Alive at Five


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Thank you for attending the 2012 Alive at Five series!
Check back soon for more information on Alive at Five 2013.

Thursdays, June through August
Albany Riverfront Park at the Corning Preserve
New rainsite location: Quackenbush Square Parking Lot
(behind Albany Visitors Center on Broadway)
5pm - 8pm


Photo by Michael Panazarino of M.A.P. Graphics

Alive at Five has kept downtown Albany's spirits high after work on Thursdays throughout the summer for 23 years. The stage comes alive with music from national, regional and local artists; each night plays host to a different genre of music. The weekend kicks off with an early start, as many of Albany's professionals, community members and friends enjoy the diverse musical talent presented during the series.

The music is not the only form of entertainment at Alive at Five as great crowd participation, dancing and people-watching all make for a unique blend of concert atmosphere and hometown block party fun. Attendees of Alive at Five can also sample an array of summer favorites such as ice-cold beer, fresh squeezed lemonade, cotton candy and delicious BBQ from some of the area's favorite local vendors. Join us in the fun and music of this wonderful series that is a signature event and a summer staple in the Capital City of Albany, New York. Free.

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This event is produced with the help of hundreds of volunteers. Please contact us to be a part of this great experience: (518) 434-5411 or email the volunteer coordinator.

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Special ground rules in effect: No alcoholic beverages, coolers, backpacks, bags, containers, packages, thermoses, cups, bottles, cans, flasks, glass containers of any kind; animals or pets (excludes ADA-defined service animals). Any type of recording of the performance or presentation is prohibited without prior written consent. All attendees should be prepared to present age identification at any time if they intend to consume alcohol. Security personnel reserve the right to inspect any bag, container or package and confiscate any prohibited or illegal items.