Albany’s signature free concert series premiered in the summer of 1990 with a performance by legendary folk artist Richie Havens, band 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.
Vendors: Applications for Alive at Five Summer Concert Series are now available. We are looking for Food, Retail and Public Information vendors. Prospective vendors must complete an application and return it with payment to the Cultural Affairs Office in order to be considered for participation. All vendors must meet the criteria listed in each application in order to be considered for the event. Due to the high volume of applications and limited space at each event, spaces are occasionally sold out prior to the application deadline. Walk-in vendors are NOT permitted at any time. To apply, click HERE.
Parking: $8 flat fee parking is available at the Riverfront Garage (2 Columbia St.) and Quackenbush Garage (25 Orange St.) starting at 4pm. Handicap parking and EV charging spaces are available at both locations, for more information on parking options, vist www.parkalbany.com
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 childcare reasons may be addressed individually.