Music and drinks have long been enjoyed together, from turn-of-the-century gentlemen sipping scotch around the Victrola to modern gentlemen sipping scotch around the Victrola in a 3-D holographic recreation chamber. Some things never change with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $10 for Riverfront Rocktoberfest admission for two with two drink tickets and two mugs (a $20 value)
- $19 for Riverfront Rocktoberfest admission for four with four drink tickets and four mugs (a $40 value)
Riverfront Rocktoberfest takes place at Riverfront Park in Troy on Saturday, September 22, from noon until 8 p.m.
On Saturday, September 22, the joggers and bikers who usually crisscross Riverfront Park will be replaced with Riverfront Rocktoberfest revelers sipping European and American specialty brews and grooving to live music. The event, organized by the party planners behind Oktobeerfest and Saratoga Beer Week, features four bands performing in the park's recently remodeled amphitheater. Conehead Buddha sweetens the air with the sounds of deep bass, horns, and guitars, and Funk Evolution pumps out horn-heavy jams to inspire high-energy dance moves or swirls of James Brown capes. Rich Ortiz plays guitar, harmonica, and sings while strumming a bass guitar with his feet. Darik and the Funbags engage audiences with sing-alongs of rock classics such as "Rebel Yell" or "Sweet Child O' Mine," which once earned them a spot on VH1's Cover Wars, according to their website. Food trucks keep crowds nourished with local cuisine.
As stunning fall colors settle into the leaves of Saratoga County, beer lovers gather at the Malta Drive-In to celebrate the changing of the season with 27 different German and seasonal fall craft beers. Traditional German food complements a wide selection of American seasonal favorites, such as the Fall Summit ale from Peak Organic Brewing Company and the traditional Oktoberfest beer produced yearly by the Spaten brewery. The organizers endeavor to entertain more than taste buds, arranging live musical performances throughout the day from German accordion player Herb Liebenhagen, Saratoga favorite Headband Jack, and the Bluz House Rockers. Visitors also partake in games and contests such as Best Brat Costume or Who Smells the Most Like Cabbage.