Real Good for Free: Lake George Summer Concert Series

The Chris O'Leary Band
The Chris O'Leary Band

It’s one of the most beautiful settings of all of Nippertown’s free concert series – a wonderful little amphitheater in Shepard Park with the lake just behind the stage. It’s a little oasis in the middle of the summertime hustle ‘n’ bustle of Vacationland, USA.

Sponsored by the Lake George Arts Project (which also produces the Lake George Jazz Weekend in September), the summertime concerts take place rain-or-shine at 7:30pm on Wednesdays.

It all gets underway tomorrow (Wednesday, July 6) with the Chris O’Leary Band, led by the former vocalist-harmonicat with Levon Helm & the Barnburners.

Here’s the slate of shows for the 2011 season:

July 6: The Chris O’Leary Band
July 13: Zoe Muth & the Lost High Rollers
July 20 : Hair of the Dog
July 27: The Robert Michaels Trio
August 3: The 42nd Infantry Division Band
August 10: Chatham County Line
August 17: The Sweetback Sisters
August 24: Harold Ford & the Cash Band
Aug. 31: Mulebone


Stoptime Louis Armstrong Festival @ various locations, Saratoga Springs (Wednesday, July 6)
Freedom Park, Scotia (7pm on various days)
NYS Summer Writers Institute @ Skidmore College’s Palamountain Hall, Saratoga Springs (8pm on various days)
Monday Night Concerts in the Park @ Veteran’s Memorial Field, Thurman (7pm on Mondays)
Music in the Park @ Schodack Town Park, Schodack (6pm on Tuesdays)
Music in the Park @ Riverfront Park, Rensselaer (6pm on Tuesdays)
Concerts On the Lawn @ the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown (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)
Music on Mainstreet @ NBT Bank, Canajoharie (7pm 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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