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2nd Annual Downtown Albany JazzFest Competition

  • When: Friday, September 7, 2012, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Where: Downtown Albany
  • Cost: Free
  • Age limit: All ages
  • Categories: Jazz

The Downtown Albany Business Improvement District (BID) and the City of Albany are proud to announce the 2nd Annual Downtown Albany JazzFest Competition to coincide with the Annual Port of Albany’s Riverfront Jazz Festival. The competition, slated for Friday, September 7, 2012 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM in downtown Albany establishments, will feature selected regional and local bands competing for the prize of playing the following day, September 8, 2012, at the 11th Annual Port of Albany’s Riverfront Jazz Festival. Attendees will vote for their favorite performance throughout the evening and the winner will be announced by midnight on the BID’s website www.downtownalbany.org. Pick up a ballot, roam around Downtown, and vote for your favorite act. This is a FREE event, there are no cover charges.

Put on by the Special Event division of the City of Albany, the Riverfront Jazz Festival is a free event that has hosted artists such as Joshua Redman, Ravi Coltrane, and John Scofield. Attendance of over 10,000 is expected for the festivities at the Albany Riverfront Park Amphitheatre at the Corning Preserve on Saturday, September 8, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 8:30 PM. For more information on the Riverfront Jazz Festival call 518.434.2032.

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