Albany’s 21st Annual Riverfront Jazz Festival Returns this Weekend

The City of Albany’s 21st Annual Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival will kick off on Saturday, September 9th. The all-day free event will begin at 12 pm at the Corning Preserve Boat Launch under the 787 bridge. Five live acts will take the stage throughout the day, concluding at 8 pm with a fireworks display. 

Albany Jazz Festival

Since the debut event in 2002, the City of Albany Jazz Festival features an eclectic array of musical greats, acclaimed up-and-coming artists, as well as local favorites. The festival features food, beverages, and great vendors for all ages. Admission is free.

Local favorites include Kevin McNeal, an Albany native, who excels in the local jazz scene. He leads his group, BluesWing, for the first live performance of the event.

Kevin McNeal

In addition to music, the Henry Johnson Award for Distinguished Community Services will be presented to Valerie Alexander-Moseley. Alexander-Moseley is a local community leader with a passion for economic and social justice throughout West Hill and the city of Albany.

Ground rules for the event include no glass, animals, or recording of performances. All City of Albany parks are now curb-to-curb tobacco-free and marijuana-free. In the event of inclement weather, the Jazz Festival will be held at the Corning Preserve Boat Launch. More information and updates are available at

2023 Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival Lineup

12:30pm – Kevin McNeal & BluesWing

2:00pm – Ashley Keiko

3:30pm – Roni Kaspi

4:30pm – Henry Johnson Award Presentation

5:00pm – The String Queens

6:30pm – Rebirth Brass Band

8:00pm – Fireworks Show

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