Saturday, May 11 - Sunday, May 12 :: Mother's Day Weekend
ALBANY NY — Each year Albany's Tulip Festival features the best in live music, entertainment and fun on a variety of stages throughout the weekend.
You'll find a little something for everyone at the Tulip Festival, from popular music for adults and teenagers to fun entertainment acts for young kids. Albany's Tulip Festival runs from Saturday, May 11 - Sunday, May 12, 2013.
2013 MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT LINE-UP
Friday, May 10
Professional carillonneur Dr. Charles Semowich kicks off the 65th Annual Albany Tulip Festival with a special musical program on City Hall’s historic 49-bell carillon.
Saturday, May 11
MAIN STAGE - Washington Park Parade Grounds
Sponsored By: WEQX 102.7
1:00pm – Royal Teeth
Sporting a sound that's not quite pop and not quite electronic, this six-piece New Orleans indie dance party is poised to take a big bite out of 2013. Their debut LP hits the streets later this year, but the band has already been featured on 'Last Call with Carson Daly' and landed their breakthrough single 'Wild' in car commercials and video game soundtracks.
2:30pm – The Features
This experimental, exhilarating Nashville band is known far and wide as one of the best live rock combos around. The band's new self-titled album, due May 14th, finds The Features retaining their unshakable pop hooks while embracing a slew of previously untapped styles.
4:00pm – Silversun Pickups
This Grammy-nominated, critically-praised Los Angeles quartet has established itself as a potent force in 21st century rock. Their latest LP, Neck of the Woods, sees the band stretching the boundaries of their cinematic rock 'n' roll with confidence, invention, and undeniable ambition
Local 518 Amp Stage
@ Washington Park Lakehouse
Sponsored By: Exit 97.7
12:00pm – Tulip Queen Coronation
Mayor Jennings crowns the 65th Albany Tulip Queen in this traditional ceremony.
1:00pm – Tor & the Fjords
Indie pop singer-songwriter (and librarian) Tor Loney plays heartfelt, distinctive and original music.
2:15pm – Olivia Quillio
Torchy, jazzy, soulful folk from a young singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with a voice beyond her years.
3:30pm – Rick Rourke & Lost Wages
Raw, honest, rough and tumble roots music featuring some of the area's finest musicians. Presented by Exit 97.7.
4:45pm – Bryan Thomas
A true Capital Region original, soul rocker Bryan Thomas is known for his electrifying performances and eclectic, intelligent songwriting.
Sunday, May 13
MAIN STAGE, Washington Park Parade Grounds
Sponsored by: Columbia Development Companies & Oldies 98.3
12:00pm – Zumba! with Instructor Corrine Bland
Zumba is a thrilling, Latin-inspired dance fitness workout. Millions of people worldwide are enjoying this joyful phenomenon to party themselves into better shape and overall health.
1:30pm – Grand Central Station
A group of accomplished musicians with over 30 years experience, these Capital Region dance band favorites play party music from every era.
3:30pm – Bennie & The Jets
America's premier Elton John tribute band, Bennie & The Jets combine superb musicianship and amazing theatrics into a show you won't soon forget!
@ Washington Park Lakehouse
Sponsored By: KISS 102.3 and 99.5 The River
12:00pm – 15th Annual Mother of the Year Award
Presented by St. Peter's Health Partners, Times Union & B95.5 FM.
The Capital Region’s most outstanding moms are recognized as Mayor Jennings and Joe Condon of B95.5 crown the Mother of the Year. Nominations now being accepted until April 22, 2012. Learn more >
1:00pm – Annie & The Hedonists
Led by Annie Rosen's powerful vocals, the Hedonists cover an eclectic mix of acoustic blues, vintage jazz, folk roots and more.
2:15pm – MaryLeigh & The Fauves
Stunning folk-rock and alt-pop from talented young singer-songwriter-guitarist MaryLeigh Roohan and her all-star band. .
3:30pm – The Dylan Perrillo Orchestra
Featuring a who's who of up-and-coming Capital Region musical talent, this colorful acoustic ensemble celebrates the beginnings of jazz.
4:45pm – Eastbound Jesus
This rapidly rising roots-rock ensemble specializes in high-energy Americana and their own signature brand of 'northern rock'. Bring your dancing shoes!
KIDZONE STAGE - Saturday & Sunday
Presented by Catseye and Price Chopper
Media sponsors: Radio Sisney AM 1460
||Featuring arts & crafts, inflatables, balloon artist, facepainting, rock climbing wall, pony rides, the Price Chopper Hopper, the Siena Saints mobile experience and much more!
12:45pm, 3:00pm & 5:15pm – Radio Disney Road Show
It's interactive fun for the whole family with the Radio Disney crew! Presented by Price Chopper, Catseye, and Radio Disney AM 1460.
1:30pm & 3:45pm – Domino the Great
A hilarious, action-packed magic show featuring Melvin the Magnificent and his assistant, Hocus Pocus the Magic Bunny Rabbit. Presented by Price Chopper, Catseye, and Radio Disney AM 1460.
Don't miss these great entertainment acts at Albany's Tulip Festival this year!
PLEASE NOTE: There will be a strict enforcement of no open container law. No alcoholic beverages or glass containers of any kind. Drinking will be restricted to a tent near the main stage. In previous years, attendees were allowed to bring coolers and walk the streets with open containers of alcohol. While coolers will still be allowed, security personnel reserves the right to inspect any bag, container or package and confiscate any prohibited or illegal items.
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