The Saratoga New Year’s Fest will be back for its second year with a full holiday weekend of entertainment and celebration leading into the new year.
The multi-venue, weekend-long festival, scheduled for Friday, Dec. 29, through Monday, Jan. 1, is anticipated to be bigger and better with additional venues, expanded programming and outstanding talent, event officials said.
Headlining this year’s lineup are seven-time Grammy nominee Joan Osborne, who made her way onto the Billboard charts in the mid-1990s with her hit single “One of Us,” along with fellow Grammy nominee Robert Randolph bringing his blues, rock and gospel sound to the Spa City. Country bluegrass band The Gibson Brothers, a nationally touring act with roots in upstate New York, will also perform.
Also slated to perform as part of the Saratoga New Year’s Fest are Dogs in a Pile, Organ Fairchild, Tracy Bonham, Toubab Krewe, Ward Hayden & the Outliers, GA-20, DJ Logic, The Swing Docs and more to be announced.
In addition to the many indoor live performances happening at venues throughout downtown Saratoga Springs, this year’s festival will include a free family, family-friendly concert at 5 p.m. and a fireworks display at 6 p.m. on New Year’s Eve at Ellsworth Jones Place outside of the Saratoga Springs City Center.