The Saratoga Summer Concert Series has returned to Congress Park for the 2023 season.
People can attend the free shows, bring blankets and chairs, find a spot on the lawn, and enjoy some of the area’s favorite performers.
This family-friendly concert series is a program of the Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center in partnership with Discover Saratoga and the city of Saratoga Springs.
“We’re thrilled to once again bring you the Summer Concert Series,” said Darryl Leggieri, president of Discover Saratoga. “We have an eclectic mix of great local bands this year. The concerts are family-friendly and welcoming to all, showcasing the amazing artistic talent we are so lucky to have in Saratoga Springs.”
The Saratoga Summer Concert Series will take place Sundays in July and Tuesdays in August. Shows begin at 7 p.m. at the War Memorial in Congress Park and each concert will be approximately 90 minutes.
Inside the Heritage Area Visitor Center, located at 297 Broadway, will be the concert rain location.
Dates and performers include:
July 23 – Skippy and the Pistons, an eight-piece classic rock horn band, celebrating 48 years together.
July 30 – Proudest Monkeys Band, a Dave Matthews Band cover jam band formed in 2017 in the Capital Region.
Aug. 1 – MPThree, made up of Mark Pierre and Scot Chamberlain, both life-long Capital District residents and local performers.
Aug. 8 – Betsy and the ByeGons, playing pop music from the 50s through today.
Aug. 15 – Rustic Spirit with Pete Jones on lead guitar, who is a member of The Blues Hall of Fame and has shared the stage with Artimus Pyle of Lynyrd Skynyrd and has opened for Marshall Tucker, Charlie Daniels, and many others.
Aug. 22 – Garland Nelson and Soul Session presented by Saratoga Automobile Museum. Soul Session is a high-energy musical ensemble that crosses many genres and earned them the distinction of 2019 Eddies award winner as “Best Band in Capital Region.”
Saratoga Arts made this program possible through the Community Arts Regrant Program, funded by the state Council on the Arts, with the support of the office of the governor and the State Legislature.
Local sponsors include sponsors, Saratoga Arts, Humana, Adirondack Trust Co., Crafters Gallery, DZ Restaurants, Kayak Shak, Ladylily’s Place, The Saratoga Hilton, Spa City Motor Lodge, Stewart’s Shops, 30 Lake Fine Dining, Clements Insurance, Cudney’s Launders & Dry Cleaners, PJ’s BAR-B-QSA, Rock & Oddities Con, Saratoga Builders Association, Saratoga Springs City Center, the Saratogian, Saratoga’s Star Radio, The Magic Moon, The Olde Bryan Inn, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Mind Body Soul Expo, the Children’s Museum at Saratoga and the Wine Bar.
For more information, contact the Heritage Area Visitor Center at (518) 587-3241 or visit www.saratogaspringsvisitorcenter.com.