LIVE: First Night Saratoga, 12/31/16

January 30th, 2017, 4:00 pm by Greg
Wild Adriatic at City Center

Wild Adriatic at City Center

Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk, Glenn Kaplowitz

By the end of the evening, New Year’s Eve had turned into a rather snowy affair in Saratoga Springs, but that didn’t prevent any of the festival-goers from having a good time as they strolled up and down the street ducking in and out of the 30 venues throughout downtown, enjoying more than 70 bands and solo performers, before finally heading over to Congress Park to watch the midnight fireworks amid the snowflakes.

The headlining event of the 21st annual First Night Saratoga celebration was the terrific triple bill of homegrown rockers – the Figgs, Sirsy and Wild Adriatic – in the Saratoga City Center’s main ballroom.

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But there were dozens of other concerts scattered around town, from the blues of the duo Blues Journey to Gypsy swing of the Hot Club of Saratoga, from the jazz of the Hetko, Siegel & Syracuse Trio to the sizzling salsa of Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra… and a whole lot more.

The Buffalo Brass Machine at the Saratoga Arts Center

The Buffalo Brass Machine at the Saratoga Arts Center

Darling Valley at City Center

Darling Valley at City Center

Blue Journey at Empire State College

Blue Journey at Empire State College

Sirsy at City Center

Sirsy at City Center

Shane Guerette at Adirondack Trust Bank

Shane Guerette at Adirondack Trust Bank

Hot Club of Saratoga at NBT Bank

Hot Club of Saratoga at NBT Bank

MaryLeigh Roonan at the Saratoga Visitors Center

MaryLeigh Roonan at the Saratoga Visitors Center

Alex Torres and his Latin Orchestra (photo by Glenn Kaplowitz)

Alex Torres and his Latin Orchestra (photo by Glenn Kaplowitz)

Mike Campese at Lifestyles of Saratoga

Mike Campese at Lifestyles of Saratoga

Ramblin Jug Stompers (photo by Glenn Kaplowitz)

Ramblin Jug Stompers (photo by Glenn Kaplowitz)

Phil Henry and Gary Moon at Caffe Lena

Phil Henry and Gary Moon at Caffe Lena

Hetko, Siegel & Syracuse at the Saratoga Arts Center

Hetko, Siegel & Syracuse at the Saratoga Arts Center

2 thoughts on “LIVE: First Night Saratoga, 12/31/16”

  1. Andrew S Mace says:

    Any photos of The Buffalo Brass Machine?

  2. Andrew S Mace says:

    Wait; never mind! I missed it first time scrolling through. Sorry…and thanks for posting that!

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