irish-2000-music-and-arts-festival.jpgBallston Spa, NY -- WHAT: 13th Annual Irish 2000 Music and Arts Festival – A Two-Day Event -- and the Largest Irish Festival on the Planet! WHERE: New Venue! Saratoga County Fairgrounds, 162 Prospect Street, Ballston Spa, NY WHEN: 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 18 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19 MUSIC: More than 30 performers. Multiple stages. Two days filled with Progressive Irish Punk, Irish Rock, Celtic Rock, Traditional Irish Music and everything in between. The 13th Annual Irish 2000 Music and Arts Festival features a fabulous lineup. Friday features The Street Dogs, Enter the Haggis, The Elders, Black 47, Flatfoot 56 and The Gobshites. On Saturday, there are four stages and non-stop music. Performers include Gaelic Storm, Dervish, The Screaming Orphans, The Prodigals, Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul, Brother, McPeake, Derek Warfield & the Young Wolf tones. Returning on Saturday are Black 47, The Elders and The Gobshites. Local favorites include Hair of the Dog, The McKrells, Flynn 529, Emerald Dawn, Cluidan, Who’s Your Paddy, Frank Jaklitsch and the Fighting 86’s. TICKETS: Lowest Prices Ever! Advance-sale, discounted tickets available at all Price Chopper Supermarkets. Two-day passes through Sept. 17 are $25. One day tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate. Children ages 12 and under are free. . ON SITE: Hundreds of vendors featuring Celtic crafts, wares and refreshments. Celtic Kids Area with rides, Celtic Critters, storytelling, magic shows, pipers, Irish dancers and more! MORE INFORMATION Call 1-888-414-3378 or visit www.irish2000fest.com. ABOUT THE ORGANIZERS: The not-for-profit Irish Music and Arts Festival, Inc., with headquarters at the Albany Ancient Order of Hibernians’ Irish Cultural Center in Albany, organizes the annual festival. Since its inception, the festival has donated more than $350,000 to a variety of charities. Designated charities in 2009 are the Irish American Heritage Museum in East Durham and the Northeastern New York Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. ### MEDIA CONTACT: Kathy Condon * Condon Communications * P.O. Box 4208 * Albany, NY 12204 PH: 518-436-1103 * CELL: 518-441-0259 E-MAIL: kcondon@netheaven.com