Twisted Fiddler’ Friday Night Summer Block Parties

Written by on May 17, 2024

TROY, N.Y. — Starting Friday May 17, live music tavern Twisted Fiddler is hosting 10 Free Friday Night Summer Block Parties at 9 First Street in Troy, NY with outdoor live music, a beer truck and food from the famous Slidin’ Dirty food truck.

Restaurant menu and bar also available inside the Twisted Fiddler tavern.

Five Friday nights feature top local music acts while five “Funk Nights” feature members of national touring bands.  Now in their third year, Funk Nights are held on the last Friday of the month to concur with the downtown-wide Troy Night Out. This year’s artists include some bigger names in the funk/ jam scene.

“We are continuing to bring live music to downtown Troy and building on the momentum,” said Twisted Fiddler Owner Tim Taney. “This is a great block to have a block party.”

Fiddler Fridays Schedule
7 PM – 10 PM | Gates Open at 6 PM

May 17 – Brian Kane Trio (Country / Southern Rock Night )

Vocalist Brian Kane, a Troy NY Native, takes the stage at the inaugural Fiddler Friday Summer Block Party on First Street.

Joined by Chris Beam on bass, Jeff Prescott on drums, Tony Pellegrino on guitar, and Luke McNamee on sax.

May 31 – Funk Night: Rob Compa (Dopapod ) WSG Mike Oehman (Mihali)

Guitarist Rob Compa of progressive jam band Dopapod takes the Fiddler Fridays stage with special guest saxophonist Mike Oehman of Mihali. They will be joined by Krystal Surgick on vocals,  Beau Sasser (of Kung Fu) on keys/organ, Justin Henricks (of Wurliday) on guitar, and Colin Jalbert on drums.

June 14 – Chef Dave’s Blues All Stars

Featuring Chef Dave Rozier, who made his name while performing and cooking at the famous Los Angeles Baked Potato restaurant, on harmonica, Rich Ertelt on guitar/vocals, Chris Beam on bass, Chad Ploss  on drums, Keith Pray on sax, Ben O’Shea on trombone, and Sonny Speed on keys.

June 28 – Funk Night: New Orleans Legend Glen David Andrews

Glen David Andrews is a vocalist and trombonist that hails from the historic Treme neighborhood of New Orleans. His commanding voice, fierce trombone sound and electric stage presence create a musical experience that never fails to meet the moment.

He takes the Fiddler Fridays Funk Night stage with Beau Sasser (of Kung Fu) on keys/organ and Justin Henricks (of Wurliday) on guitar.

July 12 –  Super 400 (I Heart Troy NY Rock ’N’ Roll)

Super 400, Troy’s fabled rock trio, known far and wide for telekinetic jams and big love, takes the Fiddler Fridays stage for I Heart Troy NY Night.

Featuring Lori Friday on vocals/bass, Kenny Hohman on vocals/guitar andJoe Daley on drums

July 26 – Funk Night: Tim Palmieri (of Lotius),  Zdenek Gubb & Adrian Tramontano (of Twiddle)

Three of the biggest names in the funk / jam scene take the Fiddler Friday Funk Night Stage.

Tim Palmieri (of Lotus) on guitar/vocals,  Zdenek Gubb (of Twiddle) on bass, and Adrian Tramontano (of Twiddle) on drums.

Aug. 9 – The Deadbeats (Grateful Dead Tribute )

The Deadbeats have been playing Grateful Dead in NY’s Hudson Valley & Capital District for 31 years.

Aug. 30 – Funk Night: Beau Sasser’s Escape Plan

Funk Fusion Organ driven, hard hittin’, boogaloo rooted funk with a rock ’n’ roll spirit.

Beau Sasser of Kung Fu – Keys & Organ
Justin Henricks of Wurliday – Guitar
Rob Sommerville of Deep Banana Blackout – Sax
Bill Carbone of Max Creek – Drums
Krystal Surgick – Vocals

Sept. 13 – Lustre Kings (Rockabilly)

The Lustre Kings bring their old time rock ’n’ roll sound to the Fiddler Fridays stage.

Sept. 27 -Funk Night: Jennifer Hartswick (of Trey Anastio Band)  

Trumpeter and vocalist Jennifer Hartswick is an original member of the Trey Anastasio Band and has recorded/shared the stage with Herbie Hancock, Phish, Christian McBride, Tom Petty, Aaron Neville, Carlos Santana, The Rolling Stones, Big Gigantic, Dave Matthews and countless others.

Hartswick takes the Fiddler Fridays stage with  Beau Sasser of Kung Fu on keys/organ, Justin Henricks of Wurliday on guitar. More musicians TBA

Presented by:

Funk Nights are presented by Beau Sasser (of Kung Fu)  and Troy Native Justin Henricks (of Wurliday). The duo of Sasser on keys/organ and Henricks on guitar will back up the headlining musicians on all Funk Nights except July.


In the event of rain, the show will be moved inside Twisted Fiddler. Due to limited space, a cover charge may apply.

Sponsors: Fiddlehead Brewing Company, DeCrescente Distributing Company

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About Twisted Fiddler

Twisted Fiddler is a live music tavern featuring American pub fare, located at 9 First St. in Downtown Troy, NY.  Open seven days per week. Multiple TV’s + 120 inch screen projector. Sports fans welcome.

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