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:
ADDITIONAL UPCOMING FESTIVALS FOR 2012:
Fabulous Fourth Celebration @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, 7/4/12, FREE
CountryFest @ the Times Union Center, Albany, 7/7/12
Scream It Like You Mean It @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park, 7/8/12
GE’s Kids Day @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, 7/8/12, FREE
Shockwave Festival @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park, 7/20/12 UPDATE: Cancelled.
Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, 7/31/12
McDonald’s African American Family Day @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, 8/4/12, FREE
Empire State Plaza Food Festival @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, 8/15/12, FREE
SAWFest Music Festival @ Salem Art Works, Salem, 8/18/12
Restoration Festival @ St. Joseph’s Church, Albany, 9/7-9/12
Local Legends Live @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, 9/8/12, FREE
FreshGrass Bluegrass Festival @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, 9/21-23/12
Hannaford Hispanic Heritage Celebration @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, 9/22/12, FREE