Alive at Five has kept downtown Albany's spirits high after work on Thursdays throughout the summer for 24 years. The stage comes alive with music from national, regional and local artists; each night plays host to a different genre of music. The weekend kicks off with an early start, as many of Albany's professionals, community members and friends enjoy the diverse musical talent presented during the series.
The music is not the only form of entertainment at Alive at Five as great crowd participation, dancing and people-watching all make for a unique blend of concert atmosphere and hometown block party fun. Attendees of Alive at Five can also sample an array of summer favorites such as ice-cold beer, fresh squeezed lemonade, cotton candy and delicious BBQ from some of the area's favorite local vendors. Join us in the fun and music of this wonderful series that is a signature event and a summer staple in the Capital City of Albany, New York. Free.
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This event is produced with the help of hundreds of volunteers. Please contact us to be a part of this great experience: (518) 434-5411 or email the volunteer coordinator.
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Special ground rules in effect: No alcoholic beverages, coolers,
backpacks, bags, containers, packages, thermoses, cups, bottles, cans,
flasks, glass containers of any kind; animals or pets (excludes
ADA-defined service animals). Any type of recording of
the performance or presentation is prohibited without prior written
consent. All attendees should be prepared to present age identification
at any time if they intend to consume alcohol. Security personnel reserve the right to inspect any bag, container or package and confiscate any prohibited or illegal items.
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The City of Albany Office of
Special Events invites businesses to participate in the numerous opportunities
that exist for vendors during special events produced by the City. All
events are presented free to the public.
Vendor opportunities exist in multiple Albany locations, including Washington Park and the Albany Riverfront/Corning Preserve.
Please note: Prospective vendors must complete an application and return it with payment to the Special Events Office in order to be considered for participation. Applications are available online approximately two-to-three months prior to an event. Vendor spaces are granted on a first come/first served basis (with the exception of Tulip Festival by which vendors are selected by the Tulip Festival Committee) and are evaluated by an independent committee for completeness. All vendors must meet the criteria listed in each application in order to be considered for the event. Due to the high volume of applications and limited space at each event, spaces are occasionally sold out prior to the application deadline. Potential vendors are encouraged to contact the Special Events Office for a current status on space availability. Walk-in vendors are NOT permitted at any time.
Please see the list of current vendor event applications HERE. For more information, call the Special Events Office at (518) 434-2032 or E-Mail: email@example.com