A new outdoor downtown street festival has popped up on the concert calendar. They’re calling it Pearl-Palooza, and it’s slated to take over North Pearl Street in downtown Albany from 12noon-6pm on Saturday, July 3. The main stage is slated to be located at the corner of North Pearl and Pine streets. Admission is free.
In addition to the numerous Pearl Street drinking establishments, the fest is also being sponsored by WEQX-FM. The radio station also sponsored the Saturday main stage music at last month’s Tulip Festival, although they are no longer involved with such other big outdoor bashes as Troy’s River Street Festival and Albany’s LarkFest, as they have been in the past.
The line-up of performers for Pearl-Palooza include:
1:15pm: Civil Twilight
2:45pm: We Are Scientists
4:15pm: Rusted Root
In addition, a number of local bands – Black Mountain Symphony, Timbre Coupe, Rudeke, the Ameros, Dirty Paris and others – will be performing throughout the day at the various indoor venues that dot the Pearl St. landscape.
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River Street Festival @ River Street, Troy, 6/19
Saratoga Brewfest @ the Ellms Family Farm, Ballston Spa, 6/19
Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival @ Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson, 6/19-20
The Old Songs Festival @ Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont, 6/25-27
Beacon Riverfest @ Riverfront Park, Beacon, 6/26
Freihofer’s Jazz Festival @ SPAC, Saratoga Springs, 6/26-27
The WGNA Countryfest @ Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont, 7/10
The Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival @ Walsh Farm, Oak Hill, 7/15-18
The Green River Festival @ Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, Mass. 7/16-18
The Solid Sound Festival @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, Mass., 8/13-15
moe.down @ Gelston Castle Estate, Mohawk, 9/3-5
Lake George Jazz Weekend @ Shepard Park, Lake George, 9/18-19/10