Schedule for CountryFest 2012 @ Times Union Center, 7/7/12

After 18 years of outdoor country fun in the sun at the Altamont Fairgrounds and the Saratoga Casino and Raceway, radio station WGNA-FM has moved its annual CountryFest celebration to the city on Saturday (July 7). Yup, CountryFest is now in downtown Albany.

And at least part of it will be indoors for the first time … at the Times Union Center. Tix for the indoor show – which begins at 6:30pm – are $27.50 and $46.50 for arena seating and $58 for general admission on the floor. (There will be no chairs on the floor.)

The first half of the party, however, will take place outdoors beginning at 12noon on Saturday (July 7) on South Pearl Street in front of the TU Center, and the outdoor portion of the fest is free.

Here’s the complete schedule of performances for both the outdoor and indoor portions of CountryFest 2012:

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OUTDOORS ON SOUTH PEARL STREET
12noon: Whiskey City
1:30pm: Lost Cantina
3pm: The Back 40 Band
4:30pm: Dustin Lynch
6pm: Chelsea Cavanaugh

INDOORS AT THE TIMES UNION CENTER
6:30pm: Josh Thompson
7:15pm: Thompson Square
8:20pm: Joe Nichols
9:35pm: Eric Church

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING FESTIVALS FOR 2012:

Beat Fest @ River Street Beat Shop, Troy, 7/7/12 FREE
CountryFest @ the Times Union Center, Albany, 7/7/12
Scream It Like You Mean It @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park, 7/8/12
GE’s Kids Day @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, 7/8/12, FREE
Shockwave Festival @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park, 7/20/12 UPDATE: Cancelled.
Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, 7/31/12
McDonald’s African American Family Day @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, 8/4/12, FREE
Empire State Plaza Food Festival @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, 8/15/12, FREE
SAWFest Music Festival @ Salem Art Works, Salem, 8/18/12
Restoration Festival @ St. Joseph’s Church, Albany, 9/7-9/12
Local Legends Live @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, 9/8/12, FREE
FreshGrass Bluegrass Festival @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, 9/21-23/12
Hannaford Hispanic Heritage Celebration @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, 9/22/12, FREE

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