Saratoga Springs, NY—the Saratoga Summer Concert Series returns to Congress Park for the 2018 season, kicking off on July 8th. Gather your friends and family, bring your blankets and chairs, find a spot on the lawn and enjoy some of our areas favorite performers.This FREE Saratoga Summer Concert Series is program of the Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center in cooperation with the Saratoga Convention and Tourism Bureau and the City of Saratoga Springs. Shows begin at 7:00PM at the War Memorial in beautiful Congress Park and each concert will be approximately 90 minutes. The Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center, at 297 Broadway, will be the concert rain location.
2018 Dates and Performers are:
July 8 - Hot Club of Saratoga: Saratoga/Capital Region’s premier gypsy swing ensemble plays a repertoire that reflects the spirit and style originated by Django Reinhardt and Stephanie Grappelli in The Quintet of the Hot Club of France most prominent in the 1930’s and kept alive through a long line of gypsy jazz artists since that time. The driving rhythms under dynamic soloing give the music a life and vibrancy sure to bring a smile and often an irresistible desire to move.
July 15 - Betsy and the ByeGons: Whether you lived the sixties yourself or you just dig that 60’s girl-group sound and classic rock, there’s no better way to spend some time than with Betsy and the ByeGons! Featuring the sound of the 60s Girl Groups, hot classic rock & some rockin' country!
July 22 - Marc Berger and RIDE: A mix of deep country folk songs with touches of bluegrass, roots, Americana, a little spicy Cajun, and even a little indie with an effect-laced lead acoustic guitar.
July 29 - Skippy & the Pistons: Hometown band entertaining audiences throughout New England, Skippy & the Pistons offers music for everyone.
August 7 - Fenimore Blues: A seven piece band performing an eclectic mix of blues, rock and R & B.
August 14 - Sonny & Perley: The exciting duo of Sonny Daye and Perley Rousseau master a unique blend of Jazz, Bossa Nova, American Songbook Standards, and International Cabaret which has become their musical signature.
August 21 - Garland Nelson: A high energy & spirited ensemble, performing multi-genre soul music with entertaining command & spontaneous originality.
Tuesday, August 28 – Cryin’ Out Loud: During a live performance, you can feel their energy inspire the crowd, taking listeners on musical journey that encompasses the greatest hits of Pop, R & B, Country, Disco, Motown and Classic Rock.
The Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center would like to thank our many sponsors for helping to make this series possible, with special thanks to Ben and Jerry’s Saratoga Springs, The Adirondack Trust Company, Stewart’s Shops, Saratoga Builders Association, Clements Insurance, Witt Construction, Embassy Suites, Four Seasons natural Foods and Massage Delivered.
For more information, contact the Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center at (518) 587-3241, www.saratogaspringsvisitorcenter.com.