|May 14, 2002|
Jay Street music festival kicks off May 15
SCHENECTADY, NY (MAY 14, 2002) – In an effort to create a stronger bond between the campus and community, a group of Union students and some local businesses are hosting the Jay Street Music Festival on Wednesday, May 15, from 4 to 8 pm. The event is free and open to the public.
Help Union-Schenectady, a student-run organization committed to strengthening ties between Union College students and the Schenectady community, and Greg Solomon, owner of Schenectady-based Ambition Café and Parcel Post Plus and president of the Jay Street Business Association, have secured a variety of local music acts for the event, including The Flying Bobbz, an alternative/ rock group, the Garnet Minstrelles, Union's a cappella group, the Glass Machine Jam Band, Matt Rapoport and Matt Ellithorpe an acoustic duo, and Billy Spillane, an acoustic rock performer. Musicians/bands will perform throughout the day and evening in front of Ambition Café.
"There's a lot more to College than staying on campus, and our group is working to help Schenectady showcase what it has to offer," said Chelsi Stevens, founder of Help Union-Schenectady. "The business community has been very supportive of our efforts to get students involved, and we're confident this event will be a success."
Event: Jay Street Music Festival
When: May 15,2002
Where: Pedestrian section of Jay Street
Time: 4 - 8pm
Band Location: In front of Ambition Coffeehouse and Eatery
Organized By: Help Union-Schenectady, local businesses