MUSIC ON THE GREEN

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 runs from July to mid-August in Riverside Park on Wednesday evenings, with concerts from 7pm - 9pm.

Overview

This summer, the 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 eight years, 56 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. 

Visit this page or the Music on the Green Facebook Page for updates on the 2022 season. 

Midnight Stargazers

July 13th

 

From: Saranac Lake, NY 

 

Genre: Cosmic Country

 

Midnight Stargazers on Facebook

Website: themidnightstargazers.com

 

Cosmic Country Rock music from the Adirondack Mountains. The band features Rocky James on vocals, guitar, bass, and harmonica, Mateo Champlain on vocals, guitar, banjo, bass, and harmonica, DeAnna Peckham on vocals, guitar, and banjo, and Teresa Stephenson on vocals and percussion. The group has played in and around Saranac Lake, as well as live streamed concerts from their Facebook Page.

 

Folkfaces

July 6th- KICK-OFF CONCERT

 

From: Buffalo, NY 

 

Genre: Americana

 

Folkfaces on Facebook

Website: folkfacesmusic.com

 

 

"Folkfaces is New York state based roots music quartet. Folkfaces play a mix of original and traditional music. The group takes its influence from weird old americana music. An energetic variety show and traveling music review. Exploring a wide range of genres including country blues, traditional jazz, rock and roll, honky tonk, western swing, bluegrass and oldtime, jugband music and more."

 

Root Shock

July 20th 

 

From: Syracuse, NY 

 

Genre: Reggae

 

Root Shock on Facebook

Website: rootshockmusic.com 

 

"Conscious, soulful, uplifting, even healing- that's how many fans of Root Shock have described the band's infectious sound and energy. With a reputation like that, it's unsurprising that this group is indebted to reggae, a class of music forever married to love, humanity, social change, and an almost tangible sense of sunlight. Spearheaded by the acrobatic, powerhouse vocals of Jessica Brown, the Root Shock sound is at once commanding and cathartic, but never at the expense of a velvety, carefully placed jazz or neo-soul lick." 

 

Vinyl Arcade

July 27th 

 

From: Saranac Lake, NY

 

Genre: Classic Rock

 

Vinyl Arcade on Facebook

YouTube Vinyl Arcade

 

North Country favorite Vinyl Arcade is a powerhouse rock band reminiscent of the psychedelic rebellious youth, counter-culture of the Woodstock era. Primarily playing first generation deep rock covers from the 60s and 70s, Vinyl Arcade takes songs from bands like The Rolling Stones, Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd, Traffic, Cream, Jefferson Airplane, Van Morrison and weaves a personal groove into the classic jams we all know. 

 

Spring Street

August 3rd

 

From: Tupper Lake, NY 

 

Genre: New Age Rock

 

Spring Street on Facebook

Website: springstreetband.net

 

"A unique mix of old and new rock, blues and strong vocal harmonies make Spring Street a must-see when visiting the Tri-Lakes area. One of the hottest bands in the Adirondacks, Spring Street serves up Val's incredible vocals over an instrumental section that gets you moving at every show. Whether they're cranking out an old rock classic or a new hit song, Spring Street delivers night after night."

 

Alex Torres and His Latin Orchestra

August 10th

 

From: Amsterdam, NY 

 

Genre: Latin

 

Alex Torres and His Latin Orchestra on Facebook

Website: alextorres.com

 

This 12-piece orchestra is led by the Bronx born bassist Alex Torres. They have been presented by hundreds of festivals, performing arts centers and events annually to perform their original blend of Afro-Caribbean rhythms such as Salsa, Merengue, Cha-cha, Bomba, Plena and Latin Jazz. 

 

Music on the Green is made possible thanks to the following sponsors

 

 

 

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. 

 

 

Contact

EMAIL: comdevassist1@saranaclakeny.gov

PHONE: (518)891-4150 ext. 234

MOTG ON FACEBOOK