Real Good for FREE: Albany’s Upper Madison Street Fair on Sunday

September 17th, 2014, 12:00 pm by Greg
Landfill Mountain Boys

Landfill Mountain Boys

LarkFest isn’t the only street fair taking place in Albany this weekend. On Sunday afternoon (September 21), the western end of Madison Avenue from South Allen to West Lawrence will be blocked off to traffic as the annual the Upper Madison Street Fair takes over the asphalt with music, dancing, art, food and plenty of fun for all ages. And, of course, admission is FREE.

The fest runs from 12noon-5pm and will feature a variety of Local 518 vendors featuring arts & crafts, non-profit organization info tables, fabulous food, dancing & drumming, a silent auction and Kids Zone activities, including storytelling, art making, face painting, games, drumming and more.

And as with LarkFest, one of the main attractions of the UMSF is the live music. Here’s a schedule of who’s playing when on Sunday:

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12noon: Swing Shift (’30s & ’40s swing)

12:30pm: Miss Empire Star & the Timeless Tappers

1pm: Donald Hyman’s “The Best of Ed Sullivan”

1:30pm: The Golden Notes (a cappella)

2pm: Michael Jerling (singer-songwriter)

2:30pm: The Other Guys (a cappella)

3pm: The Carboys (Americana alt-country)

3:30pm: Magdalens (alt-folk)

4pm: The Landfill Mountain Boys (bluegrass)


LarkFest @ Lark Street, Albany, Saturday, September 20
New York State Writers Institute’s Visiting Writers Series @ UAlbany, Albany, various days
September in the City Art Fair @ Tricentennial Park, Albany, 11:30am Wednesdays
Garage Bands in the Garage @ Albany Public Library, Albany, 6pm select Fridays

2 thoughts on “Real Good for FREE: Albany’s Upper Madison Street Fair on Sunday”

  1. seymour says:

    “Upper Madison”… the Upper West Side of Albany.

  2. Normando says:

    Ouch. Nicely done.

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