Bobs headline SaratogaArtsFest lineup

A performance by a cappella group The Bobs will be one of the last events of the second annual Sarat
The Bobs will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Saratoga Music Hall.
The Bobs will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Saratoga Music Hall.

When audiences go to see a cappella group The Bobs, they’re treated like family.

“Anyone who comes to the show can even take ‘Bob’ as a middle name,” said Richard Bob Greene, an original member since The Bobs’ formation in 1981, and also the group’s chief songwriter. “We’re very inclusive.”

That invitation will be extended to audiences in Saratoga Springs when The Bobs perform at the Saratoga Music Hall at 7 p.m. Sunday. The performance will be one of the last events of the second annual SaratogaArtsFest, which will be held Friday through Sunday in downtown Saratoga Springs.

The festival will include about 100 different events throughout the course of the weekend, including music performances, theater, dance, visual art exhibits, literary events, workshops and demonstrations.

This year’s mix of local, regional and national acts will feature, among others, The Martha Graham Dance Company at 8 tonight at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, The Albany Symphony Chamber Orchestra at 5:30 tonight at the Universal Preservation Hall and Shakespeare and Company at 2 p.m. Saturday at Epiphany Theater.

The ArtsPass provides either free or discounted admission to the majority of the events, and is available at the SaratogaArtsFest Gallery and Information Center, 328 Broadway. A complete schedule of events for SaratogaArtsFest can be found at www.saratogaartsfest.org.

The number of events at the festival has more than doubled from last year’s inaugural event, said Marie Glotzback, president of the SaratogaArtsFest board of directors.

“What we’re trying to do is build awareness of the arts in our audiences, and the larger draw will come from the mix of levels of artists,” Glotzback said. “The idea is to enhance the program and build on the strong foundation of arts already here, and increase the visibility of artists by having a whole weekend full of programming.”

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