Real Good for Free: Hudson.Water.Music. in Hudson

Taina Asili y La Banda Rebelde performing live @ the Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy, 3/27/10 (photo by Andrzej Pilarczyk)
Taina Asili y La Banda Rebelde (photo by Andrzej Pilarczyk)

Hudson.Water.Music. is a free summer-time concert series co-sponsored by the City of Hudson and Hudson’s own fab music store, Musica. The concerts take place from 6-9pm on Wednesdays at the Henry Hudson Riverfront Park.

In addition to the great music with a decidedly international flavor, each evening will feature roving circus unicylers, jugglers, magicians, comedians and clowns from Bindlestiff Family Cirkus. In addition, a great choice of fine summer victuals will be available at the shows.

The series kicks off this evening with Sweet Soubrette, a NYC-based indie rock band led by singer-songwriter Ellis Baker, featuring ukulele, violin and marimba. The band is touring in support of their latest album, “Days and Nights.” Sharing the stage will be the Edna Project – the duo of Liz Queler and Seth Farber performing a song-cycle set to the poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay.

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

Today (July 20): Sweet Soubrette. With the Edna Project.
July 27: Hellvar. With the Newborn Trio.
August 3: Mother Fletcher. With Bongo Roots.
August 10: Taina Asili y La Banda Rebelde. With Yukari Roja.
August 17: Arborea. With Szelrozsa.


Hats Off Music Festival @ various locations, Saratoga Springs (Friday-Saturday, July 22-23, 2011)
Freedom Park, Scotia (7pm on various days)
NYS Summer Writers Institute @ Skidmore College’s Palamountain Hall, Saratoga Springs (8pm on various days)
Free Dance Performances @ Jacob’s Pillow, Beckett (6:15pm on various days)
Free Summer Theater @ various locations (various days)
Monday Night Live @ Dana Park, Albany (7pm on Mondays)
Pine Hills Monday Summer Concert Series @ the Elks Club, Albany (7pm on Mondays)
Monday Night Concerts in the Park @ Veteran’s Memorial Field, Thurman (7pm on Mondays)
Music in the Park @ Riverfront Park, Rensselaer (6pm on Tuesdays)
Concerts On the Lawn @ the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown (6pm on Tuesdays)
Summer Concert Series @ Brunswick Family Community Center, Brunswick (6:30pm 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)
Music in the Park @ Stony Creek Town Park, Stony Creek (7pm on Tuesdays)
Rockin’ On the River @ the Hedley District Riverfront Parking Lot, River St., Troy (5pm on Wednesdays)
Live On the Lake @ Burbank Park, Pittsfield (6pm on Wednesdays)
Concerts On the Green @ Bethlehem Public Library, Delmar (7pm on Wednesdays)
Summer Music Series @ the East Greenbush Community Library, East Greenbush (7pm on Wednesdays)
Niskayuna Summer Concert Series @ Niskayuna Town Hall Gazebo, Niskayuna (7pm on Wednesdays)
Lake George Summer Concert Series @ Shepard Park, Lake George (7:30pm 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)
Backlot Music Series @ Waterford Public Library, Waterford (6pm on Thursdays)
Party in the Park @ Noel Field, North Adams (6pm on Thursdays)
Guilderland Performing Arts Center @ Tawasentha Park, Guilderland (7:30pm on Thursdays)
Garage Bands In the Garage @ Albany Public Library, Albany (6pm on the third Friday of the month)
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)
Powers Park Concert Series @ Powers Park, Troy (6pm on Saturdays)
Riverlink Concert Series @ Riverlink Park, Amsterdam (7pm on Saturdays)
Poets in the Park @ Washington Park, Albany (7pm on Saturdays)
North Greenbush Summer Concerts @ North Greenbush Town Hall Gazebo, North Greenbush (6pm on Sundays)
Music Haven Concert Series @ Central Park’s Music Haven, Schenectady (7pm on Sundays)
Performing Arts at the Common @ the Clifton Park Common, Clifton Park (7pm on Sundays)
Jazz at the Lake: Lake George Jazz Weekend @ Shepard Park, Lake George (Saturday-Sunday, September 17-18)

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