Music Haven planning venue upgrades

music haven proposed upgrades rendering 2016-July

The Music Haven Concert series in Schenectady is launching a plan to upgrade the outdoor concert venue in Central Park. Press release blurbage for the "House and Hill" campaign:

The plan includes the installation of 400 permanent, stadium-quality front of house seats atop a new, evenly paved surface; a terraced hill offering improved seating to those who prefer lawn chairs and blankets; a security gate across the face of the stage; and a permanent hutch to cover the audio booth.

That's a rendering above. A public dedicated is planned for next summer.

There's state money lined up for the project, but the project is also looking to raise $50,000 in private donations. (There will be details about how to donate at this season's concert series and on the website.)

Of all the free summer music series in this area, Music Haven might be the most eclectic. It draws on a wide spectrum of acts, ranging from jazz to Celtic to African rock to act this year described as Ukrainian "folkdrone Björkpunk."

Earlier on AOA: Music Haven 2016 lineup

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