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Free Riverlink Concert in Amsterdam


Riverlink Concerts


Riverlink Park
Amsterdam, NY, 12010
United States
7 pm except for August 4 when it's 8 pm


All Ages Adults & kids together
Contact name: 
Paul Gavry
Amsterdam Riverlink Park concerts are free during the summer months on the waterfront of the Mohawk River

Upcoming Dates

Saturday, July 7th, 2018

Mark Doyle and the Maniacs 7pm
Price: FREE!

Formed in 2009, Mark Doyle & The Maniacs is the brainchild of guitarist/producer Mark Doyle. Signed to RCA in the early ‘70s with his first band, Jukin’ Bone (who played their own brand of fiery, Anglophilic blues rock), Mark has gone on to record and tour with artists as varied as Meat Loaf, Bryan Adams, Judy Collins, Leo Sayer, Kim Simmonds and Hall & Oates.

With a stellar line-up that, along with Mark Doyle on guitar and vocals, now includes original member Terry Quill on second guitar, harp and vocals, Frank DeFonda on drums and Joel Kane on bass and vocals, this outfit is downright armed and should be considered dangerous.



Saturday, July 14th, 2018

Orquesta Akokán 7pm
Price: FREE!

Daptone Records is proud to introduce and Riverlink is proud to present Orquesta Akokán, a big band collective of Havana’s top musicians both young and old, joining forces with some of the most creative and spirited talents of New York’s Latin music scene. Born out of a shared vision by singer José "Pepito" Gómez, producer Jacob Plasse, and arranger Michael Eckroth, the group reinvigorates the sound of the golden era of Cuban mambo with a bold new energy.

Saturday, July 21st, 2018

Frank Vignola Trio 7pm
Price: FREE!

Frank Vignola, born December 30th, 1965, is one of the most extraordinary guitarists performing before the public today. His stunning virtuosity has made him the guitarist of choice for many of the world’s top musicians, including Ringo Starr, Madonna, Donald Fagen, Wynton Marsalis, Tommy Emmanuel, the Boston Pops, the New York Pops, and guitar legend Les Paul, who named Vignole to his “Five Most Admired Guitarists List: for the Wall Street Journal. Vignola’s jaw- dropping technique explains why the new York Times deemed him “one of the brightest stars of the guitar”.


Saturday, July 28th, 2018

The Big Takeover 7pm
Price: FREE!



"Led by the powerhouse, Jamaican-born singer and songwriter NeeNee Rushie, The Big Takeover's horn-powered global blend reveals deep fluency in reggae and world music, hints of soul and Motown, and their own infectious brand of pop classicism."
                                         -John Burdick

Saturday, August 4th, 2018

Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands 8pm
Price: FREE!


Grammy Award winning Laurie Lewis has long been a purveyor of some of the most artful and sophisticated folk and bluegrass music....joined by a stellar crew.

Saturday, August 11th, 2018

Robbie Fulks 7pm
Price: FREE!


Robbie Fulks is a singer, recording artist, instrumentalist, composer, and songwriter. His most recent release, 2017’s Upland Stories, earned year’s-best recognition from NPR and Rolling Stone among many others, as well as two Grammy® nominations, for folk album and American roots song (“Alabama At Night”).

Besides country and bluegrass music, Robbie is fiercely fond of Charles Mingus, P.G. Wodehouse, quantum mechanics, his wife Donna, comedy in almost all forms, cooking, swimming laps, the past, Arthur Schopenhauer, Universal horror movies, his grandson and even his sons, coastal towns in the off-season, and rye whiskey, though in nothing like that order.

Saturday, August 18th, 2018

Keith Pray Big Soul Ensemble 7pm
Price: FREE!

Comprised of 17 of the capital district’s finest musicians, the Big Soul Ensemble performs a mix of original compositions and classic repertoire for an upbeat, swingin’ time that pays homage to the big band tradition…..with the feel of a jazz combo.

Saturday, August 25th, 2018

The Sweetback Sisters 7pm
Price: FREE!

On their new album, ‘King Of Killing Time,’ the Sisters push their timely take on country’s golden age into more adventurous territory than ever before, with airtight harmonies, blazing leads, charging rhythms, and playful lyrics. Centered around the charismatic vocal interplay of Emily Miller and Zara Bode, the record’s ten tracks are a mix of infectious originals and unexpected interpretations of everything from George Jones to Gram Parsons. Hints of jazz and ragtime flesh out the group’s unique brand of Americana, as Miller, Bode, and their remarkably versatile band (guitarist Ryan Hommel, fiddler Ben Sanders, bassist Jason Sypher, and drummer Stefan Amidon) conjure up a singular blend of heart, humor, and virtuosic musicianship.

Photo by Gisel Florez