As the summer comes to an end, let it go out with a cymbal crash and a trumpet blast. Don't miss Albany's Riverfront Jazz Festival on September 8, 2012. The festival brings acclaimed musical guests, great food and fireworks ... and best of all, it's FREE!
Since 2001, the Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival has featured the 'who’s who' of jazz greats, critically acclaimed up-and-coming artists and local favorites! The banks of the Hudson River are transformed into Congo Square for a lively day of “jamming”, free musical entertainment and more.
Join in the “steady beat” at Albany’s Riverfront Park at the Corning Preserve. There will be food and beverages available for purchase, and many performances to enjoy all day long.
The back beat begins at 12:00 and lasts all day through 9:00 pm, ending the jazz fest with an appropriate “shout chorus” of fireworks!
In case of rain the festival will be held at the Palace Theatre.
Plus! This year the fun starts early with a new tradition! Learn more about the Downtown Albany Jazz Fest Competion
The 2012 Jazz Festival Lineup:
Jazz Fest Competition Winner :: 12:00 PM
Way Down :: 1:15 PM
Pedrito Martinez Group :: 2:30 PM
Delfeayo Marsalis :: 4:00 PM
Charlie Hunter :: 5:30 PM
The Mosaic Project :: 7:00 PM
Followed by fireworks at 8:15pm!
Parking: $5 parking available at Columbia Street Garage, located at Broadway and Columbia Street.
Ground Rules: No glass, animals or recording.