LIVE: Final Stretch Music Festival @ Saratoga Springs, 8/31-9/1/13

Jojo Romero

Jojo Romero

Photographs by Timothy Reidy

Race fans throughout Nippertown and beyond mourned the closing of Saratoga’s big 150th anniversary track season, but they weren’t about to let the horses head back south without a big party. And the annual Final Stretch Music Festival – along with the Saratoga Blues Celebration – did the trick, providing two nights of free music on the streets of the Spa City. From country clogging to funky jazz to rollicking rockabilly, there seemed to be something for all kinds of music fans, whether celebrating a big-money winning season at the betting windows or simply drowning the sorrows of an empty-wallet losing summer.

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