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.