Real Good for Free: The Guilderland Performing Arts Center

Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys
Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys (photo by Rich Pagano)

The Guilderland Performing Arts Center is back for its 32nd season of summer fun in Tawasentha Park in Guilderland. GPAC has a full slate of concerts showcasing the best of Nippertown, as well as presenting a couple of excellent national acts, including award-winning children’s entertainer Tom Chapin and the contemporary a cappella quartet the Bobs.

Here’s the complete schedule of what’s happening at the Guilderland Performing arts Center during the summer of 2011:

Friday, June 17, 6pm
Nervosity: Battle of the High School Rock Bands

Thursday, June 23, 7:30pm
Kathleen Ehlinger conducts the Guilderland Town Band

Thursday, June 30, 7:30pm
The Zucchini Brothers, family concert

Wednesday-Sunday, July 6-10, 7:30pm
The Family Players present “Hello Dolly!”
(Tickets $10)

Thursday, July 14, 7:30pm
Kathleen Ehlinger conducts the Guilderland Town Band

Thursday, July 21, 7:30pm
The Nancy Walker Trio, folk music

Thursday, July 28, 7:30pm
Tom Chapin & Friends, family concert

Thursday, August 4, 7:30pm
Kathleen Ehlinger conducts the Guilderland Town Band

Thursday, August 11, 7:30pm
Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys, bluegrass

Thursday, August 18, 7:30pm
The Bobs, contemporary a cappella

Thursday, August 25, 7:30pm
The Electric City Horns, pop and rock


River Street Festival @ River St., Troy (Saturday, June 18)
Freedom Park, Scotia (7pm on various days)
Music in the Park @ Schodack Town Park, Schodack (6pm on Tuesdays)
Tuesday Nights in the Park @ Cook Park, Colonie (6:30pm on Tuesdays)
Rockin’ On the River @ the Hedley District Riverfront Parking Lot, River St., Troy (5pm on Wednesdays)
Jazz On Jay @ Jay Street, Schenectady (12noon on Thursdays)
Alive at Five @ Corning Preserve’s Riverfront Park, Albany (5pm on Thursdays)
UpBeat on the Roof @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs (7pm on Fridays)
Improv Records’ Free Fridays @ Shepard Park, Lake George (7pm on Fridays)
Music at Sunset @ Greenport Town Park, Hudson (7pm on Fridays)
Summer Sounds of Salem @ the Main Street Gazebo, Salem (11am on Saturdays)
Skidmore Summer Jazz Institute Concert Series @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs (June 28-July 8)
Jazz at the Lake: Lake George Jazz Weekend @ Shepard Park, Lake George (Saturday-Sunday, September 17-18)

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