Real Good for Free: Concerts in the Park, Ballston Spa

Getting tired of the oldies acts at Albany’s Alive at Five concert series?

Well, the free Concerts in the Park series in Ballston Spa’s Wiswall Park starts up with a bang on Thursday, June 23 with acclaimed indie-rockers Ra Ra Riot witrh opening act Sirsy.

Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and a picnic and dine al fresco while enjoying the best in music, from indie rock to pop, jazz to country. The series’ concerts take place from 6-8pm every Thursday evening through the end of August.

Here’s the 2011 schedule for Ballston Spa’s Concerts in the Park:

Thursday (June 23): Ra Ra Riot. With Sirsy.
June 30: The Ballston Spa Community Band
July 7: Skeeter Creek
July 14: Marty Wendell
July 21: Sonny & Perley
July 28: Tequila Mockingbirds
August 4: The annual Ice Cream Social with the Union Fire Company Band
August 11: Jump Daddies
August 18: TBA
August 25: Ten Pound Tiger


Freedom Park, Scotia (7pm on various days)
Music in the Park @ Schodack Town Park, Schodack (6pm on Tuesdays)
Tuesday Nights in the Park @ Cook Park, Colonie (6:30pm on Tuesdays)
Rockin’ On the River @ the Hedley District Riverfront Parking Lot, River St., Troy (5pm on Wednesdays)
Jazz On Jay @ Jay Street, Schenectady (12noon on Thursdays)
Alive at Five @ Corning Preserve’s Riverfront Park, Albany (5pm on Thursdays)
Guilderland Performing Arts Center @ Tawasentha Park, Guilderland (7:30pm on Thursdays)
UpBeat on the Roof @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs (7pm on Fridays)
Improv Records’ Free Fridays @ Shepard Park, Lake George (7pm on Fridays)
Music at Sunset @ Greenport Town Park, Hudson (7pm on Fridays)
Summer Sounds of Salem @ the Main Street Gazebo, Salem (11am on Saturdays)
Skidmore Summer Jazz Institute Concert Series @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs (June 28-July 8)
Jazz at the Lake: Lake George Jazz Weekend @ Shepard Park, Lake George (Saturday-Sunday, September 17-18)

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