The River Street Festival isn’t the only free outdoor musical celebration going on in Troy on Saturday (June 15). The fine folks at the Sanctuary for Independent Media are also presenting the inaugural Freedom Festival at Freedom Square (next door to the Media Sanctuary) from 3-8pm on Saturday.
The fest celebrates Juneteenth and the Emancipation Movement, as well as the christening of the brand new Freedom Square stage, which has been in development as part of the year-long Found Art in North Troy project. The stage features a massive mosaic by acclaimed Philadelphia muralist Isaiah Zagar with the help of hundreds of local community volunteers over the course of the past several months and recently completed during a two-day workshop with Zagar. And it looks great!