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2017 Albany Tulip Festival Music Schedule

Saturday, May 13 - Sunday, May 14

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. This year, Albany's Tulip Festival runs from Saturday, May 13 - Sunday, May 14, 2017.

crowd at tulip festival concert

2017 Tulip Festival Performance Schedule:

Saturday, May 13

Washington Park Parade Grounds - Sponsored by 102.7 WEQX

  • minus the bearWild Adriatic - 1:30 p.m.
    Rooted in the rowdy spirit of rock and roll, these local boys have built an international audience on groove, grit, and guitar-heavy swagger.
  • The Palms - 3:00 p.m.
    This LA duo effortlessly combines their love of all popular music to create a fresh, uplifting sound, resulting in the perfect soundtrack to a summer night.
  • Minus The Bear - 4:30 p.m.
    Over the course of their 15-year career, this Seattle band has carved out their own unique musical world from a wide swath of genres, always managing to defy classification.

Washington Park Lakehouse Stage - Presented by WellCare, Sponsored by Exit 97.7

  • dryerMaurizio - 1:00 p.m.
    An award-winning Troy singer-songwriter with a voice that's warm, soulful, and from the heart.
  • Jasper - 2:15 p.m.
    A young and ambitious Schenectady trio galvanized by contemporary rock music.
  • Cannon the Brave - 3:30 p.m.
    An Albany indie pop group founded by identical twin sisters Allyson and Whitney Smith.
  • Dryer - 4:45 p.m.
    Formed in 1992 in Saratoga Springs, this indie rock outfit quickly became a staple of college radio and America's club circuit.

Sunday, May 14


Washington Park Parade Grounds - Sponsored by 98.3 TRY, 99.5 The River & PYX 106

  • the delfonicsHolly & Evan - 1:30 p.m.
    Holly & Evan have been influenced by old blues masters, but bring a new, high-energy style.
  • Erin Harkes - 3:00 p.m.
    With a powerful voice and lyrics filled with emotion, this Capital Region singer-songwriter commands attention every time she steps on stage.
  • The Delfonics - 4:30 p.m.
    Led by founding vocalist William "Poogie" Hart, this legendary Philadelphia R&B act is known for classics like "La La Means I Love You" and "Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time).

Washington Park Lakehouse Stage - Sponsored by Exit 97.7

19th Annual Mother of the Year Award - 12:00 p.m.
Mayor Sheehan and B95.5's Joe Condon recognize the Capital Region's most outstanding moms. Presented by St. Peter's Health Partners, Times Union & B95.5, with support from Fidelis Care.

  • sydney worthleyAndrew Wheeler & Donna Marie Tritico - 1:00 p.m.
    A genuine, authentic and engaging blues duo performing music steeped in America.
  • Sydney Worthley - 2:15 p.m.
    A shining young Capital Region singer-songwriter incorporating elements of pop, country, rock, and folk into a sound all her own.
  • Dyer Switch Band - 3:30 p.m.
    A four-piece band playing hard-driving, traditional, original and unique bluegrass and acoustic music.
  • Ramblin' Jug Stompers - 4:45 p.m.
    Kickin' up a vintage American roots-rockin' rucuks for more than a decade, the Stompers offer a unique combination of hot-wired musicianship and quick wit.

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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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