It's been one incredible summer season here in Troy. Troy Night Out party, the last Friday of each month runs throughout the year, under the guidance and direction of Elizabeth Young of the Troy Downtown Business Collaborative-- working in tandem with the city administration. It's a great thing to see Troy alive, for all the right reasons, with good people enjoying our business district - just like the good old days. Music filling the streets, with happy shop owners servicing consistent crowds of shoppers, and window shoppers. My kudos go out to Elizabeth, along with her co-workers and staff for the great job and badly needed infusion of fresh ideas and energy, in helping to revitalize the downtown area.
River St. Festival, held in June was once again a wonderful celebration of food, art, and diverse music. More than 10 thousand attended this years event, which seems to be growing larger every year. Another fine collaboration between the city and the Troy DBC.
Troy Pig Out was just completely OFF THE CHARTS! More than 30,000 carnivores came, ate, and partied at this event. Great music and wonderful food over two days.
Rockin on the River is another idea which has grown to huge proportions. Every Wednesday evening throughout the summer, had thousands of music fans (who might not otherwise come to Troy) jamming the bars and restaurants, up and down River St.
Say what you want about our Troy city events. Knock them, try to find fault with them, but the bottom line is this -- people are starting to see our city as a destination now. Their dollars are coming to our city, benefiting our merchants, and to find something to rag on regarding them, is just petty and immature. I'm proud to be a part of them.
Stay tuned for for a Powers Park wrap-up next week. One more show to go this Saturday at the Historic park. 3-Four-3 will be performing at 6 p.m. The final show of a very successful season.
Enjoy Troy folks!