presented by the Downtown Troy BID & the City of Troy

ROCKIN' ON THE RIVER is a free, 8-week outdoor summer concert series --

A great reason for live music fans to shop, dine and explore Downtown Troy on a Wednesday night!

official 2016 line up Announced!

July 13

Eastbound Jesus
+ North & South Dakotas

Local boys Eastbound Jesus bring their "Northern Rock" mix of bluegrass, country and rock-n-roll to the Riverfront!

July 20 | WEQX Presents

The Felice Brothers
+ The Parlor

Folk rock at its finest, The Felice Brothers promise to charm the open air with their accordion-laced, ramshackle Americana sound.


An Evening with Blues for Breakfast
Celebrating the music of The Grateful Dead

Burlington's Blues for Breakfast have been jamming for 30 years!


Caroline Rose
+ Rabbit in the Rye

Singer/ songwriter Caroline Rose plays music that's fresh and fun, inspired by rockabilly and vintage country. 

Concert Rules:
Absolutely NO alcoholic beverages, coolers, backpacks, bags, containers, packages, thermoses, cups, bottles, cans, flasks, glass containers of any kind; animals or pets* allowed at the event; Security personnel reserve the right to inspect any bag, container or package and confiscate any prohibited or illegal items. (*Excludes ADA-defined service animals. Ground rules are subject to change without notice; Exceptions made for medical or child care reasons - may be addressed individually)

All attendees should be prepared to present age identification at any time and wear BID-provided identifying bracelet at all times within event grounds if they intend to consume alcohol. Any attendee caught by security personnel consuming alcohol without a bracelet will be escorted out of the event area.

June 15

Start Making Sense (Talking Heads Tribute)
+ The Troy Music Academy All-Stars

Start Making Sense is a 7-piece spot-on echo of Talking Heads, touring venues across the country on a regular basis. 

June 22

Skeeter Creek
+ MaryLeigh Roohan

Skeeter Creek has a reputation as the hardest-working country band in the Northeast. Born from bluegrass roots, they're sure to get your boots stompin'!

June 29 | WEQX Presents

The So So Glos
+ Stellar Young

The So So Glos bring their DIY punk rock up the river from Brooklyn.

July 6

Almost Queen (The Ultimate Queen Experience)
+ WVCR's “Play to Play” Contest Winner

Almost Queen is hailed as the most authentic Queen live show since the days of Queen themselves!

WVCR "Play to Play" Contest Details:

  • Send WVCR DJ Vito Ciccarelli two songs on CD to:
    At 6 with Vito – 88.3 WVCR FM – 515 Loudon Road – Loudonville, NY 12211
  • Must be edited or suitable for radio play
    Obscene language will not get played, and will disqualify contestant from contest
  • Entries must be received no later than Wednesday, June 1st
  • During WVCR’s Annual Radio-Thon, Vito will play first round entries
  • Judging will take place during the broadcast by Vito and BID Director Katie Hammon
  • Winner will win the opening slot at the July 6th Rockin’ on the River show
  • Compensation will be negotiated with the Downtown Troy BID


Want to party like rockstars while promoting your business? Reserve your own VIP tent today!

The BID invites businesses and private parties to host their own Rockin on the River VIP Tent. Your decorated 10 x 10 tent sits directly between the stage and the river with equally awesome views of everything, with a buffer from the crowd. It's furnished with comfortable seating, swag bags filled with goodies, and complimentary soft drinks, beers and wines. Call for more info: 518 279-7997