Les bonnes temps roulez in downtown Albany with the sounds of Jazz pouring out into the streets during this fall September weekend.
On Friday, September 6, 2013 join the Downtown Albany Business Improvement District (BID) in conjunction with the City of Albany, as venues throughout Downtown host the 3rd Annual Downtown Albany JazzFest Competition from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
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Selected regional jazz bands and artists will compete for a chance to perform at The City of Albany’s Riverfront Jazz Festival the next day, Saturday, September 7, 2013.
Come on out and have some fun in Downtown. The event is FREE and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to visit each location and cast their vote for the best performance. The winner will be determined by a computation made up by 50% public vote and 50% designated judge. Each competing band will receive a stipend for their performance.
The selected bands scheduled to compete in the 2013 JazzFest Competition are:
JazzFest Competition attendees are invited to cast their vote for best performance. Ballots will be available at all ten locations. Attendees will need to obtain a minimum of five stamps from participating venues in order for the ballot to be considered valid. Volunteers in RED downtown Albany t-shirts will be onsite at each of the ten different locations to answer questions and officiate the voting process. Maps detailing the official voting rules and venue locations will be available online.
Getting around Downtown and the JazzFest Competition
A free trolley will be available to take participants from venue to venue during the event. Event maps will be available at each of the participating venues.
Attendees are encouraged to take advantage of the 2 Blocks, 2 Bucks, 2 Easy parking program provided by the Albany Parking Authority (APA). Learn more about this and other Downtown parking options at www.parkalbany.org
Downtown Albany T-shirts
100 downtown Albany t-shirts will be given away during the evening of the JazzFest Competition. Volunteers will be armed with tickets for free t-shirts that can be redeemed during the competition between 5:00 PM and 9:00 PM at the BID’s office at 40 North Pearl Street. Participants are encouraged to ask volunteers for a t-shirt ticket. First come, first served. One ticket and shirt per person please.
Read the media release on the 3rd Annual JazzFest Competition for additional information on the event, judging and band bios. Contact us with your questions about the JazzFest Competition | 518.465.2143 x10. Or stop in at our office at 40 N Pearl Street, Suite 1 in downtown Albany, New York.