Real Good for FREE: Dana Park Concert Series

July 8 (tonight): The New York Jazz Duo
July 8 (tonight): The New York Jazz Duo

Dana Park is the little pocket park at the corner of Lark Street and Madison Avenue in Albany. And while the park may be tiny, it will be hosting some big sounds this summer with the Dana Park Concert Series, a series of free weekly Monday night concerts. The series kicks off at 6pm tonight (Monday, July 8) with the double bill of the New York Jazz Duo and Olivia Quillio.

Co-sponsored by the Aurora Foundation of Northeast Inc. and the Lark Street Business Improvement District (BID), a series of eight free concerts will be presented this summer in the park. The concerts are free and are scheduled to take place from 7-9pm unless otherwise noted. The rain site for the concerts is Justin’s on Lark.

Here’s the line-up of concerts for the 2013 summer:

Tonight (July 8), 6pm: The New York Jazz Duo (be-bop jazz) With Olivia Quillio.

July 15: Shadowland (Celtic-American roots music)

July 22: Ramblin Jug Stompers (78 RPM music for the 21st century)

July 29: The Nellies (rootsy, alt-country, Americana)

August 5: The Ramblin’ Drifters (bluegrass, traditional country, folk, originals)

August 12: The Pine Hills String Band (old-time string band music)

August 19: Low ‘N Lonesome (finger-picked blues and ragtime)

August 26, 6pm: The Dylan Perrillo Orchestra (traditional big band jazz. With special guest Meara McTague.

African American Family Day @ Empire State Plaza, Albany (Sunday, August 3)
New York State Food Festival @ Empire State Plaza, Albany (Wednesday, August 14)
Hispanic Heritage Celebration @ Empire State Plaza, Albany (Saturday, September 14)
Summer at the Plaza @ Empire State Plaza, Albany (various days)
Freedom Park Concerts @ Freedom Park, Scotia (various days through Wednesday, August 28)
Performing Arts at the Common @ Clifton Common, Clifton Park (various days through August 21)
Music On Main Street @ the NBT Bank lawn, Canajoharie (Tuesdays through August 13)
Tuesday Nights in Brunswick @ Brunswick Family Community Center, Brunswick (Tuesdays through August 27)
Clark Art Institute Summer Concerts @ Clark Art Institute, Williamstown (Tuesdays through July 30)
Music in the Park @ Schodack Town Park, Schodack (Tuesdays through July 9)
Tuesday Nights in the Park @ Cook Park, Colonie (Tuesdays through August 27)
Lake George Arts Project Summer Concerts @ Shepard Park, Lake George (Wednesdays through August 28)
Made in the Shade of The Egg, Empire State Plaza at The Egg, Albany (Wednesdays through August 7)
Rockin’ On the River @ Green Island Bridge Parking Lot/Riverfront Park, Troy (Wednesdays from June 19 through August 28)
Concerts at Windsor Lake @ Windsor Lake, North Adams (Wednesdays through August 28)
Jazz On Jay @ Jay Street, Schenectady (Thursdays through September 5)
Alive at Five @ Riverfront Park, Albany (Thursdays through August 8)
Concerts in the Park @ Wiswall Park, Ballston Spa (Thursdays through August 29)
Music in the Park @ Dutchman’s Landing, Catskill (Thursdays through August 29)
Guilderland Performing Arts Center @ Tawasentha Park, Guilderland (Thursdays from June 27 to August 22)
Evenings On the Green @ Coeymans Landing Park Gazebo, Coeymans (Thursdays through August 29)
Upbeat On the Roof @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs (Fridays through August 30)
Fridays at the Lake @ Shepard Park, Lake George (Fridays through August 30)
Athens Summer Concert Series @ Riverfront Park, Athens (Fridays through August 30)
Music at Sunset @ Greenport Town Park, Hudson (Fridays through August 30)
Garage Bands in the Garage @ Albany Public Library, Albany (once a month on Fridays through September 20)
Riverlink Park Summer Concert Series @ Riverlink Park, Amsterdam (Saturdays through August 31)
Music Haven Concert Series @ Central Park, Schenectady (Sundays July 7 through August 11)

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