FEST: MOVE Music Fest Returns to Downtown Albany

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The annual MOVE Music Festival is returning to Albany for its seventh year, but the fest is undergoing considerable downsizing from previous years. Just two years ago it was a three-day fest featuring 100 bands at 10 venues. Last year, the three-day fest took place at six venues (expanding into Troy and Cohoes) featuring 30 bands.

This year, the fest has been pared back even further to just one day – Saturday, April 28 – at three downtown Albany venues – Parish Public House, Dawn’s Victory Cafe and the Olde English Pub – showcasing just a dozen bands, including headliners Diet Cig. The fest will also feature music industry panel discussions at 5pm at Albany’s Hampton Inn Downtown.

A festival ticket for all three venues is currently on sale for $25; tickets for the Parish Public House only are $20.

Here’s the line-up of bands scheduled to perform at the 2018 MOVE Music Festival:

Diet Cig
Jouska
CK & the Rising Tide
Auguste & Alden
Late Sea
Jeremy James & the Villianeers
The Avalon Hi-Fi
The Ryan Leddick Trio
Aaron Rizzo
Sorrow Estate
Shlomo Franklin
Albany School of Rock

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ADDITIONAL UPCOMING 2018 FESTIVALS
518 SONGFEST @ The Egg’s Swyer Theatre, Albany, May 18
DISC JAM MUSIC FESTIVAL @ Gardner’s Farm, Stephentown, June 7-10
A TASTE OF COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter, June 8-10
MOUNTAIN JAM @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter, June 15-17
CLEARWATER’S GREAT HUDSON RIVER REVIVAL @ Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson, June 16 & 17
OLD SONGS FESTIVAL OF TRADITIONAL MUSIC & DANCE, Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont, June 22-24
FREIHOFER’S SARATOGA JAZZ FESTIVAL @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, June 23 & 24
COUNTRYFEST @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, July 7
GREY FOX BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL @ Walsh Farm, Oak Hill, July 19-22

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