Troy Rockin' on the River 2014

troy rockin on river green island bridge 2012-06-20

The schedule for this summer's Rockin' on the River concert series in downtown Troy is out. The free Wednesday night series starts up June 18.

Without ado of any sort, here's the lineup...

June 18: Aquanett
With: Jet Crash Bill
80s hair metal tribute.

June 25: Blues for Breakfast
Grateful Dead tribute.

July 2: Super 400
With: Wild Adriatic
Hometown rockers.

July 9: Adrenalize
With: Second Heat
Def Leppard tribute.

July 16: HmfO
With: Start Making Sense (Talking Heads tribute)
Hall & Oates tribute.

July 23: ZBTB
With: Molly Durnin.
Zac Brown Band tribute.

July 30: Eastbound Jesus
With: The Blind Owl Band
Local northern rock.

August 6: Fleetwood Macked
With: Brian & Kevin Tiernan
Fleetwood Mac tribute.

August 13: Who's Bad
With: GoodSir
Michael Jackson Tribute

August 20: Almost Queen
With: Vito 3
Queen tribute.

August 27: ZOSO
With: The Troy Music Academy All-Stars
Led Zeppelin tribute.

More free summer concert lineups:
+ Music Haven 2014 lineup
+ Alive at Five 2014 lineup
+ At The Plaza 2014


They have to change the name of this to rockin' on the asphalt or rockin' to the covers... Have less shows with bands that play originals. One or two cover bands is ok, but why build the entire event around them? Troy needs to become more progressive in its music scene.

Correction - I meant less shows with bands playing covers... And while I'm here - heck, why not two Super 400 shows! Open and close the season!

This is the greatest and best concert lineup in the world......tribute.

It's Jet Crash Billy with a Y

That is a heck of a lot of cover bands.....

Because everybody who lives in Troy likes the same kind of music - tribute bands to music from decades ago.

why the surprise about the cover bands? hasn't Rockin on the River always been cover band heavy?

I'm not sure if the sentiment is surprise as much as disappointment. I know that in the past that it's mostly been cover bands but that doesn't mean they have to continue to have the same cover bands perform year after year.

Personally, I'm less disappointed in the bands than the fact that they keep holding these shows in the parking lot next to Ryan's Wake for the first few months of the summer.

Come to Troy for Rockin on the River! For the first 2/3rds of the series, enjoy our fine parking lots! Forget the fact that the city spent millions on Riverfront Park with water jets for kids to play in, built in seating for everyone, and a huge area for a stage! PARKING LOTS!!

Also, I would like to be the first to nominate Purple Reign (along with Tribute Morris Day and the Time) to be on the schedule for next year.

Point taken on the parking lot location.

Tribute bands are safe. Today, noone wants to take a chance, no risks. Rock music, especially live, should be risky, bold, loud, raucous, fearless and uncompromised, Why do you think the Refrigerators, Funk Evolution, New York Players, Electric City Horns, Cryin Out Loud, Grand Central Station,(to name just a few bands with the SAME SET LIST) get all the shows? They are safe, frill-less, and because they play too much, life-less on the verge of lame. If you want to dance, go see them. That's their purpose. True, most of the shows for Rockin the River are the tributes from decades ago, but those bands that are covered paved the way for today's original bands. Without them, well, we would all be playing the accordion. Enjoy!!!

The owl and hawk show is very hip act coming from the high peaks.
They should perform together again next year.
Hootin & hollerin, pickin & grinnin.......

Albany use to be the place to go for outdoor concerts.Troy now is the place,great lineups people are into it. Great crowds
its just the place to be now.

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