You might know it as the Lake George Jazz Fest. Or maybe as the Lake George Jazz Weekend. But the official name now is Jazz at the Lake. The lake is still Lake George, and the jazz still makes it the best jazz fest in Nippertown – bar none.
On Saturday and Sunday, September 13 & 14, the two-day festival returns to the scenic Shepard Park in Lake George, where the shimmering lake serves as the backdrop behind the stage. Sponsored by the Lake George Arts Project, the fest doesn’t often present the big, mainstream names, instead concentrating on both established and emerging, adventurous musicians, who take a global approach.
And best of all, the entire festival is absolutely FREE.
Here’s the schedule for the 2014 Jazz at the Lake:
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
1pm: Manuel Valera & the New Cuban Express
2:45pm: Cyrille Aimee’s Gypsy Jazz Quintet
4:30pm: Sex Mob Plays Fellini: The Music of Nino Rota
6-8pm: Opening reception for the Caroline Ramersdorfer and John Van Alstine art exhibition at the Courthouse Gallery
7:30pm: The Anat Cohen Quartet
ADDITIONAL UPCOMING FESTIVALS FOR 2014:
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
Bang On a Can Summer Festival @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, 7/16-8/2/14
Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival @ Walsh Farm, Oak Hill, 7/17-20/14
Restoration Festival @ CAC Woodside, Troy, 8/15&16/14
FreshGrass Festival @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, 9/19-21/14