Music on the Green is the free weekly concert series in Downtown Saranac Lake that traditionally showcases talented artists in folk, funk, bluegrass, indie and other musical genres. The series typically runs from July through to August in Riverside Park on Wednesday evenings, with concerts from 7pm - 9pm.

What is Music On The Green?

The summer tradition of free Wednesday evening concerts in Riverside Park continues with Music on the Green. This concert series takes place seasonally in Saranac Lake with a mission to provide live music for all ages at an accessible outdoor venue. Over the last ten years, 68 different musical ensembles have graced the MOTG stage. Performances have featured alternative rock, blues, folk, indie, jazz, swing, and music that doesn't fit into any singular category. All shows start at 7pm. 

Check out the MOTG sample documents for an overview and a blank performance contract.


Los Blancos

July 5th, 2023 


From: Syracuse, NY 


Genre: Roots and Blues


Los Blancos on Facebook



A roots and blues band with moments of Latin Jazz, Tex-Mex, and R&B mixed in, from Syracuse, NY. A blues band to be sure, but there are also moments of Latin Jazz, Tex-Mex, and Soul. 


Fenimore Blues

July 12th, 2023


From: Saratoga Springs, NY 


Genre: Blues, R&B, and Rock


Fenimore Blues on Facebook

Based in Saratoga Springs, NY, this group performs an eclectic mix of Blues, R&B, and Rock. The powerful lead vocals are backed by musicians on guitar, keyboard, saxophone, bass, and drums, with one band member doubling on accordion. This combination enables the group to perform a range of styles and a varied repertoire, drawing on music notables from Bonnie Raitt to Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Santana and Tedeschi Trucks.




July 19th, 2023


From: Ithaca, NY 


Genre: Alt Country/Americana


Freight on Facebook



Freight is a 5-piece, original Alt Country/Americana/Rural Rock band based out of Ithaca, NY. The band is comprised of veteran musicians who individually have shared stages with the likes of John Prine, SonVolt, Leon Russell, James McMurtry, and many other roots music heavyweights. Freight's debut album, Hard Worker, released in October 2022 on Switchyard Records, has been met with critical acclaim.


Mo' Mojo

July 26th, 2023


From: Akron, OH 


Genre: New Orleans Style Funk, Zydeco


Mo' Mojo on Facebook



Mo' Mojo takes Zydeco music and infuses it with Cajun, Reggae, Rock, fun, R&B, and African and Latin rhythms. A hard driving, high energy "Party-Gras" band, this group features three/four-part harmonies, accordion, twin guitars, rubboard, sax, trumpet, harp, bass, percussion and drums (plus, on occasion, the fiddle)! 


High and Mighty Brass Band

August 2nd, 2023


From: Brooklyn, NY 


Genre: Jazz/Hip Hop


High and Mighty Brass Band on Facebook



Brooklyn's favorite brass band, this six-piece group has played in Saranac Lake before for Winter Carnival shows at the Waterhole. They are self-described as in-your-face brass music that keeps the party going! 



Mal Maïz

August 9th, 2023


From: Burlington, VT 


Genre: Cumbia/Latin


Mal Maïz on Facebook


This musical ensemble explores the psychedelic side of Latin music. They blend traditional Cumbia, Montuno, SonCorrido, Puya, and Afro-Caribbean sounds while sharing heritage and culture with their explosive dance party. 


The MOTG crowd at the July 20, 2022 concert featuring Root Shock.

The MOTG stage on August 10, 2022 featuring Alex Torres
and His Latin Orchestra


This is a Rain or Shine concert series

The Riverside Park location is intended to be a rain or shine venue for all concerts. 

If that is a concern to potential future performers, please contact the Music on the Green Committee. 





PHONE: (518)891-4150 ext. 234

Grant Award from NYSCA

This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.