September In the City Art Fair

September In the City Art Fair

Free art show series, held 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Wednesday in September

The City of Albany presents the 2014 September in the City Art Fair series, September Wednesdays in Downtown Albany’s Tricentennial Park. A midday showcase for local art, music and culture, September in the City features exhibits and work available for purchase from regional mixed media artists and crafters, with a different live musical act providing the soundtrack each week. The September in the City Art Fair is sponsored by Albany Center Gallery and Exit 97.7.

Applications for September in the City artists and crafters are still being accepted. Visit [direct link to application] or call 518.434.5416 for more information.

Keep reading for the music line-up for the September in the City Art Fair.

Steve Candlen: September 3
Steve Candlen’s songs are guided by his soulful singing and the kind of solid rhythm guitar you’d expect from a man who spent most of his musical career playing drums in bands including Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals. Perhaps the only Capital Region musician to have the distinction of being voted Best Male Vocalist in Metroland one year and Best Drummer the next, these days the multi-talented Candlen performs solo on his funky old archtop guitar. Times Union’s David Malachowski called his latest album, Red, a “compelling, inventive record that will surprise many, and satisfy more.”

The Bondville Boys: September 10
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 Flatt & Scruggs to Blondie.Since 1990, the Bondville Boys have brought their hard-edged bluegrass to appreciative audiences throughout the Northeast, sharing the stage with roots music legends like Del McCoury, the Nashville Bluegrass Band, Buddy Cage and the Gibson Brothers.

Holly & Evan: September 17

Holly & Evan are the blues. Both from long, rich musical backgrounds, Holly Taormina and Evan Conway have updated the tradition of the barrelhouse with their unique style. Together, they showcase a wide range of original and cover material, in the styles of blues, jazz, and soul. The originals, which are often featured on local radio, are catchy, full of personality, and can appeal to audiences everywhere.

Alex Smith: September 24
Alex Smith grew up in Long Lake, NY, in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains. His music is informed heavily by the community and legendary folk music of the Adirondacks, steeped in tradition by always looking ahead to the future. Smith began touring while in college at St. Lawrence University, and there released his first two albums, Sawdust, and Live with Dylan Rice.  Now, five years later, he tours and records extensively both solo and with his band The Mountain Sound, and signed in 2012 with Wepecket Island Records for his third record, Hamilton County.

For more information on the September in the City Art Fair, call 518.434.2032, visit