Music on the Green is the free weekly concert series in Downtown Saranac Lake that traditionally showcases talented artists in folk, funk, bluegrass, indie and other musical genres. The series typically runs from July through to August in Riverside Park on Wednesday evenings, with concerts from 7pm - 9pm.

What is Music On The Green?

The summer tradition of free Wednesday evening concerts in Riverside Park continues with Music on the Green. This concert series takes place seasonally in Saranac Lake with a mission to provide live music for all ages at an accessible outdoor venue. Over the last ten years, 68 different musical ensembles have graced the MOTG stage. Performances have featured alternative rock, blues, folk, indie, jazz, swing, and music that doesn't fit into any singular category. All shows start at 7pm. 


July 3rd, 2024

From: Saranac Lake, NY 

Genre: Alternative Folk Band


Nubble on Facebook



Nubble is an alternative folk band based in Saranac Lake, the heart of the Adirondacks. Sometimes we get a little sad, but mostly we stay pretty happy.

Frankie & the Moonlighters




July 10th, 2024

From: Bloomingdale/Saranac Lake, NY 

Genre: 50's and 60's Era Rock N' Roll


Frankie and the Moonlighters on Facebook


A nostalgia band that plays hits from the 1950's and 1960's with period correct wardrobe and stage set.

Double Axel

July 17th, 2024

From: North Country

Genre: Rock N' Roll and R&B


Double Axel on Facebook



This group is a North Country original from the Potsdam NY area, having entertained crowds for the past four decades. They are a great crowd pleaser and take you back through time with classic rock! 

Dis N Dat Band

July 24th, 2024

From: Massachusetts

Genre: Caribbean Soul


Dis n Dat on Facebook



Dis-N-Dat incorporates Roots Reggae, Dance Hall and R&B in to a sound combining the sounds of Jamaica and Trinidad with foundation reggae and the steel pan, moving audiences all over the U.S. for 20 years.

Waiting on Mongo

July 31st, 2024

From: Asbury Park

Genre: Funk


Waiting on Mongo on Facebook



A power funk septet, WOM is an immersive experience that can only be described as a soulful journey that pushes the limits of psychedelic grooves. With strutting guitar riffs, transcendent horns, and heady organ depth, the live performances take you on a cathartic journey where you shed the weight of the world.

5 Pound Horse

August 7th, 2024

From: Massachusetts

Genre: Roots Music - Fierce Folk


5 Pound Horse on Instagram


Original and fiercely full-hearted Roots Rock bringing powerhouse vocals, pedal steel, violin and a mind blowing rhythm section. Musicians who have travelled the world and landed in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts combine their musical backgrounds of pop, jazz, African, and Gypsy into a unique sound that touches that heart and stirs the soul.

Beat Authority

August 14th, 2024

From: Canton, NY

Genre: DJ


Beat Authority on Facebook



Fresh and funky beats with DJ David Sommerstein.


Music on the Green Flyer

This is a Rain or Shine concert series

The Riverside Park location is intended to be a rain or shine venue for all concerts. 

If that is a concern to potential future performers, please contact the Music on the Green Committee. 





PHONE: (518)891-4150 ext. 234

Grant Award from NYSCA

This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.