RYANS WAKE - 403 River Street, Troy, NY
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. Thank you, Sandy and Chef Brian, for your long-standing support of Fiddlers Tour and traditional music in the Capital Region!
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. Thank you, Goose, for welcoming our musicians and letting us take over the Back Room!
RUSTIC BARN PUB - 150 Speigletown Rd, Troy, NY
From I-87 (south) - Take Exit 7 to Route 7 east towards Troy. Take Route 40 north until you reach Route 142. Turn right to continue on Route 40 north, then an immediate left to stay on Route 40 north towards Schaghticoke. The Rustic Barn is on your right side, just after the Speigeltown Fire Department. Typical pub fare on the menu with plenty of seating, and a good selection of beverages on tap. The Rustic also hosts numerous live bands on other nights of the week, as well as a weekly Bluegrass Open Jam on Thursday evenings and the second Sunday of each month. Many thanks to Jason and Jody for their hospitality!
AOH, JFK Post, 1748 State Street, Schenectady, NY.
From I-87 (north or south) - Take Exit 6, to Route 7 west towards Schenectady. Take Rte 5 east towards Albany. AOH is on the right, 2 blocks away. We usually start music at 7 pm and end at 10:30 PM when we are at this Venue. This is technically a private club, however, I am an associate member, and so every musician and guest must sign in under my name as my Guest for each Session at the AOH. Thank you to all of my Brothers for allowing us the opportunity to come and play at the Hall!
Take Troy/Bennington Exit (Rte 7). Follow signs for "Troy Downtown" exit off the bridge and stay on 6th Avenue until you get to Broadway. Make a right on Broadway, and the pub is 3 blocks away on your right side. Parking is on the street (free after 5 PM). Or if you prefer, you can park in the Municipal Parking Garage across the street (free after 5 PM), by making a left onto 5th Avenue, off of Broadway before you get to McAddy's, then right in to the Garage.
WHAT'S BREWING (IN THE WORKS);
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:
We'll check it out and add it to the list, if it fits our needs.