (photo by Stanley Johnson)

Rich Ortiz

Photograph by Stanley Johnson

Saratoga Springs is no longer just the August place to be…

The Spa City’s Saratoga Summer Concert Series is kicking off this weekend in Congress Park, with plenty of entertainment in store for the entire season. Bring blankets and chairs, find a spot on the lawn and enjoy some of Greater Nippertown’s faves performing on super summer evenings. The 90-minute concerts will take place at the War Memorial at 7pm on Sundays during July and on Tuesdays during the month of August. The Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center will serve as rain site for the concert series.

Here’s the complete schedule for the 2016 Saratoga Summer Concert series in Congress Park:


FREE: Schaghticoke Summer’s Eve Concert Series Kicks off on Thursday

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Hey Jude...The Tribute

Photograph by L.P.G.

There are still more free concerts on tap around Greater Nippertown for the hot summer months, so take advantage of ’em while you can.

The Schaghticoke Summer’s Eve Concert Series kicks off on Thursday (June 30) with classic rock trio String Theory and runs through the Beatles tribute band Hey Jude…The Tribute on August 25.

The concerts take place at 6:30pm at the Schaghticoke Town Hall Gazebo in Melrose.

Here’s the schedule of shows for the 2016 season:


FREE: East Greenbush Community Library’s Summer Music Series

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
Lost Radio Rounders (photo: Abby Beaudoin)

Lost Radio Rounders (photo: Abby Beaudoin)

The East Greenbush Community Library is once again presenting its annual free summer concert series, and as in years past, this one’s a little different than most of the library concert series around Greater Nippertown. It’s held indoors, rather than outdoors on the lawn, so seating is limited, and registration is recommended to insure admission.

The series kicks off on Wednesday (June 29) with the vintage Americana duo Lost Radio Rounders, and stretches from country to jazz over the course of the summer. All concerts take place at 7pm on Wednesdays.

Here the line-up of free concert for the East Greenbush Community Library’s 2016 Summer Music Series:


FREE: Brunswick’s Summer Concerts in the Park Launches on Tuesday

Monday, June 27th, 2016
The Tichy Boys

Photograph by Andrzej Pilarczyk

The Town of Brunswick is gearing up its own 2016 free Summer Concerts in the Park series.

The performances take place outdoors in the field next to the Brunswick Community Center at 7pm on Tuesdays, beginning with the Refrigerators on Tuesday (June 28).

Here’s the schedule for the 2016 season of Brunswick’s Summer Concerts in the Park:


FREE: Music in the Park @ Catskill’s Dutchman’s Landing

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

Dutchman Landing in Catskill will once again be hosting Music in the Park, a free summer concert series with shows at 7pm every Thursday through the beginning of September.

The series kicks off on Thursday (June 23) with the Coxsackie-Athens Community Band and the Saugerties Community Band.

In the case on inclement weather, the concert will be moved indoors at the historic Catskill Point.

Here’s the schedule for the 2016 concert series at Catskill’s Dutchman’s Landing:


FREE: Ballston Spa’s Concerts in Wiswall Park Kick Off on Thursday

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Ballston Spa is bringing the music back to Wiswall Park this summer with free concerts at 6pm on Thursday evening. The concert series kicks off on Thursday (June 23) with the cowabunga combo Big Fez & the Surfmatics and continues each Thursday through the end of August.

Here’s the complete schedule of 2016 concerts in Wiswall Park:


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