The Tulip Festival is Albany's signature spring event. Featuring annual traditions rooted in the city's rich Dutch heritage, nearly one hundred artisans selling their handmade crafts, a fine arts show, delicious food, the KidZone family fun destination, two stages of world-class live entertainment and more than 140,000 tulips in 150 different varieties, the Tulip Festival is a sparkling showcase of local culture and business. It all takes place in historic Washington Park, the 81-acre "crown jewel" of the City.
LOCAL 518 STAGE
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Presented by WellCare.
12:00pm - Tulip Queen Coronation
1:00pm - Maurizio: an award-winning Troy singer-songwriter with a voice that's warm, soulful, and from the heart.
2:15pm - Jasper: a young and ambitious Schenectady trio galvanized by contemporary rock music.
3:30pm - Cannon The Brave: an Albany indie pop group founded by identical twin sisters Allyson & Whitney Smith.
4:45pm - Dryer: formed in 1992 in Saratoga Springs, this indie rock outfit quickly became a staple of college radio and America's club circuit.
12:00pm - 19th Annual Mother of the Year Award: Mayor Sheehan and B95.5's Joe Condon recognize the Capital Region's most outstanding moms. Presented by St. Peter's Health Partners, Times Union & B95.5, with support from Fidelis Care.
1:00pm - Andrew Wheeler & Donna Marie Tritico: a genuine, authentic and engaging blues duo performing music steeped in Americana.
2:15pm - Sydney Worthley: a shining young Capital Region singer/songwriter incorporating elements of pop, country, rock and folk into a sound all her own.
3:30pm - Dyer Switch Band: a four-piece band playing hard-driving, traditional, original and unique bluegrass and acoustic music.
4:45pm - Ramblin' Jug Stompers: kickin' up a vintage American roots-rockin' ruckus for more than a decade, the Stompers offer a unique combination of hot-wired musicianship and quick wit.