Fall Festival Fever

Yes, it’s sad but true.

Summertime has come … and gone … for another year.

But now ain’t the time for your tears. Outdoor music in Nippertown doesn’t just shut down after Labor Day. In fact, there’s still quite a cornucopia of festivals coming our way for the autumn season.

Here’s a quick look at some of the highlights of what’s coming up in the next couple of weeks on the fall festival circuit:

Friday-Saturday, September 11-12: The North Greenbush Community Celebration featuring Hair of the Dog, the Audiostars, more @ North Greenbush Town Complex, North Greenbush (FREE)

Friday-Sunday, September 11-13: All Tomorrow’s Parties featuring the Flaming Lips, Sufjan Stevens, Suicide, Iron & Wine, the Feelies, more @ Kutshers Country Club, Monticello

Friday-Sunday, September 11-13: The Waterford Tugboat Roundup featuring George Ward, Yesterday’s News, Captain Squeeze & the Zydeco Moshers, the Barefoot Boys, Lawson, more @ the Waterford Waterfront, Waterford

Saturday, September 12: The Albany Jazz Festival featuring Joe Lovano’s Us Five, Lizz Wright, the Lee Shaw Trio, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, more @ Riverfront Park, Albany (FREE)

Saturday, September 12: The Royal Family Get Down featuring Soulive, John Scofield, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, the Charlie Hunter Trio, more @ the Pines Theater at Look Park, Northampton, Mass.

Saturday, September 12: The Small Town Friends Festival featuring Rambin Jug Stompers, more @ the Voorheesville Public Library, Voorheesville (FREE)

Saturday, September 12: Ponfest featuring Dead and Dying, Gunther Weezul, All for Revenge, Black John Wayne, more @ Prospect Park, Troy

Saturday, September 12: Little Italy Streetfest featuring Johnny Ferrari, Grand Central Station, Tommy Verrigni, Happy Daze @ North Jay Street, Schenectady (FREE)

Saturday-Sunday, September 12-13: The Fiddlers’ Jamboree featuring Sara Milonovich & Greg Anderson, Don’t Quit Your Day Job, Nelson Rock & Circle of Willis, the Lockhart Mountain Boys, more @ Veteran’s Memorial Field, Thurman

Saturday-Sunday, September 12-13: The Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival featuring Gandalf Murphy & the Slambovian Circus of Dreams, the Kennedys, the Horseflies, Aztec Two-Step, the McKrells, more @ East & West Parks, Norwich (FREE)

Sunday, September 13: The Uncle Sam Celebration featuring Donny Elvis, Imagining Lennon, Cryin’ Out Loud @ Knickerbacker Park, Lansingburgh (FREE)

Friday-Saturday, September 18-19: The Irish 2000 Music & Arts Festival featuring Black 47, the Street Dogs, Enter the Haggis, the Elders, Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul, Gaelic Storm, more @ the Saratoga County Fairgrounds, Ballston Spa

Friday-Sunday, September 18-20: The Let It Roll Fest featuring the Marco Benevento Trio, the Brew, the Breakfast, Pawnshop Roses, the McLovins, more @ Sunnyview Farm, Ghent

Saturday, September 19: LarkFest featuring Moby, Bell X1, Matt & Kim, Company of Thieves, Sgt. Dunbar & the Hobo Banned, Lunic, Scientific Maps, Ten Year Vamp, more @ Lark Street, Albany (FREE)

Saturday, September 19: The Drum Boogie Festival featuring the Jack DeJohnette Trio, Nexus, the Jerry Marotta Band, more @ Roundout Park, Kingston (FREE)

Saturday, September 19: Hispanic Heritage Festival featuring Raul Acosta y Oro Solido, Sonando, Alcion Musical, more @ Empire State Plaza, Albany (FREE)

Saturday, September 19: The Columbia County Farm Festival featuring Cathy Grier, the Wickers Creek Band, Fern Bradley, more @ Golden Harvest Farms, Valatie

Saturday-Sunday, September 19-20: The Lake George Jazz Weekend featuring Giacomo Gates, the Steve Turre Quintet, Diane Moser’s Composers Big Band, the Ignacio Berroa Quartet, more @ Shepard Park, Lake George (FREE)

Sunday, September 20: Chowderfest @ Riverfront Park, Troy (FREE)

Saturday, September 26: The Great Awakening featuring the Ameros, the Realside, Black Mountain Symphony, Laura Boggs, Denise Culhane, more @ Riverfront Park, Troy (FREE)

Sunday, September 27: Mountain Music Festival featuring Jesse Kitzmiller, Anne Loeb & Mike Baglione, Two Steps Back, North Country, the Mike Burns Band, more @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel (FREE)

Saturday-Sunday, October 3-4: The Saratoga Native American Festival @ the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs

Saturday-Sunday, October 3-4: The Harvest Festival @ Berkshire Botanical Gardens, Stockbridge, Mass.

Wednesday-Saturday, October 7-17: The Pittsfield CityJazz Festival featuring the Dave Brubeck Quartet, the Frank Vignola Trio, Royal Hartigan & blood drum spirit, the Industrial Jazz Group, more @ various locations throughout Pittsfield, Mass.

Saturday, October 10: The Sanctuary Arts and Music Festival featuring Joy Askew, Erin Hobson @ Catskill Animal Sanctuary, Saugerties

  1. Joyce says

    No one can complain that there’s nothing to do in this region, that’s for sure! Quite the opposite, too much to do and how to decide where to go to see what is always my problem. What time are The Rambling Jug Stompers playing at the Voorheesville Library on Saturday? Thanks.

  2. Greg says

    We’re not sure who else is playing throughout the day, but we do know that Ramblin Jug Stompers are scheduled to perform between 3-5pm Saturday at the Voorheesville Library. Maybe we’ll see you there?

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