Schenectady County has some of the best outdoor music venues around which means Schenectady is the place to be this summer! Find the best music in Schenectady County: 

 

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Freedom Park

Located across the street from Collins Park and right next to Jumpin’ Jack’s in Scotia NY, the Freedom Park Summer Concert Series offers FREE concerts starting at 7pm. Rain or shine. 

Free concerts in Collins Park, next to Jumpin' Jacks. All shows start at 7pm!

Wed,  6/19 - Taylor Swift Singalong with Sydney Worthley
Sat,    6/22 - Big Fez & The Surfmatics
Sun,   6/23 - Music Company
Wed,  6/26 - Youth Pipe Band
Fri,     6/28 - Soul Provider (rock & soul)
Sat,    7/06 - The Rogues ~ 60’s & 70’s classics
Sun,   7/07 - SUNY Schenectady Jazz Faculty Combo
Wed,  7/10 - Cryin’ Out Loud! ~ party rock
Sat,    7/13 - Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra 
      6:30pm Learn to Salsa with Felix from BailaAlbany.com
Sun,   7/14 - Improv Night with Mop & Bucket Co. 
Wed,  7/17 - Grand Central Station 
Sat,    7/20 - Local 11 ~ party rock 
Sun,   7/21 - Reese Fulmer & The Carriage House Band 
Wed,  7/24 - The Refrigerators 
Sat,    7/27 - Get Up Jack ~ Irish 
Sun,   7/28 - The Lustre Kings ~ rockabilly 
Wed,  7/31 - Skeeter Creek ~ country
        6:30 Learn to Line Dance with Robin’s Renegades
Sat,    8/03 - The Seth Tucker Band ~ rock
Sun,   8/04 - Bluz House Rockers
Wed,  8/07 - Harvest & Rust ~ Neil Young
Sat,    8/10 - Tribute Triffid 2.0 ~ rock
Sun,   8/11 - The BWC Jazz Orchestra
       6:30 Learn the Jitterbug with Albany Swing Dancing
Wed,  8/14 - SIRSY ~ alt rock
Sat,    8/17 - Roxy and The Rollers ~ classic rock
Sun,   8/18- Three Quarter North ~ country 
Wed,  8/21- Screaming Orphans ~ Celtic pop

Thank you to this year's media sponsors: B 95.5, The Daily Gazette & Discover Schenectady.

 

MUSIC HAVEN CONCERT SERIES

Music Haven 

Located at Central Park in the heart of Schenectady, the Music Haven Concert Series offers FREE concerts starting at 7pm. Rain or shine unless otherwise noted.  

Sun,  7/07 - Mokoomba (Afropop from Zimbabwe) Special Guests: Jordan Taylor Hill
Sun,  7/14 - Buckwheat Zydeco Jr. & The Legendary Ils Sont Partis Band (Zydeco) Special Guests: The Brass Machine
Sun,  7/16 - Slavic Soul Party (Balkan Brass Band) Special Guests: Niva
Sun,  7/21 - NipperFest ~ Music & Arts Festival ~ 11am-10pm
Sun,  7/28 - Goitse (Traditional Irish) Special Guests: Hair of the Dog
Sun,  8/04 - Anat Cohen Quartetinho (Brazilian Jazz) Special Guests: Art D’echo Trio + 1
Mon, 8/05 - SUNY Schenectady Jazz Faculty Combo Featuring Special Guest, Delfeayo Marsalis
Fri,    8/09 - 42nd Infantry Division Band of the New York Army National Guard Rain or shine in the Park
Sat,   8/10 - Schenectady-Saratoga Symphony Orchestra ‘A Tribute to John Williams’
Sun,  8/11 - Eliades Ochoa (Cuban Son) Special Guests: Bolero Blues
Fri,    8/16 - Blues BBQ featuring Blood Brothers, Misty Blues and Piedmont Bluz, plus smokin’ BBQ! *5:00 – 9:30PM 
Sun,  8/18 - Banda Magda (Global Songs) Special Guests: TBA
Sat,   8/24 -  MOP*CO Improv Theater ‘Spontaneous Broadway’

Alfresco Film & Event Series 
Fri,    8/23 - ‘Bollywood Night’ featuring Veena & Devesh Chandra and Lalita Ramnauth, Indian & Guyanese Food, & Fun followed by a screening of Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge  *5:00-10:00PM 
Fri,    8/30 - ‘Reggae Sunset’ Featuring Meta & The Cornerstones, Caribbean Food & Fun followed by a screening of Bob Marley: One Love *5:00-9:30PM
Fri,    9/06 - ‘Paint the Park Pink’ with FLY 92.3, Classic Summer & Pink Food & Fun followed by a screening of the award-winning blockbuster, Barbie *5:00-9:30PM Rain or shine in the Park

 

JAZZ ON JAY

Jazz on Jay 

Providing free summer entertainment for downtown Schenectady on Thursdays. 2024 season runs from June 6 to Aug. 29, noon - 1:30 pm on Jay St. Rain location is Robb Alley inside Proctors.

