Lineup Announced for the 2023 Albany Tulip Festival
Albany, NY – The City of Albany hosts the 75th Annual Albany Tulip Festival presented by Keybank on Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14 in Washington Park.
The Tulip Festival is Albany’s signature spring event featuring annual traditions rooted in the City’s rich Dutch heritage. The event includes nearly one hundred artisans selling their handmade crafts, a fine arts show, delicious food trucks, the KidZone family fun destination, three world-class live entertainment stages, a brand new wellness stage with free dance classes, and more than 248,000 tulips in 175 different varieties. It all takes place in historic Washington Park, the 81-acre “crown jewel” of the City.
Since Mayor Erastus Corning II read the first Tulip Festival Proclamation on May 14, 1949, the Mother’s Day weekend celebration has grown into one of the Northeast’s biggest and most beloved yearly events. Featuring area vendors, businesses, community organizations and original local artists on every stage, the Tulip Festival continues to honor Albany’s four centuries of history while looking ahead to its future. As always, this event is free and open to the public.
For more information, call 518.434.2032, visit www.albanyevents.org or follow @AlbanyNYevents on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. #TulipFest75 Read on for the full schedule of events or view online at www.albanyevents.org.
SATURDAY, at the Local 518 Stage... Washington Park Lakehouse
1:00p.m. – SPACE TRASH: "A quartet on the lam from Andromeda for bicycle thefts. Space Trash brings a fat sack of grooves not yet outlawed in the lower 48. Rhythm, Blues, Rock, Funk, and Pop originals available on a stage near you."
2:15p.m. – FRANK PALANGI: "When it comes down to the saying, "Rock Isn't Dead", indie rock recording artist Frank Palangi reignites the fuel on a genre that refuses to die. "Rock" is a way of life for a musician that lives and breathes his passion.”
3:30p.m – OHZHE: "HipHop Artist - Songwriter Ohzhe brings his Charisma and Versatility to the stage with his ability to connect to his audience through relatability and vulnerability. Coming from Upstate NY, Ohzhe looks to inspire his city with his perspective, lyrics and lifestyle. The Albany native rapper with southern roots is marking his territory in the rap game with powerful lyrics, a diverse flow, and confidence that is undeniable.
4:45p.m. – T.V. DOCTORS: "T.V. Doctors operate as a trio of experienced professional musicians from Upstate NY who have come together with a shared desire to cure musical boredom wherever it exists with surgical precision."
SUNDAY, at the Local 518 Stage... Washington Park Lakehouse
1:00p.m. – CAITY and the GALLAGHERS: "Caity and the Gallaghers is the full band iteration of folk singer-songwriter Caity Gallagher, joined by the experience and talents of bassist Ben Woodul, pianist Dan DeKalb, and percussionist Josh Morris. The Gallaghers’ amplify Caity’s rootsy compositions into the rich full sounds of her recent recordings. Likened to a modern combination of The Cranberries and Jackson Browne, Caity elevates melodic, lyrical, and emotional expression in her music, with each song aiming to map the endless meandering paths of the human experience."
2:15p.m. – GLASS PONY: "Encapsulating influences that stretch across decades from psychedelic and jam-focused rock to funk, post-punk, and even modern indie and post-rock, the Albany, New York collective Glass Pony offer a sound that truly translates through generations. With a stylistic blend built to engage a broad listenership and a focus squarely set on delivering the most captivating live performance possible, the band utilizes infectiously danceable grooves colored with virtuosic individual performances that deftly blend into a cohesive whole.”
3:30p.m. – NICKOPOTAMUS: "An eclectic juggernaut, Nickopotamus combines elements of rock, jam, funk, punk, groove, and zydeco to provide the listener with a visceral experience that will leave them singing along. Nickopotamus is a good-time/high energy live band that has been known to have just as much fun on stage as their fans do. Hailing from Albany, NY this 4 piece band is led by singer/songwriter/ guitarist Nick Souder, with Andy Flemming on Bass, Dave Pemrick on Drums and Kate Beauvais on Aux Percussion."
4:45p.m. – DJ HOLLYW8D: "Originally from Brooklyn, DJ HollyW8D energizes crowds throughout the Upstate New York Capital Region. DJ HollyW8D is an influencer who curates shows for independent artists and hosts a radio segment on WCDB 90.9 FM to highlight the arts, especially music. He believes music brings energy, joy, nostalgia and good vibes. DJ HollyW8D`s latest venture is titled #MoreMusicLessViolence which is a community concert series focused on bringing creatives of all ages together along with community members through positive music.”
The 75th Annual Albany Tulip Festival
Saturday, May 13 & Sunday, May 14, 2023
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Washington Park, Albany NY