FEST: Irish 2000 Festival Serves up Plenty of Celtic Music

September 14th, 2017, 12:00 pm by Greg

The 21st annual Irish 2000 Festival takes over the Saratoga County Fairgrounds in Ballston Spa this weekend, and there are some changes to the fest.

In years past, the fest has kicked off with a Friday night concert, but not this year. The fest is now a one-day affair – Saturday only (September 16).

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Saturday’s festivities have also been shortened by one hour, now kicking off at 11am rather than 10am as in years past.

But the fest continues to feature a great line-up of non-stop Celtic music all day long on two stages. Here’s the music schedule for the 2017 festival:

COORS LIGHT ROCK STAGE
11:30am: Narrowbacks
12:50pm: Emish
2:30pm: Narrowbacks
3:55pm: Get Up Jack
5:45pm: Screaming Orphans
7:35pm: Shilelagh Law
9:30pm: Off Kilter

TIMOTHY NELLIGAN & PATRICIA MCSWEENEY IRISH PUB STAGE
11:30am: Brothers Flynn
1pm: Who’s Your Paddy
2:30pm: The McKrells
4pm: The Druids
5:45pm: Searson
7:30pm: Hair of the Dog

Tickets are $16 in advance; $20 at the gate; children ages 12 & under are FREE.

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING 2017 FESTIVALS:
FRESHGRASS @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, September 15-17
BASILICA SOUNDSCAPE @ Basilica Hudson, Hudson, September 15-17
WORMTOWN MUSIC FESTIVAL @ Camp Kee-Wanee, Greenfield, September 15-17
WOODSTOCK COMEDY FESTIVAL @ various locations, Woodstock, 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…