Festival Fever: The Old Austerlitz Music Festival, 8/24/13

Ryder Cooley

Ryder Cooley

WHAT: The Old Austerlitz Music Festival & Contra Dance

WHEN: Saturday, August 24
Festival: 11am-6pm
Contra Dance 8-10pm

WHERE: Old Austerlitz, 11550 State Route 22, Austerlitz

FESTIVAL: Old-time favorites and traditional music will be performed by a number of popular local musicians, including Joe Adee, Sheri Bauer-Mayorga, Kurt Barensfeld, C. Ryder Cooley, John Reilly, Maisie Rugen and Mariah Lewis. Musical performances will take place from 11am-4pm, followed by a jam session in the barn from 4-6pm. All ages are welcome to participate – sing along, bring an instrument to play or just relax and listen. Admission to the music festival and jam session is free.

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CONTRA DANCE: At 7pm, the old barn will turn into a dance hall. The evening festivities will begin with a one-hour lesson in Contra Dancing for beginners. The Contra Dance will start at8 pm with music provided by the Mountain Laurel Contra Dance Band. Admission for the dance is $10 for adults; free for children.

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING FESTIVALS FOR 2013:
MudFest @ Prattsville Town Green, Prattsville, 8/23&24/13 (FREE)
New York Freedompalooza @ Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont, 8/24/13
Albany Latin Festival @ Washington Park, Albany, 8/24/13 (FREE)
The Felice County Fair @ Opus 40, Saugerties, 8/31/13
Restoration Festival @ Contemporary Artists Center at Woodside, Troy, 9/6&7/13
Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival @ Jennings Landing, Albany, 9/7/13 (FREE)
New Music Festival @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany, 9/7/13 (FREE)
Hispanic Heritage Celebration @ the Empire State Plaza, 9/14/13 (FREE)
FreshGrass Festival @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, 9/20-22/13
Farm Aid @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, 9/21/13 (SOLD OUT)
LarkFest @ Lark Street, Albany, 9/21/13 (FREE)
PearlPalooza @ North Pearl Street, Albany, 9/28/13 (FREE)

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