Troy’s First-Ever Bacchanalia Arts & Music Festival to Begin This Fall

Starting on Sept. 30 and ending on Oct. 2, the Bacchanalia Arts & Music Festival will grace the streets of downtown Troy. People can look forward to music, art, and good food and drinks for the entirety of the new festival.

The owners of Whiskey Pickle, James and Erin Kehoe, came up with the idea last year as they enjoyed Troy’s vibrant downtown scene and remembered their years attending SXSW in Austin, Texas. Their wish was to bring a similar spirit to the people of Troy.

The Bacchanalia Arts & Music Festival will host multiple bands, food trucks, art showings, and more throughout the three-day event. People exploring downtown, and music fans eager for some new sounds, will surely enjoy this debut festival.

The event will have two outdoor stages, one on Fulton St. in front of the Whiskey Pickle, and one near the live music venue No Fun.  Other venues will also hold live music during the festival, including Rare Form, The Ruck, Slidin’ Dirty, El Dorado, Brown’s, and The Bradley.

Currently, the Whiskey Pickle is working with Guthrie/Bell Productions to book the musical acts, and artists can also place submissions by clicking here. The organizers hope to hold a diverse lineup of acts, interesting selections of art, and other attractions so the festival sees patrons from all over.

The first round of artists coming to the festival will be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets will soon be available for the full weekend, with day passes at a later date. There will also be individual tickets to certain venues as their respective capacities allow.

To keep up with festival updates follow the event on Instagram at and sign up for the mailing list here.

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