Real Good for Free: Freedom Park @ Scotia

No, Scotia’s Freedom Park doesn’t host the big name bands that Albany’s Alive @ Five concert series snags. But there’s no question that Scotia’s fabulous little park presents more free concerts than any other venue anywhere in Nippertown.

This summer in addition to a puppet show, and modern dance performance and a production of “Godspell,” Freedom Park is also presenting nearly 30 free pop and rock concerts.

It’s a great big stage. There’s wonderful amphitheater seating (and room to dance, too) for the audience. And it’s all right next door to Jumpin’ Jacks, one of Nippertown’s premiere summer destinations. What more could you ask for?

Performances begin at 7pm unless otherwise noted. Here’s the schedule:

Wednesday, June 17: Rick Rourke and Lost Wages

Saturday, June 20: Break of Reality

Sunday, June 21: The Traveling People

Wednesday, June 24:
Captain Squeeze and the Zydeco Moshers

Friday, June 26, 7:30pm: Hole Shot

Saturday, June 27: Gauge 57/Filming Ohio

Wednesday, July 1: The Alan Payette Band

Thursday, July 2: The Scotia-Glenville Community Band (also July 23)

Wednesday, July 8: The Scotia-Glenville Pipe Band

Saturday, July 11: The Brian Patneaude Quintet

Sunday, July 12: The Music Company Orchestra

Wednesday, July 15: The Audiostars

Saturday, July 18: Johnny Rabb and the Jailhouse Rockers

Sunday, July 19:
Solid Smoke

Wednesday, July 22: The Joey Thomas Big Band

Saturday, July 25: Ernie Williams

Sunday, July 26: Maria Zemantauski and Alegria

Wednesday, July 29: Hair of the Dog

Saturday, August 1: Sensemaya

Sunday, August 2: Happy Balky and the Good Livin’

Wednesday, August 5: Sirsy

Saturday, August 8: Tommy V & the Works

Sunday, August 9: Loose Cannon Live!

Wednesday, August 12: The Refrigerators

Saturday, August 15: Storm Front

Sunday, August 16: The Wister Quartet

Wednesday, August 19: Doc Springs

Wednesday, August 26: Shine

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