"NY's Biggest New Year's Party North of Times Square"
IT'S BACK! NEW NAME = MORE FUN _____________________ Saratoga's famed >>> FIRST NIGHT <<< returns with a new name: THE SARATOGA NEW YEAR'S FEST New Year's Eve Day: Kids & Family Nightfall: Fireworks Night: The Venue Crawl (GA=All-Venues) (VIP: +Meal, Seats, Parking, more) New Year's Day The 5K Road Run Gospel Brunch Fun Day Activities
A STROLL FEST ! * A Wide Variety * * Dozens of Acts * * Venues @ Downtown * * GA = Entry to All * * $25 / $20Adv * * Food & Drink at Many * * Single-Show: $5/$10 * * VIP Packages * * Reserved Seats: +$10 * BUY EARLY: Save $ + Avoid Shutouts
CHECK BACK AS WE KEEP ADDING ACTS ***************************
TORONTO, ON Alt-Country / Slo-Blues
CANADIAN LEGENDS 18 Studio/5 Live Albums Juno Awards: 2x Canadian Hall of Fame Original Members
In 1988, Cowboy Junkies proved that there is an audience waiting for something quiet, beautiful and reflective. The Trinity Session was like a whisper that cut through the noise -- and it was compelling. It stood out in the midst of the flash and bombast that defined the late 80's. The now classic recording combined folk, blues and rock in a way that had never been heard before and went on to sell more than two million copies. "The Trinity Session is in the great tradition of albums that establish a mood and sustain it so that it seems like one continuously unfolding song. The mood in this instance is hypnotic and introspective – an intense, melancholic longing that blends the elemental emotions of country music and the blues with the poetic world-weariness of the Velvet Underground."Rolling Stone
With Cowboy Junkies’ most recent album, All That Reckoning, the band once again gently shakes the listener awake. Whether commenting on the fragile state of the world or on personal relationships, this new collection encourages the listener to take notice. It also may be the most powerful album Cowboy Junkies have yet recorded ______________________ “Over 30 years into their career, Cowboy Junkies are in peak form, adding another inspired, alluring album to their repertoire.” Associated Press
“Impressed; as vital as anything they've done.” NPR
“... these songs have hooks, melodies and especially arrangements that grab listeners, sucking them in.” American Songwriter “Margo Timmins is, quite simply, the best singer in the lifespan of whatever we might choose to call this genre of music.” Americana Highways
Photo by Heather Pollock
DENVER, CO Indie / Alternative - rock
A visit to any random 1990's college campus would no doubt yield the sounds of the Samples flowing thru the air. There lies the reason they are credited as the founding act of the so-called Dorm Rock genre of that era.
Their early reggae-meets-Dead, FM-friendly sound drew comparisons to The Police. But by their second album No Room, the Samples were staking their own ground as a leading act in the emerging indie- and alt-rock movements -- and in the process helping launch the still-thriving Colorado music scene.
Thirty years, a dozen albums and hundreds of shows later, Sean Kelly leads the Samples into the City Center Ballroom as part of the Fest's featured headline show.
DELVON LAMARR ORGAN TRIO
SEATTLE, WA Old-School jazz -Funk
The Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio delivers the lost art of “feel good music.” The ingredients of this intoxicating cocktail include a big helping of the 60's organ jazz stylings of Jimmy Smith; a pinch of the snappy soul strut of Booker T. & the M.G.’s and then sprinkles-in Motown, Stax, blues, and cosmic Jimi-style guitar. It’s a stewing, brewing concoction
The band features organist Delvon Lamarr, a self-taught virtuosic musician, dynamo Jimmy James on guitar who eases through Steve Cropper-style chankinh, volcanic acid-rock freak-out lead playing and slinky Grant Green style jazz. Acclaimed NW drummer Julian MacDonogh recently joined the DLO3 party.
We might be looking at a big dance party ringing-in the year.
THE DEAD ZONE
DEADGRASS and FRIENDS
HUDSON VALLEY, NY Garica-Isnpired Acoustic & Electric
Grammy-winner C Lanzbom leads his popular cast of the lower-Hudson's crack players into the Fest's DEAD ZONE room for a night of creative interpretations of songs made famous by the Dead, JGB, Old and in the Way and other cosmic cowboys.
DEAD BAND - TBA
??, ? A Grateful Tribute
A COUNTRY MUSIC PARTY
Line Dance lessons and and practice by the 518 's Mr Country, Kevin Richards.
Two sessions, before and after the first band: Grit N Whiskey. So you will have a live act with which to put your new skills to work!
Jenny Grace Band
rising country star
Nashville's Jenny Grace embodies a similar country persona to the country bad asses of the last century, having grown up lower middle class with a rebel soul, Mama definitely tried.
Right out of the gate with her hit songDriving With the Top Down, followed up with a British CMA nomination and a string of 'Show Stealing' support dates, Jenny Grace and her sharp bandmates are charted on a course to being the Country Music's Next Big Thing.
The long-running and popular Grit-N-Whiskey will start the party with selections from their deep playlist of the modern country hits which you love to dance to.
North Country Music Awards 2017 Winner. .
the CELTIC ROCK PUB
THE blues joint
ska & reggae
A DANCE FLURRY TAKEOVER: TRADITIONAL DANCE & MUSIC
We are still adding VENUES, GENRES & PERFORMERS. Yes: even MORE fun is coming. Keep checking here thru the Summer & Fall.