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The Saratoga New Year's Fest

New York's Biggest New Year's Party North of Times Square



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A Full Weekend of Non-Stop Entertainment!
December 29th- January 1st

Tickets are currently on sale for all musical entertainment in Downtown Saratoga Springs that is supported by the Festival!  Tickets for concerts at downtown venues listed will start at $25 per person.  Kids under 16 are free.  Buttons will be available for pick up at The Saratoga Springs City Center starting at 12pm on NYE.

Friday (Putnam Place) and Saturday (UPH) concerts, please have ticket email confirmations.



Ellsworth Jones Place | The Saratoga Springs City Center

4:30-6:00pm, December 31st

Sponsored by Death Wish Coffee and Druthers, Saratoga New Year’s Fest includes a Fireworks display from the top of the Saratoga Springs City Center parking garage at 6:00 p.m.

The best location from which to view this fireworks display is Ellsworth Jones Place where this year we will have live local entertainment starting at 4:30 p.m. No tick

et is required as the pre-fireworks concert and fireworks display is free and open to the general public. Bring the whole family, chairs, blankets, and celebrate the New Year’s with us.



Schedule Of Events


Friday, 12/29

Saturday, 12/30

Sunday, 12/31

There currently is a wait list for these classes- Please contact Dance Fire at 518-306-7410 to be put on the wait list. 

Classes will be West Coast Swing and Country 2-Step

Class times will be

3pm-3:45pm  |   4pm-4:45pm

Afternoon Entertainment
Maurizzio & Kaos, 2:30pm at Franklin Square Market
Erin Powers, 3pm at Overland on Broadway
Kids Music with Ice Princess (Cait Devin) & Deb Cavanaugh, 3pm at Caffe Lena
Late Afternoon Entertainment
Pete Pashoukos, 4pm in Sixth Generational Strings
Sketches of Influence, 4pm in Jazz Room at City Center
Erin Powers, 4:30pm at The Coat Room
Pete & Chris Magic Show, 4:30pm, Ellsworth Jones Place (Outdoors at the City Center)
Kids Music with Ice Princess (Cait Devin) & Deb Cavanaugh, 4:30pm at Caffe Lena
New Years Eve Evening Entertainment
VIP Dinner Buffet at City Center 5:30-7:30pm
Country Kickers Line Dancing, 5pm-7:30pm at The City Center "Country Room"
Chris O'Leary Comedy Show, 5pm at The Inn at Saratoga
Erin Powers, 5pm at The Coat Room
Chris O'Leary with Tia Comedy Show, 7:00pm at The Inn at Saratoga
Ragged Company, 7pm at Quarters
Double Barreled, 7:30pm Nashville of Saratoga
Robert Randolph, 7:30pm The City Center Main Hall
Chris O'Leary with Tia Comedy Show, 8:00pm at The Inn at Saratoga
Patrick Wisdom Stewart, 8pm at Baileys
AbyWst, 9pm at Putnam Street Rock Tent
Need a Place to Stay? We've Got So Many Options!

Book early, so you don't miss out.


Learn More about our Artists!

Our Headliners- Joan Osborne & Robert Randolph 

Joan Osborne is an 8-time Grammy nominee and multi-platinum selling recording artist. A native of Kentucky, she moved to NYC to attend NYU Film School, but dropped out after becoming involved in New York’s downtown music scene.

Her 1995 album Relish was a critical and commercial success and spawned the international hit single and video “What If God Was One Of Us“. She directed the video for Relish’s second single St. Teresa and created the artwork for the album’s physical package. She has traveled the U.S. and the world for over twenty-five years performing in clubs, theaters, arenas and stadiums, with her own band and as a featured vocalist.

Robert Randolph, a virtuoso on the pedal steel guitar, he jumped from spiritual to secular music and found an audience among blues fans, roots rock aficionados and jam band followers with his fiery, passionate instrumental work and heartfelt music.

Now a 10-time Grammy nominee, Randolph launched his own group, the Family Band, with opening gigs for a variety of blues, jazz-funk, and jam acts.  Headlining and festival appearances followed within months, and Live at the Wetlands  (2001) captured their energy in full glory. The group's studio debut, Unclassified, gained a new fan in Eric Clapton, who brought them on tour and featured them at his huge Crossroads Festival.

Randolph has since become a staple at large music fests around the world, with incendiary performances that include bringing audience members on stage to dance, sing and play instruments.  It's part tent revival, part rock show, part dance party:  you sure wont be able to sit for this one.


Dogs in a Pile

Now emerging into Jam Nation's royalty ranks, the Asbury Park-based Dogs merge funk, jazz, and rock & roll with psychedelia. The quintet presents a completely original vibe built on kaleidoscopic soundscapes eerily reminiscent of the heady days of yesteryear. Catch them now in a club setting after a year of breakthrough festival appearances.
NOTE: this show is in Putnam Place. Demand will likely exceed capacity. While Fest GA badge holders have access to this show, it may involve a wait line for entry. If this is your key show, consider the "guaranteed entry" upgrade option .

Organ Fairchild

Deemed as NY's 'Top Emerging Band' in '21,  Rochester's groove masters combine the classic jazz trio vibe with rock, jam and funk spice.  Band members combine for a long list of industry hookups, which all leads to this powerhouse original act lighting the Fest ablaze and into a full blown dance party.

Tracy Bonham

Her debut album, The Burdens of Being Upright, was a critical and commercial success and earned her two Grammy nominations and certified Gold by the RIAA.  The lead single, "Mother Mother," topped the Billboard Alternative chart, making Ms Bohnam the last female artist to so until Lorde in 2013.  It stands as a powerful anthem for disenfranchised youth.  She has released subsequent albums to wide acclaim and landed several songs in feature films and popular TV shows.

Toubab Krewe

Asheville's favorite sons lustily swirl together rock, West African traditions, jam sensibilities, international folk and more.  While nearly impossible to put into any box, it takes only a few moments to realize that one is face-to-face with true originals that recognizes no borders in a march towards a muscular, original, globally switched-on sound.  Toubab carries echoes of African greats like Ali Farka Toure, Orchestra Baobab and Salif Keita.   But what truly differentiates them is how they carve out a new trail honoring these originators  by making something alive and contemporary.

Ward Hayden & the Outliers

Described as "leading lights that integrates country music’s finest traditions into a sound that is incredibly endearing” and as "Dwight Yoakam meeting Hank Williams on Woody's front porch," Ward & Co have won seven Boston Music Awards (including Act of the Year), Indie Country Artist of the Year and an AMA nomination for Artist of the Year.  That distinctive old-timey voice combined with the twangy-twang Telecaster riffs bring something very special to the Fest's Country Room.


Considered by many as one of -- if not THE -- best modern blues acts in the East,  GA-20 arrives at the Fest riding the Big Mo from a slew of  Best Of's, chart-topping success and shout-outs from blues music heavyweights.   Here's what the press is saying: “rough and tumble, relentless blues;” “tough, insistent vocals;” “maximum intensity rocking; and "makes a joyful noise.”   GA-20 is clearly on to something big:  it’s a movement, a traditional blues revival.



11:00-1:00pm |  The Saratoga Springs City Center

BACK by popular demand, the Saratoga First Day 5K has replaced the First Night 5K. This 3.1-mile loop is emblematic of the Firecracker4 route. Runners will start on Broadway and quickly turn onto Lake Avenue for the first 3/4 of a mile. With a turn onto Patricia Lane, the route quickly becomes similar to the Firecracker 4 (with a trek on the Spring Run Trail)!

*Please note that the Spring Run Trail is only accessible if deemed safe from the elements.

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