2012 Alive at Five Concerts Announced for Riverfront Park

The 2012 Alive at Five concert series has been announced by the City of Albany’s Office of Special Events. The concerts are presented FREE on Thursday evenings from 5-8pm at the Albany Riverfront Park amphitheater at the Corning Preserve.

As in past years, the rain location is at the Corning Preserve Boat Launch under the I-787 Colonie Street overpass.

Here’s the line-up of free 2012 Alive at Five concerts:

June 7: DAVE MASON. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer from Traffic and Fleetwood Mac. With the Emerald City Band.

June 14: BOOTSY COLLINS. He’s held down the bottom-end funk with everyone from James Brown to Parliament/Funkadelic. With Garland Nelson & Soul Session.

June 21: PATTY SMYTH & SCANDAL. The ’80s popsters revive “The Warrior” and “Goodbye to You.” With Sirsy.

June 28: DICKEY BETTS & GREAT SOUTHERN. Former Allman Brothers Band guitarslinger. With Kirsten Thien.

July 5: LOCAL BLUES NIGHT (featuring the winners of tonight’s Downtown Albany Blues Music Competition)

July 12: THE BACON BROTHERS. From the silver screen to the free Albany fest, Kevin Bacon and his brother Michael Bacon get footloose. With the Stray Dogs.

July 19: BUCKWHEAT ZYDECO. King of the Louisiana squeeze-box. With Captain Squeeze & the Zydeco Moshers.

July 26: SMASH MOUTH. Multi-platinum pop-rockers. With the Dylan Emmet Band.

August 2: LEE BRICE. Nashville country music hitmaker. With Wendy Owens & Renegade.

August 9: THE BEACH BUMS. Beach Boys tribute band. With Grand Central Station.

  1. Scott C. says

    Ahh, the name is Bootsy, baby! Bootsy Collins! Let’s see, who else? Buckwheat Zydeco! And, umm…did I mention Bootsy Collins?

  2. Andy M. says

    Figures. They finally get some good acts for A@5 after I move away. A chance to see Bootsy for free might be worth a plane ticket though!

  3. Julie Lomoe says

    Best lineup they’ve had in years. I wonder where they came up with the money?

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