8:00 PM20:00

Randy Newman - Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Looking for something to do after The Enchanted City?? Head over to Troy Savings Bank Music Hall to see Randy Newman!


With songs that run the gamut from heartbreaking to satirical and a host of unforgettable film scores, Randy Newman has used his many talents to create musical masterpieces widely recognized by generations of audiences.

After starting his songwriting career as a teenager, Newman launched into recording as a singer and pianist in 1968 with his self-titled album Randy Newman. Throughout the 1970s he released several other acclaimed albums such as: 12 Songs, Sail Away, and Good Old Boys. In addition to his solo recordings and regular international touring, Newman began composing and scoring for films in the 1980s. The list of movies he has worked on since then includes The Natural, Awakenings, Ragtime, all three Toy Story pictures, Seabiscuit, James and the Giant Peach, A Bug’s Life, and most recently, Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University, the prequel to Monsters Inc. (which he also scored).

The highly praised 2008 Harps and Angels was Newman’s first album of new material since 1999. The Austin Chronicle wrote “the characters are memorable, the satire sharp, the music luxurious, and the arrangements maybe the most gorgeous in all pop music.”

The Randy Newman Songbook Vol. 2, which is the second in a series of new solo piano/vocal recordings of his songs spanning his five-decades, was released in 2011. Time Out New York said of the series, which will receive a third volume soon, “The Songbook records strip away the orchestrations of his regular albums, leaving Newman alone at the piano, singing...three-minute masterpieces from throughout a half-century career.” 

That same year, Nonesuch Records released a live CD and DVD recorded at London’s intimate LSO St. Luke’s, an 18th-century Anglican church that has been restored by the London Symphony Orchestra, where he was accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Robert Ziegler. The 22-song set features some of his best-known songs like “Short People,” “Louisiana 1927,” and “I Think It’s Going to Rain Today,” as well as newer songs such as “A Few Words in Defense of Our Country” and “Laugh and Be Happy.”

Randy Newman’s many honors include six Grammys, three Emmys, and two Academy Awards, as well as a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013—the same year he was given an Ivor Novello PRS for Music Special International Award. Mostly recently, Newman was presented with a PEN New England Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence Award in June 2014.


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6:00 PM18:00

Steampunk Pirates Rock the Hudson with Jears, Gears, and Grog!

On Saturday evening after the main event, The Enchanted City after party looks to be one of extreme naughtiness when our concert goers will sail away with Dread Pirate Fredrick and his less then gentlemanly crew aboard the Dutch Apple Cruise Line. Victims will be treated to a light buffet dinner while they sail the Hudson, and copious drinks will be offered by the ships cash bar.  This is a 21 and over event!

We are pleased to announce that  Shayfer James has accepted our invite to headline our evening event!  Mr. James is an indie artist from New York, NY.  He is known for his dark, danceable anthems, harrowing ballads, and experiments in chaos. 

The ship will dock in the festival grounds at the Troy Waterfront Park. Boarding with begin at 6:00 pm and expect to sail at 7:00 pm.  We will return to port by 9:00 pm at the latest!  We demand audience participation or you walk the plank! Arrrgh Matey! 




Dutch Apple Cruises & Tours  141 Broadway  Intersection of Broadway & Quay Sts.  (next to USS Slater)  Albany, NY 12202  Region: Downtown Area  Phone: (518) 463-0220  Fax: (866) 369-2331  Send E-Mail   Visit Website

Dutch Apple Cruises & Tours

141 Broadway

Intersection of Broadway & Quay Sts.

(next to USS Slater)

Albany, NY 12202

Region: Downtown Area

Phone: (518) 463-0220

Fax: (866) 369-2331

Send E-Mail

Visit Website

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11:00 AM11:00

The Enchanted City Main Event

Our Main Event begins at 11:00 in the Troy Riverfront Park with the Chamberlain Inventor's Challenge Parade to be lead by the famous Bread and Puppets out of Glover Vermont!

Our Enchanted City festival grounds are transformed for a day into a Victorian hub of vendors, crafts, food, fantasy, games and performances of the highest quality and skill!  Audience participation will be demanded!  Please come prepared to play...

Chamberlain’s Inventors’ Challenge - Race's against Time, Space, and Gravity!  

The Enchanted City invites inventors, makers and mad geniuses to create a “mad mechanical conveyance” to transport Queen Mab, the symbol of The Enchanted City steampunk festival. Entries in the Chamberlain Inventors’ Challenge 2017 must be able to carry the queen safely a distance of two city blocks. How it does that is up to you — it can be carried like a litter, pulled like a rickshaw or cart, or powered by battery “solar, aeolipile, or robotic.” You can see some videos of last year’s entries in this story from Channel 10/Fox 23.

Entries will be on display throughout the Faire and take part in a parade during the event. There is a prize, sponsored by Troy Cultural Alliance and Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, for the winner of the Chamberlain Inventors’ Challenge, which will be selected on the day of the Faire by a team of judges.

2015's winner was the “Long Beam Human Conveyance Chaos Mobile,” a human hamster wheel, built by a team from Adirondack Studios in Argyle, NY.

2016's winner was Sir John Corey's "Steampunk Walker" out of Troy, NY.




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