The second annual Downtown Albany Blues Music Contest is slated to take place from 5-9pm on Friday, May 3. The competition features 10 of Nippertown’s top blues-based bands, each performing at a different venue in downtown Albany.
Admission is free to all 10 of the performances, and the grand prize winner will be selected by the general public in attendance, so come on out and vote for your favorite bands of the evening.
The two bands with the most votes will have the opportunity to perform at one of the summer’s Alive at Five concerts in Albany’s Riverfront Park. The top vote-getter will also perform at the Downtown Albany Fall Car Show in October.
The 10 blues bands performing for the 2013 Downtown Albany Blues Music Contest include:
Joe Lowry & the Second Mile Blues Band @ 74 State
J.V. & the Cutters @ Blue 82
The Tom Healey Band @ Franklin’s Tower
Sly Fox & the Hustlers @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen (formerly the Bayou Cafe)
The Hallertau Band @ Legends on Pearl
Blues Sanctuary @ the Merry Monk
Soul Sky @ The Olde English Pub and Pantry
Kylie & the Sympathetic Strangers @ Pearl Street Pub
Nite Train @ the Dirty Martini Lounge
Holly & Evan @ Taste
The event is free and open to the public.