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Live music returns to Frog Alley Brewing in Schenectady this weekend

A diagram shows the location of the stage and tables for the outdoor concert series at Frog Alley Brewing in Schenectady.
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A diagram shows the location of the stage and tables for the outdoor concert series at Frog Alley Brewing in Schenectady.

Live music lives on at Frog Alley Brewing this season with an outdoor concert series starting this weekend.

Soloist Rich Ortiz kicks things off on Saturday, followed up by jam band Annie in the Water. Then on Sunday, the Grateful Dead tribute band The Wheel will perform two marathon sets.

Organized in conjunction with NY Rock N Roots, High Peaks Event Production, Nippertown and Frog Alley, the shows are a commemoration of Earth Day. Each will be held outdoors in a parking lot-turned performance space, featuring socially distanced tables set in front of a stage. The capacity is limited to 200 people each day. Tickets go for $120 per table, with a maximum of four people per table. Shows run from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. both nights.

“This summer, we will be a place where people can listen to live music, drink great beer, and still have a safe and socially distanced day. We have been working hard throughout the entire COVID process to plan these shows in a way that will allow people to get back to normal while still doing our part to make sure that we are being conscious and aware,” said Frog Alley in a statement.

The full series line-up has not yet been announced but according to the brewery’s calendar, Grand Central Station will perform on Friday, May 14, with Dashboard Anthem to follow on May 15.

For The Wheel, this weekend’s show will be its first public performance in 2021, as well as its first in Schenectady. Other bands on the line-up that have played Frog Alley before, say they’re looking forward to being in the space again.

“It’s like a family affair for everyone in the band and all the different parties involved,” said Annie in the Water in a statement. “Last time we played Frog Alley was on our ‘Hayley in the Water’ Tour performing to a packed house. The vibes were great, and it was wonderful to see the strong support from our fans, fam and friends in Capital Region.”

Doors open at 3 p.m. each day with music starting at 4 p.m. According to organizers, all New York State COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines will be followed. For tickets and more information visit eventbrite.com.

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