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2020 Albany Tulip Festival Music Schedule Has Been Canceled

EDITOR'S NOTE (5/5/2020): To ensure the health and safety of Albany's residents and community, the City of Albany has canceled the in-person components of the 2020 Albany Tulip Festival. However, there will be a Virtual Tulip Festival on May 9 with video and photo tours, musical performances, and more.

Learn more about the 2020 Virtual Tulip Festival here »

We look forward to the return of in-person live music during the 2021 Tulip Festival. For an idea of what to expect, you can view the 2019 performance schedule below.

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2019 Tulip Festival Performance Schedule

We have left the 2019 schedule on this page for archival purposes. We're looking forward to live music returning to the Tulip Festival in 2021.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Washington Park Parade Grounds - Sponsored by 102.7 WEQX

  • El Modernist
    Delivers a new take on the world of indie rock. With pulsating hooks and lush melodic waves of psychedelia, the band combines upbeat, catchy garage-rock with a modern alternative hip-hop sound.
  • The Greeting Committee
    This Kansas City-based band delivers an undeniably original selection of songs that feel as intimate as a basement recording but unfold in intricate textures and melodic sophistication.
    This is a rock band of four brothers - Johnny, Jesse, Dylan, and Danny Kongos. Sons of British singer-songwriter John Kongos. Their song "Come With Me Now" put KONGOS on the map in the United States and worldwide.

Washington Park Lakehouse Stage - Sponsored by Exit 97.7

  • Hasty Page
    A group of young, innovative musicians that came together to create an exciting and inspirational new sound for their fans. The original music they write paints a theatrical image through the use of creative lyrics and intricate musicianship.
  • CK & The Rising Tide
    An alt, country/folk rock band choosing to record on their own in an upstate log cabin, the band put their noses to the grindstone and put together an album of insightful, clever, honest, and meaningful songs that are rooted in folk-rock and venture into the indie rock and country spectrums.
  • Sydney Worthley
    A shining young singer/songwriter who melds alt-rock, folk, and pop into a sound all her own. Sydney's debut album, Strong, is a 14-track roller coaster built on strength, courage, and perseverance.
  • Wild Planes
    A rock/pop band consisting of Lead Singer/Guitarist Kris Carmello, Bassist Jimmy "Ray" Hoag, and Drummer Andre Jevnik. Being labeled as a "wild" band with an unmatched energy and a big personality, Wild Planes is on the rise fusing Rock "N" Roll and Pop.

Sunday, May 12, 2019


Washington Park Parade Grounds - Sponsored by 1023 Kiss FM & 99.5 The River

  • Girl Blue
    A powerhouse vocalist and a rare genuine talent, most especially shining as a live performer, where she has the unique ability to silence a room with just her voice and a guitar. She continues to tour regularly and record her own music independently in collaboration with Just Pretend Records.
  • Moriah Formica
    Formica has already made a name in the music industry. A top 20 contestant on Season 13 of NBC's The Voice, Moriah has wowed the coaches and the world at large with her performances.
  • Marshall Charloff & The Purple Xperience
    This is a five-piece group hailing from Prince's birthplace, Minneapolis, MN. They have been touring around the country bringing the greatest and most authentic production of Prince and The Revolution in the world to audiences of all generations.

Washington Park Lakehouse Stage - Sponsored by Exit 97.7

  • Mike Grutka
    This acoustic based singer/songwriter blends funky-modern-roots with a rock and roll sound that has already scored him airplay at more than 400 radio stations across the U.S. and Canada.
  • Honey Slider
    A folk rock/pop duo-band based in Albany, NY. After meeting at SUNY Albany in 2012, Caity Gallagher (vocals, keys, guitar) and Alec Lewis (vocals, lead guitar) have grown as both musicians and colleagues. Their roots in musical theater shine through their classic rock and folk influences, especially during their live performance.
  • Bird Streets
    Bird Streets springs from the mind of songwriter John Brodeur. Bird Streets references Brodeur's hometown of Albany, NY, which provided the characters and inspiration for some of the band's songs.
  • Let's Be Leonard
    Let's Be Leonard is a group of rockers hailing from Saratoga Springs, NY. They're road warriors, they're lovers, laughers, and thinkers. They've thrown more frisbee than all of their extended families combined, and they can certainly put on a heck of a show.

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Special ground rules in effect:

  • No alcohol outside of designated beer garden area
  • No glass containers
  • No animals or pets (excluding ADA-defined service animals)
  • No recording of performances
  • All City of Albany parks are now tobacco-free.

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