Real Good for FREE: The Summer Sounds of Salem

Summer Sounds of Salem starts its season on May 26 with Phil Hoyt.
Summer Sounds of Salem starts its season on May 26 with Phil Hoyt.

The annual Summer Sounds of Salem concert series returns to Salem once again this summer, but it will be moving to a new location – the green next to the Train Depot on Main Street (Route 22). The series begins on Memorial Day weekend and continues every Saturday from 11am-1pm straight through to Labor Day weekend.

Here’s the schedule of music for the 2012 season:

MAY 26: Phil Hoyt (original and traditional country music)
JUNE 2: Bernice Lewis (folk singer-songwriter)
JUNE 9: Cradle Switch (folk and bluegrass)
JUNE 23: The Saloonatics (Ron Olsen, Scott Greene and Fred Lantz cover everyone from Gershwin to Hendrix.
JUNE 30: Bread and Bones (traditional acoustic trio)
JULY 7: The Wildwood Bluegrass Band (from Bill Monroe and Alison Krauss to Merle Haggard and the Beatles)
JULY 14: Buck2Fifty (New Orleans-style band)
JULY 21: The Barefoot Boys (Adirondack folk music)
JULY 28: Dana & Susan Robinson (mountain music)
AUGUST 4: Woodchucks Revenge (traditional and contemporary folk songs)
AUGUST 11: Bob Beaver (classic rock)
AUGUST 18: Nathan Knowles (songs from John Prine and Steve Earle to Louis Armstrong and Van Morrison)
AUGUST 25: Dafe Brudajo (blues-jazz standards and originals)
SEPTEMBER 1: Al & Kathy Bain (husband-and-wife country duo)

Upbeat On the Roof @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, Fridays through August 31
Art On Lark @ Lark Street, Albany, June 9
Second Sunday Concert Series @ the Guilderland Public Library, Guilderland (Monthly through June 13)
Alive at Five @ Riverfront Park, Albany (Thursdays from June 7-August 9)
Skidmore Jazz Institute Concert Series @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs (June 26-July 6)
Backlot Music Festival @ Waterford Public Library, Waterford (Thursdays from June 28-July 26)

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