Festival Fever: The Albany Tulip Festival, 5/8-9

 Tulips in Washington ParkSeveral weeks ago, the City of Albany made its announcement about the Main Stage line-up of bands for the annual Tulip Festival – OK Go, the Constellations and Trevor Hall.

But now we’ve got the full schedule of musical entertainment to share with you. As usual, the fest takes place in Albany’s Washington Park, and admission is free:

MAIN STAGE on the Parade Grounds
1pm: Trevor Hall
2:15pm: The Constellations
3:45pm: OK Go

1pm: Lindsey Mae
2:15pm: The Charlie Watts Riots
3:30pm: Alta Mira
4:45pm: Mike Gent

MAIN STAGE on the Parade Grounds
1:30pm: Classic Rock Tribute Celebration
3:30pm: The Cast of Beatlemania

1pm: Deni Bonet
2:15pm: Andrew Hoover
3:30pm: Syd
4:45pm: Antigone Rising

Photo by upstateNYer.

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  1. Graceful J says

    Though I’m not sure I’ll be able to get to any part of Tulip Fest this year I must say I’m a little disappointed with the change in the Sunday music. Sunday has always been Mother’s Day jazz and that has been good but hey what Mom doesn’t like the Beatles. Also any word on Friday evening kick-off music? In the past great local bands like the Rambling Jug Stompers have kicked things off playing in the park early Friday evening. I’m trying to remember, was it the Jug Stompers last year and Maria Z the year before?

  2. Greg says

    Yeah, we’re disappointed, too, that the Main Stage on Mother’s Day has been turned over to “tribute acts,” instead of some of the great jazz that they’ve presented in the past. As far as the Friday evening music goes, I think that hasn’t been part of the fest for a couple of years now. Yeah, the Jug Stompers did play on the Friday with Ten27 one year, but I think that was maybe 2007.

  3. Graceful J says

    Thanks for the quick response Greg! I can’t believe it’s been a couple of years, I could’ve sworn I was there on a Friday evening with my son for good music and he’s just two today. Maybe they’re not done announcing? Oh well Tulip Fest is just the beginning of all sorts of good outdoor music to bring my lil guy to. Thanks for keeping us posted on all these good happenings in the region!

  4. LiLi says

    Yeah, it was 2007 RJS played.

  5. Greg says

    I think the Friday night performances were sponsored by a local media outlet (maybe WRBG-TV?), but I’m guessing that money has dried up these days.

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