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Real Good for FREE: Cohoes’ Canal Square Concert Series

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

The annual Canal Square Concert Series is returning to Cohoes’ Canal Square for its 20th season, and while there are only five concerts, the line-up of performers is one of the strongest around town.

The free concert series begins on Friday (July 18) with the jazz ‘n’ funk of the Chronicles and continues through August 15. All concerts take place at 6pm on Fridays, and concert-goers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. The rain site for the concerts is the Cohoes Senior Center at Cayuga Plaza.

The Friday, July 25 concert will also feature the dedication of the Canal Square Wall of Fame, honoring those musicians who have made a lasting impact on the entertainment scene. This year, the Rogues – a popular rock group in the 1960s and ’70s – will be honored.

Here’s the complete schedule for the 2014 season of Cohoes’ Summer Concert Series:



Real Good for FREE: Pine Hills Summer Concert Series @ Albany Elks Lodge Lawn

Monday, July 14th, 2014
Missing Link

Missing Link

The Pine Hills Summer Concert Series returns to the lawn of the Elks Lodge on South Allen Street in Albany. Sponsored by the Beautify Upper Madison Project, the concert series takes place at 7pm on Monday evenings beginning tonight (July 14) with the band Missing Link. The rain location for the shows is inside the Elks Lodge. Admission is FREE.

Here’s the schedule for the 2014 Pine Hills Summer Concert Series:


Real Good for FREE: Music in the Park @ Coxsackie’s Riverfront Park

Friday, July 11th, 2014
August 24: Dram

August 24: Dram

The Music in the Park concert series returns once again to Coxsackie’s Riverfront Park, where free concerts will take place at 6pm on Sundays.

Here’s the schedule of free concerts for the summer of 2014:

July 13: The Stillhouse Rounders
July 20: Ben Zeigler & Friends
July 27: The Lustre Kings
August 10: Rick Surrano & 1-4-5
August 17: The Hilltown Ramblers
August 24: Dram


Schenectady County Summer Night Beach Party @ Proctors, Schenectady, 7/11/14
Art in the Park @ Congress Park, Saratoga Springs, 7/12/14
The Buck Moon Arts Festival @ Fulton Montgomery Community College, Johnstown, 7/12&13/14
Freedom Park Concert Series @ Freedom Park, Scotia, 7pm various days
Dana Park Concert Series @ Dana Park, Albany, 7pm Mondays
Rotterdam Summer Concert Series @ Rotterdam Senior Citizens Center, Rotterdam, 7pm Mondays
Music in the Park @ Schodack Town Park, Schodack, 6pm Tuesdays
Tuesday Nights in the Park @ Cook Park, Colonie, 6pm Tuesdays
Tuesday Nights in Brunswick @ Brunswick Family Community Center grounds, Brunswick, 6:30pm Tuesdays
Music & Dance Films @ PS21, Chatham, 8:30pm Tuesdays
Made in the Shade of The Egg @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany, 12noon Wednesdays
Rockin’ On the River @ the Green Island Bridge Parking Lot, Troy, 5pm Wednesdays
Green Island Gazebo Concerts @ River Park, Green Island, 6pm Wednesdays
Music in the Park @ the North End Firehouse, Rensselaer, 6pm Wednesday
Concerts at Windsor Lake @ Windsor Lake, North Adams, 6:30pm Wednesdays
Summer Music Series @ East Greenbush Community Library, East Greenbush, 7pm Wednesdays
Evenings On the Green @ Bethlehem Public Library, Delmar, 7pm Wednesdays
Wednesday Night Summer Concert Series @ Shepard Park, Lake George, 7:30pm Wednesdays
Jazz On Jay @ Jay Street, Schenectady, 12noon Thursdays
Alive at Five @ Jennings Landing, Albany, 5pm Thursdays
Concerts in the Park @ Wiswall Park, Ballston Spa, 6pm Thursdays
Evenings on the Green Concert Series @ Coeymans Landing Park, Ravena, 6pm Thursdays
Thursday Night Concerts @ the Crossings at Colonie, Loudonville, 6:30pm Thursdays
Schaghticoke Summer Concerts @ Schaghticoke Town Hall Lawn, Melrose, 6:30pm Thursdays
Music in the Park @ Dutchmans Landing, Catskill, 7pm Thursdays
UpBeat On the Roof @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, 7pm Fridays
Music at Sunset @ Greenport Town Park, Hudson, 7pm Fridays
Concerts in the Courtyard @ the County Courtyard, Schoharie, 7pm Fridays
Powers Park Concert Series @ Powers Park, Troy, 6pm Saturdays
Riverlink Concerts @ Riverlink Park, Amsterdam, 7pm Saturdays
North Greenbush Summer Concert Series @ Town Hall lawn, Wynantskill, 6pm Sunday
Music Haven Concert Series @ Central Park’s Music Haven, Schenectady, 7pm Sundays
Performing Arts On the Common @ Clifton Common, Clifton Park, 7pm Sundays
Jazz at the Lake @ Shepard Park, Lake George, 9/13-14/14

