Fiddlers' Tour

The Capital Region's Weekly Traditional Music Jam

Jam Locations - How to Get There

The directions below will help you find us some Tuesday night. Come on out and bring your instruments! Bring your friends! Bring your family! You don't even have to play to enjoy a night of music. Best of all, it's FREE!

THE ANGRY PENGUIN - 41 Broad Street, Waterford, NY


From the North, South, West: Take I-87 (Northway) to Exit 8A, turn east onto Grooms Rd. Go out to Rte 9 light and go straight across intersection onto Guideboard Rd (CR 94). At Rte 236, go straight through the traffic sigtnal onto CR 96 (Middletown Rd). Take CR 96 to the end. Turn left onto Broad St. Go two blocks. The Penguin is on left (Red Sign). Town parking lot is on side street, across from Pub.
East: Take 787 north to end. Turn right onto Rte 32. Follow 32 into Waterford, bear right after canal. Road becomes Broad St. Go two blocks, Pub is on left. Town parking lot is off side street at right.

 

BRUNSWICK BBQ & BREW - 3925 State Highway 2, Troy, NY.  (website

A few miles east of Troy on the corner of Rts. 2 and 351, just up the road from Brittonkill School. For those with GPS gadgets, official address is: 3925 Route 2, Troy, NY 12180. If you get lost, wish to make reservations, or want to know what's on tap for the evening (beer-wise or musically,) phone number is 279-9993.

CARNEY'S RESTAURANT - 17 Main St (Rte 146A), Ballston Lake, NY


From East and South (Troy/Albany): Take I-87(Northway) Exit 9 (Clifton Park). Left, onto 146 West and through Clifton Park. Right onto Rte 146A (Ballston Lake Rd) -- 4-5miles to Ballston Lake (through light at Ashdown Rd). You'll go down a hill, coming into town. Stewart's Shop is on the left, Carney's is on the right, across from Stewart's and JUST before the RR tracks. Big white house, long, decorated front porch. Sign hanging from upper floor is hard to read. If you go over the RR tracks, you have gone too far.
From West (Schenectady) -- Rte 50 north to Burnt Hills. Right onto Lakehill Rd (at light by Burnt Hills Plaza). Lakehill to end (down steep hill). Turn right at flashing caution light, onto Main St. Cross over RR tracks, turn immediately left into driveway for Carney's, or enter on Westside Drive.
From North -- South on Rte 50, to Lakehill Rd. Left onto Lakehill. Lakehill to end. Right at flashing light. Cross tracks, left into Carney's.

 

KLAMSTEAM TAVERN & MARINA - 32 Clamsteam Road, Clifton Park, NY. 

From I-87 -- Get off Exit 8 of the Northway, go east on Vischer Ferry Road to the first 4-way intersection.  Make a right onto Dunsbach Road.  Stay on Dunsbach Road until you get to the Y in the road, bear left onto Clamsteam Road.  At the next turn, make a right turn and find the Klamsteam Tavern on the corner!  From Troy and points east, you may be able to find a quicker way from Route 9, just over the Mohawk River, but this is the easiest way to get there.

POWERS IRISH PUB - 130 Meyer Road, Clifton Park, NY.

From I-87  -- Get off Exit 9 of the Northway, go east on Rte 146 towards Mechanicville.  At the intersection of Route 9, make a lef turn.  Go north on Route 9 for 1.3 miles, then at that traffic signal, make a right onto Farm-to-Market RoadMake your next left into the parking lot for Powers Pub. 

 

QUIGLEYS TAVERN - 593 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush, NY.

From I-90  -- Get off at Exit 9 of I-90 (Rensselaer County), NOT the NYS Thruway.  At top of Exit Ramp, make a right onto Route 4, going south.  Go straight thru the roundabout at Route 151, and continue on Route 4 south.  Drive another 1.5 miles past the roundabout to intersection of Route 9 & 20 (Columbia Turnpike), make a right at the traffic signal, go 0.1 mile and Quigleys is on your right side.

RYAN'S WAKE PUBLIK HOUSE -  403 River Street, Troy, NY.

From 787 (north or south) -- Take Troy/Bennington Exit (Rte 7). Cross the river and get into far RIGHT lane. Follow signs for "Troy Downtown" exit off the bridge, STAY TO THE RIGHT, and IMMEDIATELY take the "Hutton St" Exit. Go to the second light and take a LEFT onto River ST. Go about 1/2 block. The Troy Marina will be on your right. You can park on the street, alongside the building, or turn into the Marina parking lot, and drive alongside the building to the back parking lot. Stairs in back of building lead into the Taproom Pub, just off the deck. Street is One Way, so be sure to turn right when you leave the parking lot. Access back to 787 is at the next light. Right turn, go over the Green Island Bridge, and follow signs to 787.

 

THE TAPROOM @ Brown's Brewing Co. (meeting upstairs)
River St., Troy, NY
From 787 (north or south) -- Take Troy/Bennington Exit (Rte 7). Cross the river and get into far RIGHT lane. Follow signs for "Troy Downtown" exit off the bridge, STAY TO THE RIGHT, and IMMEDIATELY take the "Hutton St" Exit. Go to the second light and take a LEFT onto River ST. Go about 1/2 block. The Troy Marina will be on your right. You can park on the street, alongside the building, or turn into the Marina parking lot, and drive alongside the building to the back parking lot. Stairs in back of building lead into the Taproom Pub, just off the deck. Street is One Way, so be sure to turn right when you leave the parking lot. Access back to 787 is at the next light. Right turn, go over the Green Island Bridge, and follow signs to 787.

 

WHAT'S BREWING (IN THE WORKS)

Doratos Restaurant, Guilderland, NY

Washington Tavern, Albany, NY

Cohoes-Waterford Elks Club, Cohoes, NY

 

Well, there you have it. You'll find us at one of these spots, every Tuesday night, of every month. Bookmark this site and stop in to see where we're playing. We'll be adding more venues to this list as we find them.

We're always looking for new places to jam. We look for open-spaced, public places that will remain open until at least 10:30pm, and that don't charge for our using the space. More often than not, we end up in local pubs & taverns, but we also want familiy oriented locations. SO -- if you've a favorite place that might fit 20-30 musicians at a time (yes, we've had that many show up!), and can still fit customers, please drop a line to:

nofearatb@aol.com


We'll check it out and add it to the list, if it fits our needs.

 

Come and enjoy!

 

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