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

August 5th, 2013, 3:00 pm by Sara
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.

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Festival Fever: Troy Pig Out, 7/16-17/11

July 14th, 2011, 4:30 pm by Greg
Fairview Avenue

Fairview Avenue

Downtown Troy is going to smell damn good this weekend, as the fourth annual Troy Pig Out takes over Riverfront Park on Saturday and Sunday. Restaurants and professional barbecue teams all over New York – as well as a half dozen other states – will be gathered together and dishing up plenty of delicious and delectable mouth-watering meat all weekend long.

Still, there are some folks who insist, “It ain’t the meat, it’s the … music.” Especially when local legends Emerald City re-unite for some smokin’ tunes.

And keep in mind that the music is free, so here are the music schedules:

11am: Big Creek
12noon: Fairview Avenue
2pm: The Lustre Kings
4pm: Bent Rail Blues Band
6pm: Sly Fox & the Hustlers
8pm: Ernie Williams
9:30pm: fireworks

11am: The Vibratones
1pm: The Joe Mele Blues Band
2:45pm: Emerald City reunion


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Real Good for Free: The Troy Pig Out

July 15th, 2009, 3:15 pm by Greg

**UPDATE: I’m changing the date on this because I absentmindedly posted it last week instead of this week, so it’s kind of a repost for those who have already seen it.**

Yeah, no doubt about it. There’s gonna be plenty of great eatin’ in downtown Troy next weekend as the second annual Troy Pig Out and barbecue competition takes over Riverfront Park.

But the two-day fest – Saturday and Sunday, July 18-19 – also features lots of fine free music, too.

Here’s what you’ll hear:

12noon: The Tom Casey Band
2pm: Scott Shipley
3:30pm: The Bent Rail Blues Band
5:30pm: Icewagon Flu
7:30pm: Ernie Williams

11:15am: Renee Lussier & Branchwater
12:30pm: Simple Theory
1:30pm: Julia Ilowiecki
2:30pm: The Prolonged Exposure Band
3:40pm: The Foy Brothers Band

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