Saratoga is Alive With Music!
Get Your Groove On at These 2022 Summer Concert Series
Live music concerts are one of the highlights of summer, and there are several excellent concert series to choose from in the Saratoga area. Check out some of the following concert series in Saratoga County. Talented performers cover a range of music genres, from classic country to rock to modern jazz, and everything in between.
SPAC's Summer Concert Series
Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) hosts a diverse lineup of performers at its acclaimed amphitheater nestled in picturesque Saratoga Spa State Park. SPAC features a wide variety of musical offerings, including Live Nation Concerts, the Philadelphia Orchestra, Live at the Jazz Bar, and SPAC on Stage. The Live Nation Concert series draws top mainstream entertainers, and both the Dave Matthews Band and Zac Brown Band typically perform each year. SPAC also hosts the New York City Ballet and an annual Jazz Festival.
This unique venue allows guests to choose between sheltered seats and a sloping lawn - either way, you’re sure to be in for an incredible experience.
Summer Concert Series
in Congress Park
Congress Park fills with the sounds of vibrant jazz, classic rock, modern country and more every Sunday evening in July and each Tuesday evening in August. These free Annual Summer Concerts are 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the War Memorial across from the Canfield Casino, with a rain location at the Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center.
For more information, contact the Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center at 518-587-3241.
*Photo provided by Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center, Tourism and Event Sales
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
SPAC resident company, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS), is back at Saratoga Springs this summer for a series featuring several performances at the Spa Little Theatre. Under the artistic leadership of David Finckel and Wu Han, CMS presents a wide variety of concert series and educational events for listeners of all ages, appealing to both connoisseurs and newcomers. The performing artists constitute a revolving multi-generational and international roster of the world’s best chamber musicians, enabling CMS to present chamber music of every instrumentation, style and historical period.
Ballston Spa Concerts
in the Park
Ballston Spa Concerts in the Park is a free music series in Lions Music Park at the historic Iron Spring Park on Front Street. The park’s natural amphitheater setting, large stage and available parking make it the ideal place for music performance and enjoyment. The season runs from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays from June through August and includes an annual Ice Cream Social in early August. Bluegrass bands like The North & South Dakotas and Sirsy have performed at the gazebo, and concerts are free and family-friendly.
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Opera Saratoga's Summer Festival
Opera Saratoga serves the Saratoga community and beyond by providing access to world-class opera through the production of an annual Summer Festival, as well as year-round activities including extensive educational programs, mentorship of emerging operatic artists, and unique opportunities for the public to experience opera in both its home theater and non-traditional venues that leverage and embrace the unique cultural, historic, and natural resources of the region.
Performing Arts at the Common
The Town of Clifton Park will once again sponsor the 2022 Performing Arts at the Common at the outdoor Clifton Common Stage. All performances are free and will take place on Wednesday and Sunday evenings (the exception is multi-day shows). Performing Arts at the Common of Clifton Park doesn’t just include live music, but musicals, magicians and other types of free performances as well. Musicians and live performers take the stage on Sunday evenings, while events for kids happen on Wednesdays. The series kicks off in June and runs through and August. Most performances will begin 7 p.m., rain or shine. Lawn chairs are welcome.