It's Americades Biggest Night! The biggest stage, the most prizes, the nicest meal, great fireworks and the best night of music of Americade Week! Join thousands for the grand finale of Americade Week.
Americade's Friday Night Celebration will once again use the new, big & beautiful space for festivals next to the lake. It was a hit last year, and we're making it even better in 2017. You'll see an enormous stage, with big things happening on it all night long.
The Best Meal! The last 2 year's meals were loved ("best meal ever") so we're hiring that same caterer (one of the best in northern NY) to provide you a meal that suits Americades most important night (see the menu below). You'll dine in the beautiful tents, and the speed that the food is served will be even faster than last year! Dessert will be even better than last year ("best dessert ever") and is available to every Americader in their standard packages. While you eat, enjoy the sounds of 'Weekend Rock Gods' (Albany, NY) . For these weekend warriors, it’s all about rock and roll, and it’s always got to be fun. This in-demand, six-piece band, whose members hail from the south, the east coast, and Army bases around the world, has its musical roots in the 60s and 70s. They cover everything from Buddy Holly to the Beatles, from the Ronetts to Nancy Sinatra and lots of one-hit wonders and forgotten hits. They’re super excited to be part of this year’s Americade concert series!
$30,000+ in Prizes! After dessert, you might be one of the winners of over $30,000 in prizes including a Harley-Davidson ® Dyna ® Low Rider ® ! Yep, one lucky attendee will have the keys handed to them on stage. How will they get it home? That's a good problem to have.
Following the prizes, a great band, "The Grift" will take the stage, until the fireworks begin. The Grift is an independent band based in Burlington, Vermont. Their sound defies easy categorization, blending booty-shaking grooves and improvisation with radio-friendly hooks, witty lyrics, and tight vocal harmonies. Their live shows are energetic and original, with band members swapping instruments and occasionally playing two at a time. With a deep catalog of original music that blends roots-rock and pop and jam, The Grift throws their diverse array of musical influences into the oven and cooks up tasty sonic treats. The Grift loves collaborating with other artists and has shared the stage with Grace Potter, Dispatch, Lloyd Banks, Russ Lawton (Trey Anastasio Band), Josh Panda, Kat Wright, Fuzz, Zox, Rustic Overtones, Seeking Homer, Liquid Soul and many more.
Fireworks Show! The fireworks show now will be located directly overhead this year, so prepare to plug your ears as the sky lights up overhead. (Tip: Want an even better seat for the show? Hop aboard the Fireworks Cruise as it circles the fireworks launch barge - it's a fantastic experience, and it's a short walk from the concert field.)
More Parking, & More Seating! This year, it offers, even more, space to park your bike and your body! We've added to the adjacent paved parking area, and we're bringing in lots of seating. Or, bring a blanket and spread out on the lawn.
The dinner menu is great, so make sure to add it to your package. It includes: Tequila Lime Marinated Chicken Breast; Grilled Marinated Flank Steak; Maple Cured Roasted Pork Loin; Tri-Colored Orzo Pilaf; Johnny's Green Bean Salad with Pickled Onions; Potato Salad; Baked Ziti; Bacon BLT Salad; Roasted Wild Mushrooms with Arugula Salad; Watermelon & Feta with Champagne Vinaigrette; Traditional Mixed Green Salad with House Dressing & Ranch Dressing; Fresh Baked Rolls & Butter.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!