Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center announces line-up for free concerts in Congress Park

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY— The Saratoga Summer Concert Series returns to Congress Park for the 2019 season, kicking off on July 7th. Gather your friends and family, bring your blankets and chairs, find a spot on the lawn and enjoy some of our area’s 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.

Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center Director Heather McElhiney says, “We are especially excited for this year’s concert series, which welcomes back some of our favorite bands as well new performers to our stage. The concerts bring together a wonderful mix of community members and visitors and are a celebration of the amazing artistic talent we are so lucky to have in Saratoga Springs!”

2019 dates and performers are:
July 7HEARD World Jazz: A collective of musicians that bring their skills and passion for world music, jazz and improvising together to create irresistible grooves set in a unique sonic tapestry. Together for a decade, their vibrant sound incorporates influences from West Africa, Brazil, the Caribbean and beyond. 

July 14 - 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 21 – The Road Kings Band:  From classic rock to modern country, this group plays all your favorites.  Bring your dancing shoes and be ready to sign the night away.

July 28 - Skippy & the Pistons:  Hometown band entertaining audiences throughout New England, Skippy & the Pistons offers music for everyone.

August 6Curley Lamb Nu-Soul-Jaz Quartet: Singer/songwriter Ria Curley and pianist/composer Chuck Lamb, along with their amazingly talented band mates, performing a cool combo of instrumentals, vocals, originals and standards in jazz, fusion and R&B. Together, blending their names and styles, they have created a unique and hooky sound, which they affectionately call, Curley Lamb Nu-Soul-Jaz.

August 13 – Rich Ortiz:  Rich Ortiz’s style is truly his own and his music is his soul. Ortiz, never a wallflower, believes he is the product of his family’s cultural diversity and strengths.  Since the age of seventeen he has focused all of his talents and time on his acoustic solo act, if you can call it that.  Rich plays guitar, harmonica, and peddle bass (with his feet), and he turns heads with his vocals! 

August 20 - "Soulist" Garland Nelson and Soul Session: A high energy & spirited ensemble, performing multi-genre soul music with entertaining command & spontaneous originality. Tonight’s concert is part of the 2019 Travers Week Celebration, culminating with the Friday, August 23rd Canfield Casino Gala. Visit www.saratogahistory.org/canfield-casino-gala for details and ticket information.

August 27 – Fenimore Blues: A seven-piece band performing an eclectic mix of blues, rock and R & B.

The Saratoga Summer Concert Series is made possible through the sponsorships of the following community business. Special thanks:

Performance Title Sponsors - Skidmore College, The Canfield Casino Gala presented by Prestwick Chase, and Discover Saratoga                

Performance Supporter Sponsors- Ben and Jerry’s of Saratoga, Stewart’s Shops, and The Adirondack Trust Company                                                                           

Music Under the Stars Sponsors- Embassy Suites by Hilton Saratoga Springs, Rotary Club of Saratoga, and The Saratoga Builders Association                           

Evening in the Park Sponsors- Cudney’s Launderers & Dry Cleaners, PJ’s Bar-B-QSA, The Saratoga Independent School, Impressions of Saratoga and The Dark Horse Mercantile   

.For more information, contact the Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center at (518) 587-3241, www.saratogaspringsvisitorcenter.com

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Saratoga Convention & Tourism Bureau and Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center’s key mission is to contribute a positive impact on the local economy by promoting Saratoga Springs and Saratoga County as a world-class destination. At the Visitor Center, our friendly staff is available to answer questions, provide referrals, and share a wealth of knowledge in addition to travel and attraction information.

Media Contacts

Heather McElhiney

Director- Heritage Area Visitor Center, Tourism and Event Sales