This April 16 is "River Street Riot," a night that promises to be one of the Capital Region's biggest, most innovative rockabilly dance parties ever.

For Immediate Release

Contact: Amy Williams 518-273-0552 ext 228

Jump N’ Jive “River Street Riot” to Benefit Arts Center, April 16

Featuring: The Tichy Boys, food by Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

TROY, N.Y. (03/28/2011) — This April 16 is “River Street Riot,” a night that promises to be one of the Capital Region’s biggest, most innovative rockabilly dance parties ever.

All proceeds will benefit The Arts Center of the Capital Region.

“Rockabilly itself is a blast,” said Amy Williams, Arts Center president. “Add to that a few muscle cars, a jive dance lesson, some temporary tattoos, and great food and drinks — why, it’s going to be a riot!”

This is a new event for The Arts Center. Festivities will begin at 7 p.m. on April 16 at The Arts Center, 265 River Street in downtown Troy.

River Street Riot!The evening will feature live music by The Tichy Boys, consisting of John Tichy, a founding member of the legendary Commander Cody and the Lost Planet Airmen, and his son Graham, a highly respected local musician, along with others. The food concession at the Riot will be provided by Dinosaur Bar-B-Que.

There will be photo ops with cutouts of 1950s icons Bettie Page, the bombshell pin-up queen, and James Dean, the ultimate bad boy. Prizes will be awarded for the best Page and Dean look-alikes. The evening also will feature a dance contest and a silent auction.

“We really want the crowd to have fun and let loose,” said Daria Mallin, party planning committee member. “So we picked a few not-so-prim-and-proper celebs for the look-alike contest.”

Mallin said she expects the evening — filled with music, art, fashion and fantastic energy — will be especially attractive to the local arts community, college students, music lovers, swing and jive dancers, art collectors, foodies and “retrophiles.”

“Our theme is great music, a trendy ‘look,’ cool cars, and hip styles of dance,” Mallin said. “We’re really aiming to transport party goers with a rockin’ evening of fun for a good cause.”


Who: The Tichy Boys, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

What: River Street Riot

Where: The Arts Center of the Capital Region

When: Saturday, April 16, 2011, 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Why: To benefit local arts at The Arts Center

Cost: $15 advance/members; $20 at the door. To purchase tickets in advance, visit http://artscenteronline.org or call 518- 273-0552.


For a high resolution River Street Riot poster, visit: http://duncancrary.com/clients/ArtsCenter.html

For information, contact Amy Williams at 518-273-0552 ext 228.