Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Uncle Sam Jam Coming on Saturday:

If you love great rock n roll, do not miss this Saturday's show at Powers Park. The 5th annual, Uncle Sam Jam will this year tie in with a Classic Car show at the historic park. The show begins at 2 p.m and ends at 8 p.m. Veteran guitar slinger John Morse opens the show at 2 p.m., with Chris Busone taking to the Neil Kelleher Stage at 4. The incredible Killer B's with, Joe Mele, Frank Daley, and 14 yr old guitar sensation, Jared Alpern at 6.
There will be a 'Super Jam' at the end of the evening that you do not want to miss. More to come on this show later in the week.

Rockin On The River Finale:

Blue Hand Luke will be performing tonight's, swan song final show of the season, at Troy's most popular weekly event. Featuring the amazing Tommy Love, Blue Hand Luke has been acclaimed by many as the top rock n roll party band in the great Northeast. Comprised of some of the most respected veteran musicians in the area, Luke and the boys promises to pull out all the stops for tonight's show.

If you love great rock n roll, do not miss this show. Showtime is 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Tonight's Show Is On:

Tonight's 'Retro Rock Night' at Powers Park is on. It's a beautiful day for a free show, right in your own neighborhood. Historic Powers Park is a perfect setting for a perfect night with your family. It's free to the public, and there's plenty of fun festival foods available, along with a variety of non alcoholic beverages, pizza, and ice cream. A face painter is on hand every week for the children's enjoyment. Stations from Albany Broadcasting are also there weekly, giving out a variety of freebies including, movie and concert tickets.

The fabulous Greyhounds take to the Neil Kelleher Stage at 6 p.m. If you love old style rock n roll, you'll really enjoy this group of true retro rockers. The Powers Park Concert Series is a family event so we ask people to adhere to the no alcohol, and no dog policy in effect.
For directions to Powers Park, Google Map, 420 2nd Ave. Or if you know the city, head North to 110th St. & 2nd Ave. For more on the show, read today's hard copy edition of the Record, or online at,
It's going to be an old school dance party tonight at Powers, so please join us -- and bring a lawnchair.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Saturday at Powers Park:

I'm saving myself the trouble of updating this tomorrow. The weather report is Tony the Tiger Grrrrrrrrreat for Saturday. The show is on. If you see a cloud, call, 279-7162 by 2 p.m. for an update. Showtime is 6p.m., with Solid Smoke performing. If you'd like to see them prior to the show, visit YouTube (Troy NY Events). There's a few video's I shot of them over the past few summer seasons. See you at the show!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This ain't no joke - Powers Park has Solid Smoke. The legendary funk meisters come to the Neil Kelleher Stage at the Historic Lansingburgh park tonight for a 6:00 p.m. performance. To say that this band is just good, would be falling way short of the mark. This is truly an amazing group of musicians, who play with determination and zeal. Their soulful renditions of R&B classics, along with Motown hits, just have a way of bringing back fond memories to anyone who grew up in that era.

When Solid Smoke breaks out the funk, just stand back and let the groove take over. Last year after opening for Eddie Money in downtown Troy, Money's road manager came over to me and just said, "Wow -- these guys are great. " If you come out to the show, I'm sure you'll feel the same. So if you enjoy this type of music, I encourage you to break out the lawn chair, and come and get the funk n soul out with Solid Smoke.

The Powers Park Concerts are brought to you by Mayor harry Tutunjian & the City of Troy. They are supported in part by Snowman Ice Cream, Whitney Young Health, Northeast Shuttle, Trader Ed's, Lansing Laundry, Barrett Blacktopping, Beverage Barn, Troy UFA, and the Friends of 112th St. Media sponsorship is provided by the Troy Record, the Albany Broadcasting Group, and Our Towne Magazine. Additional advertising is provided by WVCR, 88.3fm, The Saint. Food and non-alcoholic beverages are available at the show. No dogs are allowed during the concerts so please, leave Fido at home. This weeks 50/50 raffle will benefit the Troy, YMCA.

Don't forget that a special makeup show has been added to the schedule for September 4. Local 'Cop Rock' band, 3-4-3 will be putting on a special performance, beginning at 6 p.m.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Shake, Rattle & Roll:

There's plenty to do in Troy this weekend. It kicks off at Prospect Park with, Shake, Rattle & Roll - Ride for Tourette Awareness. Registration is from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m., with the motorcycle armada leaving the park immediately after. Once the bikes return to the park, there will be a picnic from 2-4 p.m. Cost is $20 per bike /$10 for an additional rider.It includes a picnic lunch with a DJ, raffles and more. A free t-shirt to the first pre-paid, pre-registered bikes. The picnic is open to the public for a $10 fee per person pre-paid,pre-registered.
Visit, for more info, registration forms, or to donate. E-mail to either,, or

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Tonight at Powers Park:

Get your dancing shoes on for tonight's show at Powers Park. The super energized school teacher group, Four, makes it's way to the Neil Kelleher Stage at the Historic park for the first time -- at least in this form. You see, a couple of these excellent musicians used to be with one of the bands who helped put the popular concert series over the top in the early years, Vehicle. They were an 8 piece, horn fueled powerhouse of sound, who drew HUGE crowds to their show, due to the fact that they were a great band, and had two of their members who taught at Lansingburgh schools. With this four piece ensemble, three of their members teach in the North end school district.

Their incredible front man/ singer, Alejandro Williams - AKA Jack the Poet - is like an nuclear energy source when gets on stage. He's one of the best I've ever seen in this area in my 40 years around the local music scene. Most of the group are St. Rose graduates -- all are amazing musicians. If you would like to see them in action, visit YouTube, and go to, Troy NY Events. There's a couple of video's of them at Revolution Hall (RIP). Seeing them live tonight will be even better though!

So take a Troycation tonight, drive up to 110th & Second Ave., and join us for the show. Tonight's 50/50 raffle will benefit both the Troy, and Lansingburgh Boy's & Girls Club. Bring a lawn chair and leave the dog at home please. Showtime is 6 p.m. Food and non alcoholic beverages are available at the show. A Face Painter is also there for the kiddies.