FREE FEST: Schenectady SummerNight Announces Bands

’90s hitmakers the Spin Doctors are slated to headline the annual Schenectady SummerNight celebration on Friday, July 13. SummerNight 2018 will take place on State Street between Broadway and Barrett Street, as well as on the Jay Street pedestrian mall.

The band – who played such Albany clubs as QE2 and Pauly’s Hotel in their pre-hitmaking days – still features original members Chris Barron (lead vocals), Eric Schenkman (guitar, vocals), Aaron Comess (drums) and Mark White (bass) and is best remembered for its Top 20 hits “Two Princes” and “Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong.”

The free street festival begins at 5pm, with former SummerNight Battle of the Bands winners Lucy and Bendt kicking off the music on the main stage. The Spin Doctors are slated to take step into the spotlight at 8:30pm, followed by a fireworks display at 9:45pm to wrap up the festivities.

In addition to the musical performances, SummerNight 2018 will also feature activities for kids, the Schenectady County celebrity cannoli eating contest and more.

ALBANY TULIP FESTIVAL @ Washington Park, Albany, May 12 & 13, FREE
518 SONGFEST @ The Egg’s Swyer Theatre, Albany, May 18
DISC JAM MUSIC FESTIVAL @ Gardner’s Farm, Stephentown, June 7-10
A TASTE OF COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter, June 8-10
CAPITAL PRIDE FESTIVAL @ Washington Park, Albany, June 10, FREE
MOUNTAIN JAM @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter, June 15-17
CLEARWATER’S GREAT HUDSON RIVER REVIVAL @ Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson, June 16 & 17
OLD SONGS FESTIVAL OF TRADITIONAL MUSIC & DANCE @ Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont, June 22-24
FREIHOFER’S SARATOGA JAZZ FESTIVAL @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, June 23 & 24
COUNTRYFEST @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, July 7
GREY FOX BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL @ Walsh Farm, Oak Hill, July 19-22
EASTBOUND THROWDOWN @ Irwin Farm, Salem, September 7 & 8
FRESHGRASS @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, September 14-16
PEARLPALOOZA @ North Pearl Street, Albany, September 15, FREE
OUTLAW MUSIC FESTIVAL @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, September 23

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