FREE: The Music Haven Concert Series @ Schenectady’s Central Park
The Music Haven Concert Series is celebrating 26 years in Schenectady’s Central Park, and they’re doing it up big-time with a six-concert season that sparkles with captivating sounds from around the globe – Peru, India, Mali, Great Britain, Indonesia and, of course, right here in Nippertown.
The concerts will all take place at the Music Haven in Schenectady’s Central Park at 7pm on Sunday evenings beginning on June 28. In case of inclement weather, Proctors in Schenectady will serve as the concert series rain site. And, yes, admission is FREE.
Here’s the schedule for the 2015 Music Haven Concert Series:
SUNDAY, JUNE 28
With Maria Zemantauski & GX3+
The Andes meet electronica in the Lima-based seven-piece band’s pioneering Afro-Peruvian fusion – a groove-laden sound that melds authentic South American music with infectious dance beats.
SUNDAY, JULY 12
With the Hot Tamale Brass Band
Sunny Jain leads the intoxicating brass and Indian music ensemble in support of their latest album, Gaadi of Truth, spiked by pulsating rhythms and Bhangra-inflected thrum..
SUNDAY, JULY 26
BASSEKOU KOUYATE & NGONI BA
With Baye Kouyate
The Malian master of the ngoni (an ancient traditional lute found throughout West Africa) leads his band in support of his latest album, Ba Power.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 2
THE JOEY ALEXANDER TRIO
With the Schenectady County Community College Jazz Combo
Riding a big media buzz, the 11-year-old jazz piano prodigy from Indonesia makes his Nippertown concert debut in support of his stunning, brand new debut album, My Favorite Things.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 9
With Bobbie Van Detta & the Split
The longtime guitarist with Paul Shaffer’s CBS Orchestra – the house band for “The Late Show with David Letterman” – grew up in Albany and returns to Nippertown for a homecoming concert of blues and more.
MORE FREE GOOD FOR FREE CONCERTS
Rockin’ On the River @ Green Island Bridge Parking Lot/Riverside Park, Troy (Wednesdays at 5pm)
Alive at Five @ Jennings Landing in the Corning Preserve, Albany (Thursdays at 5pm)