Festival Fever: River Street Festival, 6/19

The fine folks on the east side of the river finally got around to announcing the full line-up of music for the annual River Street Festival in Troy, and it’s about time – considering that the fest is taking place on Saturday up and down River Street in the vicinity of Monument Square.

Then we took a look at the main stage schedule, and we had a very pleasant surprise. Here’s the line-up:

11am: Ashley Pond
12:15pm: Maria Zemantauski
1:20pm: Taina Asili y La Banda Rebelde
2:40 pm: The Erin Harkes Band
4:40 p.m.: Paula Cole

See what we mean? First of all, the entire Main Stage line-up – except for headliner Paula Cole – are all local bands. Secondly – and more importantly – they’re all women. OK, it ain’t quite the second coming of Lilith Fair, but the schedule sure does pack a whole lot of estrogen.

Meanwhile, here’s what you’ll find happening further on down River Street at the Local Stage:

11:15am: Simple Theory
12:15pm: Jenna Rowe
1pm: Emeralds of July
2pm: Walt Peters
2:30pm: Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius & Heard
3:45pm: The Mysteios

The fest is slated to run from 10am-6pm on Saturday, and admission is, of course, free.

Clearwater Great Hudson River Revival @ Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson, 6/19-20
The Old Songs Festival @ Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont, 6/25-27
Beacon Riverfest @ Riverfront Park, Beacon, 6/26
Freihofer’s Jazz Festival @ SPAC, Saratoga Springs, 6/26-27
The WGNA Countryfest @ Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont, 7/10
The Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival @ Walsh Farm, Oak Hill, 7/15-18
The Green River Festival @ Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, Mass. 7/16-18
The Solid Sound Festival @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, Mass., 8/13-15
moe.down @ Gelston Castle Estate, Mohawk, 9/3-5
Lake George Jazz Weekend @ Shepard Park, Lake George, 9/18-19/10

1 Comment
  1. Andy M. says

    In an effort to combat estrogen overload Erin Harkes has added a male percussionist (yours truly) to her all-male backing band for the River Street Festival. 🙂

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