Albany Tulip Festival Brings Minus the Bear and the Delfonics

The Albany Tulip Festival, now in its 69th year, is the city’s signature spring event featuring a variety of activities for all ages. The music lineup features headliners Minus the Bear and the Delfonics along with several local acts, including Wild Adriatic.

Held at Albany’s Washington Park, the Tulip Festival showcases local artisans and businesses, available on hand selling their crafts and food. The music is the main attraction with two stages featuring both national and local acts. The main stage headliners are Minus the Bear on Saturday and the Delfonics on Sunday.

The Mother’s Day Weekend festival kicks off on Saturday, May 13 at 11:30 a.m. with the Tulip Queen coronation ceremony. The Mendelssohn Club of Albany performs during the procession and coronation on the Washington Park Lakehouse Stage. Music on the main stage begins at 1:30 p.m. with local act Wild Adriatic.

The festival features other musical attractions, including the KidZone stage featuring entertainment for children of all ages. The Albany School of Rock has a tent at the festival where attendees can check out the future of music performing throughout the day.

69th Annual Tulip Festival Schedule of Events
Saturday, May 13
Tulip Queen Coronation Ceremony
Washington Park Lakehouse Stage
11:30 a.m. – The Mendelssohn Club of Albany
11:45 a.m. – Tulip Queen Procession (Begins at formal Tulip Beds by Moses Statue)
12:00 p.m. – Tulip Queen Coronation (Lakehouse Stage)

Main Stage
Washington Park Parade Grounds
4:30 p.m. – Minus The Bear
3:00 p.m. – The Palms
1:30 p.m. – Wild Adriatic

Local 518 Stage
Washington Park Lakehouse Stage
4:45 p.m. – Dryer
3:30 p.m. – Cannon the Brave
2:15 p.m. – Jasper
1:00 p.m. – Maurizio

Sunday, May 14
Main Stage
4:30 p.m. – The Delfonics
3:00 p.m. – Erin Harkes
1:30 p.m. – Holly and Evan

Local 518 Stage
4:45 p.m. – Ramblin’ Jug Stompers
3:30 p.m. – Dyer Switch Band
2:15 p.m. – Sydney Worthley
1:00 p.m. – Andrew Wheeler & Donna Marie Tritico
12:00 p.m. – 19th Annual Mother of the Year Award