After three years at the former St. Joseph’s Church in Albany, the annual Restoration Festival is moving across the Hudson this weekend, the two-day festival finding a new home at the Contemporary Artists Center at Woodside, a former church in Troy. The fest will be held on Friday & Saturday (September 6 & 7).
The fest features 19 bands total, performing on two stages throughout the weekend – plus on-site after-parties on both nights. Philadelphia’s experimental alt-rockers Man Man headline the fest on Saturday night, but the line-up of Local 518 bands is just as exciting, ranging from Rest Fest veterans Sgt. Dunbar & the Hobo Banned, Swamp Baby and Friday headliners the Parlor to the debut performance of musician/performance artist Ryder Cooley’s new band, Ryder & Hazel with the Dust Bowl Faeries.
Doors open at 6pm on Friday; music starts at 6:30pm on Friday and at 1:55pm on Saturday. All-festival passes for the two-day music festival are $32.50 and are currently available online. Friday-only tickets are $15 in advance; Saturday-only tickets are $27.50 in advance. Children under age 14 are free. And new ticket option is also available this year – an all-fest VIP backstage pass for $150.
So here it is – the complete schedule of performance times for bands at Rest Fest 2013:
1:55pm: Tor & the Fjords
3:10pm: Matt Durfee & The Rattling Baddlies
4:25pm: Beaked Whale
6:55pm: The Lucky Jukebox Brigade
8:15pm: Ryder & Hazel with the Dust Bowl Faeries
11:30pm: After-party curated by special guests
ADDITIONAL UPCOMING FESTIVALS FOR 2013:
Downtown Albany JazzFest Competition @ various locations, Albany, 9/6/13 (FREE)
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)