YogaPalooza kicks off 2017’s Pearlpalooza festival

ALBANY, NY – #YogaPalooza, the Capital Region’s first street-wide mass yoga event, will kick off Pearlpalooza on Saturday, September 16. The annual downtown Albany music festival will begin on a quieter note this year: before the alternative rock gets rolling, #YogaPalooza will offer a free 60-minute, all levels yoga session on N. Pearl Street in front of Pearlpalooza’s Remarkable Liquids Main Stage from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. #YogaPalooza is presented by Remarkable Liquids, The Hot Yoga Spot, Warehouse Wellness, The Hollow Bar + Kitchen, WEQX and the Downtown Albany Business Improvement District (BID).

A team of instructors from The Hot Yoga Spot will assist attendees while Baptiste certified yoga teacher, Jessica P, facilitates the #YogaPalooza session from the stage. Registration is free; check-in begins at 10:30 AM in front of The Hollow at 79 N. Pearl Street, and includes entry for free giveaways.

“Pearlpalooza is much more than a music festival. It’s grown into a true community gathering over the years, bringing together local businesses, residents and visitors for a full day of fun in the heart of Downtown,” said Downtown Albany BID Executive Director Georgette Steffens. “Through #YogaPalooza and other new additions to this year’s event, we are thrilled to expand the reach of this popular festival and re-envision what Pearlpalooza can be.”

The Hot Yoga Spot is excited to be involved with Pearlpalooza this year and we can’t wait to host a free yoga class for the community. We’re honored to be part of the day’s festivities and look forward to introducing people to the fun and benefits of yoga with #YogaPalooza.

Now in its 7th year, Pearlpalooza will feature free live music on the Remarkable Liquids Main Stage (at N. Pearl & Sheridan) and the O’Connell & Aronowitz Stage (at N. Pearl & Pine) beginning at 1:00 PM. This year’s lineup includes performances from K.Flay, Rubblebucket, Arkells, Colony House, Kimono Dragons, and the winner of the Lucky Strike Social Battle of the Bands.