Real Good for FREE: Hats Off Saratoga Festival

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And they’re off…

The Saratoga Race Course kicks off its 2014 season on Friday (July 18), which means that It’s time once again for the Hats Off Saratoga Festival in downtown Saratoga Springs. The two-day fest takes place from 7-11pm on Friday (July 18) and Saturday (July 19) at a variety of locations. And, of course, all of the entertainment is FREE.

Here’s the schedule and locations of the musical acts performing in 2014:

Ellsworth Jones Place

Bluz House Rockers (Fri., July 18)
Classic rock, Motown and R&B favorites
Times: 7-8:15pm, 8:45-9:45pm, 10-11pm

The Resonators (Sat., July 19)
Classic electric blues and rock ‘n’ roll
Times: 7-8:15pm, 8:45-9:45pm, 10-11pm

Collamer Building Parking Lot

MaryLeigh Roohan (Fri., July 18)
Sublime singer-songwriter in support of her album, Skin and Bone
Times: 7-7:45pm, 8-9pm, 9:15-10pm, 10:15-11pm

Blues Sanctuary (Sat., July 19)
From down and dirty old school Chicago blues to today’s searing blues-rock
Times: 7-7:45pm, 8-9pm, 9:15-10pm, 10:15-11pm

Post Office

Better By Morning (Friday & Saturday, July 18 & 19)
Saratoga-based alt-rockers Jake Brooks, Johnny Gravitt, Kyle Squires and Brad Paquet
Times: 7-8pm, 8:15-9:15pm, 9:45-11pm

Adirondack Trust

Bob Warren (Friday & Saturday, July 18 & 19)
Featuring Tony Markellis, Danny Whelchel, Don Warren, Matt Donnelly and Joy MacKenzie
Times: 7-7:45pm, 8-8:45pm, 9-10pm, 10:15-11pm

Caroline Street

The El Dorados (Friday and Saturday, July 18 & 19)
Red-hot rockabilly and early rock ‘n’ roll
Times: 7-8:30pm, 9:30-11pm

Division Street

Sirsy (Friday & Saturday, July 18 & 19)
Indie pop and rock duo
Times: 7-8pm, 8:15-9:30pm, 10-11pm

Eddie Bauer

Racing City Chorus (Friday, July 18)
Saratoga’s ambassadors of a cappella harmony
Times: 7pm, 8pm, 9pm

Alan Darcy (Friday & Saturday, July 18 & 19)
A blend of pop and jazz, showcasing skills on saxophone, flute and smooth vocals
Friday times: 9:30-11pm
Saturday times: 7-8pm, 8:15-9pm, 9:15-10pm, 10:15-11pm

Ben & Jerry’s

Marc Berger (Friday & Saturday, July 18 & 19)
Americana roots music from way out west in support of his album, Ride
Times: 7-7:45pm, 8-8:45pm, 9-9:45pm, 10-11pm


Freedom Park Concert Series @ Freedom Park, Scotia, 7pm various days
Jazz at the Lake @ Shepard Park, Lake George, 9/13-14/14
Dana Park Concert Series @ Dana Park, Albany, 7pm Mondays
Pine Hills Summer Concert Series @ Elks Lodge lawn, Albany, 7pm Mondays
Rotterdam Summer Concert Series @ Rotterdam Senior Citizens Center, Rotterdam, 7pm Mondays
Music in the Park @ Schodack Town Park, Schodack, 6pm Tuesdays
Tuesday Nights in the Park @ Cook Park, Colonie, 6pm Tuesdays
Tuesday Nights in Brunswick @ Brunswick Family Community Center grounds, Brunswick, 6:30pm Tuesdays
Music & Dance Films @ PS21, Chatham, 8:30pm Tuesdays
Made in the Shade of The Egg @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany, 12noon Wednesdays
Rockin’ On the River @ the Green Island Bridge Parking Lot, Troy, 5pm Wednesdays
Green Island Gazebo Concerts @ River Park, Green Island, 6pm Wednesdays
Music in the Park @ the North End Firehouse, Rensselaer, 6pm Wednesday
Concerts at Windsor Lake @ Windsor Lake, North Adams, 6:30pm Wednesdays
Summer Music Series @ East Greenbush Community Library, East Greenbush, 7pm Wednesdays
Evenings On the Green @ Bethlehem Public Library, Delmar, 7pm Wednesdays
Wednesday Night Summer Concert Series @ Shepard Park, Lake George, 7:30pm Wednesdays
Jazz On Jay @ Jay Street, Schenectady, 12noon Thursdays
Alive at Five @ Jennings Landing, Albany, 5pm Thursdays
Concerts in the Park @ Wiswall Park, Ballston Spa, 6pm Thursdays
Evenings on the Green Concert Series @ Coeymans Landing Park, Ravena, 6pm Thursdays
Thursday Night Concerts @ the Crossings at Colonie, Loudonville, 6:30pm Thursdays
Schaghticoke Summer Concerts @ Schaghticoke Town Hall Lawn, Melrose, 6:30pm Thursdays
Music in the Park @ Dutchmans Landing, Catskill, 7pm Thursdays
Canal Square Concert Series @ Canal Square, Cohoes, 6pm Fridays
Garage Bands in the Garage @ Albany Public Library, Albany, 6pm select Fridays
UpBeat On the Roof @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, 7pm Fridays
Music at Sunset @ Greenport Town Park, Hudson, 7pm Fridays
Concerts in the Courtyard @ the County Courtyard, Schoharie, 7pm Fridays
Powers Park Concert Series @ Powers Park, Troy, 6pm Saturdays
Riverlink Concerts @ Riverlink Park, Amsterdam, 7pm Saturdays
North Greenbush Summer Concert Series @ Town Hall lawn, Wynantskill, 6pm Sunday
Music in the Park @ Riverfront Park, Coxsackie, 6pm Sundays
Music Haven Concert Series @ Central Park’s Music Haven, Schenectady, 7pm Sundays
Performing Arts On the Common @ Clifton Common, Clifton Park, 7pm Sundays

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