Tune into this! Albany County has an outdoor concert that will hit just the right note for everyone. Throughout the summer, enjoy country music bands, rap stars, rock-n-roll musicians and performers from every genre. Concerts are held in scenic parks, along the banks of the Hudson River, within the architecturally magnificent Empire State Plaza and more. Grab your lawn chair, get ready for a good time and summer like a local at an outdoor concert in Albany!
Capital Concert Series
Part of the highly anticipated Summer at the Plaza, the Capital Concert Series includes four free outdoor concerts in July and August. Thousands of visitors and locals will flock to the Empire State Plaza to catch singers such as Stephen Marley or Salt-N-Pepa. The Wednesday night concert series is a fun way to get through "Hump Day" this summer! July 17, July 24, July 31 and August 14. Free.
Located at Canal Square in Cohoes, Rock the Block is a weekly concert series on Thursday evenings from June to August. The 2019 line-up includes a Michael Jackson tribute band, local band The Refrigerators and more! Food and beverages are available for purchase, so grab a bite to eat and enjoy live music in the heart of Cohoes. June 13, June 20, June 27, July 11, July 18, July 25, August 1, and August 8. Free.
Rain or shine, the gazebo in the Crossings of Colonie hosts free concerts on Thursdays in July and August. Conveniently located around the corner from Wolf Road, the Crossings is a fantastic spot for bit of summer fun. Bring a picnic, enjoy live music and hang out with family & friends on a summer night during the Concerts at the Crossings. July 11, July 18, July 25, August 1, August 8, August 15, August 22, and August 29. Free.
Did you attend the first-ever Pride Alive at Five on June 6? If not, there are still plenty of Alive at Five concerts to catch throughout June, July and August. This free outdoor concert series has been a high energy kick-start to the weekend for the past 30 years. Held at Jennings Landing on Thursdays, jam to live music, eat food from local vendors and enjoy breathtaking views of the scenic Hudson River. If the weather does not cooperate, the City of Albany moves the weekly concert to the Corning Preserve Boat Launch. June 13, June 20, June 27, July 11, July 18, July 25, and August 1. Free.
The picturesque Buhrmaster Barn is located on the grounds of Colonie's historic country manor, the Pruyn House. The barn comes alive on Wednesday nights in the July and August with music, dancing and food! Plus, 2Shea Catering operates a bar in the barn for drinks. Enjoy a variety of music genres from "Irish Night" to "music of the 50s & 60s" throughout the summer concert series. July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31 and August 7. $5 per adult, Children 12 and under are free.