Festival Fever: Move Music Festival Returns to Albany

Young London
Young London

Last spring, the inaugural Move Music Festival took over 10 downtown nightspots to play host to more than 90 indie rock bands – including the UK’s Wombats kicking off their U.S. tour – all on the same day.

Well, MMF is returning for a second annual bash – and this time around, it’s expanding – doubling to a two-day event on Friday and Saturday, April 26 & 27.

Although details are few at this time, one headlining band has been confirmed – the Boston-based electro- pop duo, Young London. And eight participating venues have been announced so far – McGeary’s Pub, the Bayou Cafe, the Fuze Box, Red Square, 74 State, Blue 82, Bogie’s and Justin’s.

In addition to the live music showcases, MMF also features interactive roundtable sessions hosted by music industry professionals. Among the industry panelists slated to participate this year are Nadine Gelineau (of the MuseBox), Marc Emert-Hunter (ASCAP), Kevin Box (Horse To Water Marketing), Cary Tamura (Gotham Rocks), Benji Rogers and Jayce Varden (PledgeMusic), Veronica Gretton (401K Music), Jeff Lanier (Label Recruit) and Marc Bauer (EKG Booking). Bob Tulipan (the author of “Rockin’ in the New World” and a 30-year industry veteran) will give will the keynote speech.

The ticket price for this year’s fest is up a bit from last year, but just a bit. Last year’s tickets were $12, while this year’s wristbands are $15, although early-bird advance wristbands are currently available for just $10 at PledgeMusic, along with a batch of other package offers.

If your band is interested in performing at MMF, just head over to Reverb Nation and fill out a submission form. There is no fee to submit.

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