Real Good for FREE: Uncle Sam Jam @ Powers Park, 8/31/13

The Tichy Boys
The Tichy Boys (photo by Ed Conway)

There are a whole lot of music festivals going on this weekend – from the Final Stretch Music Fest and the Saratoga Blues Celebration in Saratoga Springs to ScumFest II in Berne, from the Wall Street Jazz Festival in Kingston to the Felice County Fair in Saugerties – and now there’s yet another one to consider for your Labor Day Weekend plans…

The annual Uncle Sam Jam takes place in Powers Park in Troy on Saturday (August 31). It’s all-ages, and it’s free, too.

Here’s the schedule of bands for the 2013 Uncle Sam Jam:

12noon: The El Dorados
2pm: The Greyhounds
4pm: The Tichy Boys
6pm: The Bluz House Rockers

Wall Street Jazz Festival @ Wall Street, Kingston (Saturday, August 31)
Saratoga Blues Celebration @ Stockade Imports, Saratoga Springs (Saturday & Sunday, August 31 & September 1)
The Final Stretch Music Festival @ various locations, Saratoga Springs (Saturday & Sunday, August 31 & September 1)
Downtown Albany JazzFest Competition @ various locations, Albany (Friday, September 6)
Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival @ Jennings Landing, Albany (Saturday, September 7)
New Music Festival @ Empire State Plaza, Albany (Saturday, September 7)
Hispanic Heritage Celebration @ Empire State Plaza, Albany (Saturday, September 14)
PearlPalooza @ North Pearl Street, Albany (Saturday, September 28)
Summer at the Plaza @ Empire State Plaza, Albany (various days)
Jazz On Jay @ Jay Street, Schenectady (Thursdays through September 5)
Concerts in the Park @ Wiswall Park, Ballston Spa (Thursdays through August 29)
Music in the Park @ Dutchman’s Landing, Catskill (Thursdays through August 29)
Thursday Night Concerts @ the Crossings, Colonie (Thursdays through August 29)
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)
Canal Square Summer Concert Series @ Canal Square, Cohoes (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)

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