Just last month, the art ‘n’ music festival Heavy took over St. Joseph’s Church in Albany with a wild ‘n’ woolly happening to raise funds for the restoration of the historic church. (See our review.)
The Restoration Funstival – otherwise known as Rest Fest – will take place from 12noon-11pm on Saturday and Sunday, featuring 16 of the top local bands from all corners of Nippertown.
Tickets will be $15 per day at the door; $20 for a weekend pass. (There may still be some discount $15 weekend passes available at Last Vestige Music Shop in Albany and the River Street Beat Shop in Troy.) Twenty-five percent of all proceeds will go directly to the St. Joseph’s Restoration Fund to support their $300,000 matched grant from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation.
In conjunction with the weekend-long bash, B3nson Records has also put together a compilation of tunes by the Rest Fest performers, and the “Restoration Compilation” is currently available for free download.
Here’s a schedule of who’s playing which day
(although we don’t have a full schedule yet, so the bands are listed in random order) UPDATE – including showtimes:
SATURDAY, AUGUST 28
1pm: Que Caro
2:05pm: El Duke
4:15pm: The Red Lions
5:20pm: Barons in the Attic
7:30pm: Beware! The Other Head of Science
8:35pm: The Mathematicians
SUNDAY, AUGUST 29
1pm: Matthew Carefully
2:05pm: Swamp Baby
3:10pm: We Are Jeneric
4:15pm: Scientific Maps
6:25pm: Alta Mira
8:35pm: Sgt. Dunbar & the Hobo Banned
Musical and visual between-band interludes by Goodship.
PREVIOUS FESTIVAL FEVER ANNOUNCEMENTS:
moe.down @ Gelston Castle Estate, Mohawk, 9/3-5
Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival @ Riverfront Park, Albany, 9/11 FREE
Lake George Jazz Weekend @ Shepard Park, Lake George, 9/18-19 FREE