Festival Fever: Beat Fest @ River Street Beat Shop, Troy, 7/7/12

The Chandler Travis Philharmonic (photo by David Kumin)
The Chandler Travis Philharmonic (photo by David Kumin)

Devoted local music supporter Jimmy Barrett and his The River Street Beat Shop are gearing up for Beat Fest, an outdoor street fest on River Street in Troy on Saturday afternoon (July 7).

The fest will kick off an 12noon and feature three bands with the utterly indescribable Chandler Travis Philharmonic headlining the big bash.

Admission to the fest is free, however the fest is a benefit for Books for Troops, and all monetary donations will be greatly appreciated. Donations of comic books in good condition will be collected as well, and sent to our servicemen and women overseas.

Here’s the schedule of performances for Beat Fest:

12noon: Big Creek
1pm: Off the Record
2pm: The Chandler Travis Philharmonic


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  1. Joseph Deuel says

    My only advice: NEVER miss the Chandler Travis Philharmonic, never! It will always be a great show, and it will never be the same thing twice.

  2. Scott C. says

    Saturday promises untold riches from the CTP! You can see this whole show at Jimmy’s great shop, load up on mini hot dogs in town, and still get out to (another) FREE concert by the Chandler Travis Philharmonic at Amsterdam’s Riverlink Park later that night at 7pm! But go to the benefit first! How lucky can you get? Answer: None! None more luckier.

  3. Denise says

    Hey All You Chandler Travis music fans ( and the uninitiated soon to become fans) NO reason to miss the band this upcoming weekend and later next week as they “BLOW” through the Nippertown area …first join the Chandler Travis Philharmonette Friday night July 6th – 8 pm at the Peint O Gwrw Welsh Pub located on Main St. Chatham NY ….and Saturday July 7th the Chandler Travis Philharmonic will perform the first of 2 shows when they perform at 2:00 PM at a benefit “Books For Troops” at BEAT FEST at The River Street Beat Shop -River Street Troy NY (bring your lawn chairs for this outdoor event) and later Saturday plan to head to Amsterdam NY for the 7:00 pm Chandler Travis Philharmonic show at the beautiful Amsterdam Riverlink Park -Amsterdam NY… and Wednesday July 11th is the Chandler Travis Philharmonic appearance at Shepard Park for the Lake George Arts Concert Series Lake George NY – bring the chairs the blankets the family & friends and don’t forget you dancing shoes for these wonderful summer shows with the Chandler Travis Philharmonic ….www.chandlertravis.com

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