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City of Albany Jazz Festival Blog

City of Albany Jazz Festival Blog

The City of Albany Jazz Festival, a 15 year tradition, is starting a new trend this year, moving to beautiful Washington Park!  On September 10th you’ll be able to enjoy this year’s fantastic music in one of the most picturesque places in Albany!  This year legendary New Orleans piano player Ellis Marsalis will headline the show with his Ellis Marsalis Quintet!  New York City sensations Lucky Chops combine a brass band with modern songs and one of the best live [...]

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Alive at Five Season Finale!

Alive at Five Season Finale!

With our 2016 Alive at Five concert series coming to a close, we’re bringing you a rocking finale to top off yet another successful season! Ask any Southern Rock fan their favorite bands of past, and nine times out of ten, Molly Hatchet is on the list. Often compared to Lynyrd Skynyrd for their similar inspirations and sound, Molly Hatchet has become an American rock & roll legend, most widely known for their 1979 triple platinum album Flirtin’ with Disaster. For those of [...]

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It’s a Great Time to be LOCASH

It’s a Great Time to be LOCASH

            Duo Chris Lucas and Preston Brust of LOCASH, are some of Nashville’s quickest rising stars. We like to hear and tell stories about “the underdog” that made it big, because these narratives prove that hard work pays off, and it inspires us to continue chasing our dreams. After several years of pursuing their music career in Nashville, LOCASH are no longer the underdogs on the Country music scene.  [...]

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Our favorite Bloc Party Hits!

Our favorite Bloc Party Hits!

The summer is flying by! Now on our sixth concert of an eight week series, it’s time to relish the Alive at Five season before its gone again. Next up, Alive at Five is proud to bring you BLOC PARTY, an indie rock band based out of the UK, sharing the stage with opening act TITANICS.  BLOC PARTY made their debut in 1999, and released their first studio album, Silent Alarm, in 2005. BP’s sound has evolved with the times, notorious for experimenting with electronic and house [...]

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Irish Night: Enter The Haggis and Hair Of The Dog

Irish Night: Enter The Haggis and Hair Of The Dog

Irish Night: Enter The Haggis and Hair Of The Dog If you’ve ever visited Ireland, you know that it’s the home of  kind people, delicious beer, and quality Celtic music. On July 14, The City of Albany, Key Bank, and our event sponsors bring Ireland to you with Alive at Five veterans Enter The Haggis and Hair Of The Dog!     The Haggis Head Movement In 1995 Toronto, Canada, a Celtic Folk Rock band was born, but this wasn’t just any band. After 8 acclaimed [...]

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The City of Albany, NY Office of Cultural Affairs plans, produces and co-sponsors an array of fairs, festivals, and concerts promoting art, entertainment and cultural interest for all ages. These special events are 100% underwritten by generous local and national sponsors.

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Alive at Five Season Finale!
Posted Aug 3, 2016
It’s a Great Time to be LOCASH
Posted Jul 27, 2016

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