Brunswick Summer Concert Series Returns for 24th Year

Back for its 24th year in a row, the Brunswick Summer Concert Series is here for another summer of jams in the park. The free-to-the-public series will feature shows every Tuesday between 6:30-8 p.m. from July 9 to August 27 in the Brunswick Community Center field.


Brunswick, located in Troy, just northeast of Albany, has long been a musically rich town. With the combined populations of Troy and Albany reaching above 150,000, the region has a lot of space for fostering talent.

Initially beginning in 2001 as the only Albany-area summer concert series other than the wildly successful Alive at 5, the Brunswick Summer Concert Series has evolved into a musical community staple. What was once a far-out idea to organizers now attracts around 400 people to all of its concerts. Bands that perform in the series are often local to Brunswick or at least have local connections.

Located in the beautiful Brunswick Community Center field, the series’ venue has everything that one could need. All shows will take place on the community center’s wooden stage, overlooking a large grass field that’s perfect for blankets and lawn chairs. A professional sound system will also be hooked up for all shows, courtesy of local audiovisual company Live Sound Inc. Performances will usually have food vendors that open 30 minutes before the start time so that guests have the opportunity to get food before the performances begin.

One of this summer’s vendors is the local American food restaurant, Big Bellies. Big Bellies has a permanent storefront in Troy but also operates a food truck for special occasions. Come down and see Big Bellies at the Brunswick Community Center for burgers and fries ahead of any of the shows.

As with every year, this summer has a wide variety of acts. From Get Up Jack’s Celtic/Americana to The Tichy Boys’ country/rockabilly, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Big Fez & The Surfmatics, a surf and beach band, will even bring along two dance instructors to help anyone in the crowd looking to learn dances from the 60s to fit the mood during their performance on July 23.

So if you’ve got the time, take a trip to the Brunswick Community Center on a Tuesday night this summer and enjoy an evening of live music, delicious food and a spirited atmosphere.

In the event of rain, shows will be canceled. Visit here for updates.

Full Summer Series Lineup

July 9: The Tichy Boys

July 16: Brian Kane & The Beginnings

July 23: Big Fez & The Surfmatics

July 30: Lustre Kings

August: 6: The Hammerhead Horns

August 13: Get Up Jack

August 20: Off The Record

August 27: Whiskey Highway

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