Freedom Festival: Free Outdoor Celebration in North Troy
The second annual Freedom Festival on the new community art stage at Freedom Square will be a free outdoor celebration featuring food, workshops, activities and music by Oobleck and the PitchBlak Brass Band, from 1 p.m. until sunset on Saturday, June 7. Freedom Square is located at 101st Street where 5th and 6th Avenues meet in North Troy, N.Y. There is plenty of room for dancing, lawn blankets and chairs. The rain location is the nearby Sanctuary for Independent Media, located at 3361 6th Avenue, North Troy, N.Y. Visit mediasanctuary.org for a full schedule of festival events.
The PitchBlak Brass Band is a Brooklyn-based ten-piece band whose style and sound represents hip-hop from the 1980s to present day. A collective of young musicians, composers and artists, PitchBlak embodies the contemporary and vibrant undercurrents of New York City. PitchBlak’s members have incredibly diverse musical backgrounds, allowing them to infuse hip-hop driven music with anything under the sun.
Oobleck is an original, analog funk band out of the Capital Region. Their booty shaking funk is a mix of Afrobeat and improvisation, with the sensibilities of jazz and blues and the distortion of grunge.