If you love live music, downtown Albany is the place to be on Thursday nights in July and August. With food vendors, art activities for children, a beer garden, and a beautiful riverfront setting there is something for everyone. The River Rhythms concert series draws in acts with a wide variety of musical styles. The concerts have one thing in common each week: an upbeat feel and a relaxed summertime atmosphere.
Plan to get there early, lay down a blanket, and enjoy a picnic before the show; the blanket seating area in front of the stage opens at 5:30 p.m., and it fills up fast. Lawn chairs and blankets are allowed behind the blanket seating area and can be set out at 6am on the morning of the concert.