MAIN STAGE Washington Park Parade Grounds The Parlor • 1:30 p.m.
These518 favorites have honed a combination of indie, jazz, trance, world-folk, and art-pop, described simultaneously as “campfire-disco” and “gentle + otherworldly.”
Tokyo Police Club • 3:00 p.m.
Starting off as a group of teenage best friends in a small Canadian town, this upbeat, vital quartet has spent a decade touring the world, playing to legions of fans and putting out a steady stream of acclaimed albums.
Langhorne Slim & The Law • 4:30 p.m.
An effervescent collection of cinematic, joyful noise rooted in folk, soul, and blues. Celebrating their latest release, “The Spirit Moves”, this rock-solid band has been called “one of the greatest live acts” (The Guardian).
LOCAL 518 STAGE Washington Park Lakehouse Stage The Mendelssohn Club • 11:30 a.m.
A local institution for over a century, this acclaimed male chorus is the longest continuously performing arts group in the Capital Region.
Tulip Queen Procession • 11:45 a.m.
Begins at formal Tulip Beds by Moses Statue
2015 Tulip Queen Alexandra Cronin, Mayor Kathy Sheehan and the Dutch Settlers Society lead the 2016 Tulip Queen finalists to the Lakehouse Stage.
Tulip Queen Coronation • noon
Washington Park Lakehouse Stage
Mayor Sheehan and B95.5’s Chad O’Hara crown the 68th Albany Tulip Queen in this traditional highlight of Tulip Fest weekend.
Olivia Quillio • 1:00 p.m.
With a voice beyond her years, this enthralling solo artist blends jazz sensibility, folk influences and pop accessibility into refreshingly honest songs.
Carl Daniels & The Black Box • 2:15 p.m.
A soulful indie-rock singer-songwriter going straight for the heart with dramatic melodies and dynamic acoustic riffs.
Victory Soul Orchestra • 3:30 p.m.
A seven-piece instrumental combo cooking down the sounds of Afro-Cuban jazz, funk and soul into one tasty dance party gumbo.
Stockade Kids • 4:45 p.m.
An exciting fusion of hip-hop, rock and jazz featuring dual lead singers, intricate horns and a heavy-grooving rhythm section.
SUNDAY, MAY 8
MAIN STAGE Washington Park Parade Grounds Jim Gaudet & The Railroad Boys • 1:30 p.m.
Steeped in the history of acoustic Americana roots music, this Capital Region group delivers exciting, dynamic songs fusing traditional and contemporary styles.
McKinley James • 3:00 p.m.
Rocking beyond his years, this 14-year-old Rochester guitar-slinger fronts a rip-roaring band driven by drummer/dad Jason Smay, and has already worked with rock and country luminaries JD McPherson and Eric Church in his young career.
Jonathan Edwards • 4:30 p.m.
Four decades into a stellar career of uncompromising musical integrity – highlighted by classic hits like the anthemic “Sunshine (Go Away Today)” – Jonathan Edwards delivers songs of passion, insight, and humor in a pure and powerful tenor which has only grown sweeter with age.
LOCAL 518 STAGE Washington Park Lakehouse Stage 18th 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.
Red Haired Strangers • 1:00 p.m.
These veteran Capital Region musicians distill the best bits of backporch blues, bluegrass and country into their own sound.
Bear Grass • 2:15 p.m.
A blend of folk, rock, and homespun trip-hop that’s sometimes subtly dark, but always thoroughly captivating and melodic.
Of the Atlas • 3:30 p.m.
A Catskills band expertly walking the tightrope between pretty pop melody and righteous rock riffing.
The Last Conspirators • 4:45 p.m.
A powerful rock ‘n’ roll group crafting a sonic soundscape reminiscent of the timeless rock albums of the past, with an undeniably modern edge.
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