Alive at Five

5pm - 8pm

Summer Thursdays June 6 - August  1 (No show July 4)

Jennings Landing
Rain location: Corning Preserve Boat Launch, Colonie & Water Streets 
5pm - 8pm


Celebrating 30 years of music in 2019, Albany’s signature free concert series premiered in the summer of 1990 with a performance by legendary folk artist Richie Havens, and has since grown into a staple of summer in the Capital Region. Showcasing a diverse lineup of big names, up-and-coming acts and the region’s most talented original artists, Alive at Five offers eight weeks of free, critically-acclaimed performances catering to nearly every taste.

Parking: $5 flat fee and handicap parking is available at the Riverfront Garage at Broadway and Columbia Street. For more information on parking options, visit

This event is produced with the  help of community volunteers.Volunteers  are still needed. Please contact us to be a part of this great experience: (518) 434-2032 or email the volunteer coordinator.

Special ground rules in effect: No alcoholic beverages, coolers, backpacks, bags, containers, packages, thermoses, cups, bottles, cans, flasks, glass containers of any kind, recording of  performances, animals or pets (excluding ADA-defined service animals). All City of Albany parks are now tobacco-free. Security personnel reserve the right to inspect any bag, container or package and confiscate any prohibited or illegal items. Any type of recording of the performance or presentation is prohibited without prior written consent. All attendees should be prepared to present age identification at any time if they intend to consume alcohol. Ground rules are subject to change without notice; exceptions made for medical or child care reasons may be addressed individually.

Alive at Five logo design by Over IT Design


6 Jun 2019 5:00pm


The band’s chameleonic moods are punctuated by Ward’s playfulness with her bandmates on stage, dancing with audience and her signature white dotted eyes. Ward’s music has even gained her a dedicated international fanbase.

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6 Jun 2019 6:00pm


LPX is the New York based solo alternative project of Lizzy Plapinger, co-founder of boutique record label Neon Gold Records and lead singer of alt pop darlings MS MR. LPX lives at the apex of where rock and pop ollide reveling in the power of the force of their collision.

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6 Jun 2019 7:00pm-8:00pm


Having signed her deal with Harvest Records in early 2018, Missal has recently appeared as a featured artist on Macklemore’s GEMINI, written songs for the Netflix original series The Get Down, and supported K.Flay at a pair of sold-out shows.

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13 Jun 2019 5:00pm-6:00pm


Captivating blend of atmospheric indie-rock and upbeat post-punk, STELLAR YOUNG find the root of their work inspired by the human condition. The Albany, New York based group features john glenn (vox/keys), erik flora (guitar/vox), kyle hatch (guitar), dave parker (producer), and tim brosnan (drums).

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13 Jun 2019 6:30-8:00pm


Travie McCoy is a rapper, songwriter and singer. Founding member and front man for Gym Class Heroes, he exploded on the scene as a solo artist with his debut solo album Lazarus. The lead single from the album, "Billionaire" featuring Bruno Mars, peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

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20 Jun 2019 7:00pm-8:00pm


Slick Rick, is a Grammy nominated, English born performer and the most successful British-American rapper in music history. The hip-hop veteran began his career in 1983, as a member of Doug E. Fresh’s Get Fresh Crew, pioneering what is today celebrated as the “Golden Age of Hip- Hop”.

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27 Jun 2019 5:00pm-6:00pm


Bad Mothers is an indie rock band from Albany NY heralded for their consistently hard-hitting performances. After extensive gigging and touring in the Albany area, Bad Mothers have established a local fanbase. The bands lyrics and music are influenced by grunge, folk, dance, and rock acts. Bad Mothe

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27 Jun 2019 6:30-8:00pm


Quiet Riot continues their historic journey in 2015 with Metal Health founding member Frankie Banali who is joined by QUIET RIOT veteran bassist Chuck Wright and QUIET RIOT guitarist Alex Grossi from their most stable lineup, and in 2017 welcomed vocalist James Durbin finalist on American Idol.

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11 Jul 2019 5:00pm-6:00pm


Since his debut in 1995, this St. Croix native continued to sharpen his skills and increase his commitment to creating heartfelt music for his fans. His musical career has taken him all over the world, including St. Thomas, New York, New Jersey, Atlanta and other major cities.

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11 Jul 2019 6:30-8:00pm


Culture is reggae’s preeminent harmony group. Born in the 70's golden age of reggae, the ever viable Culture garnered continual US and international acclaim for its long series of classic “roots” albums. Culture’s legendary “Two Sevens Clash” (Shanachie) was Reggae Album of the Year in 1977.

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18 Jul 2019 5:00pm-6:00pm


JAW GEMS, an electronic outfit from Portland, Maine, is a collective of experimental producers bringing beat-music – traditionally programmed and played on samplers – to a live band setting.

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18 Jul 2019 6:30-8:00pm


LETTUCE is (a) the prime ingredient in a salad, (b) a slang for cash, (c) a green herb, (d) a genre-busting six-member funk/jazz/soul/jam/psychedelic/hip-hop/art-rock/ambient/ avant-garde/experimental collective formed in 1992 by four alumni of Berklee College Of Music, or (e) all of the above.

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25 Jul 2019 5:00pm


This is a group of young, innovative musicians that came together to create an exciting and inspirational new sound for their fans. The original music they write paints a theatrical image through the use of creative lyrics and intricate musicianship.

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25 Jul 2019 6:00pm


Devastatingly powerful vocals and retro-rock guitar, with lyrics that run the gamut between vulnerable to all-out venomous: Jocelyn & Chris Arndt’s music has matured into what can only be described as a throwback to pure, authentic rock.

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25 Jul 2019 7:00pm-8:00pm


Rooted in the rowdy spirit of rock & roll, Wild Adriatic has built an international audience on a combination of groove, grit, and guitar-heavy swagger. Taking influence from the past but never losing sight of the present.

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1 Aug 2019 5:00-6:00pm


CRTL Control are the reformed former Rival Galaxies. 518 dance party machine that knows how to keep an audience moving in their own inimitable confetti-colored fashion, serving up a thunderous sonic rush of ridiculously catchy songs, space-age synths, massive basslines and superhuman drumbeats.

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1 Aug 2019 6:30-8:00pm


For more than a decade pianist Marco Benevento has been amassing an extensive body of work. His studio albums and live performances set forth a vision that connects the dots in the vast space between LCD Soundsystem and Leon Russell, pulsating with dance rock energy.

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The City of Albany, NY Office of Cultural Affairs plans, produces and co-sponsors an array of fairs, festivals, and concerts promoting art, entertainment and cultural interest for all ages. These special events are 100% underwritten by generous local and national sponsors.



The City of Albany Office of Cultural Affairs
Room 402 City Hall
Albany, NY 12207
P: (518) 434.2032

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