Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Swing Night At Riverfront Park:

Get your dancing shoes on this Friday Night, as the City of Troy & the BID team up to present a special, Swing Night with Nitro Jive. at Riverfront Park -- as part of the popular, Troy Night Out. Nitro Jive will be coming in as an 8 piece act, playing swing hits from yesteryear & today. Hep-Cat Front man Bill Deuel prowls the stage like a panther, providing excitement with a high level of energy & bravado, which takes his well trained group of musicians to a higher level. Nitro Jive is pure excitement on stage. So join us for all the fun this coming Friday night.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Los Straitjackets:

Since I couldn't get their pic up on my last post  --here's your headliner for River St. Festival. These guys are just a phenomenal instrumental rock n roll band. They've toured the world with great success, and critical acclaim.Check them out on YouTube -- their appearance on Conan was classic! Special thanks to former Troy Deputy Mayor, Dan Crawley for making sure this show happened.

2011 River St. Festival Music:

The 2011 River St. Festival takes place this Saturday, June 18th, beginning at 10 a.m. More than 70 food, craft, jewelery, along with a wide variety of other products, will be available up and down River St. 3 stages of music will fill the street at one of Troy's signature events of the summer season. Los Straitjackets, the USA's top instrumental rock n roll band will headline the National Stage, set up at 2nd St. & Broadway. They hit the stage at 4:40 p.m. Graham Tichy, one of the area's premier guitarist will open the day at 11 am with the Graham Tichy Project. The eclectic Neanderthals will go on at 1 p.m., followed by former MTV darlings, Blotto. 
The local stage this year will be set up on the corner of River & State St. Performing this year in the following order will be, The Ginger Brothers, Museum Guards, Simple Theory, Sly Fox & the Hustlers, with local favorite, the Joe Mele Blues Band headlining.
 A children's stage will be set up by the Arts Center, featuring a variety of  entertainment, geared towards kids.. Food, arts and crafts, great weather, and fantastic music all add up to wonderful experience. Come join us and take a, Troycation!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Powers Park Concerts Return:

For all the details on this years Powers Park Concert Series, read my 'Troy's Treasures' column appearing in this newspaper on Sunday, June 12