Festival Fever: Art in the Park @ Saratoga’s Congress Park

Friday, July 11th, 2014
Anthony Fallacaro

Anthony Fallacaro

Art in the Park takes over Congress Park in Saratoga Springs on Saturday (July 12) with plenty of fun in the sun. The one-day runs from 10am-5pm featuring an outdoor fine art show by a wide variety of Local 518 artists – drawing, painting, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, photography, print-making and more.

Sponsored by Saratoga Arts, the free fest also features great food, a Kidz Art Zone complete with a scavenger hunt and other family-friendly activities.

And, of course, there will be plenty of live music throughout the day’s festivities, as well. Here’s the schedule of musical performers:


Real Good for FREE: Schoharie’s Concerts in the Courtyard

Friday, July 11th, 2014
Moonshine Junkies

Moonshine Junkies

Schoharie is once again hosting its Concerts in the Courtyard series this summer. Concerts run from 7-9pm on Fridays in the county courtyard on Main Street, unless otherwise noted. Rain location for concerts will be at the Fox Creek Park pavilion.

Tonight (Friday, July 11): Moonshine Junkies (country favorites)
July 18, 7-10pm: The All Paul Show (Beatles tribute band) under the pavilion in Fox Creek Park
July 25: Blues Maneuver (jazz and blues)
August 1: 5 Zero (progressive classic rock)



Real Good for FREE: North Greenbush Summer Concerts

Thursday, July 10th, 2014
The Tichy Boys

Sunday, August 10: The Tichy Boys

The annual North Greenbush Summer Concert Series is held on the lawn of the town offices at 2 Douglas Street, Wynantskill from 6-8pm on Sundays. Admission is FREE.

The series kicks off on Sunday (July 13) with longtime Nippertown favorites the McKrells.

Here’s the 2014 schedule of performances:

Sunday (July 13): The McKrells
July 20: Joe “Elvis” Borelli & the Reflections
July 27: The Lazers
August 3: The Schmooze
August 10: The Tichy Boys
August 17: Whitewater



Real Good for FREE: Summer Night Beach Party @ Schenectady’s State & Jay Streets

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

On Friday (July 11), Schenectady County’s annual Summer Night celebration is taking on a beach party theme, taking “casual Friday” to a whole other level.

From 5-10pm on Friday, downtown Schenectady at the intersection of State and Jay streets will be overflowing with food and drink vendors, beach games, family activities, midway games and, yes, an actual sandy beach with a giant sand castle. And it’s all FREE.

The Schenectady County Summer Night Beach Party will also feature plenty of live music as well. Pop singer and Nippertown native Dani Moz of NBC-TV’s “The Voice” will headline the bash, which also includes performances by Grand Central Station, Funk Evolution, No. 2 and Talia Denis.



Five Firsts: Maxwell Hughes

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014
Maxwell Hughes

Maxwell Hughes

NAME: Maxwell Hughes
BAND AFFILIATION: Owner/operator



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