Real Good for Free: Monday Night Concerts in the Park, Thurman

The Lustre Kings
The Lustre Kings

Monday Night Concerts in the Park are held rain or shine under cover at Veterans’ Memorial Field in Athol. Bring a comfortable chair or blanket; wear your dancin’ shoes; and dress in layers for changeable mountain weather up there in the north country. Local not-for-profit groups offer food.

Hosted by the Town of Thurman, the concerts take place throughout the months of July and August at 7pm on Mondays.

Here’s the line-up of musical talent for the summer of 2011:

Monday (July 4): Smokey Greene. Followed by fireworks display
July 11: The Vintage Country Band
July 18: The Bluebillies
July 25: The Warren County Ramblers
August 1: The Lustre Kings
August 8: The Charles Cornell Quartet
August 15: The Sky Blue Boys
August 22: The Nancy Walker Trio
August 29: The Stony Creek Band


Freedom Square Festival @ Freedom Square, North Troy (Saturday, July 2)
Talkin’ ‘Bout the British Invasion @ Kleinert James Arts Center, Woodstock (Saturday, July 2)
Freedom Park, Scotia (7pm on various days)
Music in the Park @ Schodack Town Park, Schodack (6pm on Tuesdays)
Music in the Park @ Riverfront Park, Rensselaer (6pm on Tuesdays)
Tuesday Nights in the Park @ Cook Park, Colonie (6:30pm on Tuesdays)
The SCA Summer Concert Series @ the Outdoor Entertainment Center, South Glens Falls (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)
Concerts in the Park @ Wiswall Park, Ballston Spa (6pm 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)
Concerts in the Park @ Riverfront Part, Athens (7pm on Fridays)
Canal Square Summer Concert Series @ Canal Square, Cohoes (7pm on Fridays)
Summer Sounds of Salem @ the Main Street Gazebo, Salem (11am on Saturdays)
Performing Arts at the Common @ the Clifton Park Common, Clifton Park (7pm on Sundays)
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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