It's time once again for the Troy Chowder Festival. This annual event was started five years ago as a joint venture between the city, and the Downtown Business Collaborative. Elizabeth Young, Chairperson of the BID, has done an amazing job in the coordination of this city signature event over the years. The combination of brisk Fall weather, chowder & music brings thousands of well behaved lovers of the clam to our city. Chowder Fest has become a, 'Destination Event', for the multitude of people who have come to know Troy as the event capital of the Great Northeast. I've added a photo from a couple of years ago to show the huge crowd that Chowder Fest attracts on a year to year basis. The video I shot last year, and shows the music, & gives a visual of what this event is all about -- food & fun!
This year's musical lineup is diverse, to say the least. We'll be kicking off the entertainment at 11 a.m. with the Blue Grass magic of the Mike McMann Bluegrass Explosion, with the Nelly's. The amazing, Tichy Boys take the stage at 12:45. Father & son combo, John Tichy (formally of Commander Cody & the Lost Planet Airmen) & one of the area's finest guitarist, son, Graham Tichy. The Rich North Tribute to the Stars of Country will come on board at 2:30 p.m. Rich North, in my opinion is probably one of the finest singers I've ever heard in this area. He was a finalist on the old, 'Star Search', television show. He will perform tunes by some of the greatest stars in country music history with his band, comprised of some of the finest musicians in the Northeast. So join us this Saturday, October 15, beginning at 10 a.m., to sample all the varieties of chowder, enjoy the great music, and most of all, to ENJOY TROY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!