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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Albany's Alive at Five Information

Alive at Five in Albany starts tomorrow (Thursday, June 12). The seasonal and free programs include local and national bands playing along the Hudson River.

A listing of all the shows can be found here. Tomorrow's bands include The Features (at 5pm) and Fitz and the Tantrums (at 6:30pm). The show this week will be at the rain location  of the Corning Preserve Boat Launch due to likely inclement weather.

Another interesting program being done this year for Albany County residents, is a free Alive at Five CDTA bus pass which can be used the day of the show. The Event Day Passes can be obtained at the Albany City Clerk's Office, the TU Center, the Palace Theatre, the Albany Downtown BID, and the Central Avenue BID. There is one pass per person and residents must prove they live in Albany County.

Here's a bit more info from the press release:

New program offers complimentary Event Day Passes to Albany County residents

ALBANY, NY - The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) is proud to once again serve as the preferred transportation partner for Albany’s Alive at Five concert series. CDTAis thrilled to kick off the signature summer event on Thursday June 12 with Nashville band The Features and chart-toppers Fitz & The Tantrums at the Corning Preserve Boat Launch.

For the first time, CDTA and the City of Albany will be providing free Event Day Passes for the dates of each Alive at Five concert to Albany County residents. Riders will be able to pick up passes at the City Clerk’s Office in Albany City Hall, the Times Union Center, the Palace Theatre, the Downtown Albany BID office at 40 North Pearl Street or the Central Avenue BID office at 176 Central Avenue. The passes will be available from 10am-4pm on the Wednesday before each show, while supplies last. One pass per person; resident must present valid ID with an Albany County address to be eligible for an Event Day Pass. Passes for tomorrow’s show are currently available at these locations.

“This partnership with CDTA highlights how accessible the City of Albany is through public transportation and emphasizes our dedication to making Albany the most sustainable, bike- and pedestrian-friendly city it can be,” said Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan.
 “CDTA is pleased to play a larger role at this year’s Alive at Five concert series,” said CDTA Board Chairman David M. Stackrow. “We have provided transportation for this signature summer event for a number of years now, but this year we wanted to take our support to the next level.”

Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy said, "CDTA has been a great partner with Albany County.  What a terrific option for Albany residents to leave the car at home and use a day pass to get to and from one of many City of Albany events.  We're pleased the Times Union Center can serve as a pass pick up location."

This partnership reinforces how public transit helps reduce traffic congestion, while providing a safe and environmentally-sound way to get around. Concert-goers can avoid the hassles of driving as well as connect to just about anywhere, including additional entertainment and dining venues throughout the City after the event.

There are a number of convenient and affordable transit routes available from State Street, Broadway and South Pearl Streets. CDTA is helping to grow the event with nearly a dozen routes within walking distance and close proximity to BusPlus’ limited stop service.

For more information on the event pass program & City of Albany’s Alive at Five concert series, visit

For more information on CDTA please visit or contact CDTA’s Customer Service Center at (518) 482-8822. To stay connected with CDTA’s latest initiatives, like them on Facebook at or follow them on Twitter @CDTA.


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February 14, 2015 at 1:58 AM 

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