Radio station WEXT-FM has announced the bands for the 32nd annual LarkFest next month, and it looks like it’s going to be a serious high-energy street party, so be sure to bring along your dancing shoes.
LarkFEST is New York’s largest one-day street festival, with 80,000 people expected to attend this year when the fest takes over Lark Street in Albany from 10am-5:30pm on Saturday, September 21.
Once again, the fest will feature two stages of live music and entertainment including top regional bands, fun activities for people of all ages, visual arts, music, poetry, magic acts and a whole lot more.
Admission is, of course, free.
Here’s the newly announced schedule of bands slated for the 2013 LarkFest:
WASHINGTON AVENUE STAGE (at Lark & Washington)
11:25am: THE CHRONICLES
12:30pm: MATT & THE BAD IDEAS
Matt McWatters meets Charmboy
1:45pm: BARONS IN THE ATTIC
Expect the unexpected…
3pm: THE CHARLIE WATTS RIOTS
The power-pop rock trio will be celebrating the release of their eagerly awaited sophomore album, A Break in the Weather.
4:20pm: BOBBY LONG
The British singer-songwriter hits the stage in support of his new album, Wishbone.
MADISON AVENUE STAGE (at Lark & Madison)
Howe Glassman leads his merry band of cow-punksters.
12:30pm: THE LAST CONSPIRATORS
Led by veteran frontman Tim Livingston (whose band the Morons played at the very first LarkFest), the psychedelic-politico-punk foursome will be celebrating the release of their new album, A Celebration of Fury.
1:45pm: RODEO BARONS
Chris Carey leads his crackling country-rock combo.
3pm: THE MOLLY DURNIN TRIO
The singer-songwriter bulks up to a three-piece in support of her CD, Run
4:20pm: WILLIE NILE
The veteran singer-songwriter-rocker takes the stage in support of his new album, American Ride.
ADDITIONAL REAL GOOD FOR FREE EVENTS FOR 2013
WordxWord Festival @ various location, Pittsfield (August 10-17)
Albany Latin Festival @ Washington Park, Albany (Saturday, August 24)
Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival @ Jennings Landing, Albany (Saturday, September 7)
New Music Festival @ Empire State Plaza, Albany (Saturday, September 7)
Hispanic Heritage Celebration @ Empire State Plaza, Albany (Saturday, September 14)
PearlPalooza @ North Pearl Street, Albany (Saturday, September 28)
Summer at the Plaza @ Empire State Plaza, Albany (various days)
Freedom Park Concerts @ Freedom Park, Scotia (various days through Wednesday, August 28)
Performing Arts at the Common @ Clifton Common, Clifton Park (various days through August 21)
Dana Park Concert Series @ Dana Park, Albany (Mondays through August 26)
The Upper Madison Music Series @ the Elks Lodge lawn, Albany (Mondays through August 19)
Monday Night Concerts in the Park @ Veterans’ Memorial Park, Athol (Mondays through August 26)
Music On Main Street @ the NBT Bank lawn, Canajoharie (Tuesdays through August 13)
Tuesday Nights in Brunswick @ Brunswick Family Community Center, Brunswick (Tuesdays through August 27)
Tuesday Nights in the Park @ Cook Park, Colonie (Tuesdays through August 27)
Music in the Park @ Stony Creek Town Park, Stony Creek (Tuesdays through August 27)
Music in the Park @ Onderdonk Park, East Greenbush (Tuesdays through August 27)
Bolton Landing Free Concerts @ Rogers Memorial Park, Bolton Landing (Tuesdays through August 20)
SCA Summer Concert Series @ the Outdoor Entertainment Center, South Glens Falls (Tuesdays through August 27)
Lake George Arts Project Summer Concerts @ Shepard Park, Lake George (Wednesdays through August 28)
Rockin’ On the River @ Green Island Bridge Parking Lot/Riverfront Park, Troy (Wednesdays through August 28)
Green Island Gazebo Concerts @ Green Island Park, Green Island (Wednesdays through August 28)
Music in the Park @ the North End Firehouse, Rensselaer (Wednesdays through August 14)
Sharon Springs Summer Concert Series @ Chalybeate Park, Sharon Springs (Wednesdays through August 21)
Concerts at Windsor Lake @ Windsor Lake, North Adams (Wednesdays through August 28)
Jazz On Jay @ Jay Street, Schenectady (Thursdays through September 5)
Concerts in the Park @ Wiswall Park, Ballston Spa (Thursdays through August 29)
Schaghticoke Summer Eve Concerts @ Schaghticoke Town Hall lawn, Melrose (Thursdays through August 22)
Music in the Park @ Dutchman’s Landing, Catskill (Thursdays through August 29)
Guilderland Performing Arts Center @ Tawasentha Park, Guilderland (Thursdays through August 22)
Thursday Night Concerts @ the Crossings, Colonie (Thursdays through August 29)
Rhythm On the Riverfront @ Long Dock Park, Beacon (Thursdays through August 22)
Evenings On the Green @ Coeymans Landing Park Gazebo, Coeymans (Thursdays through August 29)
Music On the Lawn @ Castleton Public Library, Castleton-On Hudson (Thursdays through August 22)
Upbeat On the Roof @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs (Fridays through August 30)
Fridays at the Lake @ Shepard Park, Lake George (Fridays through August 30)
Athens Summer Concert Series @ Riverfront Park, Athens (Fridays through August 30)
Canal Square Summer Concert Series @ Canal Square, Cohoes (Fridays through August 30)
Music at Sunset @ Greenport Town Park, Hudson (Fridays through August 30)
Garage Bands in the Garage @ Albany Public Library, Albany (once a month on Fridays through September 20)
Riverlink Park Summer Concert Series @ Riverlink Park, Amsterdam (Saturdays through August 31)
Powers Park Concert Series @ Powers Park, Troy (Saturdays through August 24)
North Greenbush Summer Concert Series @ North Greenbush Town Office lawn, Wynantskill (Sundays through August 18)