FREE: Evenings on the Green @ Bethlehem Public Library

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Mark Gamsjager (photo by Marty Fitzpatrick)
Mark Gamsjager leads the Lustre Kings to kick off the Evenings on the Green concert series (photo by Marty Fitzpatrick)

In line with the 2018 summer reading theme of “Libraries Rock,” Bethlehem Public Library’s annual summer concert series, Evenings on the Green kicks off at 7pm tonight (Wednesday, July 11) with the Lustre Kings, Greater Nippertown faves who will whip up a mess o’ rockabilly, country, blues and R&B.

The library’s casual outdoor concert series has been around for more than four decades. Concert-goers can bring a blanket or lawn chair, pick a spot on the Green, and listen to some great music. Evenings on the Green concerts are always free, appropriate for all ages, and they take place at 7pm (except where noted) every Wednesday from Wednesday (July 11)-August 8. Concerts will move indoors if it rains.

Here’s the complete schedule for the 2018 Evenings on the Green concert series:

Wednesday (July 11): The Lustre Kings (rockabilly, country, blues and R&B)

July 18: Craic Agus Ceol (traditional and =contemporary Irish folk with some popular tunes thrown in)

July 25: Squeeze Play (accordions are the stars of the show as the band performs a variety of musical genres.

August 1: Rick Bedrosian (the leader of Hair of the Dog plays a solo show)

August 8 (at 6:30pm): The Zucchini Brothers (a family-friendly musical stir-fry of styles for kids)

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)
FREEDOM PARK SUMMER CONCERTS @ Freedom Park, Scotia (7pm, various days)
MORE MUSIC AT MUSIC HAVEN @ Central Park, Schenectady (various days, 7/10-8/19)
SCHENECTADY SUMMERNIGHT @ State Street, Schenectady (Friday, July 13)
KIDS DAY @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany, (Saturday, July 14)
BLACK ARTS & CULTURAL FESTIVAL @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany (Saturday, August 4)
NEW YORK STATE FOOD FESTIVAL @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany (Wednesday, August 8)
PEARLPALOOZA @ North Pearl Street, Albany (Saturday, September 15)
HOPS & HARVEST FESTIVAL @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany (Wednesday, September 19)
HISPANIC HERITAGE CELEBRATION @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany (Saturday, September 22)
TUESDAYS
LUNCHTIME CONCERTS IN SARATOGA SPRINGS @ various locations, Saratoga Springs (12:30pm select dates, 5/15-10/16)
BRUNSWICK SUMMER CONCERTS @ Brunswick Family Community Center lawn, Troy (6:30pm, 6/26-8/28)
TUESDAY NIGHTS IN THE PARK @ Cook Park, Colonie (6:30pm, 6/12-8/28)
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)
ROCKIN’ ON THE RIVER @ Riverfront Park, Troy (5pm, 6/6-8/8)
CAPITAL CONCERT SERIES @ Empire State Plaza, Albany (5:30pm, 7/11-8/1)
GIG CONCERTS @ Green Island Gazebo in River Park, Green Island (6pm, 7/11-8/29)
MALTA SUMMER CONCERT SERIES @ Malta Community Center, Malta (6pm, 7/11-8/15)
CONCERTS AT THE LAKE @ Windsor Lake, North Adams (6:30pm, 6/6-8/29)
LAKE GEORGE ARTS PROJECT SUMMER CONCERT SERIES @ Shepard Park, Lake George (7pm, 7/11-
LIBRARIES ROCK CONCERT SERIES @ East Greenbush Community Library, East Greenbush (7pm, 7/11-8/8)
PERFORMING ARTS AT THE COMMON KIDS SERIES @ Clifton Common, Clifton Park (7pm, 7/18-8/15)
THURSDAYS
BARKER PARK KIDS’ SUMMER SERIES @ Barker Park, Troy (11am, 7/5-8/23)
JAZZ ON JAY @ Jay Street, Schenectady (12noon, 6/7-8/30)
ALIVE AT FIVE @ Jennings Landing, Albany (5pm, 6/7-8/2)
CONCERTS AT THE CROSSINGS @ the Crossings of Colonie, Loudonville (6pm, 7/5-8/30)
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)
SCHAGHTICOKE SUMMER EVE’S CONCERTS @ Schaghticoke Town Hall Gazebo, Melrose (6:30pm, 6/21-8/23)
UPBEAT ON THE ROOF CONCERT SERIES @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs (7pm, 7/5-8/30)
CONCERTS AT THE GAZEBO @ Niskayuna Town Hall Gazebo, Niskayuna (7pm, 6/7-8/9)
JAMMIN’ AT GPAC @ Tawasentha Park’s Guilderland Performing Arts Center, Guilderland (7:30pm, 6/21-8/23)
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
POWERS PARK CONCERT SERIES @ Powers Park, Troy (6pm, 7/7-8/25)
HARBOR JAM @ Rivers Casino & Resort’s Mohawk Harbor Amphitheater, Schenectady (6pm, 6/23-8/11)
RIVERLINK SUMMER CONCERT SERIES @ Riverlink Park, Amsterdam (7pm, 7/7-8/25)
SUNDAYS
MUSIC HAVEN @ Central Park, Schenectady (7pm, 7/8-8/12)
PERFORMING ARTS AT THE COMMON @ Clifton Common, Clifton Park (7pm, 6/24-8/12)

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