NYS Food Festival at Empire State Plaza on August 7th

It’s summer in the Capital District, time to enjoy the food, music, and culture of the season right here on our own doorstep!

In excess of 15,000 people come to Albany’s Empire Plaza for the NYS Food Festival every year. Over 100 food vendors provide lunch, snacks, and dinner for the event that includes top-notch entertainment. Three-time Grammy winner Brian Seltzer (of Stray Cats fame) is performing at 7:30 on the Main stage. He will appear with his band Rockabilly Riot at the festival at 7:30 on the Main Stage. Seltzer has appeared at the White House, on the movie screen in La Bamba as Eddie Cochran, and was requested to introduce Chet Atkins during his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The entire performance schedule is here.

12:00 p.m. The Troy Music Academy Stage at Agency Building 2
4:30 p.m. Dixieland Windjammers East Patio
5:00 p.m. Lara Hope and the Arktones Main Stage
6:15 p.m. Dixieland Windjammers East Patio
6:30 p.m. The James Hunter Duo Main Stage
7:00 p.m. Dixieland Windjammers East Patio
7:30 p.m. Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot! Main Stage

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