Albany’s popular Alive at Five concert series will move this summer.
But the new stage is still in the planning stage.
The concerts have traditionally been held at the city’s Corning Riverfront Park. Last month, Mayor Kathy Sheehan announced $5 million in construction work that will improve the park’s bicycle and pedestrian areas. The projects will close down the park for musical performances.
“The schedule for all those acts is still the same; we have to find a new place,” said Sheehan spokesman Dennis Gaffney on Friday. “We don’t have it yet, we’re still working on it.”
The concerts are scheduled to start on Thursday, June 9. They will run each Thursday — except July 7 — through Aug. 4. The lineup has not been announced.
Not an option
Gaffney said one spot will not be considered — the Corning Preserve Boat Launch at Colonie and Water streets, the Alive rain location in past years.
“I can say it will not be there,” Gaffney said. “We’re trying to find a place that can absorb the people, but it’s going to take some work to figure out exactly, with all the schedules and all the different places and streets and parks and all that.”
Gaffney also said the new location will be outdoors.
Last summer’s Alive schedule featured Josua Redman, Atlas Genius, the Edgar Winter Group, Blotto and Blue Oyster Cult, among others.
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