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Albany, NY Music Festivals


Capital Concert SeriesCapital Concert Series
A series of family friendly festivals & concerts presented free to the public.

2014 Music Line Up:
June 4th - Living Colour with MIRK & Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds
June 11th - Kellie Pickler with Skeeter Creek & Sam Grow
June 18th - Bootsy Collins with Shaggy & DJ Nate da Great
June 25th - George Thorogood with Scotty Mac & the Rockin Bonnevilles and Fifth on the Floor

Location: Downtown Albany
Dates June 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th
Cost: Free
Bar: Beer
Food: Consessions
Website: http://summer.empirestateplaza.org/


Rockin On The RiverRockin on the River
Hosted by the city of Troy, every Wednesday from June 18th to August 27th you can find some free concerts in the heart of Troy.

Location: Troy
Dates: Wednesdays Through The Summer
Cost: Free
Bar: Beer & Wine
Food: Concessions
Website:www.downtowntroy.org/special-events/rockin-on-the-river.html


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Move Music Festival

Boasting 100 bands at 10 different venues you can really get your money's worth with tickets only costing $15 in advance.




2014 Line Up:
MAGIC MAN • BLACK TAXI • SIRSY • THE BIG TAKEOVER • BASTINADO • SHINOBI NINJA • MARGO MACERO • TITANICS • GOODBYE MOTEL • THE SHOW • BONG HITS FOR JESUS • STELLAR YOUNG • PREDATOR DUB ASSASSINS • DEAD LEAF ECHO • LOST IN SOCIETY • TRAPPED IN STATIC • FAITH ZIEGLER • KING DJANGO • BLACK ESKIMO • AIUR • PARKER AINSWORTH • THE RACER • RACHEL ANN WEISS • ERIN HARKES BAND • BLACK MOUNTAIN SYMPHONY • TWIN BERLIN • PARTY BOAT • DIGITAL DHARMA • THE SLAUGHTERHOUSE CHORUS • LINEAR NORTH • THE WARP/THE WEFT • BRIDGETTE GUERRETTE • JOCELYN ARNDT • BLACKBUTTON • DURIANS • FICTION FOR BANDITS • PSYMON SPINE • BEAR GRASS • BEAKED WHALE • GUSTO • THE QUICK AND THE DEAD • SHEEN • PALEMEN • DEADPAN SMILE • SCARY AMERICANS • BOYK!LLER • CARL DANIELS BRIAN LAPOINT • JOHN SCARPULLA • MYRON JAMES

Location: Various Venues in Albany
Dates: April 25th - 27th 2014
Cost: $15 Advance Tickets
Bar: Varies by Venue
Food: Varies by Venue
Website: www.movemusicfest.com


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Mountain Jam

Jammin out on Hunter Mountain for 10 years Mountain Jam brings some major artists to rock out.



2014 Line Up:
The Allman Brothers Band
Bob Weir & Ratdog
Gov't Mule
Pretty Lights
The Avett Brothers
Tedeschi Trucks Band
Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley
Jeff Tweedy
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Umphrey's McGee
Chris Robinson Brotherhood
Trampled by Turtles
Dark Star Orchestra
Robert Randolph & The Family Band
Blitzen Trapper
Beats Antique
Jackie Greene
Anders Osborne
Antibalas
Lucius
Valerie June
Moon Taxi
The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger
Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds
Reignwolf
Jonathan Wilson
The Weeks
Treetop Flyers
Sean Rowe
Connor Kennedy
Citizens Band Radio
Elijah & The Moon
Copious Jones
The Dirty Gems
K-Jamm
The Dough Rollers
Ratboy Jr.
Paul Green Rock Academy

Location: Hunter Mountain
Dates: June 5th - 8th 2014
Cost: Multi-day passes started at $185 varies by amount of days, when tickets are purchased and camping
Bar: Beer & Wine
Food: Food Trucks and other Concessions
Website: mountainjam.com


Uproar Festival
The national touring concert festival focusing on hard rock/ alternative music.

Location: Saratoga Springs - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Date: TBA
Cost: TBA
Bar: Beer & Wine
Food: Concessions
Website:www.rockstaruproar.com


Mayhem Festival
Rockstar Mayhem Festival

The national touring concert festival catering to the main stream hard rock/ metal music. 

2014 Line Up:
Avenged Sevenfold
Korn
Asking Alexandria
Trivium
Body Count featuring Ice-T
Miss May I
Mushroomhead
Cannibal Corpse
Suicide Silence
Emmure
Veil of Maya
Upon A Burning Body
Texas Hippie Coalition
Darkest Hour
Ill Nino
Wretched
Islander
King 810
Erimha

Location: Saratoga Springs - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Dates: July 23rd 2014
Cost: $29 - $90
Bar: Beer & Wine
Food: Concessions
Website: rockstarmayhemfest.com


Falcon Ridge LogoFalcon Ridge Folk Festival
The premiere folk festival in New York, Falcon Ridge is the place to be if Folk Music is your thing.



2014 Line Up:
The Andrew & Noah Band, Ann Armstrong & Steve Hughes, Annie & the Hedonists, Annie Wenz, Aoife O’Donovan, Beth Molaro, The Boxcar Lilies, Brother Sun, The Clayfoot Strutters, Cheryl Wheeler, Christine Lavin & Don White, Connor Garvey, Darlingside, The Duhks, The Falcon Ridge House Band, The Grand Slambovians, The Great Bear Trio, Hoopoe, The Horse Flies, The Ivy Vine Players, John Gorka, Jim & Madeline Christensen, Kim & Reggie Harris, Krewe de la Rue, Kathryn Wedderburn, Louise Mosrie, Magpie, Nerissa & Katryna Nields, Patti O’Brien Melita , Paul Rosenberg, Pete’s Posse, Perpetual e-Motion, Ralph Sweet, Ronny Cox, Roosevelt Dime, The Russet Trio, Seth Glier, Still, the Homegrown Band, Spuyten Duyvil, The Storycrafters, Tom Paxton, Tracy Grammer, and Will Mentor

Location: Hillsdale, NY
Dates: August 1st - 3rd 2014
Cost: Started at $45 (single day no camping) up to  $165 (for all 3 days with camping)
Bar: Beer & Wine
Food: Concessions
Website:falconridgefolk.com


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Alive at Five

Hosted every Thursday throughout the summer this concert series provides a pretty good line up, best part it's free!



2014 Line Up:
June 12 - Fitz & The Tantrums with The Features
June 19th - John Brown's Body with Easy Star All-Stars
June 26th - Dwele with Mirk
July 10th - Lord Huron with MaryLeigh Roohan
July 17th - Eastbound Jesus with Stelar Young
July 24th - Dustin Lynch with Jacob Powell
July 31th - Grand Funk Railroad with Wild Adriatic
August 7th - Shelia E. with Conehead Buddha

Location: Jennings Landing (Former Albany Riverfront Park)
Dates: June 12 - August 7 (No Concert July 3) - 5pm - 8pm
Cost: Free
Food: Concessions
Website: http://www.albanyevents.org/events/event_detail.cfm?ID=3


Tulip Festival
Featuring food, music, art and flowers - The Albany Tulip Festival offers up some modern alternative music in the line up.


Location: Downtown Albany
Dates: May 10th & 11th
Cost: Main Festival is Free
Bar: Beer
Food: Concessions
Website: www.albanyevents.org/events/event_detail.cfm?ID=7

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