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.
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.
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 withBaconFest 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.
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:
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.
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