Summer is off to a scorching start, and it will only get better in the coming weeks. From fantastic live music to local sports, there are plenty of ways to make the most of the season in Albany.
Liven Up Your Summer With Music
Plan a trip to the Great Northern Catskills this weekend for the annual Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival! 40+ bands will perform live on six stages over four days, including We Banjo 3, The Steep Canyon Rangers, The Earls of Leicester, Leftover Salmon, and many others. Whether you love bluegrass or great music, this is the festival for you!
The popular Powers Park Concert Series in Troy continues this Saturday with a concert by the Broken Hearted – Tom Petty Tribute. Admission is free, and the band will perform at Powers Park from 6:00pm-8:30pm.
As part of Rivers Casino & Resort’s Harbor Jam Concert Series, John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band will perform at the Mohawk Harbor Amphitheater in Schenectady this Saturday at 6:00pm. Admission is free.
Freedom Park Concert Series – Saturday, July 20 & Sunday, July 21
Looking for even more free live music? The Freedom Park Concert Series in Scotia will feature two free outdoor concerts this weekend. Don’t miss Praise in the Park on Saturday and The Route Fifty 5 on Sunday.
See Thrilling Sports Games
Head to Joseph L. Bruno Stadium in Troy and enjoy the best baseball in the region. The hometown Tri-City ValleyCats will take on the Lowell Spinners on Friday night starting at 7:00pm. After the game, there will be a grand fireworks display!
Cheer on the Albany Empire as they face off against the Philadelphia Soul on Saturday night! The indoor arena football game will be held at the Times Union Center starting at 6:00pm.
Just like summer, the action is heating up at the Albany Capital Center as the Albany Brawl Stars compete against the CT Yankee Brutals in their third home game of the season. Experience hard-hitting roller derby, music by Lady Verse, and more this Saturday night.
Discover Fun-Filled Events & Activities
Enjoy an evening of libation and scientific exploration at miSci in Schenectady during their AFTER DARK: Pints and Pups event. Check out the museum’s new blockbuster summer exhibit, Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogs, participate in some wolf-themed activities, and enjoy local craft beer from Wolf Hollow Brewing. Pints and Pups is for ages 21+, and tickets are just $12 per person.
On Saturday from 11:00am-3:00pm, the City School District of Albany and Mohawk Ambulance Service will present a Summer Celebration & Safety Day at Albany’s Lincoln Park. Join them for a free barbecue, family activities, live music, giveaways, and more. This event is free to attend and will include safety information from participating organizations about how to stay safe this summer.
Looking to attend the Harbor Jam Concert Series this weekend? Need help navigating Schenectady? Hop aboard the Capital District Transportation Authority’s Electric City Trolley on Friday or Saturday.