Thur, 6/13 - Cliff Brunker & New Circle
Thur, 6/20 - Michael Benedict Jazz Vibes
Thur, 6/27 - Teresa Broadwell Band
Thur, 7/11 - MC^2 with Special guests Andrew Hearn and Dave Shoudy
Thur, 7/18 - Brian Patneaude Quintet
Thur, 7/25 - Away Rashad Quartet
Thur, 8/01 - Joe Sorrentino
Thur, 8/08 - Terry Gordon Quintet
Thur, 8/15 - Joe Finn Trio
Thur, 8/22 - Bossamba
Thur, 8/31 - Joe Barna (2023 Eddies Jazz Artist of the Year)

 

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Mabee Farms - Howlin at the Moon

The concert series is hosted by the Schenectady County Historical Society at Mabee Farm Historic Site (1100 Main St. Rotterdam Junction) beginning at 7pm. Admission is $10 at the door.


Thur,  6/20 - Big Fez & the Surfmatics with Everest Rising
Thur,  7/18 - Goodnight Moonshine with Everest Rising
Thur,  8/15 - Carolyn Shapiro with Everest Rising
Thur,  9/19 - Belle-Skinner with Everest Rising

 

SummeNight

Summer Night 

It's the Capital Region's biggest summer block party! Schenectady County SummerNight transforms Downtown Schenectady into the summer place to be.

Fri, 7/12 - Two-Time Grammy winning hip hop group, Arrested Development (headlining) 
 

Kale, a genre-blending indietronica jam trio will kick-off the event at 5pm and be followed by 10-piece rocking funk collective NolaNauts. Last years surprise headliner, Powerhouse Funk, will hit the MainStage at 7pm. Headliner Arrested Development will take the stage around 830pm with a fireworks grand finale starting at 10pm.

 

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Harbor Jam  

The Harbor Jam Concerts take place right in the Mohawk Harbor Amphitheater and are free & open to the public for all ages. Each concert starts at 6pm and will go on, rain or shine!

Sat, 7/20 -Night Fever - a tribute to the Bee Gees
Sun, 7/30 - Hotel California - a tribute the Eagles

 

Frog Alley Live Music

Frog Alley Brewing

Live music in the taproom every weekend, $5.00 cover Friday & Saturday nights.

Fri,    6/14 - Kevin + Josh & Skeeter Creek
Sat,   6/15 - In the Dust  
Fri,    6/21 - Aquanett
Sat,   6/22 - The Wreckless Duo & Beatin' the Odds
Sun,  6/23 - Scott Simpon
Fri,    6/28 - Cryin' Out Loud
Sat,   6/29 - The North Allen Duo 
Fri,    7/05 - The Deraeled Duo & Monkberry
Sat,   7/06 - Mike's Cover Band  
Sun,  7/07 - That Acoustic Duo (brunch 10am-1pm)
Fri,    7/12 - Gianna Robustiano & Lord's of 52nd Street, Legends of the Billy Joel Band
Sat,   7/13 - Dan Sherwin & The North Allen Duo
Sat,   7/13 - Tommy V Live!
Sun,  7/14 - Chuck Ayers (brunch 10am-1pm)
Thur, 7/18 - Jim Kelley
Fri,    7/19 - Darryl Daily & The Refrigerators
Fri,    7/19 - Almost Queen a tribute to Queen & Elton John tribute Philadelphia Freedom  
Sat,   7/20 - The Wreckless Duo 
Sat,   7/20 - Completely Unchained: A Tribute to Van Halen
Thur, 7/25 - Beth Zane Duo
Fri,    7/26 - Joe Severino & Hungry Dingo Band
Sat,   7/27 - Playing with Fire 
Sun,  7/28 - POGO (brunch 10am-1pm)
Sun,  7/28 - G Love & The Special Sauce 
Tue,  8/13 - Andrew Bird 
Thur, 8/22 - Dark Star Orchestra
Fri,    9/13 - Band of Horses WSG City + Colour
Sun, 9/22 - Sweatfest
Sun, 9/29 - Frogtoberfest

 

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Wolf Hollow Brewing Co.

Fri,  6/22 - Rusticator
Fri,  6/28 - Justin Friello
Sat, 7/06 - Gabby Ellers 
Fri,  7/12 - Warren Sieme
Sat, 7/20 - East Berne Band
Sat, 7/27 - Brass Machine ​
Sat, 8/03 - Embe Esti
Fri,  8/09 - Josh Clevenstine
Sat, 8/17 - Big Fez and The Surfmatics 
Fri,  8/23 - Craig Mackey 
Sat, 8/24 - The Breakdown
Fri,  8/30 - Thom Powers
Sat, 9/14 - The Monkey and the Crowbar
Sat, 9/21 - Lane Brothers Band
Fri,  9/27 - Rusticator 

 

The Historic Van Dyck 

Saturdays from 6-9pm enjoy live Jazz at inside the Historic Van Dyck in Schenectady's famous Stockade District.

