LarkFest Announces Line-up of Bands

August 26th, 2014, 12:39 pm by Greg

The city street will once again be shut down to traffic, as Larkfest 2014 takes over Albany’s alleged “Greenwich Village” – the stretch of Lark Street from Washington to Madison avenues – on Saturday, September 20.

It’s touted as “New York’s largest one day street festival,” and it’s slated to run from 10am-5:30pm with two stages of live music and entertainment, including top regional bands, fun activities for people of all ages, visual arts, music, poetry, magic acts and more. And, of course, admission is FREE.

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For the first time in recent memory, this year LarkFest will feature an all-Local 518 line-up. Eight bands in all will be performing throughout the day – four on each stage.

Here’s the schedule of bands for LarkFest 2014:

MADISON AVENUE STAGE
12noon: The Graham Tichy Trio
1:30pm: The Chris Dukes Band
3pm: The Chronicles
4:30pm: Conehead Buddha

WASHINGTON AVENUE STAGE
11:30am: Holly & Evan
1pm: Wild Adriatic
2:30pm: Titanics
4pm: Mirk

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING REAL GOOD FOR FREE EVENTS FOR 2014:

VARIOUS DAYS
Freedom Park Concert Series @ Freedom Park, Scotia, 7pm various days
Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival @ Jennings Landing, Albany, 1pm Saturday, September 6
Jazz at the Lake @ Shepard Park, Lake George, Saturday & Sunday, September 13 & 14
MONDAYS
The Look Up! Concert Series @ Johnny’s balcony, Schenectady, 5:30pm Mondays
Dana Park Concert Series @ Dana Park, Albany, 7pm Mondays
Pine Hills Summer Concert Series @ Elks Lodge lawn, Albany, 7pm Mondays
Rotterdam Summer Concert Series @ Rotterdam Senior Citizens Center, Rotterdam, 7pm Mondays
TUESDAYS
Tuesday Nights in the Park @ Cook Park, Colonie, 6pm Tuesdays
Summer Concert Series @ the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, 6pm Tuesdays
Music in the Park @ Onderdonk Park, East Greenbush, 6pm Tuesdays
Tuesday Nights in Brunswick @ Brunswick Family Community Center grounds, Brunswick, 6:30pm Tuesdays
Music in the Park @ Town Park, Stony Creek, 7pm Tuesdays
Music & Dance Films @ PS21, Chatham, 8:30pm Tuesdays
WEDNESDAYS
September in the City Art Fair @ Tricentennial Park, Albany, 11:30am Wednesdays
Made in the Shade of The Egg @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany, 12noon Wednesdays
Rockin’ On the River @ the Green Island Bridge Parking Lot, Troy, 5pm Wednesdays
Green Island Gazebo Concerts @ River Park, Green Island, 6pm Wednesdays
Music in the Park @ the North End Firehouse, Rensselaer, 6pm Wednesday
Concerts at Windsor Lake @ Windsor Lake, North Adams, 6:30pm Wednesdays
Summer Music Series @ East Greenbush Community Library, East Greenbush, 7pm Wednesdays
Evenings On the Green @ Bethlehem Public Library, Delmar, 7pm Wednesdays
Performing Arts Family Series @ Clifton Common, Clifton Park, 7pm Wednesdays
Wednesday Night Summer Concert Series @ Shepard Park, Lake George, 7:30pm Wednesdays
THURSDAYS
Jazz On Jay @ Jay Street, Schenectady, 12noon Thursdays
Concerts in the Park @ Wiswall Park, Ballston Spa, 6pm Thursdays
Evenings on the Green Concert Series @ Coeymans Landing Park, Ravena, 6pm Thursdays
Thursday Night Concerts @ the Crossings at Colonie, Loudonville, 6:30pm Thursdays
Schaghticoke Summer Concerts @ Schaghticoke Town Hall Lawn, Melrose, 6:30pm Thursdays
Music in the Park @ Dutchmans Landing, Catskill, 7pm Thursdays
FRIDAYS
Canal Square Concert Series @ Canal Square, Cohoes, 6pm Fridays
Garage Bands in the Garage @ Albany Public Library, Albany, 6pm select Fridays
UpBeat On the Roof @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, 7pm Fridays
Athens Summer Concert Series @ Riverfront Park, Athens, 7pm Fridays
Music at Sunset @ Greenport Town Park, Hudson, 7pm Fridays
Concerts in the Courtyard @ the County Courtyard, Schoharie, 7pm Fridays
SATURDAYS
Powers Park Concert Series @ Powers Park, Troy, 6pm Saturdays
Riverlink Concerts @ Riverlink Park, Amsterdam, 7pm Saturdays
SUNDAYS
North Greenbush Summer Concert Series @ Town Hall lawn, Wynantskill, 6pm Sunday
Music in the Park @ Riverfront Park, Coxsackie, 6pm Sundays
Performing Arts On the Common @ Clifton Common, Clifton Park, 7pm Sundays

10 thoughts on “LarkFest Announces Line-up of Bands”

  1. Ash says:

    2 gigs in the same day for Wild Adriatic?

    They’re playing with Robert Randolph in Lake George too.

    Are they going to use a helicopter?

  2. Greg says:

    Ash,

    Wild Adriatic’s 1pm showtime at LarkFest is followed by their 5:30pm gig in Lake George for the American Music Fest for the Lake…

  3. Ash says:

    Woo Hoo!
    Pysched for LG.

  4. Cyril says:

    Lark Street in NOTHING Like Greenwich Village.

  5. Thomas Dimopoulos says:

    That “alleged” Greenwich Village got me the first time, shortly after moving upstate from, well, Greenwich Village. We showed up at 7 p.m. looking for crowds and food and live music and found…crickets.

  6. Greg says:

    OK, we can take this down the path of Lark Street as Greenwich Village – intended as wry commentary on a former comparison by another media outlet – hence the word “alleged” and the fact that “Greenwich Village” was in quotes – or we can discuss the actual line-up of bands. Is it good or bad that it’s an all local line-up? Do you think that LarkFest needs a national/regional headliner? Or should its primary purpose be to shine a light on the local musical talent that lives here? Weigh in on something important, and don’t get side-tracked by some off-hand remark…

  7. Mike Hotter says:

    I think the more local music, the better – but I’m probably biased.

  8. Andy Gregory says:

    I believe LarkFest was traditionally focused on local music and arts, with a good dose of people watching thrown in. It was always about ripping the interesting bands out of playing bars and throwing them into the daylight. Two things contributed to dull the shine – getting a national/regional headliner crushed the unique-ness out of the event, and new residents moving in and around Lark St. expecting it to be suburbia. I’m glad to see the focus back on local, but shouldn’t the most local music focused radio station be a sponsor?

  9. a mix of regional and out of town bands would make this event more interesting. Great local bands that are worth seeing, are on stage however.

  10. Ash says:

    I admit that I am biased (I am a volunteer), but I think the Lake George fest does the better job of what Tim is suggesting.

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