Make plans for Final Stretch Saratoga

The Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce hosts the Final Stretch Saratoga Music Festival in downtown Saratoga Springs, which also correlates with the final weekend of thoroughbred racing at the Historic Saratoga Race Course

The 2014 event runs from Saturday, August 30, to Sunday, August 31st, each night from 7 to 11:00 p.m. The event features a music lineup to suit all interests and ages. Stroll Broadway, enjoy dinner at a great local restaurant and shop our unique retail stores with family and friends. Join us and experience Final Stretch Saratoga.

A Saratoga Music Festival that is free!

The Final Stretch Saratoga Music Festival is free to attend. This is due in part to significant corporate sponsorships led by the New York Racing Association.

Join us for Labor Day Weekend

Coming Soon - Map identifying the location where bands will be playing on these two great Labor Day weekend evenings.

Final Stretch 2014 Music Descriptions

1. Ellsworth Jones Place

Solid Smoke
Solid Smoke is the number one old school R & B band in the Capital Region. Every show is a tribute to Soul Train. Bring your dancing shoes!
Set times: 7-8:15, 8:45-9:45, 10-11 p.m.

2. Collamer Lot

Pat Attanasio
Original music mixing Jazz, Rock, and Funk featuring the violin.
Set times: 7-7:45, 8-9, 9:15-10, 10:15-11 p.m.

3. Post Office

The Hollows
The Hollows are a roots-rock ensemble of multi-instrumentalists— a freewheeling hootenanny that's bound to get yer feet stompin'.
Set times: 7-8, 8:15-9:15, 9:45-11 p.m.

4. Adirondack Trust Co. Drive-Through

Rich Ortiz
This 20 something guitarist, singer/songwriter got his start singing, acting and dancing at the age of three. He is fourth generation of a large family of entertainers. 
Set times: 7-7:45, 8-8:45, 9-10, 10:15-11 p.m.

5. Caroline Street

Scotty Mac and the Goldtops
The band hangs its hat on the hook of American music styles from the 50’s and 60’s with a foundation built on jump blues, swing and early rock ‘n roll. They play with rawness and precision, with tightness and abandon. Scotty is also a Blues Hall of Famer.
Set times: 7-8:30, 9:30-11 p.m.

6. Division Street

Marc Berger Band
Marc performs songs from his critically acclaimed American Western album, RIDE, with his talented band.
Set times: 7-8, 8:15-9:30, 10-11 p.m.

7. Eddie Bauer

Breaking the Silence
As Breaking the Silence, we like to perform all genres of music, anywhere from 50’s rock ’n roll, jazz, and waltz to the modern styles of today, including alternative, pop, and some metal. Enjoy!
Set times: 7-8, 8:15-9, 9:15-10, 10:15-11 p.m..

8. Ben & Jerry’s

Tarryn Waz/Chris Davidson
Original contemporary folk/Americana music layered over finger-style guitar.
Set times: 7-7:45, 8-8:45, 9-9:45, 10-11 p.m.

2014 Platinum Sponsors

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2014 Supporting Sponsors

2014 Contributor Sponsors




first national bank of scotia     

Special thanks to the following local area businesses for their support of the Final Stretch Music Festival in 2014:

Carriage House Inn
Circus Café/Crown Grill
Country Corner Café 
Crafter’s Gallery
Impressions of Saratoga
The Inn at Saratoga
Irish Times
Longfellows Inn and Restaurant
Plum Dandy
Roosevelt Inn & Suites
Saratoga Arms
Saratoga Downtowner
Uncommon Grounds
Putnam Market
Olde Bryan Inn
The Saratogian