LIVE: First Night Saratoga, 12/31/11

January 9th, 2012, 4:00 pm by Greg
First Night Saratoga

Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk, Nippertown chief photographer

Welcome to 2012!

New Year’s Eve in Saratoga Springs has become quite the Nippertown tradition, and for music fans, there’s certainly no shortage of things to do. It’s a non-stop cavalcade of some of our finest homegrown musical talent – jazz, rock, Celtic, country, blues, zydeco, folk, bluegrass and more. Just about every kind of musical style was in the air somewhere around town during the annual First Night Saratoga celebration. All total, there were more than 70 performances and happenings taking place at nearly three dozen different performance venues.

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Obviously, we couldn’t get to all of them, but here’s a sampling of what Nippertown chief photographer Andrzej Pilarczyk saw during his trek through the final moments of 2011:

Lee Shaw and Rich Syracuse

Lee Shaw and Rich Syracuse

Mike Campese @ Empire State College

Mike Campese @ Empire State College

Joseph Loux of the Adirondack Baroque Consort

Joseph Loux of the Adirondack Baroque Consort

Imagining Lennon

Imagining Lennon

Ted Hennessy and Evan Conway @ Saratoga Arts Gallery

Ted Hennessy and Evan Conway @ Saratoga Arts Gallery

Holly Taormina of Holly & Evan

Holly Taormina of Holly & Evan

Doug Kwartler @ the Saratoga Springs post office

Doug Kwartler @ the Saratoga Springs post office

4 thoughts on “LIVE: First Night Saratoga, 12/31/11”

  1. Mr. Reidy says:

    nice jaunt and photos.

  2. Ed Conway says:

    Nice shots Andrzej

  3. Kathy says:

    …and what a fantastic night it was – First Night Saratoga! Note to Andrzej Pilarczyk: great job on the photos – admire your energy always getting to so many shows in such a short timeline! (I’ll take a six-pack of that energy should you decide to bottle it up!) ;-)

  4. Lawrence Clarke says:

    Nice pictures!

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