TROY, NY (May 26, 2022) – Mayor Patrick Madden today announced the release of the Collar City’s 2022 Summer Event Schedule, featuring a jam-packed calendar of live music, cultural celebrations, food festivals, and sporting events.
Troy’s 2022 summer event season runs from June through September with signature events from the Downtown Troy Business Improvement District, the 20th season of Tri-City ValleyCats baseball, unique food festivals, live music, and other special events in neighborhoods across Troy. This year’s event listing includes:
- Rockin’ on the River
- Summer Square
- The Hidden Garden Tour
- Powers Park Concert Series
- Veg Out Vegan Food Festival
- Circus in the Park
- Barker Park Kids!
- And many more!
Mayor Madden said, “We’re excited to release this year’s summer events schedule which details another incredible season of music, food, and fun for the entire family. This year’s event calendar boasts a diverse mix of entertainment and activities that cements the city of Troy as the Capital Region’s premiere summer destination. We invite everyone to come explore, experience, and enjoy Troy all summer long!”
Deputy Mayor Christopher Nolin said, “Summer in the Collar City has something for everyone to enjoy! Whether it’s ValleyCats baseball at The Joe, live music in Powers Park or downtown Troy, outdoor food festivals, or family-friendly activities that all ages can experience, we encourage you to make Troy part of your summer plans this year.”
2022 Summer Event Calendar
Summer Square / Barker Park Kids!
The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall presents Summer Square a free outdoor series July – August every Friday and Saturday evening at 6pm in the Music Hall Courtyard on 2nd Street. Summer Square will feature great performances by the Lost Radio Rounders, Jordan Taylor Hill, Sydney Worthley, Ryan Leddick and more! Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy some great tunes!
The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall also announced the return of the Barker Park Kids Series. Free to attend, Thursdays in July and August at 11am. Barker Park is located at the corner of 3rd and State Streets. Featuring performances by: Jordan Taylor Hill, Andy The Music Man, Heard and more! Live music and free fun for the kids!
Jon Elbaum, Executive Director of the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall said, “The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall is thrilled to announce the return of two free outdoor concert series; Summer Square and the Barker Park Kid’s series. These free live series will include performances from the Lost Radio Rounders, Jordan Taylor Hill, Sydney Worthley, Andy The Music Man and more! Don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs!”
For concert information visit www.TroyMusicHall.org
Collar City Cars & Caffeine
Collar City Cars & Caffeine is the largest free car meet in the Capital Region. Come join us the last Sunday of the month on River Street in Troy’s North Central neighborhood from May until September 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. to see a wide variety of cars, trucks and motorcycles including classics, hot rods and imports. The event kicks off Sunday, May 29th. Sponsored by 1945 Speed and Custom, located at 631 River Street, Troy.
Mara Kane, Collar City Cars and Caffeine event organizer said, “We are pleased to host another season of the area’s largest cars and coffee event, at 1945 Speed and Custom. Block party-style, River Street is closed to through traffic with hundreds of vehicles on display from vintage to modern day, with new food vendors including Cider Belly Donuts and Troy’s own Touchy Coffee, Muddaddy Flats Quesadillas and Troy Cloth and Paper. If you’ve never been, this is the year to come out; bring your dogs, friends and family the 4th Sunday of every month, May through September.”
For more information, visit https://www.1945speedandcustom.com/carsandcoffee
Downtown Troy Summer Events
“Whether for a special event or a one-day adventure, Troy is the place to be this summer,” said Geoff Brault, executive director, Downtown Troy Business Improvement District. “We’ve got music, art, culture, food, drink, great shopping, and a packed calendar of things to see and do. Whatever your vibe, now’s the time to rediscover our walkable, historic streets and enjoy Troy.”
Fitness in the Park, Sundays from 9-10 a.m. from June 12-August 14 at Riverfront Park
The perfect way to start your Sundays in Troy! Free wellness and fun among the downtown Troy community at Fitness in The Park each Sunday, June 12 through August 14. Weekend workout in Riverfront Park, then walk around for brunch, browse the shops, and enjoy Troy.
River Festival, Sunday, July 17 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on River Street
Troy River Festival is a free all-day family-friendly event on Sunday, July 17 showcasing carefully curated, locally crafted handmade goods, art, and local cuisine in the scenic, historic downtown district of Troy. River Festival is perfect for the whole family with a dedicated children’s stage with circus acts, musicians, performers, and hands-on art projects throughout River Street.
Rockin’ on the River at The Waterfront, Wednesdays July 20, August 3, 17, and 31 from 5:30-8:30pm at The Waterfront/River Street Market (433 River Street)
A free, 4-day family-friendly outdoor concert series held every other Wednesday starting July 20 until August 31 at 5:30 p.m. on the Waterfront at River Street Market. The series brings 1,000 to 5,000 music fans to Downtown Troy giving them a wonderful excuse to stay out on a Wednesday night and explore Downtown.
