Win FREE TIX to Restoration Festival This Weekend!

As you’ve probably heard, the third annual Restoration Festival takes over the former Saint Joseph’s Church in Albany this weekend. The three-day fest kicks off on Friday evening (September 7) with Better Pills, Common Prayer and the eagerly anticipated reunion of the Kamikaze Hearts.

Saturday’s line-up features Barons in the Attic, Careers, Dryer, GoldTooth, Hop Along, Sgt. Dunbar & the Hobo Banned, Mount Eerie and Sharon Van Etten (with her full band).

Sunday’s line-up features Swamp Baby, Ramblin Jug Stompers, Brian Dewan, Giles Bennett & the Petrified Woods, the Loom, the Parlor and Willy Mason.

For a full schedule of performance times, go here.


Advance single-day tix for Friday and Sunday are $20; $25 at the door. Advance single-day tix for Saturday are $30; $40 at the door. Or you can snag an advance all-fest three-day pass for $40 if you purchase it today (Thursday, September 6). All-fest tix will be $50 at the door. Children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult.

BUT WAIT… Courtesy of Ramblin Jug Stompers (who are slated to play at 2:15pm on Sunday), we’re giving away a pair of FREE ALL-FEST THREE-DAY TIX to a lucky Nippertown reader! To enter the contest, just post a comment below telling us who you’d most like to see play at next year’s Rest Fest. Please leave your email address, too. We won’t publish it, but we’ll use it to contact you if you win. The winners will be selected at random and notified on Friday. Good luck! Congratulations to the winner, who has been notified by email.

  1. TL says

    The Rolling Stones.

  2. steve nover says

    Mambo x

  3. 80085 says

    Goddamn SELF DEFENSE FAMILY. You nerds don’t even get it.

  4. Stanley Johnson says

    Happy Rhodes, if anyone can convince her to come out to play.

  5. Kathy Prokorym says

    Bonnie Prince Billy

  6. KGB says

    Somewhat realistic “wants”:

    Ben Kweller
    Ryan Montbleau
    The Hold Steady
    Blind Pilot

  7. Rich says

    Jimmy Fallon and the Roots

  8. Tara says

    Henry’s Rifle- saw him recently and thought he was fabulous…
    Langhorne Slim
    I am looking forward to seeing The Parlor again!

  9. PK Miller says

    Actually, there are TWO bands I’d like to see: our own Museum Guards & Syracuse based Dead Rose Band. The former are real nice kids w/good solid sound. The latter , older (Andy Godlewski, Bassist + leader must be 25 now) harder edged sound but also solid musicians.

  10. Newland says

    Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds

  11. Ross says

    The Feelies!

  12. Rachelle says

    my favorite of all times, Hindi Zahra or Alejandra Ribera!

  13. Rick C says

    blind pilot

  14. -S says

    Would be nice to see Phantogram in Alb once

  15. capgirl says

    Saint Motel
    Anthony da Costa
    David Wax Museum

  16. Chris Johns says


  17. Jon B. says

    Crooked Still

  18. KP says

    Mumford & Sons
    Formula 5

  19. Casey says

    Jimmy Fallon and the roots would be amazzzing 🙂

  20. Marg says

    Kamikaze Hearts!

  21. Michelle says

    Lincoln Brewster

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