Suds, Sounds, Snacks

Proctors brings Beer, Bourbon, BBQ & Bands to Stratton Plaza

Nothing says summer on Stratton Plaza like Beer, Bourbon, BBQ & Bands.

Kick off the season in a big way, with a blowout of epic proportions. Is it a picnic, a hoedown, a hootenanny or a humdinger? It’s all of those combined. As promised by its title, Beer, Bourbon, BBQ & Bands is a celebration of the four basic Bs!

Beer? Try selections from New Belgium Brewing Company, Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Samuel Adams, Druthers Brewing, Adirondack Brewery, Brown’s Brewing Company, Brooklyn Brewery, Empire Brewing Company, 1911 Hard Cider, Angry Orchard Hard Cider, Schilling Hard Cider, Champlain Orchards Cidery, Saranac Brewery, Good Nature Farm Brewery and Brewery Ommegang.

Bourbon? The Albany Distilling Company will be on hand, as well as other craft distillers and whiskey distributors.

BBQ? Yum, BBQ! Select food trucks parked on the plaza include local favorites Gracalicious Cookin,’ Charcoal Dole and Smokin’ Hoggs BBQ & Catering.

Bands? Yep, we’ve got that covered, too, with the Jill Hughes Band, fronted by the Capital Region’s sweetest and sassiest blues, rock and soul diva; and a new all-star acoustic country outfit, MPThree, led by former Big Sky Country vocalist Mark Pierre.

Additionally, vendors like That’s a Great Cigar Shoppe will be on hand, and Bill Fox from B95.5 fm’s popular Breakfast Club will make an appearance, too.

Beer, Bourbon, BBQ & Bands, 6 p.m. Friday, June 10, is presented by Proctors, and open to patrons 21 and over. A $30 ticket ($15 for designated driver)—available at the Box Office at Proctors, 432 State Street, Schenectady; by phone at 518.346.6204; and online at—includes craft beer and bourbon tastings, a $5 food voucher toward purchase at any food vendor and all entertainment. Stratton Plaza is located directly behind Proctors.