FREE FEST: Bands Announced for Albany’s DadFest

May 23rd, 2017, 10:00 am by Greg
Mark Gamsjager

Mark Gamsjager leads the Lustre Kings at DadFest

The City of Albany hosts its Tulip Festival every spring to honor Mothers Day, so it seems only right that they also pay tribute to dads on Fathers Day, right?

Hence DadFest, which is slated for Albany’s Washington Park from 1-6pm on Sunday, June 18 with great food, vendors, kids’ activities and, of course, live music.

Three popular Greater Nippertown bands have been announced to play this year’s free, fun-for-the-whole-family festival:

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1:30pm: RAMBLIN JUG STOMPERS
Kickin’ up a vintage American roots-rockin’ ruckus for more than a decade, the Stompers offer a unique combination of hot-wired musicianship and quick wit.

3pm: MARK GAMSJAGER & THE LUSTRE KINGS
The Lustre Kings boast a devoted international fanbase and perform over 150 dates a year, including regular stops at nightspots, festivals and casinos. The band staked a claim to a modern take on the reverb-driven sounds of early rock, leaning on touchstones of country, blues & R&B.

4:30pm: THE POWERHOUSE FUNK BAND
From Motown golden oldies to contemporary hip-hop (and everything soulful sound inbetween), the the six-piece band of fab funksters promise to keep the audience groovin’ in the park.

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*VARIOUS DATES
FREEDOM FESTIVAL @ Freedom Square, Troy, June 3
SCHENECTADY COUNTY SUMMERNIGHT @ Broadway, Schenectady, July 14
JAZZ AT THE LAKE @ Shepard Park, Lake George, September 16 & 17
*WEDNESDAYS
MADE IN THE SHADE OF THE EGG @ the Empire State Plaza at The Egg, Albany, 12noon, June 7-August 30
ROCKIN’ ON THE RIVER @ Riverfront Park, Troy, 5pm, June 7-August 9
FREEDOM PARK CONCERT SERIES @ Freedom Park, Scotia, 7pm, June 21-August 23
*THURSDAYS
ALIVE AT FIVE @ Corning Preserve’s Jennings Landing, Albany, 5pm, June 8
BROWN’S SUMMER SESSIONS @ Brown’s Brewing Co., Troy, 5pm, June 1-July 13
ROCK THE BLOCK @ Remsen Square, Cohoes, 6:30pm, June 8-August 10
UPBEAT ON THE ROOF @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, 7pm, July 13-August 24
*SATURDAYS
FREEDOM PARK CONCERT SERIES @ Freedom Park, Scotia, 7pm, June 24-August 26
*SUNDAYS
CAFFE LENA @ SPAC @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center Gazebo, Saratoga Springs, 12noon, June 11, July 9 & August 27
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