MOVE festival takes over downtown
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ALBANY, N.Y. -- The first annual MOVE music festival made the rounds Saturday in Albany.
The all day event featured about 100 bands from across the nation. The festival itself is intended to promote independent musicians. Ten different venues in and around Albany signed up to host the bands, offering live indoor and outdoor entertainment to music lovers throughout the city.
For the musicians, the MOVE festival is designed to do just that, move their careers ahead by getting exposure to fans who appreciate what they do best.
Joe Bonilla, the Festival Spokesperson said, “Outside of Lark fest and Tulip fest we don't have an indie music fest that really ties into the different venues along north pearl street and lark street. So to be able to get all of these different venues and have, we had 1,000 bands apply and took the 100 best to play in the festival."
Organizers said they plan to hold the festival every year around this time. In addition to the day of music, the Hotel Albany held a trade show exhibition for musicians to gain further exposure and tips of the industry.