Bang a drum!
The annual Drum Boogie Festival is happening from 10am-8pm on Saturday (September 7) at Andy Lee Field in Woodstock. This year’s all-day festival will feature the music of jazz great Jack DeJohnette, the Midnight Ramble Band, Simon Shaheen, the Japanese taiko ensemble COBU, the adventurous steel drum band NYU Steel and much more.
Admission is free. Rain date: Sunday (September 8).
Here’s the schedule for Saturday’s Drum Boogie Festival:
11am: Jack DeJohnette (with NEXUS, Karl Berger, Harvey Sorgen and Tibetan ritual musicians)
11:30am: POOK & Energy Dance Company
12:45pm: Simon Shaheen
2:15pm: Great American Fife & Drum Band
3:45pm: Beatbox Guitar
4:30pm: In Unity
5pm: Jack DeJohnette (with David Sancious and Louie Vega)
6pm: NYU Steel
6:45pm: The Midnight Ramble Band
ADDITIONAL REAL GOOD FOR FREE EVENTS FOR 2013
Downtown Albany JazzFest Competition @ various locations, Albany (Friday, September 6)
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)
September in the City Art Fair @ Tricentennial Park, Albany (Wednesdays through September 25)
Jazz On Jay @ Jay Street, Schenectady (Thursdays through September 5)
Music at Sunset @ Greenport Town Park, Hudson (Fridays through September 6)
Garage Bands in the Garage @ Albany Public Library, Albany (once a month on Fridays through September 20)