What major movie star will cause a shut down in parts of Albany? What unforgettable event will unfold the day of the next Luke Bryan concert?  What changes will the city of Albany make to a popular annual tradition?  The following 9 things are guaranteed to happen in 2019.  Unless, of course, they don't.  To which I will be granting full refunds!                  9 Predictions For The Capital Region Guaranteed To Happen In 2019

  • Cohoes will have a new mayor
  • The Albany Empire will win the Arena Bowl in front of a sellout crowd at the TU Center
  • Troy website/content provider 2 Buttons Deep  will gain national notoriety for a very controversial blog post or video
  • Broadalbin country singer Vinnie Michaels will have a breakthrough Top 100 country hit
  • A smash hit Netflix true crime documentary will be centered around captivating events that took place in the Albany area
  • A retired elderly couple from Saratoga County will win a Powerball or Mega Millions jackpot
  • Parts of Albany and Troy will be shut down for production of a major motion picture starring the likes of Jennifer Lawrence or Ryan Reynolds
  • Albany will do away with the term ’Tulip Queen’ for a far more politically correct, gender neutral version such as Perennial Scholar, Budding Superstar or Blossoming Leader
  • Luke Bryan super fans will get married in Saratoga the day he performs at SPAC- assuming he'll be back of course.  Luke Bryan himself will make an appearance at the wedding