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Schenectady County SummerNight Band Announced

Schenectady County SummerNight

Better than Ezra to Headline Event

Grammy Nominated, platinum selling band Better than Ezra will headline Schenectady County SummerNight 2022, on Friday, July 22, 2022. This free summer family-friendly block party, with the support of our presenting sponsors Rivers Casino & Resort and Saratoga Eagle, in partnership with the City of Schenectady, will be held from 5-10pm in Downtown Schenectady (on State Street between Broadway and Barrett Street and on the Jay Street Pedestrian Mall) – right in the heart of the city’s revitalized downtown.

“The Capital Region’s biggest summer block party is back after two long years,” said Schenectady County Legislator Cathy Gatta, Chair of the Tourism, Arts and Special Events Committee. “We’re excited to announce that alt rock band Better than Ezra will headline Schenectady County SummerNight on July 22. Make sure to mark your calendars – you don’t want to miss this night of music, food and fun for the whole family!”

This year’s celebration will feature live musical performances on two stages, games, and great food. The Main Stage on State Street will rock throughout the evening with the sounds of some of your local favorite bands, headlined by Better Than Ezra, followed by the grand finale Price Chopper & Market 32 fireworks.

The sand sculpture sponsored by Sunmark FCU will be created on site starting at 10am in the MVP Health Care Kids Zone. Kid-friendly activities including free face painting, a rock-climbing wall, art activities by Kids Artfest and so much more.

Downtown restaurants and vendors will offer food, drinks, and desserts for sale throughout the event. Many restaurants and shops will be open for business during the event, some bringing their operations outdoors.

Schenectady County SummerNight is presented by Rivers Casino & Resort and Saratoga Eagle, in partnership with the City of Schenectady, Sunmark Federal Credit Union, Price Chopper/Market 32, and Best Fitness.

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Schenectady County to bring back Summer Night to Schenectady,” said Rivers Casino & Resort General Manager, Rick Richards. “It’s going to be an exciting and fun event that will bring even more folks to the city, boost local business, and continue to drive Schenectady forward. We’re looking forward to a having a blast and seeing everyone there.” 

“MVP Health Care is proud to once again support and celebrate SummerNight, which has been a longstanding tradition here in Schenectady,” said MVP Health Care’s Leader of Field Marketing, Stacey Barss. “SummerNight is a great way for our community to get outside, have fun, and enjoy this unique event that showcases top musical talent and highlights our beautiful city. We hope to see you at the MVP Health Care Kids Zone where we will be offering fun games, activities, and giveaways for the whole family.”  

“As we celebrate our 90th year as a business headquartered in Schenectady, Price Chopper/Market 32 is pleased to support events like SummerNight, that make our hometown stand out on the regional landscape,” said Mona Golub, Vice President of Public Relations and Consumer Services at Price Chopper/Market 32. “Having sponsored this signature summer event in Schenectady since its inception, we have a deep appreciation for the way it welcomes neighbors and friends to the heart of our thriving downtown for great music, food, and fun.”

“Sunmark Credit Union is excited to support Schenectady County SummerNight as it returns for 2022,” said Audrey Stone, Community Engagement Program Manager for Sunmark Credit Union. “We are looking forward to enjoying an incredible night together with the very community we began serving 85 years ago.”

“We are excited to once again host SummerNight here in downtown Schenectady,” said Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy. “This is a great family event in our vibrant downtown that will not only support our local small businesses and thriving arts community, but shows just how far we’ve come to recover, rebuild, and return back to a little bit of normalcy. I am also grateful for our partnership with Schenectady County and DSIC for without their support this incredible annual event would not be possible.”

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