Sat,   6/15 - Chad McLaughlin Trio
Sat,   6/22 - Michael Benedict Jazz Vibes Trio
Sat,   6/29 - Tarik Shah Trio
Sat,   7/20 - Arch Stanton Trio
Sat,   7/27 - Bohdan Kinnel Quartet
Sat,   8/03 - Jenny Marie and the Crew
Sat,   8/10 - Chad McLaughlin Trio
Sat,   8/24 - Michael Benedict Jazz Vibes Trio
Sat,   8/31 - Jeremy Gold Quartet
Sat,   9/14 - David Solazzo Trio
Sat,   9/28 - Arch Stanton Trio
Sat, 10/05 - Michael Benedict Jazz Vibes Trio
Sat, 10/12 - Tarik Shah Trio
Sat, 10/26 - Chad McLaughlin Trio
Sat, 11/16 - Jeremy Gold Quartet

 

Rivers Casino

Wed, 6/12 - Roxy and the Rollers (2-3:30pm)
Fri,    6/14 - Code Groove
Sat,   6/15 - Mike Farrar & the House Rockers 
Wed, 6/19 - Whisper Band (2-3:30pm)
Fri,    6/21 - The Accents
Sat,   6/22 - Doug Villano Band
Wed, 6/26 - The Rogues (2-3:30pm)
Fri,    6/28 - POP 2000 Tour (SOLD OUT)
Sat,   6/29 - Chasing Neon
Wed, 7/03 - Roxy and the Rollers
Fri,    7/05 - Country Weekends with In the Dust & DJ Kevin Richards 
Sat,   7/06 - Country Weekends with Tame the Rooster & DJ Kevin Richards  
Sun,  7/07 - Latin Nights with Alex Torres and his Latin Orchestra 
Wed, 7/10 - Whisper Band (2-3:30pm)
Sat,   7/13 - Rhythm Pilots
Fri,    7/19 - Aquanett 
Sat,   7/20 - Guilty Pleasure
Sun,  7/21 - Latin Nights with Rafy Cabrera Band 
Wed, 7/24 - Roadhouse 60's (2-3:30pm)
Fri,    7/26 - Scar N' Stripes
Sat,   7/27 - Tommy V Live 
Wed, 7/31 - The Rogues (2-3:30pm)

 

The Landing Hotel

As the sun goes down, Sunset Sips comes to life on The Landing Hotel patio overlooking the breathtaking Mohawk Harbor. Enjoy an evening of music featuring your favorite DJs while sipping on a refreshing cocktail from 6-9pm.

Fri,  6/14 - DJ Tek
Sat, 6/15 - DJ Tek
Fri,  6/21 - DJ Mix It Up NY
Sat, 6/22 - DJ Mix It Up NY
Fri,  6/28 - DJ Papa Giorgio
Sat. 6/29 - DJ Biz

 

Turf Tavern

Thur, 6/20 - Colleen Pratt Trio 
Thur 6/27 - Cliff Brucker & Friends 

 

Niskayuna's 2024 Summer Concert Series

The FREE Concerts will begin at 7pm on the lawn in front of Town Hall. Bring your lawn chair, your picnic basket and your favorite dancing partner. 

Thur, 6/13 - Dadtet
Thur, 6/20 - Doc Benson Band
Thur, 6/27 - Loose Change 
Thur, 7/11 - British Vinyl
Thur, 7/18 - Eagles Trombone Ensemble
Thur, 7/25 - Joe's Boys The trojan Horns 
Thur, 8/01 - The Trojan Horns
Thur, 8/08 - Ain't No Strangers & Company 
Thur, 8/15 - Thee Mr. E Band 

 

Town of Rotterdam Summer Concert Series 

All concerts are FREE and take place at 6:30pm at the Rotterdam Senior Citizen’s Center, 2639 Hamburg Street, rain or shine. 

Mon, 6/10 - Hardage and Chirignan Duo
Mon, 6/17 - Old Time Dance Band
Mon, 6/24 - Rotterdam Town Band
Mon, 7/01 - Peter Van Keuren and the Once Over
Mon, 7/08 - The Next Chapter
Mon, 7/15 - Rotterdam Town Jazz Band
Mon, 7/22 - Kaitlyn Fay and the Most Jazzy Fellas
Mon, 7/29 - Rotterdam Town Band and Jazz Band
Mon, 8/05 - Terry Gordon Quintet
Mon, 8/12 - Grudecki, Hearn & Shoudy

 

Thursdays In The Park

Band performances will be each Thursday in August starting at 7pm at Indian Meadows Park, Glenville. Free Admission

Thur, 8/01 - 2096 
Thur, 8/08 - Thee Mr. E Band
Thur, 8/15 - Off the Record  *Legacy Park 
Thur, 8/22 - Rhythm Pilots  
Thur, 8/29 - West Side Drive

Special Family Movie Night (Trolls) Saturday, Aug 24th