Fall Festival Fever
Yes, it’s sad but true.
Summertime has come … and gone … for another year.
But now ain’t the time for your tears. Outdoor music in Nippertown doesn’t just shut down after Labor Day. In fact, there’s still quite a cornucopia of festivals coming our way for the autumn season.
Here’s a quick look at some of the highlights of what’s coming up in the next couple of weeks on the fall festival circuit:
Friday-Saturday, September 11-12: The North Greenbush Community Celebration featuring Hair of the Dog, the Audiostars, more @ North Greenbush Town Complex, North Greenbush (FREE)
Friday-Sunday, September 11-13: All Tomorrow’s Parties featuring the Flaming Lips, Sufjan Stevens, Suicide, Iron & Wine, the Feelies, more @ Kutshers Country Club, Monticello
Friday-Sunday, September 11-13: The Waterford Tugboat Roundup featuring George Ward, Yesterday’s News, Captain Squeeze & the Zydeco Moshers, the Barefoot Boys, Lawson, more @ the Waterford Waterfront, Waterford
Saturday, September 12: The Albany Jazz Festival featuring Joe Lovano’s Us Five, Lizz Wright, the Lee Shaw Trio, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, more @ Riverfront Park, Albany (FREE)
Saturday, September 12: The Royal Family Get Down featuring Soulive, John Scofield, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, the Charlie Hunter Trio, more @ the Pines Theater at Look Park, Northampton, Mass.
Saturday, September 12: The Small Town Friends Festival featuring Rambin Jug Stompers, more @ the Voorheesville Public Library, Voorheesville (FREE)
Saturday, September 12: Ponfest featuring Dead and Dying, Gunther Weezul, All for Revenge, Black John Wayne, more @ Prospect Park, Troy
Saturday, September 12: Little Italy Streetfest featuring Johnny Ferrari, Grand Central Station, Tommy Verrigni, Happy Daze @ North Jay Street, Schenectady (FREE)
Saturday-Sunday, September 12-13: The Fiddlers’ Jamboree featuring Sara Milonovich & Greg Anderson, Don’t Quit Your Day Job, Nelson Rock & Circle of Willis, the Lockhart Mountain Boys, more @ Veteran’s Memorial Field, Thurman
Saturday-Sunday, September 12-13: The Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival featuring Gandalf Murphy & the Slambovian Circus of Dreams, the Kennedys, the Horseflies, Aztec Two-Step, the McKrells, more @ East & West Parks, Norwich (FREE)
Sunday, September 13: The Uncle Sam Celebration featuring Donny Elvis, Imagining Lennon, Cryin’ Out Loud @ Knickerbacker Park, Lansingburgh (FREE)
Friday-Saturday, September 18-19: The Irish 2000 Music & Arts Festival featuring Black 47, the Street Dogs, Enter the Haggis, the Elders, Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul, Gaelic Storm, more @ the Saratoga County Fairgrounds, Ballston Spa
Friday-Sunday, September 18-20: The Let It Roll Fest featuring the Marco Benevento Trio, the Brew, the Breakfast, Pawnshop Roses, the McLovins, more @ Sunnyview Farm, Ghent
Saturday, September 19: LarkFest featuring Moby, Bell X1, Matt & Kim, Company of Thieves, Sgt. Dunbar & the Hobo Banned, Lunic, Scientific Maps, Ten Year Vamp, more @ Lark Street, Albany (FREE)
Saturday, September 19: The Drum Boogie Festival featuring the Jack DeJohnette Trio, Nexus, the Jerry Marotta Band, more @ Roundout Park, Kingston (FREE)
Saturday, September 19: Hispanic Heritage Festival featuring Raul Acosta y Oro Solido, Sonando, Alcion Musical, more @ Empire State Plaza, Albany (FREE)
Saturday, September 19: The Columbia County Farm Festival featuring Cathy Grier, the Wickers Creek Band, Fern Bradley, more @ Golden Harvest Farms, Valatie
Saturday-Sunday, September 19-20: The Lake George Jazz Weekend featuring Giacomo Gates, the Steve Turre Quintet, Diane Moser’s Composers Big Band, the Ignacio Berroa Quartet, more @ Shepard Park, Lake George (FREE)
Sunday, September 20: Chowderfest @ Riverfront Park, Troy (FREE)
Saturday, September 26: The Great Awakening featuring the Ameros, the Realside, Black Mountain Symphony, Laura Boggs, Denise Culhane, more @ Riverfront Park, Troy (FREE)
Sunday, September 27: Mountain Music Festival featuring Jesse Kitzmiller, Anne Loeb & Mike Baglione, Two Steps Back, North Country, the Mike Burns Band, more @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel (FREE)
Saturday-Sunday, October 3-4: The Saratoga Native American Festival @ the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
Saturday-Sunday, October 3-4: The Harvest Festival @ Berkshire Botanical Gardens, Stockbridge, Mass.
Wednesday-Saturday, October 7-17: The Pittsfield CityJazz Festival featuring the Dave Brubeck Quartet, the Frank Vignola Trio, Royal Hartigan & blood drum spirit, the Industrial Jazz Group, more @ various locations throughout Pittsfield, Mass.
Saturday, October 10: The Sanctuary Arts and Music Festival featuring Joy Askew, Erin Hobson @ Catskill Animal Sanctuary, Saugerties