FREE FEST: GEM Fest in Glens Falls on Saturday

It’s time for the Glens Falls Entertainment and Music Festival. GEM Fest, for short.

The free festival takes over Glens Falls City Park on Saturday (July 28) from 12noon-5pm with live music and art, food and craft vendors and other family-friendly activities.

This year the festival is also spilling over to a variety of other venues. There will be music at Mean Max Brew Works, JP Bruno’s Bar & Grill and other bars in town. LARAC’s Lapham Gallery will be hosting a free film festival throughout the day, and the Park Theater welcomes a comedy showcase at 7pm.

Here’s the schedule of performances for the fest:

GLENS FALLS CITY PARK
12noon-5pm, FREE
Featured artists: Corey Pitkin, Rodney Allen Bentley, Tabitha Spectra, Meg Canell, Hannah Williams, Brendan Clancy
Featured music:
12noon: Peter Annello
1pm: Tambourelli & Her SuperTrips
2pm: Paradox Saints
3pm: William Hale
4pm: Brain Medicine

COMEDY AT PARK THEATER
7-10pm, $5 in advance; $10 at the door
John Romanoff – Grand Champion of “The Funniest Comic in New England Contest” – headlines the laugh-fest. With Kate Clancy, Dan Frank and host Paul Gregory.

FILMS AT LARAC’S LAPHAM GALLERY
FREE
12:30pm: Meet the Filmmakers mixer
1:30pm: Short Film Showcase and Q&A
Featuring “The Summit” (directed by Micah Khan), “Jacob” (Bobby Chase), “The Second Loss” (Ryan Gangemi), “Pastor Pete” (Justin Alvis), “Old Hearts Cafe” (Cameron Gallagher & Ken Holmes) and “Asa Morris & The Mess’ ‘Blame'” (Joel Barlow)
3pm: Feature Film Showcase and Q&A: “Lee’s 88 Keys” (directed by Susan Robbins)
4:45pm: Award ceremony

MEAN MAX BREW WORKS
2:50pm: Arch Fiends
3:40pm: The Way Back When
4:30pm: No More Death Stars
5:20pm: Asa Morris & The Mess
6:20pm: Lock 9
7:15pm: Chestnut Grove
8:50pm: Joe Mansman & the Midnight Revival Band
9:55pm: Pillowhead
10:55: Candy Ambulance with Lollygagger

JP BRUNO’S BAR & GRILL
3pm: We’re History
3:40pm: The Escape
4:30pm: Sly Fox & The Hustlers
5:30pm: The Stable Gentlemen
6:15pm: Citris
7:20pm: Hasty Page

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING 2018 FESTIVALS
MELTASIA’S GREAT MELTDOWN FUNNABRATION @ Uncle Pete’s Campground, Phoenicia, July 27 & 28
SUPERTONE MUSIC FESTIVAL @ Roeliff Jansen Park, Hillsdale, July 28
BLACK ARTS & CULTURAL FESTIVAL @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany, August 4, FREE
NEW YORK STATE FOOD FESTIVAL @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany, August 8, FREE
DIRT FARMER FESTIVAL @ Arrowood Farms, Accord, August 19
EXIT DOME @ WMHT-TV Studio, North Greenbush, September 7
EASTBOUND THROWDOWN @ Irwin Farm, Salem, September 7 & 8
FRESHGRASS @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, September 14-16
PEARLPALOOZA @ North Pearl Street, Albany, September 15, FREE
HOPS & HARVEST FESTIVAL @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany, September 19, FREE
HISPANIC HERITAGE CELEBRATION @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany, September 22, FREE
OUTLAW MUSIC FESTIVAL @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, September 23

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