The Village of Green Island, located just north of Albany and located on (and in) the Hudson River will once again hold its annual free summer concert series at the Green Island Gazebo, or GIG.
Located in River Park on the north end of Hudson Avenue, GIG is mainly known for the free summer concert series, although GIG also hosts the annual Festival of Trees in December.
Summer concerts are held each Wednesday night from 6pm-8pm and made possible by generous sponsors and the GIG-a-bite crew who cook up and serve delicious weekly treats along with a group of volunteer bakers who donate desserts.
No taxpayer dollars are used to fund the GIG summer concert series, with profits from GIG used to make improvements in River Park and Paine Street Park, and to support other groups such as the GI Senior Citizens.
Concerts are held at the River Park Gazebo on Hudson Ave. In the event of rain, concerts iwll be held under the Collar City Bridge on Hudson Avenue. Smoking and alcohol are not permitted in the park.
Green Island GIG 2022 Schedule (with food specials)
July 6 – The Accents (fried chicken basket, strawberry shortcake)
July 13 – Lustre Kings (steak sandwich, banana split ambrosia)
July 20 – Get up Jack (Irish Night) (Corned beef sandwich, mint chocolate chip ice cream)
July 27 – New York Players (Mac-n-cheese, Rice pudding)
August 3 – Swing Docs (Sausage and Peppers, Watermelon)
August 10 – Capt. Squeeze and the Zydeco Moshers (Foot Long Hot Dogs, S’more bars)
August 17 – Big Fez and the Surfmatics (Hawaiian Chicken Sandwich, Cookies and Cream Ice Cream)
August 24 – The Oldiest Show (Sock Hop Night) (Pulled Pork Sliders, Peach Pie with Ice Cream)
August 31 – TS Ensemble (Pasta Fagioli)