518 Songfest Comes to The Egg on Saturday

February 26th, 2016, 10:00 am by Greg
(from left) Benjamin John, Alyssa Yeager, Ashley Sofia and Bryan Thomas

(from left) Benjamin John, Alyssa Yeager, Ashley Sofia and Bryan Thomas

518 Songfest takes over The Egg’s Swyer Theatre in Albany at 7pm on Saturday (February 27). Priced at $10, tickets are general admission, and the show is a fundraiser for Columbia Arts Team, WEXT-FM and The Egg,

518 Songfest will feature performances by four of the foremost acoustic singer-songwriters in Greater Nippertown – Bryan Thomas, Ashley Sofia, Benjamin John and Rhiannon’s Lark (featuring Alyssa Yeager). The evening will also feature appearances by hit songwriter Tim Moore and singer-songwriter-producer Sandy McKnight.

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In addition, the evening will feature panel discussions with the songwriters regarding their creative process, motivation and experiences, moderated by WEXT’s Andy Gregory and Dave Michaels. And there will also be meet-and-greet sessions pre-concert, during the intermission and following the show, so bring your questions about songwriting and the music business.

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING FESTIVALS FOR 2016:
BRIDGE JAZZ FESTIVAL @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy & the Massry Center for the Arts, Albany, February 26 & 27
HIGH MUD COMEDY FESTIVAL @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, March 11 & 12
MOVE MUSIC FESTIVAL @ various locations, Albany, April 22-24
ROCK ‘N DERBY FESTIVAL @ Schaghticoke Fairgrounds, Schaghticoke, May 20-22
MOUNTAIN JAM @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter, June 2-5
A TASTE OF COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter, June 10-12
CLEARWATER’S GREAT HUDSON RIVER REVIVAL @ Croton Point Park, Croton-On-Hudson, June 18-19 UPDATE: This festival has been cancelled.
OLD SONGS FESTIVAL @ Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont, June 24-26
FREIHOFER’S SARATOGA JAZZ FESTIVAL @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, June 25 & 26