Experience orchestral music like never before at the American Music Festival. Whether you’re a music aficionado, a casual listener, or simply culturally curious, the American Music Festival in Troy, NY is a perfect weekend getaway for you to explore and enjoy. It’s a bold escape into the music of our time. It’s innovative. It’s uniquely spirited. Not to mention, Troy is an easy drive from New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and Montreal.
MUST SEE PERFORMANCES! | MAY 30- JUNE 2, 2019
In addition to the Dogs of Desire, Argus Quartet, and the Albany Symphony, you can hear 55 new or recent works by 38 composers, including 27 world premieres. Plus, FREE concerts, under the stars on June 6-9, 2019.
WHILE YOU’RE IN TOWN
Set on the edge of urban revival, Troy is home to 120 unique boutiques, art studios, cafes, breweries, and restaurants and is the perfect backdrop for the American Music Festival.
Take a stroll along the Hudson River in Troy Riverfront Park and explore the official “Home of Uncle Sam” on a guided history tour with the Rensselaer County Historical Society. Grab a cup of coffee (or a New York Craft Beer) and challenge your friend to a game of Clue (or 1 of the 599 other games) at Bard & Baker, Troy’s first board game cafe. Don’t forget to visit the gallery at the Arts Center of the Capital Region on River Street.
PLACES TO EAT
If you’re a “foodie” with an appetite for local fare, Troy is home to some amazing restaurants. Start your day with breakfast and mimosa’s at the Troy Waterfront Farmers Market, then pair your Festival experience with a fine glass of wine and small plates at Lucas Confectionery. If seafood is more your palette, Plumb Oyster Bar’s Happy Hour is a sure bet. Can you say $1 East Coast Oysters? If Beer and BBQ is more your style, Browns Brewing Co. and Dinosaur BBQ are local favorites. Not to mention, their waterfront patios are amazing.
WHERE TO STAY
Are you looking for a Downtown Hotel? Or is an historic Bed & Breakfast more your style? Troy is home to small family owned B&B’s and luxurious contemporary hotels. Book the Courtyard Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Downtown Troy, the cities newest hotel and receive a special discount with your Festival Pass. We will even have your concert tickets, festival passes, and program books waiting for you on your pillow. Call the Courtyard Marriott (518) 240-1000 and reserve your room today.
If you can’t find what you’re looking for in Troy, stay in Downtown Albany — only a 15 minute drive away!
HOW TO GET TO THE AMERICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL
15 minute drive from the Albany-Rensselaer Train Station with daily arrivals from NYC, Boston, Montreal & beyond.
15 minute drive from the Albany International Airport with 54 daily arrivals from major U.S. cities and airports.
At the intersection of I-90, I-87, and I-88, Troy is within an easy drive from cities in Canada, PA, MA, and NJ.