Festival Fever: The Lake George Jazz Fest Line-Up for 2011

April 19th, 2011, 11:00 am by Greg

Lake George Jazz Weekend

Oh my!

This year’s Jazz at the Lake: Lake George Jazz Weekend is shaping up to be one of the best ever – and that’s saying something. Sponsored by the Lake George Arts Project, the 28th annual fest will take place in Shepard Park in Lake George on Saturday & Sunday, September 17 & 18. And admission is free.

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Here’s what it looks like so far:

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1-6pm:
The Osmany Paredes Quartet
John Ellis & Double-Wide
The Grace Kelly Quintet

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 7:30pm:
The Don Byron Gospel Quintet

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1-6pm:
The Charles Cornell Quartet
Apex: Rudresh Mahanthappa & Bunky Green
The Kyle Eastwood Quintet

Of course, there’s always a problem, isn’t there? And once again the first day of the Lake George Jazz Weekend is scheduled for the same day as Albany’s LarkFest and the Irish 2000 Music & Arts Festival in Ballston Spa. Aaaaarrgggghhh!

MORE UPCOMING FESTIVALS FOR 2011:
Albany Tulip Festival @ Washington Park, Albany, May 7-8 FREE
Mountain Jam @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter, June 2-5
Rhythm On the Ridge @ Maple Ski Ridge, Rotterdam, June 11
Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, June 24-26
Old Songs Festival of Traditional Music and Dance @ Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont, June 24-26
Freihofer’s Jazz Festival @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, June 25-26
The WGNA CountryFest @ the Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont, July 9
Green River Festival @ Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, July 16-17
The Big Up @ Sunnyview Farm, Ghent, July 28-30
Bluestock Music Festival @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter, August 26-28