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TROY, N.Y. — The Downtown Troy Business Improvement District is excited to announce Meklit as the fifth performer for the annual Rockin’ on the River concert series in Riverfront Park. The series begins on Wednesday, June 6 and runs through August 8 with nine weeks of free family-friendly live music, along with sunset views of the Hudson River. Meklit will perform on July 11, 2018, on a summer roster of talented musicians, both local and national, emerging and seasoned- all excited to give Troy concertgoers a great time! We welcome music fans to shop, dine and explore downtown Troy before and after the concerts. The concerts will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Riverfront Park, located between historic downtown Troy and the scenic Hudson River.
Meklit is an Ethio-American vocalist, singer-songwriter and composer, making music that honors, melds and breaks down the boundaries between cultures and continents. Known for her electric stage presence, innovative take on Ethio-Jazz, and her fiery, emotive live shows, Meklit has rocked stages from Addis Ababa (as a reoccurring house musician) to San Francisco (her home-base), to New York, London, DC, Montreal, Nairobi, Chicago, LA, Arusha, Rome, Zurich, Rio Di Janiero, Seattle, Cairo and more. Her TED Talk, “The Unexpected Beauty of Everyday Sounds” has been watched by more than 1.2 million people and she has received musical commissions from Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the MAP Fund.
Each day, a new show will be released! Follow the Rockin’ on The River Facebook page, The Downtown Troy Business Improvement District Facebook page and Instagram (@troybid) for the latest updates! The Downtown Troy Business Improvement District is excited to present many family-friendly activities throughout the year, especially with festival season upon us, Troy is the destination to be with outstanding music and outdoor fun. We invite the Capital Region and beyond to join us and Shop, Dine and Explore Troy!