As the Saratoga Race Course opens for the season the Saratoga Springs Downtown Business Association is staging a Celebrate Saratoga event with live music on Thursday, July 14.
The event is scheduled for 6-9 p.m. in downtown Saratoga Springs, following the opening day of the track. It will be presented by 4 Pillar Funding and showcases downtown retailers, restaurant, and live music.
Caroline Street will be closed to traffic from Broadway to Putnam Street, allowing for more pedestrians to flow and gather to listen to the performances.
Soul Session’s Garland Nelson’s Motown tribute ensemble Reflections will be performing live on the main stage, located at the Spa City Motor Lodge on the corner of Broadway and Division Street, while local performers will play at notable landmarks throughout downtown.
A window decorating contest involving downtown businesses will also be held.
Other musical performances include Whiskey River Band playing on Caroline Street and Putnam Street. Life Line will be at Impressions on Broadway, Rick Bolton and Jackie Dugas will be at the Arcade Building on Broadway, Jeanine Ouderkirk Duo will be at the Saratoga Arts Building on Broadway, Jess Hudack will be at Ben and Jerry’s at Putnam and Phila streets, Jeff Brisbin at the Spa City Cafe on Broadway, and the Dave Fisk Jazz Quartet will be outside Adirondack Trust Co., also on Broadway.
“The DBA is excited to welcome guests and locals back to the Saratoga Race Course and into our businesses with no restrictions this summer,” said Deann Devitt, DBA president. “We invite everyone to come downtown on July 14, do some shopping, enjoy a meal and listen to some amazing musicians.”