Final Stretch Music Festival in Saratoga Celebrates Last Weekend of Racing “The Final Stretch” Music Festival says farewell to the thoroughbreds on the last weekend of the racing season, Saturday and Sunday night, September 4 & 5, 2010
News-Sports.net - Aug 28,2010 - “The Final Stretch” Music Festival says farewell to the thoroughbreds on the last weekend of the racing season, Saturday and Sunday night, September 4 & 5, 2010. There are eight musical acts performing at sites along Broadway from Ellsworth Jones Place (by the City Center) to Eddie Bauer, then down at Ben & Jerry’s a the corner of Phila and Putnam, 7 – 11 p.m.
The music includes Saratoga Acoustic Blues Society Saturday and Bluz House Rockers Sunday at Ellsworth Jones Place (by the City Center, 522 Broadway); Almost Uncommon, a local jazz group made up of talented high school students playing Saturday and Tequila Mockingbirds, the acoustic guitar duo of Pete Pashoukos and George Fletcher playing blues, jazz and a whole lot more in the Collamer Parking Lot; Jeff Strange whose roots are with “Donneybrook Fair” is at the Post Office; Bob Warren & Friends, another festival favorite, is at the Adirondack Trust Company Drive-Through; Super 8 Six, a versatile local rock band playing classic and contemporary rock is on Caroline Street; Brian Patneaude Quartet, a blend of modern jazz styles plays Saturday and Geo Beat, a group focusing on a world beat vibe that evolved from Pangaea plays Sunday on Division Street; Rachael Van Slyke & Friends, a Saratoga Springs native whose music is a new American alternative folk sound performs at Eddie Bauer and Happy Balky & The Good Livin’ with Brittny Kissinger singing a fusion of bluegrass and acoustic pop is at Ben & Jerry’s.
The Final Stretch is a wonderful family event and a great way to spend the evenings of the Labor Day weekend. Event organizers remind attendees that these events are for our human residents so please leave your pets at home.
Major sponsors for this year’s festival include the Saratoga Race Course, Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce, Budweiser Beer, Miller/Coors Beer and Saratoga Gaming and Raceway. Other sponsors include Adirondack Trust Co., Ben & Jerry’s, Circus Café, Courtyard by Marriott Saratoga Springs, Gaffney’s, 1st National Bank of Scotia, Gideon Putnam Resort, Hampton Inn & Suites Saratoga Springs, Hattie’s, Holiday Inn Saratoga Springs, Lillian’s, Olde Bryan Inn & Longfellows, The Parting Glass, Residence Inn Saratoga Springs, Saratoga Hilton, The Saratogian and Wheatfields. Smaller sponsors include area motels, hotels, Bed & Breakfasts and restaurants throughout Saratoga Springs.
For more information, visit http://www.saratoga.org/visitors/final-stretch-music-festival.asp. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Saratoga Co. Chamber of Commerce at 584-3255 or the Final Stretch Festival Coordinator, Susan Farnsworth, at 587-8635.