Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Well, we’ve got your plans for tomorrow, Saturday September 14, right here: the 10th annual PearlPalooza, which returns to the streets of Albany with a fantastic lineup of alternative bands, fun activities, and local vendors. Don’t worry about having to get tickets this close to the event — it’s free and open to the public!
Start the day off with the third annual MVP Health Care YogaPalooza. Join hundreds of other participants from 11 am to noon for a free yoga classes, open to yogis of all abilities, in front of the Remarkable Liquids Stage at N. Pearl and Sheridan Ave.
At noon, watch or participate in the PearlPalooza Cornhole Tournament. Registration is at 11 am, and up to 18 teams will compete for great prizes, including local concert tickets, t-shirts, and gift cards.
At 1 pm, the music kicks off with the Cooperstown alt-funk band Hanzolo, who won their spot on the lineup by coming in first place in the WEQX Skyloft Battle of the Bands. Their set will be on the O’Connell & Aronowitz Stage at the corner of N. Pearl and Pine.
At 2 pm, head down to the Remarkable Liquids Stage for music by In the Valley Below, an indie rock duo who have performed at festivals all over the world.
Then at 3 pm, the Albany afro-funk band Victory Soul Orchestra, who released their debut album last winter, will hit the O’Connell & Aronowitz Stage.
At 4 pm, The Moth & the Flame will take the Remarkable Liquids Stage. The alternative rock band from Provo, Utah released their latest LP, Ruthless, earlier this year.
Taking the O’Connell & Aronowitz Stage at 5 pm is * repeat repeat, a surf-pop/indie rock duo who are stopping at PearlPalooza between two North American tours.
To cap off a day of great music, Wild Belle will perform on the Remarkable Liquids Stage at 6 pm. The alternative duo have played their eclectic brand of music at festivals worldwide.
The annual festival is free and open to music lovers of all ages, and is a collaboration between WEQX, SEFCU, the Downtown Albany Business Improvement District, and Sugar Productions. Parking for the event is $5 in the Riverfront Garage.