2007 Albany Riverfront Music Festival

August 17, 2007

Uforia Entertainment sponsors The 2007 Albany Riverfront Music Festival in Albany, NY on August 17, 2007

For Immediate Release:

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Press contact:

Kendrick Ricci: Albany Riverfront Music Festival, event chair



Kelly Young: Crossroads Center for Children, Executive Director



Albany Riverfront Music Festival A benefit to raise funds for Crossroads Center for Children, a School for Children with Autism. (Albany, NY – July 24, 2007) Uforia Entertainment will be holding the Second Annual Albany Riverfront Music Festival at McGeary's Irish Pub located downtown Albany, New York. On Friday, August 17, 2007, from 5pm to 1am. Utilizing it's large, enclosed outdoor facility and indoor bar/restaurant McGeary's will be able to house the very large anticipated crowd, rain or shine.

After a successful first run in the summer of 2005, The Albany Riverfront Music Festival Generated well over $15,000.00 plus expenses, to demolish and build a much needed playground at the school. The charge for admission will be five dollars. This event is to raise money for much needed communication devices, which aid students in daily interactions with teachers, staff, and family members. The goal is to raise $10,000.00.

The festival is sponsored in part by:

Uforia Entertainment, McGeary's Irish Pub, Upstate Recording Group, QuickDraw Designs, TechValley Times, Kennedy's Garage, Dante's Pizza, Victory Cafe, Truman Jewelers, Bruegger's Bagels, Panera Bread, Starbucks Coffee, Price Chopper, Hilton Music, Elda's on Lark, Drome Sound and Morrell Real Estate.

The event will feature:

The Dan James Band, Ophelia Smiles, Jimmy Hinch and the Electric Gypsys (playing a tribute to Jimi Hendrix).

In between band sets music will be provided by DJ's:

MainEvent, Kutt-Masta Supreme, Royal Krush and Scott Burbine.

There will be a Custom Harley Davidson motorcycle display provided by QuickDraw Designs along various craft vendors and raffles. Kelly Young (Executive Director-Crossroads Center for Children) will be the featured speaker for the event.

Crossroads is a nonprofit education and treatment program for children with Autism and Spectrum Disorders. Autism, a neurological disorder affecting the function of the brain, has symptoms that typically appear within the first three years of life. It is presently the third most prevalent syndrome in the United States. Statistics report that at least twenty-two babies are born daily with this syndrome. With appropriate education and treatment there is much hope for these children. Crossroads utilizes Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) as the treatment philosophy and approach to autism intervention. Noted as the only method for which empirical research has validated success. The intensive behavior therapy is provided by Crossroads at both the school and at home. While funding from the state, counties and school districts is available and provided, costs are numerous for a program like Crossroads. Many services are provided by Crossroads to the families and children. These services include: parent training, sibling counseling, behavior management programs, support groups, etc.

The planners and volunteers for the Albany Riverfront Music Festival encourage the public to attend the event. Proceeds will go directly to the Crossroads Center for Children communication device fund.

For information, to become a sponsor or to make a donation please call (518) 421-8442

Donations can also be made at any Citizen’s or any First Niagara Bank.

Please make checks payable to:

Albany Riverfront Music Festival