Festival Fever: Local Legends Live at Empire State Plaza, 9/9/11

Sgt. Dunbar & the Hobo Banned
Sgt. Dunbar & the Hobo Banned (photo by Jason Lehr)

We love the music of the homegrown Nippertown scene – and alliteration, too – but Local Legends Live? Seems a bit premature to call some of these bands “legends” – even “local legends” – but we’re still mighty excited to see all of ’em playing on the big stage at the Empire State Plaza for free… on a Friday, no less.

Yes, state workers on the plaza will have plenty of musical distractions during their work day on Friday (September 9), as nine Nippertown bands will take the stage one after another beginning at 12noon with John Scarpulla and rolling straight through til 9pm when the fab Sgt. Dunbar & the Hobo Banned wrap it all up.

Here’s the schedule of performances for Local Legends Live:

12noon: John Scarpulla
1pm: The Tom Evans Blues Band
2pm: The Stray Dogs
3pm: Taina Asili y La Banda Rebelde
4pm: The City Never Sleeps
5pm: Barons in the Attic
6pm: Severe Severe
7pm: Charlie Watts Riots
8pm: Sgt. Dunbar & the Hobo Banned


Port of Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival @ Corning Preserve’s Riverfront Park, Albany, September 10, FREE
UPDATED: Everything Under the Sun Music & Arts Fest @ Noel Field, North Adams, September 10-11
LarkFest @ Lark Street, Albany, September 17, FREE
Jazz at the Lake: Lake George Jazz Weekend @ Shepard Park, Lake George, September 17-18, FREE
PearlPalooza @ North Pearl Street, Albany, September 24, FREE
FreshGrass: A Festival of Art & Bluegrass @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, September 24-25
Hippiefest @ the Palace Theatre, Albany, October 13

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