Starting on July 7, every Thursday morning at 11 am, Troy Music Hall will host a free outdoor concert series in Barker Park, located at the corner of 3rd and State streets in Troy.
The summer series will go through August 25 and feature the talents of 8 musicians over the course of the summer. Read more about each of the featured acts below.
July 7: ANDY THE MUSIC MAN
Andy “The Music Man” will open the Barker Park Kid’s series on Thursday, July 7. A popular children’s music artist known for connecting with his audience he mixes traditional and original songs. There will be sing-a-longs, dancing, play-acting, and storytelling.
July 14: HEARD
HEARD, a collective of musicians who have a passion for world music, improvisation, and jazz, will be the next featured group in the series. Their sound includes influences from West Africa, Brazil, the Caribbean, and beyond.
July 21: WATCH REGGIE RUN
Watch Reggie Run consists of father Dave and his son, Luke, who has autism. The two formed their group in 2017 and named the band for how they spend their time together when they are not making music: watching Luke’s sister Reggie run in sporting events. The duo loves music and finds it is a great way to connect despite Luke’s limited communication skills. All of the original songs are inspired by Luke and are for all ages.
July 28: TERRI ROBEN
Terri Roben has worked in children’s music and movement for over 30 years. Over that time, she has performed in schools, festivals, coffeehouses, and taught classes for preschoolers to 5th graders. Her music CD, Riverwalk & Other Songs can be found online. She previously owned her business, Music Together, and taught for 11 years.
August 4: TROY PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Troy Public Library will be presenting Under The Sea Story Hour on August 4.
August 11: JORDAN TAYLOR HILL
Jordan Taylor Hill’s music is rooted in the traditional West African music and the diaspora which he combines with the sounds of today. As a songwriter and performer, he inspires and entertains all of his audiences.
August 18: ELLEN SINOPOLI DANCE COMPANY
Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company is a not-for-profit art organization and is committed to creating, collaborating, educating, and partnering as they share their work with all audiences. The 31-year-old dance company holds concerts, showcases, residencies, workshops, and educational and community outreach.
August 25: THE RAGTIME WIND JAMMERS
The Ragtime Wind Jammers consist of Dave Lambert, Woody Strobeck, Steve Lambert, Mike Lawrence, and Ron Bill. The local jazz group encourages audience participation as they visually show acoustic ideas in their performance. Their use of banjo, trumpet, guitar, clarinet, trombone, bass, and drums will make for an exciting soundscape.
In case of inclement weather, the event will not be rescheduled, so be sure to check Troy Music Hall’s website for the latest details.