TROY — The Troy Cultural Alliance and the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall continue to present free performances this summer with outdoor concerts with Quintocracy and Dust Bowl Faeries, on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 14 and 15, respectively.
Summer Square was created by the City of Troy and will run till Tuesday, Sept. 15. The City has closed streets to create an open air plaza on Broadway between 2nd Street and River Street. It is open seven days a week and serves as a safe convening, dining, and entertainment space for the public, and accommodates outdoor dining and activities on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights.
The series kicked off with performances by Americana roots and blues music of Mark and Jill last Friday. It continued into the next evening with percussionist Jordan Taylor Hill.
List of upcoming shows
Quintocracy – Friday, Aug. 14, 6 – 8 p.m., Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Courtyard
Based in the Capital District of New York, the wind quintet Quintocracy has a diverse repertoire ranging from the Baroque to the present, including works written for the quintet. Its members are flutist Melanie Chirignan, oboist Kelly Lockwood, clarinetist Michael Dee, hornist Kathryn Svatek, and bassoonist William Safford.
Dust Bowl Faeries – Saturday, Aug. 15,
6 – 8 p.m., Monument Square
A faerie-tale fusion of circus, post-punk, gypsy and psyche-folk music founded by Ryder Cooley & Hazel, a taxidermy ram who performs with the band as their spirit animal. Ryder & Hazel are joined by musicians Rubi LaRue, Jon B. Woodin, Liz LoGiudice & Andrew Stein.
The Magdalens – Friday, Aug. 21, 6 – 8 p.m., Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Courtyard
The Magdalens are an Alt-Folk-Rock band. They play mostly original songs, and cover a unique blend of Americana, Post-Punk, & Indie classics.
Haley Moley – Saturday, Aug. 22, 6 – 8 p.m., Monument Square
With a high concentration of electronic, funk, and disco dj’s on board as well as decades of rock experience steeped in atmospheric, dirty guitars, Haley Moley delivers a complex amalgam echoing these disparate roots and emerges refreshingly un-categorizable.
Heard – Friday, Aug. 28, 6 – 8 p.m., Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Courtyard
Heard is a collective of musicians that bring their skills and passion for world music, jazz and improvising together to create irresistible grooves set in a unique sonic tapestry. Together for a decade, their vibrant sound incorporates influences from West Africa, Brazil, the Caribbean and beyond.
Terrell T – Rex Simon with the R&G band and The Black Diamond Dancers – Saturday, Aug. 29, 6 – 8 p.m., Monument Square
Enjoy the soulful R&B sounds of Terrell T-Rex Simon, along with his band R&G. Joining them are the local group the Black Diamond Dancers, made up of children ages 7-17 from North Central Troy.
Jacob Shipley – Friday, Sept. 4, 6 – 8 p.m., Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Courtyard
Troy local Jacob Shipley is an Alt/Folk artist who runs the gamut from Talking Heads to Phoebe Bridgers, from Damien Rice to Lucius, from Halley’s Comet to South Dakota.
The Eastern Highs – Saturday,
Sept. 5, 6 – 8 p.m., Monument Square
The Eastern Highs are based out of Troy, NY. They bring a sound that it focused on strong songwriting with touches of alternative, soul & folk influences.