SEFCU presents PearlPalooza 2019

SEFCU presents PearlPalooza 2019

September 14, 2019 | 11:00 AM

SEFCU presents PearlPalooza, downtown Albany’s highly-anticipated, FREE, all-ages music festival, returning for its 10th year on September 14. Presented by SEFCU, in association with WEQX, The Downtown Albany Business Improvement District (BID), and Sugar Productions, the event includes a diverse lineup of locally- and internationally-acclaimed musical acts, MVP Health Care's YogaPalooza mass yoga gathering, the PearlPalooza Cornhole Tournament, and high-quality local vendors - all just steps away from some of downtown Albany’s finest dining, retail, and entertainment establishments. Roughly 8-10,000 attendees are expected to join in the festivities.  
Bands will alternate between the Remarkable Liquids Stage at N. Pearl Street & Sheridan Avenue and the O’Connell & Aronowitz Stage at N. Pearl & Pine Streets. 

This year’s PearlPalooza features performances from: 

Wild Belle - 6:00 PM on the Remarkable Liquids Stage

*repeat repeat - 5:00 PM on the O’Connell & Aronowitz Stage 

The Moth & The Flame -  4:00 PM on the Remarkable Liquids Stage

Victory Soul Orchestra – 3:00 PM on the O’Connell & Aronowitz Stage 
In The Valley Below – 2:00 PM on the Remarkable Liquids Stage
Hanzolo – 1:00 PM on the O’Connell & Aronowitz Stage (winner of the Skyloft Battle of the Bands)

PearlPalooza also includes two popular community-oriented attractions: 

MVP Health Care presents YogaPalooza11:00 AM at the Remarkable Liquids Stage
The Capital Region’s only street-wide yoga event returns for its third year to kick off the activities on Pearl Street in front of the Remarkable Liquids Stage at 11:00 AM. Instructors from local studio The Hot Yoga Spot will offer a free, one-hour, all-levels yoga class to attendees. Last year's event doubled the attendance of the inaugural YogaPalooza, with roughly 400 participants practicing yoga on Pearl Street. Find more information and register for Yogapalooza here. 

PearlPalooza Cornhole Tournament – 12:00 PM on N. Pearl Street
The second annual PearlPalooza Cornhole Tournament will see 18 teams competing for hundreds of dollars in prizes from WEQX, the Downtown Albany BID, Albany Distilling Company, and more. Register your team today

PearlPalooza 2019 is brought to you by SEFCU102.7 WEQXSugar Productions, The Downtown Albany Business Improvement DistrictRemarkable Liquids, Lord Hobo BrewingO'Connell & AronowitzThe Hollow Bar + KitchenPearl Street PubParkAlbany, Death Wish Coffee, MVP Health Care, Albany Distilling CompanySkyloftRedburn Development,  Blue 82, High Peaks Event Production, The Hot Yoga Spot, Hampton Inn Albany Downtown, and the City of Albany

$5 parking available at ParkAlbany's Riverfront Garage (Broadway & Columbia Street) and Quackenbush Garage (Orange Street between Broadway & Water Street) - both just a few blocks from the action! Find more at

Event day road closures and parking restrictions:

Parking restrictions:
Saturday September 14, 2019 | 4:00 AM-11:59 PM
N. Pearl Street both sides of the road between Maiden Lane and Orange Street
Columbia Street both sides of the road between Chapel Street and James Street
Pine Street, both sides of the road between Chapel Street and James Street

Road Closures
Saturday, September 14, 2019 9:00 AM-11:59 PM
N. Pearl Street between Sheridan Avenue and Pine Street
Columbia Street between Chapel Street and James Street

Ground rules: no outside alcoholic beverages, glass containers, dogs or pets (with the exception of ADA-certified service animals), recording of performances, or bad attitudes will be allowed at PearlPalooza. Security personnel have the right to inspect any bags brought onto the premises.