Funk, reggae, country, blues and anthemic Reagan-era radio pop will all find their way to the Albany Riverfront Park this summer, as the city’s newly announced 2013 Alive at Five concert series is set to kick off on June 6 with enduring blues rockers the Fabulous Thunderbirds and close, on Aug. 8, with popular local country band Skeeter Creek.
As always, admission to the Thursday-night concert series, held from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Corning Preserve Amphitheatre, is free. The city’s ground rules include prohibitions on glass containers, alcoholic drinks, pets (other than service animals), coolers, backpacks, thermoses and similar items. For more information on the events or the ground rules, visit www.albanyevents.org or phone the City of Albany special events office at 434-2032
The complete schedule:
June 6: The Fabulous Thunderbirds, appearing with Capital Region power trio Super 400.
June 13: J.T. Taylor, appearing with Albany’s The Ill Funk Ensemble.
June 20: The Refrigerators, appearing with singer-songwriter Molly Durnin.
June 27: George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, appearing with local nine-piece Funk Evolution.
July 11: Satisfaction, appearing with the Capital Region’s The Chris Dukes Band.
July 18: Starship featuring Mickey Thomas, with Saratoga rock-and-soul outfit Wild Adriatic.
July 25: Local Blues Night featuring the two winners of the Downtown Albany Blues Music Contest, Blues Sanctuary and The Tom Healey Band.
August 1: The Original Wailers, with six-piece local hip-hop act Mirk.
August 8: Country Night featuring Skeeter Creek and Berkshire County country rockers Whiskey City.