Bands Announced for Downtown Albany Blues Competition

The inaugural Downtown Albany Blues Music Competition is slated to take place on Friday, May 4 at more than a dozen different locations scattered throughout downtown Albany. The bands will be performing betwen 5-9pm, and admission is free.

Fans are invited to come out and participate by voting for your favorite bands of the evening. The top three bands of the night – as voted on by the fans – will perform at the upcoming Blues Night at the Alive at Five concert series in Albany’s Riverfront Park this summer.

Sponsored by the Downtown Albany BID, the Downtown Albany Blues Music Competition is being held in conjunction with First Friday, and free trolley service will transport fans between performance venues.

The lucky 13 blues bands selected to perform in the competition on May 4 are:

The Bent Rail Blues Band @ the Olde English Pub

Blackboard Blues @ Jillian’s

Blues Sanctuary @ McGeary’s Pub

The George Boone Blues Band @ the Pearl Street Pub

Collette & the Mudcats @ Figure 10

George Fletcher’$ Foldin’ Money @ 74 State

Folding Sky @ Taste

JV & the Cutters @ Wolf’s 1-11

Kylie & the Sympathetic Strangers @ Franklin’s Tower

Joe Lowry & the Second Mile Blues Band @ Blue 82

Nite Train @ Legends on Pearl

Sly Fox & the Hustlers @ the Bayou Cafe

Charlie Smith Blues Trio @ the Merry Monk

  1. Fred says

    Get out and support the blues, people! Live music is the way to go! Get off the couch and chuck your cell phone away!

  2. William Kopf says

    Blues Sanctuary is by far the best blues band out there, bar none!~!~!!

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