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

July 11th, 2014, 2:00 pm by Greg
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: Riverfront Rocktoberfest @ Troy’s Riverfront Park, 9/14/13

September 13th, 2013, 11:00 am by Greg
Wild Adriatic @ McGeary's (photo by Brian Tromans)

Wild Adriatic (photo by Brian Tromans)

Riverfront Rocktoberfest takes over Troy’s Riverfront Park on Saturday (September 14) with a full day of food trucks, vendors and live music.

Slated to perform are Local 518 faves the Stone Revival Band and Wild Adriatic, as well as Phish tribute band Antelope and Dave Matthews tribute band Big Eyed Phish. (Boy, Troy sure does love them tribute bands…)

Gates open at 1pm for the rain-or-shine event. Admission is $10.

Here’s the schedule of performances:

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LIVE: Almost Queen @ Riverfront Park, 8/28/13

September 9th, 2013, 5:08 pm by Greg
Almost Queen

Almost Queen

Photographs by Timothy Reidy

Another summer of tribute bands in Troy came to a close as the free Rockin’ On the River concert series wrapped up in Riverfront Park with a high-octane performance by Almost Queen, featuring Joseph Russo in the Freddie Mercury role.

Local 518 musical powerhouse Erin Harkes kicked off the evening’s festivities with a stellar solo performance.

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LIVE: Troy Pig Out & BaconFest NY @ Riverfront Park, 7/13/13

August 5th, 2013, 3:00 pm by Sara
Albert Cummings

Albert Cummings

Photographs by Timothy Reidy

Ribs, bacon-flavored cotton candy, pulled pork sandwiches and bacon-flavored ice cream and so much more… Yes, pork products reigned supreme when the annual Troy Pig Out joined forces with BaconFest NY in Troy’s recently renovated Riverfront Park last month.

But in addition to the oodles of eats, the fest also offered up plenty of great music, too, including a headlining show by Blind Pig Records’ blues-slinger extraordinaire Albert Cummings and such Local 518 faves as Mirk, Stellar Young and the Twangbusters.

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Festival Fever: Troy Pig Out @ Troy’s Riverfront Park, 7/13&14/13

July 10th, 2013, 11:00 am by Greg

The annual Troy Pig Out returns to Troy’s Riverfront Park on Saturday and Sunday (July 13 & 14), and this year it’s even pigger and better (sorry ’bout that), as the Pig Out joins forces with BaconFest NY.

Nearly three dozen professional BBQ teams from across the United States and Canada descend on the Collar City for this two-day weekend competition, which includes a People’s Choice St. Louis Rib competition. In addition, there will be lots of food vendors, selling everything from pulled pork sandwiches to bacon-flavored cotton candy.

And of course, there will be plenty of live music going on both days to accompany your pig-product sampling, headlined by acclaimed blues guitarslinger Albert Cummings. You’ll have to pay for your ribs and bacon-flavored ice cream, but the music is free.

Here’s the schedule of free musical performances for the 2013 Troy Pig Out:

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Festival Fever: Beacon Riverfest @ Beacon’s Riverfront Park, 6/29/13

June 18th, 2013, 2:00 pm by Greg
Matuto (photo by Kirsten Ferguson)

Matuto (photo by Kirsten Ferguson)

Photograph by Kirsten Ferguson

Local 845 will present its fourth annual Beacon Riverfest outdoor music festival in the city’s Riverfront Park beginning at 12noon on Saturday, June 29. And this year’s theme seems to be more, more, more…

Yes, in fact, this year there are three stages and twice as bands playing at the Beacon Riverfest than played last summer. From the Appalachia-gone-Afro-Brazilian sound of Matuto to the sizzling Latin rhythms-meet-psychedelic surf sounds of Chicha Libre to the Van Halen-goes-hillbilly lampoon of Jack Grace’s Van Hayride, there’s a whole great big mess o’ mashed-up music coming your way.

And best of all, the eight-hour fest is free, although donations at the gate are gratefully accepted.

Here’s the complete schedule for the day:

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Real Good for FREE: The Athens Summer Concert Series

June 17th, 2013, 11:00 am by Greg

The Athens Summer Concert Series is back again for another batch of excellent free shows in Athens’ Riverfront Park.

All concerts are scheduled to take place at 7pm on Fridays, and the series will kick off with the annual performance by David Malachowski & the Woodstock Allstars on Friday (June 21).

Here’s the schedule of shows for Athens Summer Concert Series all summer long:

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Festival Fever: Troy ChowderFest @ Riverfront Park, 10/7/12

October 5th, 2012, 11:00 am by Greg
The HIgh Flyers

The Hi-Flyers

Autumn Pear Chowder…
Jamaican Clam Chowder…
Corn Crab Chipotle Chowder…
Roasted Local Corn and Irish Sausage Chowder…
Philly Cheesesteak Chowder in a Homemade Bread Bowl…
Hefeweizen Cheddar Bacon Corn Chowder with Chipotle Garlic Croutons…

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