Rockin’ On the River Announces Schedule of Bands

May 11th, 2015, 2:00 pm by Greg

The free Rockin’ on the River concert series returns to Troy again this summer, and as usual the official line-up of shows is heavy on tribute bands. But we’re happy to report that there are also quite a few good Local 518 bands represented on the schedule.

Co-sponsored by the City of Troy and the Downtown Troy BID, the concerts will take place at either the Green Island Bridge Parking Lot or Riverfront Park (as listed below) at 5pm on Wednesday evenings from June 10-August 12. There is also a special Friday evening show on July 3 – Eastbound Jesus with the Hawbuckees – followed by a fireworks display.

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WVCR-FM is also sponsoring a Play to Play Contest, in which bands are encouraged to send a CD featuring two songs suitable for airplay to: Vito Ciccarelli, WVCR-FM, 515 Loudon Road, Loudonville, NY 12211, no later than Friday, May 29. The winning band will open the show for the final concert of the season, Led Zeppelin tribute band Zoso.

Here’s the complete schedule for the 2015 Rockin’ On the River concert series:

THE BSTREETBAND
With RICH ORTIZ
Wednesday, June 10
Green Island Bridge Parking Lot
A tribute to Bruce Springsteen

WHO’S BAD
With THE LATESHIFT
Wednesday, June 17
Riverfront Park
A tribute to Michael Jackson

SKEETER CREEK
With THE TROY MUSIC ACADEMY ALL STARS
Wednesday, June 24
Green Island Bridge Parking Lot
Local 518 contemporary county

ALMOST QUEEN
With YELLOW DOG
Wednesday, July 1
Riverfront Park
A tribute to Queen

EASTBOUND JESUS
With THE HAWBUCKEES
Friday, July 3
Riverfront Park
Local 518 country-bluegrass-rockers

SUPER 400
With BLUE HAND LUKE
Wednesday, July 8
Green Island Bridge Parking Lot
Local 518 classic rock power trio

BIG EYED PHISH
With FLAKJACKET
Wednesday, July 15
Green Island Bridge Parking Lot
A tribute to the Dave Matthews Band

THE RUSTIC OVERTONES
With MIRK
Wednesday, July 22
Green Island Bridge Parking Lot
WEQX presents the Maine rockers

NATURAL WONDER
With THE BEAT*SHOT ALLSTARS
Wednesday, July 29
Green Island Bridge Parking Lot
A tribute to Stevie Wonder

BLUES FOR BREAKFAST
Wednesday, August 5
Green Island Bridge Parking Lot
A tribute to the Grateful Dead

ZOSO
With the Play to Play Contest winner
Wednesday, August 12
Green Island Bridge Parking Lot
A tribute to Led Zeppelin

3 thoughts on “Rockin’ On the River Announces Schedule of Bands”

  1. Bill says:

    Rustic Overtones, yes! Tribute bands, meh

  2. Blotto fan says:

    Saw Almost Queen last year. They are a cover band for the ages. The Freddie character shows so much passion for the music of Queen, it’s impossible not to watch.

  3. Fred says:

    Super 400!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That’s the only show that you need to know for this concert series.

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