As the poster for Albany’s upcoming MOVE Music Festival proudly proclaims, “100 Bands / 10 Venues / 1 Incredible Weekend.”
And, yes indeed, nearly 100 bands/solo musicians are slated to perform at the third annual MOVE Music Festival. That’s a big bargain, no matter how you look at it. (GO HERE to find an alphabetized list of the bands and solo performers.) And nearly all of them are scheduled to perform on Saturday, April 26, when the action is slated to get underway at 3pm and continue until 3am.
There are 11 venues hosting showcase performances, including Justin’s, McGeary’s Pub, Blue 82, the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Franklin’s Tower, Red Square, the Lark Tavern, the Fuze Box, the Barrel Saloon, Graney’s Stout and the recently added City Beer Hall.
While the fest is billed as a three-day fest, the schedule for Friday, April 25 and Sunday, April 27 consists of just one single-venue event each day, and they require an additional admission charge, not included in the basic festival wristband/ticket.
Advance tickets for the Saturday, April 26 showcases are now available for $15. Tickets for the Friday, April 25 concert at Red Square – featuring Black Taxi, Stellar Young and the Carl Daniels Band – are available for $10 in advance. Admission to the Sunday, April 27 Women of MOVE Showcase at McGeary’s Pub – featuring Erin Harkes, Jocelyn Arndt, Margo Macero and Bridgette Guerrette – is $5 available at the door.
Stay tuned for further updates and a full festival schedule…
ADDITIONAL UPCOMING FESTIVALS FOR 2014:
Albany Word Fest @ various locations, Albany, 4/13-19/14
Knickerbocker Film Festival @ various locations, Albany, 4/21-24/14
MOVE Music Festival @ various locations, Albany, 4/25-27/14
Albany Tulip Festival @ Washington Park, Albany, 5/10-11/14, FREE
Mountain Jam @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter, 6/5-8/14
FLY-92 Summer Jam @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, 6/7/14
The Old Songs Festival @ Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont, 6/27-29/14
Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival @ Saratoga Performing Arts Festival, Saratoga Springs, 6/28&29/14
The Hudson Project @ Winston Farm Saugerties, 7/11-13/14
WGNA’s CountryFest 2014 @ Schaghticoke Fairgrounds, Schaghticoke, 7/12/14
FreshGrass Festival @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, 9/19-21/14