Alive at Five

Thank you for coming out to our summer concert series!

Summer Thursdays, June 12 - August 7 (No Concert July 3) Jennings Landing (Former Albany Riverfront Park) Rain location: Corning Preserve Boat Launch, Colonie & Water Streets 5pm - 8pm

Celebrating 25 years of music, Albany’s free 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 eight-week Alive at Five season runs through August 7, showcasing a diverse lineup of big names, up-and-coming acts and the region’s most talented original local artists. Official Alive at Five t-shirts and posters will be available for sale at all concerts. FREE.

Parking is available at Riverfront Garage,  the official parking location for Alive at Five, with a connection to  the pedestrian bridge to Jennings Landing at the Corning Preserve. There is a $5 flat rate for Riverfront Garage parking on Alive at Five nights. Handicap parking with easy access to Alive at Five is available at this location. For more parking information, visit this year: CDTA Event Day Passes! Available to  residents of Albany County, CDTA & the City of Albany will offer  free bus passes for Alive at Five Thursdays. Event Day Passes can be  picked up from Albany City Hall (24 Eagle Street, Albany), the Times Union Center, the Palace Theatre,  the Central Avenue BID office (176 Central Ave, Albany) or the Downtown Albany BID office (40 N. Pearl St, Albany). The passes will be available from 10am-4pm on the Wednesday before each show, while supplies last. One pass per  person; residents must present valid ID with an Albany County address to be eligible for an Event Day Pass.


Become a Sponsor

If you are interested in sponsoring any of our upcoming events, please contact Steve Haggerty, Manager of Corporate Development at or call 518.434.5410.

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The City of Albany, NY Office of Special Events 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.


City of Albany Office of Special Events & Volunteer Services
Room 402 City Hall
Albany, Ny 12207
P: (518) 434.2032

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