FREE: Riverlink Summer Concert Series @ Amsterdam’s Riverlink Park

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One of Greater Nippertown’s best free outdoor concert series kicks off on Saturday at Riverlink Park in Amsterdam. And now the full 2018 Riverlink Summer Concert Series schedule has been announced.

The concerts each take place at 7pm on Saturdays, except where noted, through the end of August.

Here’s the complete 2018 schedule for Riverlink Park:

Saturday (July 7): Mark Doyle & The Maniacs, the brainchild of guitarist/producer Mark Doyle. Signed to RCA in the early ‘70s with his first band, Jukin’ Bone (who played their own brand of fiery, Anglophilic blues rock), Mark has gone on to record and tour with artists as varied as Meat Loaf, Bryan Adams, Judy Collins, Leo Sayer, Kim Simmonds and Hall & Oates.

July 14: Orquesta Akokan, Daptone Records’ big band collective featuring Havana’s top musicians both young and old with some of the most creative and spirited talents of New York’s Latin music scene.

July 21: The Frank Vignola Trio, the guitarist of choice for many of the world’s top musicians, including Ringo Starr, Madonna, Donald Fagen, Wynton Marsalis, Tommy Emmanuel, the Boston Pops, the New York Pops, and guitar legend Les Paul.

July 28: The Big Takeover, the Hudson Valley’s premier roots reggae band, led by the powerhouse, Jamaican-born singer and songwriter NeeNee Rushie.

August 4 (8pm): Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands, Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter-guitarist and her bluegrass band.

August 11 (6pm): Robbie Fulks, acclaimed singer, recording artist, instrumentalist, composer and songwriter whose most recent release, 2017’s Upland Stories, earned year’s-best recognition from NPR, Rolling Stone and others, as well as a pair of Grammy nominations, for folk album and American roots song. With Elrod & MotherJudge.

August 18: Keith Pray’s Big Soul Ensemble, featuring 17 of Greater Nippertown’s finest jazz musicians performing a mix of original compositions and classic big band repertoire.

August 25: The Sweetback Sisters featuring the charismatic vocal interplay of Emily Miller and Zara Bode, as they pull the sounds of country music’s golden age into the 21st century.

MORE OF GREATER NIPPERTOWN’S FREE SUMMER EVENTS FOR 2018
VARIOUS DAYS
LIVE AT THE JAZZ BAR @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center’s Hall of Springs, Saratoga Springs (select Wednesdays & Friday, 6/6-8/17/18)
FREEDOM PARK SUMMER CONCERTS @ Freedom Park, Scotia (7pm, various days)
NEW YORK STATE’S 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany (Wednesday, July 4)
MORE MUSIC AT MUSIC HAVEN @ Central Park, Schenectady (various days, 7/10-8/19/18)
SCHENECTADY SUMMERNIGHT @ State Street, Schenectady (Friday, July 13)
TUESDAYS
LUNCHTIME CONCERTS IN SARATOGA SPRINGS @ various locations, Saratoga Springs (12:30pm select dates, 5/15-10/16/18)
MUSIC IN THE PARK @ Schodack Town Park, Schodack (6pm, 6/5-7/3/18)
BRUNSWICK SUMMER CONCERTS @ Brunswick Family Community Center lawn, Troy (6:30pm, 6/26-8/28/18)
TUESDAY NIGHTS IN THE PARK @ Cook Park, Colonie (6:30pm, 6/12-8/28/18)
MUSIC IN THE PARK @ Stony Creek Town Park, Stony Creek (7pm, 7/3-8/28)
WEDNESDAYS
LUNCHTIME AT THE PLAZA @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany, (12noon, 6/6-8/29/18)
ROCKIN’ ON THE RIVER @ Riverfront Park, Troy (5pm, 6/6-8/8/18)
CONCERTS AT THE LAKE @ Windsor Lake, North Adams (6:30pm, 6/6-8/29/18)
PERFORMING ARTS AT THE COMMON KIDS SERIES @ Clifton Common, Clifton Park (7pm, 7/18-8/1518)
THURSDAYS
BARKER PARK KIDS’ SUMMER SERIES @ Barker Park, Troy (11am, 7/5-8/23/18)
JAZZ ON JAY @ Jay Street, Schenectady (12noon, 6/7-8/30/18)
ALIVE AT FIVE @ Jennings Landing, Albany (5pm, 6/7-8/2/18)
CONCERTS AT THE CROSSINGS @ the Crossings of Colonie, Loudonville (6pm, 7/5-8/30/18)
CONCERTS IN THE PARK @ Wiswall Park, Ballston Spa, 6pm, 6/28-8/30)
ROCK THE BLOCK @ Canal Square, Cohoes (6:30pm, 6/7-8/9/18)
SCHAGHTICOKE SUMMER EVE’S CONCERTS @ Schaghticoke Town Hall Gazebo, Melrose (6:30pm, 6/21-8/23/18)
UPBEAT ON THE ROOF CONCERT SERIES @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs (7pm, 7/5-8/30/18)
CONCERTS AT THE GAZEBO @ Niskayuna Town Hall Gazebo, Niskayuna (7pm, 6/7-8/9/18)
JAMMIN’ AT GPAC @ Tawasentha Park’s Guilderland Performing Arts Center, Guilderland (7:30pm, 6/21-8/23/18)
FRIDAYS
FRIDAYS AT THE LAKE @ Shepard Park, Lake George (6pm, 6/15-8/31)
ATHENS PERFORMING ARTS SUMMER CONCERTS @ Riverfront Park, Athens (7pm, 6/22-8/30)
SATURDAYS
HARBOR JAM @ Rivers Casino & Resort’s Mohawk Harbor Amphitheater, Schenectady (6pm, 6/23-8/11/18)
SUNDAYS
MUSIC HAVEN @ Central Park, Schenectady (7pm, 7/8-8/12/18)
PERFORMING ARTS AT THE COMMON @ Clifton Common, Clifton Park (7pm, 6/24-8/12/18)

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