Summer concert series calendar

Free summer concert series schedule 2013

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The Brian Patneaude Quartet returns to this summer's Up Beat on the Roof series at the Tang Museum. (photo: Andrzej Pilarczyk)

The free summer concert series season starts this week with Alive at Five in Albany on Thursday. There are a handful of these series around the Capital Region, so we figured we'd make it easier to keep track of them by pouring them all into one schedule one page.

And here is that page...

There's a calendar grid of concerts above -- scroll all the way up. There are also compact text schedules below.

Alive at Five

Albany Riverfront Park amphitheater at the Corning Preserve. Concerts start at 5 pm.

June 6: The Fabulous Thunderbirds
With: Super 400

June 13: JT Taylor (formerly of Kool & The Gang)
With: The Ill Funk Ensemble

June 20: The Refrigerators
With: Molly Durnin

June 27: George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic
With: Funk Evolution

July 11: Satisfaction (Rolling Stones tribute)
With: The Chris Dukes Band

July 18: Starship featuring Mickey Thomas
With: Wild Adriatic

July 25: Local Blues Night
The Tom Healey Band | Blues Sanctuary

August 1: The Original Wailers
With: Whiskey City

expanded schedule

Upbeat on the Roof

Fridays at 7 pm on the roof of the Tang Museum at Skidmore in Saratoga Springs. (Rain location is in the museum.)

June 7: The Tequila Mockingbirds
Acoustic blues/jazz guitar duo

June 14: Swing Noire
Gypsy jazz/Hot Club style quartet

June 21: Rick Rourke and Lost Wages
Acoustic Roots/Blues

June 28: The McKrells with Brian Melick
Celtic folk/blues

July 5: Railbird
Indie pop/Experimental

July 12: Brian Patneaude Quartet
Modern Jazz

July 19: Stellar Young
Indie rock

July 26: Annie and the Hedonists
Acoustic blues/Vintage jazz

August 2: Markellis, Haskell, Maul
American roots/blues/swamp rock/country swing

August 9: Jeanne O'Connor and the New Standard
60s & 70s soulful classics

August 16: Johnny Rabb & The Tichy Boys
Music of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper

August 23: Nancy Walker Trio with special guest Tim Wechgelaer
Contemporary Folk

August 30: Lyle and Phil Divinsky

Rockin' on the River

Wednesdays in Troy. Concerts start at 5 pm. They're in two locations this year.

Green Island Bridge Parking Lot

June 19: Aquanett - 80s rock tribute

June 26: Start Making Sense - Talking Heads tribute

July 3: Separate Ways - Journey tribute

July 10: Funk Evolution - voted best local band by Metroland readers in 2012

July 17: The Bayside Tigers - 90s tribute band (apparently named after the high school in Saved By the Bell)

July 24: Exiles on River St. - Rolling Stones tribute

July 31: Robert Eric - Billy Joel tribute band

Riverfront Park Amphitheater

August 7: Astrograss - bluegrass from Brooklyn

August 14: Hope Road - Bob Marley tribute

August 21: Mookie Blaylock - Pearl Jam tribute

August 28: Almost Queen - Queen tribute

Music Haven

Sundays at 7 pm in Schenectady's Central Park.

July 7: Vieux Farka Touré
"The Hendrix of the Sahara."

July 14: Lorraine Klaasen & African Connexion
Daughter of "the Ella Fitzgerald of South Africa"

July 21: Ana Egge Band
"A folk Nina Simone."

July 28: Maria Muldaur & The Campbell Brothers
A diva paired with "high-energy gospel soul."

August 4: Doña Oxford
"Goddess of Soul."

August 11: Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra
Latin brass orchestra.

At the Plaza

Series of free events at the Empire State Plaza.

June 26: The Zombies in concert

July 4: 4th of July Celebration starring Johnny Rivers

July 7: Kids Day Sing Along Adventure with Thomas & Friends

July 10: Kansas in concert

July 24: Bret Michaels in concert

August 3: African-American Family Day featuring Heatwave

August 14: New York State Food Festival featuring Blues Traveler

August 21: Open air cinema: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

August 28: Open air cinema: Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

September 7: Mayer Hawthorne in concert

September 14: Hispanic Heritage Celebration

expanded schedule


A Queen tribute band? This I gotta see.

What time are all of these fun events?

Free Concerts at Schodack Town Park EVERY Tuesday from 6-8pm (Exit 11E, take a left at 150 North and park will be on your right). You can even bring a picnic dinner :-)

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