FREE FEST: GEM Fest in Glens Falls on Saturday

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It’s time for the Glens Falls Entertainment and Music Festival. GEM Fest, for short.

The free festival takes over Glens Falls City Park on Saturday (July 28) from 12noon-5pm with live music and art, food and craft vendors and other family-friendly activities.

This year the festival is also spilling over to a variety of other venues. There will be music at Mean Max Brew Works, JP Bruno’s Bar & Grill and other bars in town. LARAC’s Lapham Gallery will be hosting a free film festival throughout the day, and the Park Theater welcomes a comedy showcase at 7pm.

Here’s the schedule of performances for the fest:

GLENS FALLS CITY PARK
12noon-5pm, FREE
Featured artists: Corey Pitkin, Rodney Allen Bentley, Tabitha Spectra, Meg Canell, Hannah Williams, Brendan Clancy
Featured music:
12noon: Peter Annello
1pm: Tambourelli & Her SuperTrips
2pm: Paradox Saints
3pm: William Hale
4pm: Brain Medicine

COMEDY AT PARK THEATER
7-10pm, $5 in advance; $10 at the door
John Romanoff – Grand Champion of “The Funniest Comic in New England Contest” – headlines the laugh-fest. With Kate Clancy, Dan Frank and host Paul Gregory.

FILMS AT LARAC’S LAPHAM GALLERY
FREE
12:30pm: Meet the Filmmakers mixer
1:30pm: Short Film Showcase and Q&A
Featuring “The Summit” (directed by Micah Khan), “Jacob” (Bobby Chase), “The Second Loss” (Ryan Gangemi), “Pastor Pete” (Justin Alvis), “Old Hearts Cafe” (Cameron Gallagher & Ken Holmes) and “Asa Morris & The Mess’ ‘Blame'” (Joel Barlow)
3pm: Feature Film Showcase and Q&A: “Lee’s 88 Keys” (directed by Susan Robbins)
4:45pm: Award ceremony

MEAN MAX BREW WORKS
2:50pm: Arch Fiends
3:40pm: The Way Back When
4:30pm: No More Death Stars
5:20pm: Asa Morris & The Mess
6:20pm: Lock 9
7:15pm: Chestnut Grove
8:50pm: Joe Mansman & the Midnight Revival Band
9:55pm: Pillowhead
10:55: Candy Ambulance with Lollygagger

JP BRUNO’S BAR & GRILL
3pm: We’re History
3:40pm: The Escape
4:30pm: Sly Fox & The Hustlers
5:30pm: The Stable Gentlemen
6:15pm: Citris
7:20pm: Hasty Page

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING 2018 FESTIVALS
MELTASIA’S GREAT MELTDOWN FUNNABRATION @ Uncle Pete’s Campground, Phoenicia, July 27 & 28
SUPERTONE MUSIC FESTIVAL @ Roeliff Jansen Park, Hillsdale, July 28
BLACK ARTS & CULTURAL FESTIVAL @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany, August 4, FREE
NEW YORK STATE FOOD FESTIVAL @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany, August 8, FREE
DIRT FARMER FESTIVAL @ Arrowood Farms, Accord, August 19
EXIT DOME @ WMHT-TV Studio, North Greenbush, September 7
EASTBOUND THROWDOWN @ Irwin Farm, Salem, September 7 & 8
FRESHGRASS @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, September 14-16
PEARLPALOOZA @ North Pearl Street, Albany, September 15, FREE
HOPS & HARVEST FESTIVAL @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany, September 19, FREE
HISPANIC HERITAGE CELEBRATION @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany, September 22, FREE
OUTLAW MUSIC FESTIVAL @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, September 23

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