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Local summer concert series schedule

Bethlehem Public Library's "Evenings on the Green"

All concerts held on Wednesdays in July at 7 p.m outside the library. Brining a blanket or lawn chair is recommened. The concerts move inside the library if it rains. Free.

  • July 3: Young at Heart - vocal duo performs popular tunes from many eras
  • July 10: Triskele — all-female Celtic group preserves the Gaelic language through traditional song
  • July 17: Dyer Switch — hard-driving traditional and original bluegrass and acoustic music.
  • July 24: Caroline Doctorow —singer-songwriter is a leading force in folk music
  • July 31: Greg Speck and the Zydeco Moshers — one of the most versatile zydeco acts in the Northeast

Guilderland Performing Arts Center "Jammin’ at GPAC"

Concerts are at Tawasentha Park and are open to all with free parking. Food available at concession stand. Bringing a blanket or chair is recommended. Events will be held rain or shine. If there is inclement weather performances may be moved to Guilderland High School.

Call 456-3150 for more information or weather updates. Concerts are free unless noted.

  • Thursday, July 11, 7:30 p.m.: Imagining Lennon and McCartney - A Beatles tribute duo
  • Thursday, July 18, 7:30 p.m.: Guilderland Town Band
  • Thursday, July 25, 7:30 p.m.: Skeeter Creek Rockin’ country western
  • Saturday, July 27, 5 p.m.: “Guns Along the Mohawk” Historical theater ($10 per person suggested donation)
  • Sunday, July 28, 2 p.m.: “Guns Along the Mohawk” Historical theater ($10 per person suggested donation)
  • Thursday, Aug. 1, 7:30 p.m.: Skip Parsons Dixieland Jazz
  • Tuesday, Aug. 6, 6 p.m.: National Night Out
  • Thursday, Aug. 8, 7:30 p.m.: Guilderland Town Band
  • Wednesday, Aug. 14, 7 p.m.: “Family Flicks in the Park” event
  • Thursday, Aug. 15, 7:30 p.m.: The Standard Clams
  • Thursday, Aug. 22, 7:30 p.m.: Hair of the Dog ($2 per person suggested donation)

Voorheesville Public Library "Together at Twilight"

Concerts are held on Wednesdays at the library's lawn and begin at 6:30 p.m. If there is inclement weather the concert will be held in the community room. Free admission.

  • July 10: Bob Marcello — Singing the most popular songs of the great crooners like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Johnny Mathis, Elvis & many more, Bob Marcello has been singing professionally for over 30 years.
  • July 24: Marty Wendell — rockabilly Hall of Fame recording artist and his tour band
  • Aug. 14: Captain Squeeze and the Zydeco Moshers — Since their beginning in 1996, they have become one of the busiest zydeco bands from the Northeast performing throughout the region.
  • Aug. 21: Katsura Band — A four piece energetic group of professional musicians, who deliver generations of music styles from rock to alternative, folk and rock/pop.

Altamont’s Summer Concert Series

Held at the gazebo in Orsini Park. Concerts are held on Tuesdays and begin at 7 p.m. If there is inclement weather the concert will be held at the Village Community Room.

A free-will donation will be accepted at the concerts to help defray the concert expense.

  • July 9: Captain Squeeze and the Zydeco Moshers — come prepared for fun, unique happy sounds all night long.
  • July 16: The McPhee-Younger Version — versatile musicians that play all kinds of music for all ages.
  • July 23: Nisky Dixiecats — family-friendly band playing tuneful, Dixieland-style music to make your feet tap and get you up dancing.
  • July 30: Thirteen Feet of Bluegrass — true professionals with both vocal and instrumental music that will entertain the audience and keep feet tapping.
  • Aug. 6: Wheelbarrow Boys — country music at its finest.

The Crossings Summer Concert Series

Held at the Gazebo at The Crossings in Colonie. Concerts are on Thursdays, except for a bonus concert, at 6:30 p.m. and will happen rain or shine. The free concerts are sponsored for the Town by Joe Vellano and Vellano Brothers, Inc.

Attendees may want to bring lawn chairs. For more information, call the Town of Colonie’s Division of Youth Services at 456-2135.

  • July 11: Trish and the Rockers
  • July 18: New York Players
  • July 25: Holly McCormack — classical voice
  • Aug. 1: Georgie Wonders Orchestra — big band music
  • Aug. 8: Two Broads with Alotta Sound — vocals from all eras
  • Aug. 15: Keith Pray’s Mohawk Brass Band
  • Aug. 22: The Pipe Kings — classic rock
  • Aug. 28: crooner Nick Coluccio (Bonus Concert)
  • Aug. 29: Drytown Drifters — cowboy music

In response to:

The sounds of summer

Local concert series offer a season of free entertainment

The towns of Bethlehem, Colonie, Guilderland and New Scotland offer several chances to enjoy the outdoors while bands perform. The venues range from the lawn outside of a library to a performing arts center stage, but the low price of “free” remains the same.

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