Events

Alive at Five

5pm - 8pm

Summer Thursdays, June 9  - August  4 (no concert July 7)
Jennings Landing
Rain location: Corning Preserve Boat Launch, Colonie & Water Streets 
5pm - 8pm
FREE

Named Metroland's Best Concert Series of 2014
Named one of Nippertown.com's Favorite Free Concerts of 2014

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Celebrating 27 years of music, 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. Local vendors and a spectacular Hudson River setting complete the scene of"The Capital Region's Best Concert Series" (Metroland).

Parking is available at Riverfront Garage,  the official parking location for Alive at Five, with a connection to  the pedestrian bridge to Jennings Landing at the Corning Preserve. There is a $5 flat rate for Riverfront Garage parking on Alive at Five nights. Handicap parking with easy access to Alive at Five is available at this location. For more parking information, visit www.parkalbany.com.

CDTA and the City of Albany will provide free Event Day Bus Passes for the dates of each Alive at Five concert to Albany County residents. Riders will be able to pick up passes at the Times Union Center, the Palace Theatre, the Downtown Albany BID office at 21 Lodge Street or the Central Avenue BID office at 176 Central Avenue. The passes will be available from 10am-4pm on the Wednesday before each show, while supplies last. One pass per person; riders must present valid ID with an Albany County address and be able to identify the bands playing that week’s concert to be eligible for an Event Day Bus Pass.


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 Andrew Sober.

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The City of Albany, NY Office of Special Events & 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.

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

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