FREE: Live! Folklife Concerts in Glens Falls

September 27th, 2017, 11:00 am by Greg

The Live! Folklife concert series offers free acoustic concerts at the Crandall Public Library’s Folklife Center in Glens Falls at 7pm on select Thursdays throughout the fall.

Here’s the upcoming schedule of concerts for the autumn 2017 season:

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FREE: Troy Savings Bank Music Hall’s Music @ Noon Series

September 26th, 2017, 10:00 am by Greg

Since 1988, the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall has hosted the free second-Tuesday-of-the-month lunchtime concert series, Music @ Noon, during the months from October to June, presenting the best of Greater Nippertown’s musicians performing in a diverse mix of musical styles.

For the Music @ Noon series, the Music Hall opens at 11am, so feel free to bring your lunch and enjoy a free mid-day concert.

Here’s the complete schedule of 2017-18 Music @ Noon concerts at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall:

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FREE FEST: Free All Day Outdoor Music Festival in Amsterdam on Saturday

September 22nd, 2017, 12:00 pm by Greg
Sawyer Fredericks

Sawyer Fredericks

Photograph by Stan Johnson

The Free All Day Outdoor Music Festival will take over 4 Diamonds Field in Amsterdam on Saturday (September 23).

OK, it’s not a very imaginative name for a music fest, but it gets the point across…

The fest will run from 11am-7pm with music by Big Sky Country, Grand Central Station, Funk Evolution and headliner Sawyer Fredericks, in his first Amsterdam performance since winning the NBC-TV singing competition, “The Voice.”

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FREE FEST: Upper Madison Street Fair in Albany on Sunday

September 22nd, 2017, 11:00 am by Greg

For the seventh year, the western end of Albany’s Madison Avenue – between South Allen and West Lawrence streets – will be blocked from the flow of traffic for a Sunday afternoon of music, dancing, art, food and fun for all ages.

It’s the Upper Madison Street Fair, and from 12noon-5pm on Sunday (September 24), the street will be alive with a variety of local vendors featuring arts & crafts, non-profits, fabulous food, dancing & drumming, rummage & used book sales, and an exciting raffle of more than 50 items. Also enjoy free activities in the Kids Zone, including crafts, chalk art, bubbles, games, drumming, and music.

And, of course, there will be plenty of non-stop music through the fair. Here’s the complete schedule of music on the main stage:

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FREE FEST: Lots of Music at Lenox Apple Squeeze Is This Weekend

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

Albany’s LarkFest isn’t the only big, music-packed street fest going on around Greater Nippertown this weekend.

The Lenox Apple Squeeze is a long-standing tradition in Berkshire County, ushering in the fall season. This weekend you can join local shops, restaurants, artisans, musicians, farm stands and performers as Lenox celebrates autumn and the apple harvest with a fun and engaging free street festival for all ages.

The 38th annual fest takes place throughout the streets of Lenox from 10am-7pm on Saturday (September 23) and 10am-6pm on Sunday (September 24) with lots of tasty food, more than 150 vendors, a family fun zone and lots more.

Of course, there will be two full days of free, non-stop music at the main stage located at the corner of Church and Housatonic streets, ranging from the rockin’ sounds of Wild Adriatic to the Grammy Award-winning blazing bluegrass of the SteelDrivers.

Here’s the complete schedule of main stage bands for the 2017 Lenox Apple Squeeze:

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The Egg Announces Free Concert

September 19th, 2017, 12:00 pm by Greg

As part of the New York State Performing Arts Presenters’ annual Fall Arts Forum, The Egg will be hosting a Performing Arts Showcase of music and dance at 7:30pm on Monday (September 25). The performance is open to the general public, and admission is free.

Among the artists scheduled to perform are:

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FREE FEST: Hispanic Heritage Celebration in Albany on Saturday

September 19th, 2017, 11:00 am by Greg

September is National Hispanic Heritage Month, and you can celebrate the rich Latin culture with the free Hispanic Heritage Celebration at the Empire State Plaza’s Convention Center on Saturday (September 23).

From 5-10pm on Saturday, the Convention Center will serve up a colorful pageantry of food, dance, family-friendly activities and, of course, plenty of live music headlined by the Puerto Rican salsa band Conjunto Imagen led by Ernie Acevedo, Luis “Campana” Hernandez and Junior Rivera.

Here’s the complete music schedule for the 2017 Hispanic Heritage Celebration:

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UPDATE: LarkFest Schedule of Bands

September 18th, 2017, 12:00 pm by Greg

OK, you survived PearlPalooza. Now let’s get ready for LarkFest

Of course, LarkFest – which takes place on Albany’s Lark Street between Washington and Madison avenues – is Greater Nippertown’s biggest free street festival, and 50,000 people are expected to fill the street from from 10am-6pm on Saturday (September 23).

We announced the line-up of bands for the 2017 LarkFest last month, but now we’re got the complete schedule of which bands are playing where and when:

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