Festival Fever: Irish 2000 Music & Arts Festival @ Saratoga County Fairgrounds, 9/13-14/13

The Irish 2000 Music & Arts Festival returns to the Saratoga County Fairgrounds in Ballston Spa once again this weekend, bringing together some of the finest Celtic music performers from around the globe.

The two-day bash kicks off with non-stop music from 5:45-11pm on Friday (September 13), with Gaelic Storm in the headlining slot. On Saturday (September 14), the music kicks off at 11am, and performances continue on three different stages straight through til 11pm.

Two-day all-fest tickets are available in advance only for $29. Friday-only tickets are $16 in advance; $20 at the gate. Saturday-only tickets are $18 in advance; $25 at the gate. Children ages 12 and under are FREE.

Here’s the schedule of performances for the 2013 Irish 2000 Festival:

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FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 13)
5:45pm: Kilrush
6:35pm: Unforgettable Fire
7:55pm: Shilelagh Law
9:30pm: Gaelic Storm

SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 14)
CONTEMPORARY STAGE
11:45am: Kilrush
1:10pm: Emish
2:40pm: Albannach
4:10pm: Rathkeltair
5:50pm: The Killdares
7:40pm: Screaming Orphans
9:30pm: Gaelic Storm

TRADITIONAL STAGE
11:45am: The McKrells
1:15pm: Get Up Jack
2:45pm: Girsa
4:15pm: The Makem Brothers
5:45pm: Barra MacNeils
7:30pm: Hair of the Dog

PATRICIA McSWEENEY MEMORIAL STAGE
11am: Shadowlands
12:10pm: Rakish Paddy
1:15pm: Frank Jaklitsch
1:55pm: Three Irish Voices
2:40pm: Who’s Your Paddy
3:45pm: The Brothers Flynn
4:50pm: Albannach
5:55pm: Black Abbey
7pm: Forthlin Road

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING FESTIVALS FOR 2013:
Art in the Park @ Congress Park, Saratoga Springs, 9/14/13 (FREE)
Hispanic Heritage Celebration @ the Empire State Plaza, 9/14/13 (FREE)
Jazz at the Lake @ Shepard Park, Lake George, 9/14-15/13 (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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