If you’re in downtown Albany on Saturday, and the Albany Riverfront Jazz Fest isn’t your thing, you might want to head over to the Barrel Saloon Rock & Roll Country Bar for the inaugural Barrel Fest celebration.
The fest – which is actually being held outdoors in the park across the street from the Barrel Saloon – will feature music by Jonesville and Skeeter Creek. You’ll also be able to test your strength in the keg roll, tire roll and lasso competitions. And, of course, don’t forget the Barrel’s mechanical bull.
Plenty of food – including smoked pulled pork, burgers, hotdogs – and beer will be available, too.
Admission is $10, and a portion of the proceeds from the gate will go to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.
MORE FESTIVALS ON THE 2011 CALENDAR:
Local Legends Live @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany, September 9, FREE
Port of Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival @ Corning Preserve’s Riverfront Park, Albany, September 10, FREE
UPDATED: Everything Under the Sun Music & Arts Fest @ Noel Field, North Adams, September 10-11
Shamrock-N-Roll Festival @ the Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont, September 11
LarkFest @ Lark Street, Albany, September 17, FREE
Jazz at the Lake: Lake George Jazz Weekend @ Shepard Park, Lake George, September 17-18, FREE
PearlPalooza @ North Pearl Street, Albany, September 24, FREE
FreshGrass: A Festival of Art & Bluegrass @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, September 24-25
Hippiefest @ the Palace Theatre, Albany, October 13