Saturday, August 25, 2012

Bluz House Rockers Tonight:

The Bluz House Rockers make their way to the Neil Kelleher Stage tonight at historic Powers Park. Showtime is 6pm. Bring your own lawn-chair and please, leave the pets home people. They can live without you for a couple of hours. This season alone, some folks have decided to bring their ferrets, a snake, and dogs of many shapes and sizes.

Come enjoy the music and festive atmosphere of the popular concert series. The weathers going to be great, so come on out and, Enjoy Troy!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Jazz Tonight at Prospect Park:

Free Jazz returns to Prospect Park tonight with a performance by the Mitch Kessler Quartet, beginning at 6pm. We ran yesterday's hard copy story a day early, but the show will go on tonight. Food & beverages are available, with a 50/50 raffle, benefitting the upcoming Uncle Sam Parade, also going on. This will be the last show of the short series. The weather is going to be beautiful, so please join us.

Friday, August 17, 2012

The Return of Bruno:

   Iconic Capital Region performer, Al Bruno makes his way back to the Neil Kelleher Stage at Powers Park on Saturday, August 18, beginning at 6pm. Al usually brings the rain with him to his performances at Powers Park every year, along with a park full of music lovers.
   Rain or shine, people still make hteir way to 420 2nd Ave. to hear Al's rendidtions of oldies, and Neil Diamond covers. Bruno has performed with, or opened shows for some of the biggest names in show business over the past four decades, and has traveled all over the United States to sing for delighted crowds. His Las Vegas style show is reminisant of a differant time, when entertainers looked, and dressed the part. "Powers Park is a place I love coming back to year after year, and I promise to pull out all the stops on Saturday for the people of Troy, my hometown", said Bruno.
   Powers Park Concerts are presented by the Mayor Lou Rosamelia & the City of Troy, along with health care provider WELLCARE. It is supported in part by Whitney Young Health Center/Troy, Snowman, Beverage Barn, Northeast Shuttle, Lansing Laundry/Gamers LLC., Barrett Blacktopping, Tri City Valley Cats, and the Friends of 112th St. Media sponsorship is provided by the Record (your hometown newspaper), and WVCR, 88.3fm, The Saint. Food and beverages are available weekly, with a No Dog policy in effect for each show.
   So bring a lawnchair, and with Bruno's history at the park, an umbrella might come in handy!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Show is On Tonight:

   Come rain or shine, tonight's Motown/ Soul Train Tribute by Solid Smoke will go on. 
We cancelled yesterday's Jazz show at Prospect Park based on several local Meteorologist having brain cramps, and me paying attention to them. The weather in Troy cleared up around 4:30pm, and the next batch of rain came much later in the evening, much to my dismay.
   So tonight folks, we're rolling the dice and hoping for the best. Showtime is 6pm at Powers Park, located at 420 2nd Ave. Food is available every week. Leave the dog at home please.

Friday, August 10, 2012


Tonight's performance by the Standard Clam's has been cancelled, due to a bit of rain. We're attempting to get this rescheduled for August 24, 6pm, at Prospect Park. Stay tuned to this Blog, and the hard copy edition of The Record for updated info on the next show. 

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Emerald City Returns to Powers Park:

   Join us Saturday night for a performance by the Capital District's most iconic classic rock group, Emerald City. The group reunited in 2011, after breaking up 30 years ago. Upon their return to the local stages, they performed at the Troy Pig Out, and headlined the Uncle Sam Jam to rave reviews.
   Most of the original lineup is back, including the triple guitar threat of Joe Mele, Gary Tash, & Dave Costa -- all master guitarist, unmatched by anyone. Gary Brooks holds down the keyboard duties, with Gary Tash doubling on keys for select songs. 4 part harmonies are handled to perfection by saxman supreme,  Rick Roarke, Brooks, Tash, and bassist Ed Powers. Newcomer to the group, Chris Garebedian (formally of Sweet Silence, and Back Bay Brew), takes on the percussion duties with style & grace.
   In this writers opinion, this is, by far, the best rock n roll band I've ever seen in this area -- bar none! The group covers songs that many bands wouldn't even think of trying. And they do it with a flair, and precision that is unmatched by anyone.
   Powers Park Concerts is presented by Mayor Lou Rosamelia & the City of Troy, along with health care provider WELLCARE. It is supported in part by Whitney Young Health Center/Troy, Beverage Barn, Northeast Shuttle, Snowman Ice Cream, Lansing Laundry/Gamers LLC, Tri City Valley Cats, Barrett Blacktopping, and the Friends of 112th St. Media sponsorship is provided by the Record, and WVCR, 88.3fm, The Saint.
   Showtime is from 6 to 8:30pm, with a NO DOG policy in effect. Food & beverages are available at each show. Please bring your own lawnchair.

Benefit For Blaise Family This Sunday:

There will be a fundraiser held this Sunday, 8/5, for the family             of Donnie Blais. Don passed away on June 3 at his Lansingburgh home.He leaves behind his wife Eileen, and sons, Jared, Chris, and Michael.The benefit will take place at the All Troy Club, located at 538 2nd Ave.,beginning at 1pm. There will be a $15 charge at the door, with food, raffles, and a 50/50 being offered. Don requested prior to his passing that there be no services for him. So this will be a great way for his family & many friends to remember Don. If you can't make it, donations can be made to the family directly, or to the Lansingburgh Boy's & Girl's Club, 501 4th Ave. Troy NY 12182