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In February 2018, Grammy Award Winning Artist Mýa celebrated 20 years in the music industry as an internationally known, respected singer, songwriter, producer, musician, dancer/choreographer, actress, activist, and philanthropist.

In 2019, Mya releases a surprise for fans on 4/20 to commemorate the 21st anniversary of her debut album followed by the Solo Mix single “Open” on May 13th with pre-orders available May 6th.  Mya will also begin filming the 2nd season of the UMC Series “5th Ward” in summer 2019 while completing her 10th studio album and touring internationally. For her extensive, BIO please visit her website here.

To learn more about Mya, please visit her website, Instagram, YouTube or listen to her on Spotify.


Festival Check In/Load In Information:

  1. Festival Check in begins at 10:00AM just past where Hudson Ave. enters Washington Park, Look for the Robert Burns Statue.

  2. There will be no early check-ins.

  3. Your exhibitor location will be given to you when you check in.

  4. As exhibitor locations are determined in advance; all festival exhibitors must utilize only their assigned space.

  5. You may pull you vehicle up to your exhibitor space to unload between 10:00-11:00 AM. All vehicles MUST be removed from the festival grounds by 11 AM.

  6. There will be absolutely no parking on the festival grounds, Park Paths or Roads immediately surrounding Festival Area.

  7. The festival begins at 12:00 noon. All Vendors must complete Set Up and Be Open at noon. The festival will be held rain or shine.

  8. All exhibitors must supply their own power. No electricity will be provided.

  9. Exhibitors may not sell any food or beverages without Pride Center approval.

  10. All exhibitors must clean up and dispose of their own trash in appropriate containers. Vendors must have their booth cleared and off the festival grounds by 6PM.


General Festival Information

GENERAL GUIDELINES

The Pride Center of the Capital Region/City of Albany reserves the right to change the location, dates, hours, or to terminate entirely the operation of the scheduled event, at any time and without prior notice.

The Pride Center will make every reasonable attempt to provide advance notice to vendors of any changes or cancellations.


Prohibited

Weapons of any kind, umbrellas larger than a golf umbrella, pets off-leash, explosives of any kind, a less-than festive demeanor. 


Pets

We love pets, but use common sense before you bring your dog to the party. If it's an extremely hot day, it might be better to leave your pooch inside in the AC. If you dog doesn't do well in large crowds, or doesn't enjoy loud music and loud people, then maybe they should skip the shindigs. If other dogs and screaming children get under your dogs skin, please do not bring them. If you do bring your dog to the festival they must be on a leash AT ALL TIMES. If you leave you dog in a hot car, I will find you and seriously ruin your day.


Weather

Check the weather – we are hoping that you will need sunscreen, but  you may also want to have an umbrella (remember nothing larger than a golf umbrella). Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and re-apply sunscreen often. The festival area in Washington Park is surrounded by lots of trees that can be used to get out of the sun. 

Parking

Parking in Washington Park will be restricted in the area immediately surrounding the Festival area, roads on the Western end (by Lake Ave.) and Southern End (by Madison Ave.) will be open in addition to public parking at the following pay lots surrounding Washington Park:

  • A large Lot on Hamilton and Dove St.

  • A small Lot on the West Side of Lark St. between Jay St. and Hudson Ave.

  • Albany Medical Center's Parking Garage (approximately 1/4 mile away)

  • Lot on Central Ave. and Washington between Henry Johnson and Lexington St.

  • Visit www.parkalbany.com for more options.


Bathrooms

There are 22 porta-potties located in and around Washington Park. Public urination is seriously frowned upon. Please avoid doing this at all cost.


Food

The festival will have 17 different food vendors and food trucks that will be selling everything from vegetarian items and grilled food to pizza and burgers.  These booths will also have soft drinks and water available for purchase. 

The Beer Garden Area near the stage is restricted to those 21 & over. Everyone that wishes to enter the Beer Garden will be carded each and every time they enter the area. We encourage everyone to please drink responsibly.