Havin’ a Party: Bands Announced for Troy’s River Street Festival

May 23rd, 2013, 9:00 am by Greg

The annual River Street Festival will return to Troy once again, a big outdoor party stretching and all along River Street from Fulton to Congress streets, filling downtown Troy with food vendors, more than 100 artisan crafters, lots of children’s entertainment and two stages of continuous live music – stretched all along River Street from Fulton to Congress streets.

The big bash takes place from 10am-5pm on Saturday, June 15, and admission is, of course, free.

Here’s the line-up of bands that will be performing:

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Real Good for Free: Chowderfest, 9/20/09

September 18th, 2009, 9:01 am by Greg

The third annual Chowderfest on the 400 block of River Street (just north of the Green Island Bridge) in Troy takes place on Sunday, September 20 from 11am-4pm. More than 30 different Nippertown restaurants will be offering $1 cups of chowder with partial proceeds going to the Troy Boys and Girls Club.

But in addition to the food, there’s plenty of free music, too, and musically speaking, Chowderfest takes on quite a country flavor this year, as you can see by the schedule of performers:

11am: The Twisted String Band
12:30pm: Renee Lussier and Branchwater
2:30pm: Loose Cannon Live

Real Good for Free: The Drum Boogie Festival (9/19/09)
Real Good for Free: Colleen Pratt @ the Van Dyck (Thursdays)
Real Good for Free: Eddie Money @ Monument Square (9/19)
Real Good for Free: Tuesdays @ Revolution Hall (Tuesdays)
Real Good for Free: The Uncle Brothers @ East Greenbush Community Library (Sept. 26)
Real Good for Free: Happy Traum @ the Crandall Library (Various days)
Real Good for Free: CRUMBS Nite Out @ The Linda (4th Thursdays)
Real Good for Free: Albany’s September in the City Art Fair (Wednesdays)
Real Good for Free: Lake George Jazz Weekend (9/19-20)
Real Good for Free: LarkFEST!!!!!!!! (Sept. 19)
Real Good for Free: Rock-It in Schenectady (Fridays)
Real Good For Free: Halfmoon (Wednesdays)
Real Good for Free: Albany Public Library (Third Fridays)
Real Good for Free: At The Plaza, Albany (Wednesdays)

Weekend Roundup

September 16th, 2009, 3:29 pm by Greg

This just might be the single busiest weekend of the year, so we really don’t want to hear a single peep out of anyone complaining that there’s nothing to do in Nippertown. Seriously.

Here are just a few suggestions:

Los Lobos

Los Lobos

Lecture and opening reception for Jennifer Dalton‘s “Is It Just Me?” @ the Teaching Gallery @ Hudson Valley Community College, Troy (FREE)
“Capital Region’s Got Talent” @ Revolution Hall, Troy (FREE)
Colleen Pratt & Friends @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady (FREE)
3rd Thursday arts walk @ various locations in Pittsfield, Mass. (FREE)
Los Lobos with Jonah Smith @ the Calvin Theater, Northampton, Mass.
Discussion with Annea Lockwood, Margaret Cogswell and Ian Berry @ the Tang Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs (FREE)

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