For more event information, including Fitness in the Park, Troy Night Out, and the Troy Makers Market, visit www.downtowntroy.org
Powers Park Concert Series
The 19th Annual Powers Park Concert Series kicks off Saturday, July 9th, at Powers Park in Troy’s historic Lansingburgh neighborhood. Concerts will be held Saturdays in July and August from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., with a special kick-off event on July 9th beginning at 2 p.m. celebrating the 250th Anniversary of the former Village of Lansingburgh, featuring Adirondack Muscle Cars.
All shows are free to the public. Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available at the event. Please note: alcoholic beverages are prohibited in Powers Park.
The 2022 Powers Park schedule is as follows:
July 9th – Stevie Nicks Tribute / Tom Petty Tribute w/s/g Emerald City
July 16th – Tom Atkins & Berkstar (Guitar Wars)
July 23th – Chain Reaction (Rock Anthem Night)
July 30th – Nite Train (Blues Night)
August 6rd – M16 (Ultimate Rock Night)
August 13th – The Accents (Dance Party Night #1)
August 20th – Ten Most Wanted (Dance Party Night #2)
August 27th – Brian Kane’s Beginning (Veterans Night)
Jim Gulli, Powers Park Concert Series organizer said, “Once again, Powers Park is bringing music to the people every Saturday in July and August! This year opens with a tribute to the 250th Anniversary of the former Village of Lansingburgh, featuring a special muscle car show and live music all afternoon. So, make your way north for another summer of fun at Powers Park!”
For information, visit www.facebook.com/powersparkconcerts
Prospect Park Summer Events
The Friends of Prospect Park are pleased to announce their Summer 2022 sponsored events and programs scheduled for Prospect Park. We are delighted to provide a full season of yoga, Shakespeare in the Park, and the spectacular Circus in the Park once again. All these events are open to the public and FREE of charge.
For more info on Prospect Park Summer events, please visit the Friends of Prospect Park Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/FriendsofProspectParkTroy/
The season kicks off with the Hidden Garden Tour (HGT). The HGT is a self-guided tour that brings 1,000+ visitors into Troy. They come to peek into the most unique and beautiful private spaces of Troy’s Historic homes. For tickets and additional event information, visit https://www.hiddengardentour.com/
Tri-City ValleyCats Baseball
The Tri-City ValleyCats 20th season in Troy is officially underway at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium. The 2022 season features 53 home games from May 17th – September 4th, each with a special theme night, and plenty of special events.
“The 2022 season is off to a great start here at “The Joe,” as we celebrate 20 years of top notch professional baseball and affordable family fun in the Capital Region,” said ValleyCats Vice President & General Manager Matt Callahan. “Our combination of games and special events is going to provide the local community with many great things to do. It will also attract people from outside the area, giving them the chance to see all that Troy has to offer.”
There will be 14 fireworks nights including a July 4th Independence Day Celebration, Ian Anderson bobblehead giveaway on July 13th, nine Sunday Funday family days, and much more! Special events include the return of the 518 Futures High School Baseball All-Star Game on Thursday, June 9, Father’s Day Home Run 5k on Saturday, June 18, and more to be announced. The team is entering their second season in the MLB Partner, Frontier League, and has seen 100 former players reach the big leagues!
All the details can be found on the ValleyCats website, www.tcvalleycats.com
Troy Waterfront Farmers Market
One of the most popular attractions in the Capital Region, the Troy Waterfront Farmers Market has returned to Monument Square and surrounding streets for its twenty-third season.
Steve Ridler, manager of the Troy Waterfront Farmers Market said, “One thing we heard loud and clear from downtown Troy’s business owners and residents is that our farmers market is essential to the identity of this city. We have one of the best urban settings of any farmers market in the country, and we are excited for you to visit and enjoy Troy this summer!”
From May through October, the market transforms the heart of downtown Troy into an open-air street festival that could easily pass for a scene in Europe. On the busiest days, as many as 15,000 people visit the market to shop for fresh local produce, meats, seafood, prepared foods and handmade crafts from more than 100 local, producer-only vendors. Couples, families, college students and neighborhood regulars all mingle in Monument Square, and up and down River and 2nd St, milling around between the tents, sidewalk tables, and music stages.
Many stay to socialize and explore downtown’s charming shops and vibrant eateries. The market occurs every Saturday, rain or shine from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For information, visit https://www.troymarket.org
VEG OUT is the Capital Region’s only vegan street festival! Join the Capital Region Vegan Network on Sunday, June 5th from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on the streets surrounding Monument Square in Downtown Troy, NY for this family-friendly festival featuring delicious food for sale from diverse area restaurants and vendors. VEG OUT is outdoors, open to the public, and free to attend! Directly following the festival, an after party will be held at No Fun (275 River Street).
“Capital Region Vegan Network is thrilled to be returning to the City of Troy to host VEG OUT,” said Andrea Shaye, Executive Director of the Capital Region Vegan Network. “The vibrant downtown is the perfect setting for our community festival showcasing the wide array of delicious vegan options available at local businesses.”
11:30 am – 12:30 pm – Albany Symphony
11:00 am – 4:00 pm – DJ HollyW8d
VEG OUT After Party
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Drag Show
5:00 pm – close – DJ3DG
For more info, visit https://capregionvegans.org/veg-out/
John Salka, Communications Director
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