Taste the World and Experience New Music Weekly in Schenectady

Taste the World and Experience New Music Weekly in Schenectady

For those of you not from Schenectady, you may not know about the Music Haven Concert Series. After 27 years, they’re back for another summer with a new way to travel the world without having to go through TSA.

The Music Haven Concert Series is based in Central Park, Schenectady and has been known as a way to experience music from all over the world right in the 518. Now, the series is adding a new piece to an already amazing event- food! Each Sunday, you will not only experience worldy music but food and drink to pair from local eateries. Concerts will begin at 7:00pm with food and drink starting at 6:00pm. Schenectady-based companies More Perrecas and Wolf Hollow Brewing Company will be providing the food and drink. Wolf Hollow will be pouring three beers each night: White’s Wit, District 6 IPA, and the last will be paired with the music of the night.

July 9-Sharon Shannon/John Doyle

Food: shepherd’s pie; Irish soda bread; non-alcoholic Irish cream specialty drink

Beer: Lock 9 (Porter)


July 16-Amadou & Mariam/Jojo Abot

Food: West African chicken & peanut stew over rice; fried banana fritters; mango smoothie specialty drink; chakery (traditional African dessert pudding)

Beer: Foothills Pils (Czech-style pilsner)


July 23-Septeto Santiaguero/Radio Jarocho

Food: lechón asado (roast pork); Cuban sandwiches; Yellow rice & black beans; non-alcoholic pina coladas

Beer: Brunette’s Revenge (blonde wheat beer)


July 30-BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet/Vishten

Food: Louisiana gumbo; muffalettas; bread pudding with a caramel bourbon sauce; non-alcoholic pina coladas

Beer: Tripel Jump (Belgian double IPA)


August 6-Amir ElSaffar & Two Rivers Ensemble/Cliff Brucker & Full Circle

Food: grilled chicken & lamb kabobs; tempeh & garden vegetable kabobs; tabbouleh, hummus & eggplant babaganoush sampler with pita toast points; baklava

Beer: Battle of 1669 (white IPA)


August 13-Yemen Blues/Ahmed Alshaiba

Food: falafel with roasted red & yellow peppers and roasted eggplant in pita; Mediterranean olives & hummus sampler with pita points; cardamom & cinnamon rice pudding; Israeli pomegranate punch

Beer: Wolf Hollow Amber (dry hopped American amber ale)

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