Real Good for FREE: Canal Square Summer Concerts, Cohoes

August 3: Captain Squeeze & the Zydeco Moshers
August 3: Captain Squeeze & the Zydeco Moshers

The Canal Square Summer Concert Series returns to Cohoes again this year, kicking off on Friday with the sounds of polka faves Donnie P & Celebration.

The concerts will take place at Canal Square on Remsen Street in Cohoes at 6:30pm on Fridays, and will run weekly through the end of August. The rain location is the Cohoes Senior Center.

Here’s the schedule for 2012:

Friday (July 6): Donnie P & Celebration (polka)
July 13: The Switch Band (rock)
July 20: Annie & Hedonists (blues, folk and more)
July 27: The Lost Cantina Band (country)
August 3: Captain Squeeze & the Zydeco Moshers (Cajun and zydeco)
August 10: Back Beat (rock)
August 17: Amy Collins & the Whomwevers (Celtic and more)
August 24: The Swing Docs (big band)
August 31: The Rymanowski Brothers Orchestra (polka)


Beat Fest @ River Street Beat Shop, Troy (Saturday, July 7)
GE’s Kids Day @ Empire State Plaza, Albany (Sunday, July 8)
Skidmore Jazz Institute Concert Series @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs (various days thru July 6)
New York State Summer Writers Institute @ Skidmore College’s Davis Auditorium, Saratoga Springs (weekdays through July 27)
Freedom Park Concert Series @ Freedom Park, Scotia (various days thru August 29)
Performing Arts at the Common @ Clifton Common Stage, Clifton Park (various days thru August 26)
Music in the Park @ Schodack Town Park, Schodack (Tuesdays thru July 10)
Concerts On the Lawn @ the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown (Tuesdays thru July 24)
Cook Park Concert Series @ Cook Park, Colonie (Tuesdays thru August 28)
Sounds of Summer @ VFW Hall, Great Barrington (Tuesdays thru August 28)
Summer Concert Series @ Shepard Park, Lake George (Wednesdays thru August 29)
Rockin’ On the River @ Green Island Bridge parking lot, Troy (Wednesdays thru August 29)
Music in the Park @ the North End Firehouse, Rensselaer (Wednesdays thru August 29)
Jazz On Jay @ Jay Street, Schenectady (Thursdays thru August 30)
Alive at Five @ Riverfront Park, Albany (Thursdays thru August 9)
Music in the Garden @ Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library, Clifton Park (July 6 & August 3)
Backlot Music Festival @ Waterford Public Library, Waterford (Thursdays thru July 26)
Guilderland Performing Arts Center @ Tawasentha Park, Guilderland (Thursdays thru August 23)
Concerts in the Park @ Wiswall Park, Ballston Spa (Thursdays thru August 30)
Music in the Park @ Dutchman’s Landing, Catskill (Thursdays thru August 30)
Fridays at the Lake @ Shepard Park, Lake George (Fridays thru September 7)
Music at Sunset @ Greenport Town Park, Hudson (Fridays thru August 31)
Upbeat On the Roof @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs (Fridays thru August 31)
Garage Bands in the Garage @ Albany Public Library, Albany (select Fridays thru September 21)
The Summer Sounds of Salem @ the Train Depot Green, Salem, (Saturdays thru September 1)
McDonald’s African American Family Day @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, Saturday, August 4
Empire State Plaza Food Festival @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, Wednesday, August 15
Local Legends Live @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, Saturday, September 8
Hannaford Hispanic Heritage Celebration @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, Saturday, September 22
Powers Park Concert Series @ Powers Park, Troy (Saturdays in July and August)

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