Events

Alive at Five

5pm - 8pm

Summer Thursdays June 7th - August 3rd (No Show July 5th)

Jennings Landing
Rain location: Corning Preserve Boat Launch, Colonie & Water Streets 
5pm - 8pm
FREE

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Celebrating 29 years of music, 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. Showcasing a diverse lineup of big names, up-and-coming acts and the region’s most talented original artists, Alive at Five offers eight weeks of free, critically-acclaimed performances catering to nearly every taste.

Parking: $5 flat fee and handicap parking is available at the Riverfront Garage at Broadway and Columbia Street. For more information on parking options, visit www.parkalbany.com.

This event is produced with the  help of community volunteers.Volunteers  are still needed. Please contact us to be a part of this great experience: (518) 434-2032 or email the volunteer coordinator.

Special ground rules in effect: No alcoholic beverages, coolers, backpacks, bags, containers, packages, thermoses, cups, bottles, cans, flasks, glass containers of any kind, recording of  performances, animals or pets (excluding ADA-defined service animals). All City of Albany parks are now tobacco-free. 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. All attendees should be prepared to present age identification at any time if they intend to consume alcohol. Ground rules are subject to change without notice; exceptions made for medical or child care reasons may be addressed individually.


Alive at Five logo design by Over IT Design


Schedule

12 Jul 2018 5:00-5:30pm

DJ TRUMASTR

DJ Trumastr being held hostage by two turntables and a mic….DJ Trumastr is an international touring DJ based out of Albany, New York. Infused with a rich knowledge of music, this creative innovator spins infectious blends that transcend both cultural and generational boundaries.

 Official Website     Jennings Landing

12 Jul 2018 5:30-6:00pm
UND3RSTANDING

UND3RSTANDING

Und3rstanding is a three man Hip-Hop group from Upstate NY featuring Sev Statik, SES Vth, and Knowle'ge. Individually, these artists stand as giants in the realm of underground hiphop. They form a powerful group whose mission it is to entertain, enlighten, and embody what it means to be an emcee.

 Jennings Landing

12 Jul 2018 6:30-6:45pm
DJ SUPREME

DJ SUPREME

DJ Supreme aka Rodney B. More, is a native of Baltimore, Md the city known for ill DJ’s, its love of music and Seafood. An accomplished turntablist, DJ Supreme has been behind the 1200’s for several years. From anywhere in the world you can hear DJ Supreme, with ”The Supreme Experience" Hot 991 show

 Official Website     Jennings Landing

12 Jul 2018 7:00pm-8:00pm

BIG DADDY KANE

Big Daddy Kane is a Brooklyn, New York M.C. who undisputedly defined the term “lyricist” in the world of hip-hop. Kane has endured a substantive music career. He has several gold albums, endless music accolades including a Grammy award. He also received a VH1 Hip Hop Honor in 2005.

 Official Website     Jennings Landing

19 Jul 2018 5:00-6:00pm

MIXED ROOTS

Under the leadership of the drummer, George, Mixed Roots is a rare breed of bands. All are from different areas, and now call Albany, New York home. This band plays with energy emerging from their mixed roots. They are prepared and excited to share their styles with you!

 Official Website     Jennings Landing

19 Jul 2018 6:30-8:00pm

THIRD WORLD

Celebrating 45 years, THIRD WORLD is one of the longest-lived Reggae bands of all time, and one of Jamaica's most consistently popular crossover acts among international audiences. Mixing in elements of R&B, funk, pop, and rock and, later on, dancehall and rap.

 Official Website     Jennings Landing

26 Jul 2018 5:00-6:00pm

BLIND CROW

A progressive string quartet from Albany, NY, Blind Crow blends technical proficiency, infectious rhythms, and insane amounts of energy to create an inspiring musical experience. The band’s repertoire reflects the unique musical perspective that each of the four members brings to the group - result

 Official Website     Jennings Landing

26 Jul 2018 6:30-8:00pm

YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND

For nearly 19 years, Yonder Mountain String Band has redefined bluegrass music, expanding the traditional acoustic genre beyond its previously established boundaries by steadily pushing the envelope into the realms of rock n’ roll and improvisation.

 Official Website     Jennings Landing

2 Aug 2018 5:00-6:00pm

THE LATESHIFT

Rooted in rock, blooming in melodious consonance The LateShift can be described as a blend of soulful melodies moved by riff-driven rock. By combining elements of old school rock & roll and modern pop, these guys have a distinct sound that is not to be missed.

 Official Website     Jennings Landing

2 Aug 2018 6:30-8:00pm

SIR SLY

Since forming in 2012, Sir Sly have forged their singular sound by drawing upon each member's long-honed musical talents: Jacobs's introspective yet infinitely searching lyricism, Suwito's in-studio ingenuity, and Coplen's sophisticated musicianship and sense of songcraft.

 Official Website     Jennings Landing

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The City of Albany, NY Office of Cultural Affairs plans, produces and co-sponsors an array of fairs, festivals, and concerts promoting art, entertainment and cultural interest for all ages. These special events are 100% underwritten by generous local and national sponsors.

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The City of Albany Office of Cultural Affairs
Room 402 City Hall
Albany, NY 12207
P: (518) 434.2032

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