Festival Fever: Blues, Brews & BBQ @ American Glory, 8/13/11

The Crowmatix: (from left) Professor Louie, Frank Campbell, Miss Marie, Josh Colow and Gary Burke
The Crowmatix: (from left) Professor Louie, Frank Campbell, Miss Marie, Josh Colow and Gary Burke

Blues, brews and BBQ…

It’s just all way too much to squeeze inside Hudson restaurant/hot-spot American Glory BBQ, so owner Joe Fierro is erecting a big tent at the corner of Warren and 5th streets in Hudson and movin’ it all outside on Saturday.

The big outdoor blowout kicks off at 12noon on Saturday, and rolls straight through to 12midnight – a 12 hour marathon of big, bad, beautiful blues music. And it’s FREE. Here’s the schedule of performers:

12noon-1:30pm: Josh & Monti Bopp
2-3:30pm: Sonny Rock & the Boilermakers
4-5:30pm: More Than Real
6-7:30pm: The Jonny Monster Band
8-9:30pm: Professor Louie & The Crowmatix
10-11:30pm: The Willie Amrod Band
11:30pm-???: Free-for-all jam with the above…

And what about the brews? Oh, they got that covered, too, with two dozen tasty varieties to quench your thirst.

If you want to move inside American Glory, you can do that, too, of course, and acoustic duo Dos Diablos will be churning out ’70s classic rock favorites beginning at 8:30pm on Saturday. And, yeah, that’s free, too.

But wait, there’s more…

In fact, the tent will be up all weekend, and there’s another, more musically diverse line-up of talent slated to rock the street on Sunday (August 14):

12noon: Headwest
1pm: The Blue Bottle Jug Band
3pm: Zumbi Zumbi
4pm: The Last Conspirators


Royal Family Affair @ Stratton Mountain, Vermont, August 12-14
Fam Jam Festival @ Lee’s Park, Saratoga Lake, August 13
Bluestock Music Festival @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter, August 26-28
Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival @ Corning Preserve’s Riverfront Park, Albany, September 10, FREE
LarkFest @ Lark Street, Albany, September 17, FREE
Jazz at the Lake: Lake George Jazz Weekend @ Shepard Park, Lake George, September 17-18, FREE
Hippiefest @ the Palace Theatre, Albany, October 13

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