Dad Fest

June 19, 2016
Washington Park

1pm - 6pm


Now in its second year, Dad Fest is the City of Albany’s celebration of all the fantastic fathers out there. Featuring live music, great food, beverage tastings, vendors, kids' activities and more family fun, Dad Fest is a chance for the whole family to kick back and enjoy an early summer afternoon at one of the Capital Region’s most picturesque parks, surrounded by good folks, good tunes and good times. Of course, you don’t have to be a dad to enjoy Dad Fest – this event offers a little fun for everyone.  Bring the family, jump on the Love Albany Bounce House provided by Christ's Church Albany!

This event is produced with the help of community volunteers. Please contact us to be a part of this great experience!

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Special ground rules in effect: No glass containers of any kind, recording of performances, animals or pets (excluding ADA-defined service animals). All City of Albany parks are now tobacco-free. Security personnel reserve the right to inspect any bag, container or package and confiscate any prohibited or illegal items. 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.  Ground rules are subject to change without notice; Exceptions made for medical or child care reasons may be addressed individually.

Dad Fest logo design by Andrew Sober.


19 Jun 2016 1:30pm

The Bondville Boys

An original, eclectic roots and bluegrass band from Vermont, the Bondville Boys are known for their sweet harmonies, excellent musicianship, great energy and eclectic setlists that touch on everything from Flatts & Scruggs to Blondie.

 Official Website     Washington Park

19 Jun 2016 3:00pm

Bryan Thomas

Bryan Thomas is a soul rock singer-songwriter from Albany who makes music in his basement. On rare occasions, he will release this music into the world, sometimes as audio, sometimes as video. Sometimes, even, in person.

 Official Website     Washington Park

19 Jun 2016 4:30pm

Southside Johnny & The Poor Fools

Led by New Jersey rock ‘n’ roll legend Southside Johnny Lyon of the famed Asbury Jukes, Southside Johnny & The Poor Fools embark on a stripped down journey through Lyon’s eclectic version of the Great American Songbook.

 Official Website     Washington Park




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The City of Albany, NY Office of Special Events & 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.


City of Albany Office of Special Events & Cultural Affairs
Room 402 City Hall
Albany, NY 12207
P: (518) 434.2032

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