Real Good for FREE: Cook Park Concert Series in Colonie


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:

June 12: The Pipe Kings (’60s, ’70s, ’80s music)

June 19: Skeeter Creek (country)

June 26: Triskele (Celtic music)

July 3: The Swing Docs (big band swing)

July 10: Mixed Company (dance music)

July 17: Code Blue (classic rock) and Hallertau (blues )

July 24: The T.S. Ensemble (Sinatra to today’s dance craze)

July 31: Electric City Horns (Rock & Roll/Pop/Swing)

August 7: Captain Squeeze & the Zydeco Moshers (Cajun/zydeco)

August 14: The Rymanowski Brothers (polka)

August 21: Jade (’50s and ’60s music)

August 28: Hair of the Dog (Celtic/Folk/Rock)


River Street Festival @ River Street, Troy, Saturday (June 16)
Music in the Park @ Schodack Town Park, Schodack (Tuesdays from June 5 thru July 10)
Rockin’ On the River @ Green Island Bridge parking lot, Troy (Wednesdays from June 20 thru August 29)
Jazz On Jay @ Jay Street, Schenectady (Thursdays thru August 30)
Alive at Five @ Riverfront Park, Albany (Thursdays from June 7-August 9)
Backlot Music Festival @ Waterford Public Library, Waterford (Thursdays from June 28-July 26)
Music at Sunset @ Greenport Town Park, Hudson (Fridays thru August 31)
Upbeat On the Roof @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs (Fridays thru August 31)
The Summer Sounds of Salem @ the Train Depot Green, Salem, (Saturdays thru September 1)
Fabulous Fourth Celebration @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, Wednesday, July 4
GE’s Kids Day @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, Sunday, July 8
McDonald’s African American Family Day @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, Saturday, August 4
Empire State Plaza Food Festival @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, Wednesday, August 15
Local Legends Live @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, Saturday, September 8
Hannaford Hispanic Heritage Celebration @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, Saturday, September 22
Powers Park Concert Series @ Powers Park, Troy (Saturdays in July and August)
Second Sunday Concert Series @ the Guilderland Public Library, Guilderland (Monthly thru June 13)
Skidmore Jazz Institute Concert Series @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs (June 26-July 6)

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