FAQs

Detailed parking information is available on each individual event page, as well as a map including recommended parking areas. Free parking areas and shuttle service are available for the Albany Tulip Festival, and $5 flat rate parking is available at the Riverfront Garage for all Corning Preserve/Jennings Landing events. For more parking information, visit www.parkalbany.com. CDTA is another great, easy, affordable option; check out cdta.org for bus schedules and routes!

Be sure to check each specific event’s page for a list of what is and isn’t permitted.

Please check our weather policy. Some events are rain or shine; others may be moved to an alternate rain location if inclement weather is expected.

A dedicated group of volunteers keeps these events running, and we’d love to have you on the team! Contact the Office of Cultural Affairs for more information on volunteer opportunities!

All City of Albany events are funded without cost to taxpayers through corporate sponsorships!  Please take a moment to check out our sponsor listings on each event page and support the companies, large and small, that keep City of Albany events free and fun for all!

Let us know who you’d like to see perform! Keep in mind that booking decisions are made based on cost, artist availability, routing and a number of other factors – but if it’s a good fit for the event, we’ll check it out!

Send an EPK to entertainment@albanyny.gov or mail a physical press kit with CD or DVD to:
Entertainment Coordinator
City of Albany Office of Cultural Affairs
City Hall, Room 402
Albany, NY 12207

We do not accept booking submissions in person, by phone or through social media. All press kits are kept on file for consideration for future events.

Check out our vendor page for the most up-to-date information and applications for vending and tabling opportunities.

 

For support in putting on your own event, contact the Albany City Clerk's Office. You must apply for and obtain a Special Event Permit to host an event in a City park or facility;  click here  and scroll down to "SPECIAL EVENTS PERMITS" for more information on the process and the neccessary permit applications.

We do not rent out our stage. We recommend contacting local concert rental and supply companies such as A.C.E.S. , High Peaks Sound or Live Sound, Inc.

Alive at Five is a general admission event, and seating is first come first serve. The Jennings Landing amphitheatre is made up of wide stone steps rather than individual seats; lawn chairs and blankets are permitted (and recommended!)

Email us, give the office a call at (518) 434-2032 or contact us through Facebook or Twitter– we’d love to hear from you!

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The City of Albany, NY Office of Cultural Affairs plans, produces and co-sponsors an array of fairs, festivals, and concerts promoting art, entertainment and cultural interest for all ages. These special events are 100% underwritten by generous local and national sponsors.

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The City of Albany Office of Cultural Affairs
Room 402 City Hall
Albany, NY 12207
P: (518) 434.2032

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