Rock, reggae and rhythm and blues are coming to Albany this summer.
Mayor Kathy M. Sheehan on Wednesday announced the schedule for the city’s popular “Alive at Five” free concert series, which observes its 25th anniversary this year. The Thursday night shows will begin June 12 with Fitz & the Tantrums, with guest artists The Features.
The most crowded nights could be July 31, when classic rockers Grand Funk Railroad take the “Five” spot, and Aug. 7, when Sheila E. and Conehead Buddha perform. Country fans will get their music on July 24, when Dustin Lynch with Jacob Powell perform on “Country Night.”
Irish music fans may be disappointed — “Irish Night,” a staple on past “Alive” schedules, is missing from the 2014 lineup.
The shows will be held at Jennings Landing at Albany Riverfront Park. The rain site for all shows, which will begin at 5 p.m., will be the Palace Theatre.
The full schedule is:
Fitz & the Tantrums, with the Features, June 12
Easy Star All-Stars, with John Brown’s Body, June 19
Dwele, with local musicians Mirk, June 26
Lord Huron, with Maryleigh Huron, July 10
Eastbound Jesus, with Stellar Young & Hard Soul, July 17
Dustin Lynch, with Jacob Powell, July 24
Grand Funk Railroad, July 31
Sheila E. with Conehead Buddha, Aug. 7
Special ground rules will be in effect for all shows. That means no alcoholic beverages, coolers, backpacks, bags, containers, packages, thermoses, cups, bottles, cans, flasks, or glass containers of any kind may be brought to the shows. Animals or pets will not be allowed, excluding ADA-defined service animals.
Alcoholic beverages will be available for sale; all attendees should be prepared to present age identification if they intend to imbibe.