The summer is winding down, but Albany’s live music scene isn’t! If you love jazz, you’ll want to mark Saturday, September 7 on your calendar. Spend the afternoon outside at Jennings Landing for the 18th Annual Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival.
The Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival is known for bringing jazz greats, new artists, and local musicians to the stage in the heart of the Capital Region. The festival begins at noon and lasts through 8 pm, with food, drinks, a full lineup of great jazz musicians, and fireworks to cap off the night. Admission to the afternoon of fun and music is free and open to all ages.
The 2019 Lineup
- 12 pm to 1 pm — Charlie Apicella & Iron City
- 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm — Skip Parsons and the Riverboat Jazz Band
- 3 pm to 4 pm — Black Tie Brass
- 4:30 pm to 6 pm — Dizzy Gillespie All-Stars
- 6:30 pm to 8 pm — The Bad Plus
The event will go on rain or shine, with Corning Preserve Boat Launch replacing Jennings Landing in the event of rain.
The festival is once again partnering with Zero Waste Capital District to help reduce the event’s environmental footprint. Attendees are encouraged to bring reusable cups, bottles, and utensils, but Zero Waste ambassadors will also be on hand to assist guests with sorting their waste into the appropriate bins.
It’s also important to note that animals, glass, tobacco, and the recording of performances are prohibited at the festival.
The 18th Annual Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival is presented by the City of Albany and MVP Health Care.