Real Good for Free: The Riverlink Concert Series

Out in Amsterdam’s Riverlink Park, the annual free music series gets underway on Saturday evening with the duo of Holly & Evan, as well as singer-songwriter John Scarpulla who is celebrating the release of his new album, “Before the Streetlights Come On.”

Concerts continue throughout the summer months every Saturday at 7pm, except where noted:

July 10: Holly & Evan, John Scarpulla
July 17: Franklin Micare
July 24, 2-9pm: Riverlink Jamboree featuring Lost Radio Rounders, No Outlet, Whoa Nelly!, the Horseshoe Lounge Playboys
July 31, 5pm: Railbird, Sean Rowe, Ben Karis Nix, John Brodeur
August 7: The Rhett Tyler Blues Band
August 14, 12noon-9pm: The Alpin Haus Canalfest with the Intermountain Trio (3pm) and the Doc Scanlon Trio featuring Jonathan “Jazz” Russell (7pm)
August 21: Captain Squeeze & the Zydeco Moshers
August 28: Michael Eck & Friends

The rain site for all concerts is the United Presbyterian Church, 25 Church Street – opposite the Amsterdam Post Office.


Schenectady County SummerNight @ various locations, Schenectady (Friday, July 9)
Community Day ParkFest @ Gavin Park, Wilton (Saturday, July 10)
Skidmore Jazz Institute @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs (Tuesday, June 29-Friday, July 9)
The Freedom Park Concert Series @ Freedom Park, Scotia (7pm various days)
New York State Summer Writers Institute @ Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs (8pm weeknights through Friday, July 23)
Music in the Park @ Schodack Town Park, Schodack (6pm Tuesdays)
Tuesday Nights in the Park @ Cook Park, Colonie (6:30pm Tuesdays)
Music in the Park @ Stony Creek Park, Stony Creek (7pm Tuesdays)
Brunswick Summer Concert Series @ Brunswick Community Center, Troy (7pm Tuesdays)
Rockin’ On the River @ River Street, Troy (5pm Wednesdays)
Halfmoon Summer Concert Series @ Town Hall Courtyard, Halfmoon (6pm Wednesdays)
Evenings On the Green @ Bethlehem Public Library, Delmar (7pm Wednesdays)
Summer Music Series @ East Greenbush Community Library, East Greenbush (7pm Wednesdays)
Lake George Arts Project Summer Concerts @ Shepard Park, Lake George (7:30pm Wednesdays)
Jazz On Jay @ Jay Street, Schenectady (12noon Thursdays)
Alive at 5 @ Riverfront Park, Albany (5pm Thursdays)
Tiki Thursdays @ the Piggy Bank, Beacon (6pm Thursdays)
Concerts in the Park @ Wiswall Park, Ballston Spa (6pm Thursdays)
Schaghticoke Summer Eve Concerts @ the Schaghticoke Town Hall Gazebo, Melrose (6:30pm Thursdays)
Music in the Park @ Dutchman’s Landing Park, Catskill (7pm Thursdays)
Guilderland Performing Arts Center @ Tawasentha Park, Guilderland (7:30pm Thursdays)
Garage Bands in the Garage @ the Albany Public Library, Albany (6pm Fridays)
Canal Square Concert Series @ Canal Square, Cohoes (6:30pm Fridays)
Upbeat on the Roof @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs (7pm Fridays)
Summer Sounds of Salem @ Main Street Gazebo, Salem (11am Saturdays)
Music Haven Stage @ Central Park, Schenectady (7pm Sundays)
Lake George Jazz Weekend @ Shepard Park, Lake George (Saturday-Sunday, September 18-19)

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