Albany’s signature free concert series premiered in the summer of 1990 with a performance by legendary folk artist Richie Havens, and has since grown into a staple of summer in the Capital Region. This year’s season begins on June 11 and runs through August 6 (with no show on July 2), showcasing a diverse lineup of big names, up-and-coming acts and the region’s most talented original local artists. The concerts take place at Jennings Landing at the Corning Preserve from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday nights, with a rain location at the Corning Preserve Boatlaunch.
About The Blind Owl Band: Taking their “Adirondack freight train string music” from their Saranac Lake homebase to all points east, west, north and south, The Blind Owl Band’s heavy regional touring has made them a live favorite across the land in just a few short years, appearing at major festivals and supporting acts like Trampled By Turtles, Floodwood and Railroad Earth. Pushing the very concept of roots music from all four sides during each performance, the Blind Owl Band reject the era of digital perfectionism by using the instruments of their ancestors to create a highly personal, contemporary sound all their own.