Posts Tagged ‘Riverfront Park’

Festival Fever: Riverfront Rocktoberfest @ Troy’s Riverfront Park, 9/14/13

Friday, September 13th, 2013
Wild Adriatic @ McGeary's (photo by Brian Tromans)

Wild Adriatic (photo by Brian Tromans)

Riverfront Rocktoberfest takes over Troy’s Riverfront Park on Saturday (September 14) with a full day of food trucks, vendors and live music.

Slated to perform are Local 518 faves the Stone Revival Band and Wild Adriatic, as well as Phish tribute band Antelope and Dave Matthews tribute band Big Eyed Phish. (Boy, Troy sure does love them tribute bands…)

Gates open at 1pm for the rain-or-shine event. Admission is $10.

Here’s the schedule of performances:



LIVE: Almost Queen @ Riverfront Park, 8/28/13

Monday, September 9th, 2013
Almost Queen

Almost Queen

Photographs by Timothy Reidy

Another summer of tribute bands in Troy came to a close as the free Rockin’ On the River concert series wrapped up in Riverfront Park with a high-octane performance by Almost Queen, featuring Joseph Russo in the Freddie Mercury role.

Local 518 musical powerhouse Erin Harkes kicked off the evening’s festivities with a stellar solo performance.


LIVE: Troy Pig Out & BaconFest NY @ Riverfront Park, 7/13/13

Monday, August 5th, 2013
Albert Cummings

Albert Cummings

Photographs by Timothy Reidy

Ribs, bacon-flavored cotton candy, pulled pork sandwiches and bacon-flavored ice cream and so much more… Yes, pork products reigned supreme when the annual Troy Pig Out joined forces with BaconFest NY in Troy’s recently renovated Riverfront Park last month.

But in addition to the oodles of eats, the fest also offered up plenty of great music, too, including a headlining show by Blind Pig Records’ blues-slinger extraordinaire Albert Cummings and such Local 518 faves as Mirk, Stellar Young and the Twangbusters.


Festival Fever: Troy Pig Out @ Troy’s Riverfront Park, 7/13&14/13

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

The annual Troy Pig Out returns to Troy’s Riverfront Park on Saturday and Sunday (July 13 & 14), and this year it’s even pigger and better (sorry ’bout that), as the Pig Out joins forces with BaconFest NY.

Nearly three dozen professional BBQ teams from across the United States and Canada descend on the Collar City for this two-day weekend competition, which includes a People’s Choice St. Louis Rib competition. In addition, there will be lots of food vendors, selling everything from pulled pork sandwiches to bacon-flavored cotton candy.

And of course, there will be plenty of live music going on both days to accompany your pig-product sampling, headlined by acclaimed blues guitarslinger Albert Cummings. You’ll have to pay for your ribs and bacon-flavored ice cream, but the music is free.

Here’s the schedule of free musical performances for the 2013 Troy Pig Out:


Festival Fever: Beacon Riverfest @ Beacon’s Riverfront Park, 6/29/13

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013
Matuto (photo by Kirsten Ferguson)

Matuto (photo by Kirsten Ferguson)

Photograph by Kirsten Ferguson

Local 845 will present its fourth annual Beacon Riverfest outdoor music festival in the city’s Riverfront Park beginning at 12noon on Saturday, June 29. And this year’s theme seems to be more, more, more…

Yes, in fact, this year there are three stages and twice as bands playing at the Beacon Riverfest than played last summer. From the Appalachia-gone-Afro-Brazilian sound of Matuto to the sizzling Latin rhythms-meet-psychedelic surf sounds of Chicha Libre to the Van Halen-goes-hillbilly lampoon of Jack Grace’s Van Hayride, there’s a whole great big mess o’ mashed-up music coming your way.

And best of all, the eight-hour fest is free, although donations at the gate are gratefully accepted.

Here’s the complete schedule for the day:


Real Good for FREE: The Athens Summer Concert Series

Monday, June 17th, 2013

The Athens Summer Concert Series is back again for another batch of excellent free shows in Athens’ Riverfront Park.

All concerts are scheduled to take place at 7pm on Fridays, and the series will kick off with the annual performance by David Malachowski & the Woodstock Allstars on Friday (June 21).

Here’s the schedule of shows for Athens Summer Concert Series all summer long:


Festival Fever: Troy ChowderFest @ Riverfront Park, 10/7/12

Friday, October 5th, 2012
The HIgh Flyers

The Hi-Flyers

Autumn Pear Chowder…
Jamaican Clam Chowder…
Corn Crab Chipotle Chowder…
Roasted Local Corn and Irish Sausage Chowder…
Philly Cheesesteak Chowder in a Homemade Bread Bowl…
Hefeweizen Cheddar Bacon Corn Chowder with Chipotle Garlic Croutons…


Five Firsts: Terri Roben of Dangerous On Decaf

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012
Dangerous on Decaf

Dangerous on Decaf

NAME: Terri Roben
BAND AFFILIATION: Dangerous On Decaf
INSTRUMENT: Guitar, banjo, ukulele, mt. dulcimer

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS: “Clouds” by Joni Mitchell

2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS: Simon & Garfunkel in 1969 at SPAC



5. THE FIRST BAND I WAS EVER IN WAS: the duo Terri & Maria

The multi-talented Terri Roben teams up with her Dangerous On Decaf bandmates for performances at Carmen’s Cafe in Troy at 6 & 8pm on Friday (August 24). Admission is $5. The trio will also be performing outdoors at Coxsackie Riverfront Park in Coxsackie at 6:30pm on Sunday (August 26). Admission is free.

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