FREE FEST: The Final Stretch Music Festival in Saratoga

August 29th, 2017, 11:00 am by Greg
Alan Darcy

Alan Darcy

Photograph by Tim Reidy

There’s just one week left in the Saratoga horse racing season, which comes to a close on Labor Day (Monday, September 4), and as the meet heads to the finish line, the city will celebrate with its annual the Final Stretch Music Festival around town this weekend.

But this year’s free fest has been seriously downsized. Just last year the Final Stretch featured seven bands in five locations over the course of two nights. This year, however, the entertainment has shrunk to four bands at four locations on just one night – Saturday (September 2).

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It’s still free though, and the fest runs from 7-11pm.

Here’s the line-up of who’s playing where on Saturday evening:

FENIMORE BLUES: Caroline Street

JEFF BRISBIN: Adirondack Trust Company

ALAN DARCY: Ben & Jerry’s

SARATOGA SOUNDTRACK CHORUS: Broadway

MORE OF TODAY’S NEW CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Egg Announces New Concert
Cohoes Music Hall Announces New Concert

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING 2017 FESTIVALS:
ADIRONDACK INDEPENDENCE MUSIC FESTIVAL @ Wood Park, Lake George, September 2-3
ALBANY RIVERFRONT JAZZ FESTIVAL @ Corning Preserve’s Jennings Landing, Albany, September 9, FREE
FRESHGRASS @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, September 15-17
PEARLPALOOZA @ North Pearl Street, Albany, September 16, FREE
JAZZ AT THE LAKE @ Shepard Park, Lake George, September 16 & 17, FREE
LARKFEST @ Lark Street, Albany, September 23, FREE
AMERICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL FOR THE LAKE @ Wood Park, Lake George, September 23-24 UPDATE: This fest has been cancelled…