Real Good for Free: Fabulous Folk Festival @ Rogers Memorial Park, 9/5/10

September 2nd, 2010, 9:58 am by Greg

Spend part of your Labor Day weekend soaking up the inviting acoustic sounds of regional musicians Dan Berggren, Peggy Lynn, the Nancy Walker Trio and Saratoga Faire at the Fabulous Folk Festival.

The fest takes place from 11am-5:30pm at Rogers Memorial Park in Bolton Landing.

Admission is free.

Capping off the day’s festivities will be a fireworks display at 8pm.


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Real Good for Free: Music at Sunset @ Greenport Town Park

August 30th, 2010, 10:01 am by Greg

OK, the end of summer is staring us in the face, and a lot of the summer’s free concerts series all over Nippertown have concluded their 2010 run.

Ah, but not down in Hudson.

In fact, the Music at Sunset concert series has extended its free concert series by adding two more shows.

The free performances take place in Greenport Town Park in Hudson on 7pm on Thursdays. Here are the newly added shows:

September 2: Just in Time
September 9: Olde News


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Real Good for Free: The Dynamite Hill Sunset Concerts

July 22nd, 2010, 10:57 am by Greg

The Dynamite Hill Recreation Area in Chestertown is once again hosting its annual Sunset Concert Series.

The concerts take place at 7pm on Thursdays. Here’s the line-up of performers:

July 22: Deja Blue
July 29: Aged In the Hills
August 5: Sara Milonovich
August 12: Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys
August 19: Maria Zematauski’s Viva Flamenco


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Real Good for Free: Pittsfield’s Live on the Lake

July 20th, 2010, 10:16 am by Greg

The Live on the Lake Concert Series takes place throughout the summer at Burbank Park on Onata Lake in Pittsfield.

The concerts will begin at 6pm on Wednesdays. Here’s the schedule:

July 21: Grind
July 28: The Jill Gallagher Band
August 4: Sirsy
August 11: Rev Tor
August 18: The Sounds of Sinatra
August 25: Smile


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Real Good for Free: North Greenbush’s Music at the Gazebo

July 16th, 2010, 12:30 pm by Greg

The second annual North Greenbush Concert Series will be taking place this summer at the gazebo behind the Town Hall. The concerts will take place at 6pm on Sundays through August 22.

Here’s the schedule:

July 18: The Best Bet Band
July 25: Whitewater
August 1: The Will Severin Band
August 8: Flynn 529
August 15: The Zucchini Brothers
August 22: Frank Jaklitsch


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Real Good For Free: Summer Concerts in Lake George

April 28th, 2010, 9:57 am by Greg

We know that it’s still April, but we’re already filling up our calendars with those free outdoor summer concert series that pop up all around Nippertown each year when the weather warms up.

One of our faves is the Wednesday night series sponsored by the Lake George Arts Project that takes over Shepard Park in Lake George each week during the months of July and August. Showtime is 7:30pm, and all performances are free.

They haven’t filled in all of the blanks on their schedule yet, but here’s what we know so far:

Wednesday, July 7: Bobby Dick & the Sundowners
Wednesday, July 14: Crooked Still
Wednesday, July 21: Red Molly
Wednesday, July 28: Big Medicine
Wednesday, August 4: Los Straitjackets
Wednesday, August 11: Robert Michaels

Performers for Wednesdays August 18 and 25 will be announced soon.
UPDATE: The remainder of the schedule has been announced:
Wednesday, August 18: The Tichy Boys with Commander Cody
Wednesday, August 25: The Lustre Kings


Real Good For Free: Jazz On Jay

Real Good for Free: Jazz on Jay

April 26th, 2010, 10:01 am by Greg

Jazz On Jay – the weekly mid-day concert series in downtown Schenectady – is back again for another summer season. The free outdoor concerts take place on Jay Street at 12noon on Thursdays throughout the summer. In case of rain, the concerts will move indoors to the Muddy Cup in Proctors Arcade.

Here’s this summer’s schedule of performers:

June 3: Skip Parsons
June 10: Brian Patneaude
June 17: Joe Finn featuring Dan Faulk
June 24: Jazz Machine
July 1: Sketches of Influence with Joe Barna
July 8: Tommy Verrigni
July 15: Michael Benedict
July 22: The Chronicles led by Bryan Brundige
July 29: John McIntosh
August 5: Keith Pray
August 12: Sensemaya
August 19: Mo Rancourt
August 26: Sonny & Perley

Be Here Now: Free Day at MASS MoCA, 2/13/10

February 11th, 2010, 2:04 pm by Sara

Saturday, February 13 is Free Day @ MASS MocA in North Adams. Browse the galleries on your own or take a tour (scheduled every half hour). There’s also hip-hop dance demos, ice cream tastings, carrot cake, Kidspace and much, much more. Did we mention that it’s all free? 11am-5pm.

Across the street from MASS MoCA, there’s a clearance sale going on all weekend @ North Adams Artist Coop where you can get original works (paintings, ceramics, jewelry, prints and more) at bargain prices..

Cap it all off with a rollicking Afro-Cuban Hip Hop Dance Party @ MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center with Pedrito Martinez at 8:00pm. $15 adv/ $19 day of/ $10 students/ kids under 12 FREE/ Members 10% discount.

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