Harbor Jam will bring music from Journey and Earth, Wind & Fire to Schenectady – The Daily Gazette


The popular Harbor Jam series wraps up this weekend with a tribute to classic rockers Journey on Friday and genre legends Earth, Wind & Fire on Saturday.

The series, which is set at the Mohawk Harbor Amphitheater, has only seemed to grow since its launch in 2018. Earlier this season, The Lords of 52nd Street drew several thousand people to the amphitheater, which the organizers estimated to be the largest turnout to date.

On Friday, Separate Ways, named after the track Journey, are set to perform some of the band’s most popular songs, including “Don’t Stop Believing”, “Faithfully” and “Wheel in the Sky”. The five-piece outfit will take the stage at 7:30 p.m.

Then, on Saturday, the stage will host Shining Star. Comprised of ten vocalists and musicians, tribute band Earth, Wind & Fire celebrates the decades-long career of the supergroup, known for blending jazz, R&B, soul, EDM and Afro-pop. Shining Star aims to recreate the band’s 1970s aura, both visually and sonically. His show is set for 7:30 p.m. A fireworks display will close the evening.

With the popularity of the shows, arriving early is a good bet. It helps that each show has two opening acts starting at 5 p.m.

On Friday, DJ Jay Pierre will start and local country/bluegrass band Skeeter Creek will follow. DJ Ketchup opens the Saturday night show. Local country band Scars N’ Stripes will follow.

Food trucks will also be present at each show. On Friday Mike’s Hot Dogs, Seasons Catering, Muddaddy Flats and Ben & Jerry’s will be on site. Roy’s Caribbean, Alotta Empanadas, Flavors of Lebanon, The Unknown Food Truck and Ben & Jerry’s will be there on Saturday.

Getting There

For those planning to drive, there are a few parking options: the Rivers Casino parking lots and parking lot, the parking lot next to the amphitheater, and the Mohawk Harbor parking lot (located on Harborside Drive).

For those wishing to take public transport, the CDTA bus line 370 stops at the Rivers Casino. The CDTA also runs the Electric City Trolley service during Saturday’s show, which will run between the amphitheater and two Nott Street car parks, including Golub Corp. and Union College’s College Park Hall. Trolleys will run approximately every 15 minutes between 5 p.m. and 11 p.m.

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