Posts Tagged ‘Colonie’

Real Good for FREE: Thursday Night Concerts @ the Crossings, Colonie

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
Trish Anderson of The Bluz House Rockers

Trish Anderson of The Bluz House Rockers

The annual Thursday Night Concerts series returns to the Crossings of Colonie in Loudonville on Thursday (June 26) with Trish Anderson & the Bluz House Rockers.

All concerts take place in the Gazebo rain or shine at 6:30pm on Thursday. Bring along your lawn chairs, blankets, families, dancing partners and picnics.

Here’s the full schedule of 2014 Thursday Night Concerts at the Crossings:

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Real Good for FREE: Tuesday Nights in the Park

Friday, May 16th, 2014
Across The Pond

Across The Pond

The Tuesday Nights in the Park weekly summertime concert series returns to Cook Park’s Frank A. Leak Amphitheater in Colonie once again this year.

All concerts take place at 6pm on Tuesdays, and, of course, admission is free.

Here’s the 2014 schedule of Tuesday Night in the Park concerts:

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LIVE: Albany Musicians’ Association Jazz Gala @ Colonie Elks Lodge, 4/13/14

Friday, April 25th, 2014
Dave Lambert of Ragtime Windjammers

Dave Lambert of the Ragtime Windjammers

Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk

April is Jazz Appreciation Month, and the folks at the Albany Musicians’ Association held their annual Jazz Gala at the Colonie Elks Lodge in Latham on a recent Sunday afternoon in celebration. The music was as wide-ranging as the term “jazz” – from the traditional sounds of the Ragtime Windjammers to the decidedly more contemporary sounds of trumpeter Chris Pasin and his quartet.

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Five Firsts: Mike Lisi of C. Jane Run, Rob Skane 3, the Bremners

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Mike Lisi

Mike Lisi

NAME: Mike Lisi
BAND AFFILIATION: Currently vocalist/bassist with the Rob Skane 3; also gigging with the Bremners (duo with Rob Skane); Mersey Beat (acoustic rock). And a reunion show with C. Jane Run on August 3.
INSTRUMENT: Vocals, bass guitar

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WASSgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by the Beatles. Bought it with Christmas money. That Christmas, I got Revolver and Magical Mystery Tour, too, so it was a really good holiday!

2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … The Doobie Brothers, Syracuse War Memorial, 1978.

3. THE FIRST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT I EVER OWNED OR PLAYED WAS … A really cool Strat knock-off guitar. It was red with a silver pick guard that my cousin, Vic, got for me. He was a roadie for the Todd Hobin Band, a local Syracuse band at the time.

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Real Good for FREE: Thursday Night Concerts at the Crossings

Thursday, July 18th, 2013
The New York Players

Thursday, July 18: The New York Players

The Thursday Night Concerts at the Crossings series is back again this summer at the gazebo at the Crossings in Colonie.

The concerts are slated to take place rain or shine at 6:30pm on Thursday evenings through the end of August.

Here’s the complete schedule of performances for the 2013 summer season:

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Real Good for FREE: Tuesday Nights in the Park @ Cook Park, Colonie

Monday, June 10th, 2013
Hair of the Dog

August 27: Hair of the Dog

The weekly summertime concert series returns to Cook Park’s Frank A. Leak Amphitheater in Colonie once again this year.

All concerts take place at 6:30pm on Tuesdays, and, of course, admission is free.

Here’s the 2013 schedule of Tuesday Night in the Park concerts:

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RIP: The Starlite Music Theatre (aka Colonie Coliseum), 1958-2012

Friday, November 16th, 2012
The Starlight in 2010 (photo by Sebastien Barre)

The derelict Starlite Music Theatre in 2010 (Photo by Sebastien Barre)

Story by Greg Haymes
Photograph by Sebastien Barre

Milton Berle
The Dave Clark Five
Johnny Cash
Mike Tyson
Bob Hope
Diana Ross
George Carlin
Sammy Davis, Jr.

and, yes, even Megadeth

Once upon a time just off Route 9 north of Latham Circle, there was an entertainment destination that brought hundreds of the show business world’s best-known singers, dancers, musicians and comedians to the Capital Region every summer for four decades.

Although officially it went by many names over the years – the Colonie Musical Theater, the Colonie Summer Theater, the Colonie Coliseum and, finally, Starlite Music Theatre – a lot of the locals simply called it “The Tent.” But on Thursday (November 15), demolition crews and bulldozers rolled in and knocked it all down. The Starlite Music Theatre is no more.

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Real Good for FREE: Cook Park Concert Series in Colonie

Monday, June 11th, 2012

June 12: The Pipe Kings

June 12: The Pipe Kings

The Village of Colonie is sponsoring another summer filled with free weekly concerts at the Frank A. Leak Amphitheater for the Arts in Cook Park.

The concerts take place at 6:30pm on Tuesdays throughout the summer, and it all kicks off on Tuesday (June 12) with the Pipe Kings.

Here’s the line-up of free concerts for the 2012 season:

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