Real Good for Free: Monday Night Concerts in the Park, Thurman

June 30th, 2011, 11:00 am by Greg
The Lustre Kings

The Lustre Kings

Monday Night Concerts in the Park are held rain or shine under cover at Veterans’ Memorial Field in Athol. Bring a comfortable chair or blanket; wear your dancin’ shoes; and dress in layers for changeable mountain weather up there in the north country. Local not-for-profit groups offer food.

Hosted by the Town of Thurman, the concerts take place throughout the months of July and August at 7pm on Mondays.

Here’s the line-up of musical talent for the summer of 2011:

Monday (July 4): Smokey Greene. Followed by fireworks display
July 11: The Vintage Country Band
July 18: The Bluebillies
July 25: The Warren County Ramblers
August 1: The Lustre Kings
August 8: The Charles Cornell Quartet
August 15: The Sky Blue Boys
August 22: The Nancy Walker Trio
August 29: The Stony Creek Band


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Fall Festival Fever

September 9th, 2009, 3:15 pm by Greg

Yes, it’s sad but true.

Summertime has come … and gone … for another year.

But now ain’t the time for your tears. Outdoor music in Nippertown doesn’t just shut down after Labor Day. In fact, there’s still quite a cornucopia of festivals coming our way for the autumn season.

Here’s a quick look at some of the highlights of what’s coming up in the next couple of weeks on the fall festival circuit:

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Real Good for Free: Thurman

July 3rd, 2009, 8:43 am by Greg

Just because you might be headed up into the Adirondacks for a bit of a summertime mountain getaway doesn’t mean that you’ll have to leave free music behind.


The Town of Thurman is presenting a free concert series in Veteran’s Memorial Park (311 Athol Road, Athol) this summer.

The concerts take place at 7pm on Mondays, and here’s what’s in store:

July 6: Smokey Greene

July 13: Nelson Rock and the Circle of Willis

July 20: Don’t Quit Your Day Job

July 27: Adrenaline Hayride

August 3: The Lustre Kings

August 10: Johnny and the Thurmites

August 17: The Lockhart Mountain Boys

August 24: The Sweet Cider Trio

August 31: The Stony Creek Band

Real Good for Free: Sharon Springs (Wednesdays)
Real Good for Free: Fabulous Fourth Festivities
Real Good for Free: Rock-It in Schenectady (Fridays)
Real Good for Free: Bethlehem Public Library (Wednesdays)
Real Good for Free: East Greenbush Comm. Library (Wednesdays)
Real Good for Free: Stony Creek Town Park (Tuesdays)
Real Good For Free: RiverLink Park, Amsterdam (Saturdays)
Real Good For Free: Halfmoon (Wednesdays)
Real Good for Free: Sand Lake Summer Fest (Fri-Sun, July 10-12)
Real Good For Free: Chestertown (Thursdays)
Real Good for Free: Bolton Landing (Tuesdays)
Real Good for Free: Greenport Park, Hudson (Fridays)
Real Good for Free: The Sounds of Salem (Saturday mornings)
Real Good For Free: AHMF @ Lake George (Wednesdays)
Real Good for Free: Latin Fest @ Washington Park (Sat. Aug. 29)
Real Good for Free: The Clark @ Williamstown (Tuedays)
Real Good For Free: Skidmore Jazz (Various days)
Real Good For Free: Schenectady Central Park (Sunday afternoons)
Real Good For Free: Clifton Park (Sundays)
Real Good for Free: Albany Public Library (Third Fridays)
Real Good for Free: At The Plaza, Albany (Wednesdays)
Real Good for Free: Skidmore’s Tang Museum (Fridays)
Real Good For Free: Rockin’ on the River, Troy (Wednesdays)
Real Good For Free: Pearl Street Live (Thursdays)
Real Good For Free: Freedom Park, Scotia (Various days)
Real Good For Free: Jazz on Jay (Thursdays at noon)
Real Good For Free: Cook Park, Colonie (Tuesdays)
Real Good For Free: Lake George (Wednesdays)
Real Good For Free: Schodack (Tuesdays)
Real Good For Free: Canajoharie (Tuesdays)
Real Good For Free: Guilderland (Thursdays)
Real Good For Free: Alive @ 5 (Thursdays)
Real Good For Free: Powers Park (Saturdays)

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