Powers Park concert and more in Troy this weekend

Johnny Rabb’s Big Band to kick off summer series; River Fest Ramble also on tap
Party band The Refrigerators will play the Powers Park Concert Series in Troy on Aug. 15.
Party band The Refrigerators will play the Powers Park Concert Series in Troy on Aug. 15.

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TROY — The Powers Park Concert Series is back and kicks off during the Troy River Fest Ramble weekend.

While the concert series typically starts in July with performances by local bands, the coronavirus pandemic delayed the 2020 season, and the series will instead kick off Saturday with a retro-rock night featuring Johnny Rabb’s Big Band.

Due to the delay, the series will continue into September at the Neil Kelleher Stage in Powers Park.

August shows will run from 6-8:30 p.m. and September shows from 5-7:30 p.m.

The lineup features a mix of bands from various genres, including classic rock, country and pop.

Soul Serenade, an Allman Brothers tribute band, will take the stage Aug. 8, followed by party band The Refrigerators on Aug. 15 for an evening celebration of the Class of 2020.

Classic rock takes over Aug. 22 with a performance by Mike and The Monsters, and Beatin’ The Odds, a southern rock inspired-band, continues the series on Aug. 29.

September’s concerts start with a rock anthem night featuring the band Legend on Sept. 5, and Whiskey Highway will wrap up the series with a country night Sept. 12.

For information about the series, visit Powers Park Concert Series on Facebook.


The city of Troy will also host the River Fest Ramble from Friday through Sunday.

Friday features Troy Night Out with late-night shopping and fundraisers throughout the city.

The Hallway at Second Street Studios will feature a new exhibition titled “The Daily Briefing” with work from Sara Alonge, Carol Barre, Michelle Bowen, Carla Dortic and several others.

Pause Gallery and The Image Gallery of Troy will also feature works.

The Capital Region Grown Up Scavenger Hunt also kicks off Friday.

Normally a springtime event, the scavenger hunt was delayed because of COVID-19.

People can sign up via Eventbrite and download a guide, or pick up one at a participating business and try to find holiday items from St. Patrick’s Day, Mother’s Day and other holidays that people celebrated at home during New York’s PAUSE.

Participants in the scavenger hunt can enter to win prizes before the event  wraps up on Aug. 28.

The Troy River Fest Ramble continues Saturday with pop-up shops and demos throughout downtown.

The event concludes Sunday with a Family Day Out from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Kids can participate in a chalk art contest, have their faces painted and view a wildlife exhibit from Whispering Willow Wildcare and more.

Masks and social distancing are required.

For information, visit downtowntroy.org.


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