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Alive at Five 2020 - Albany's Annual Summer Concert Series

Editor's Note (5/29/2020 8:00AM): Please note that the City of Albany has announced the cancellation of the 2020 Alive at Five summer concert series as a result of Governor Cuomo's executive order banning all mass gatherings of more than 10 people and continued guidance from the CDC.

However, recently, the Office of Cultural Affairs has hosted a live streaming show on Thursdays via Facebook Live called Live at Five, which features hour-long performances by artists singing a variety of originals and covers.

Alive at Five is the City of Albany's premier free summer concert series! Every Thursday evening in the summer (except July 2), distinguished national, regional, and local artists bring their best performances to this popular annual event.

crowd at alive at five

Photo provided by City of Albany Office of Cultural Affairs, credit to ©Andrzej Pilarczyk (pilarphotog@yahoo.com)

What You Should Know:

Concerts happen at Jennings Landing (at the Albany Corning Preserve), with a rain location of the Corning Preserve Boat Launch (Colonie & Water Streets).

Since a summer party isn't complete without cool drinks and a great BBQ, local vendors are always on hand selling plenty of food and beverages to attendees.

2020 Summer Concert Series Lineup:

No upcoming events

More Info:

Parking: $5 flat fee and handicap parking is available at the Riverfront Garage at 677 Broadway.
Rain location: Alive at Five may be moved to the rain location at the Corning Preserve Boat Launch, located under the 787 underpass at Colonie & Water Streets.
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Special Ground Rules in Effect:

  • NO glass containers of any kind
  • NO alcoholic beverages
  • NO coolers, backpacks, bags, containers, packages, thermoses, cups, glass bottles, cans, flasks
  • NO animals or pets (Excludes ADA-defined service animals)
  • Security personnel reserve the right to inspect any bag, container or package and confiscate any prohibited or illegal items.
  • Any type of recording of the performance or presentation is prohibited without prior written consent.

PLEASE NOTE: Ground rules are subject to change without notice. Exceptions made for medical or child-care reasons may be addressed individually.

Volunteer at Alive at Five! - Be close to all the action and enjoy great perks as an Alive at Five volunteer! Hundreds of volunteers are needed each week to make this event successful. If you are interested in volunteering, get more details here »

For more information, contact the City of Albany Office of Cultural Affairs at (518) 434-2032 or visit their website »

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