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Troika Music Festival, Nov. 5-7

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If you’ve been waiting around for months to finally see that great local band that you’ve heard so much about, now’s your chance.

Troika serves as Durham’s own music festival with performances in venues all around Bull City throughout three nights. Some local event sponsors include Merge Records, Duke student-run radio station WXDU and the Durham Performing Arts Center.Troik

This event is affordable (and college-student friendly) with a full-festival pass priced at $20 or $8 for a night. However, if you’re feeling super thrifty, there is at least one free show each night (one Thursday, two Friday and four Saturday).

Rock, Paper, Scissors, a new addition to this year’s festival, features live music, and art from local craftsmen and band merchandise for sale on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. Check out the vendor list.[map]

There’s no lack of quality in talent whatsoever, so I’ll take the lazy, yet thorough way out and post the entire schedule:

Thursday, Nov. 7

Festival Kickoff at Durham Central Park (free) [map]

Backstage at the DPAC [map]

The Pinhook [map]

Duke Coffeehouse [map]

Broad Street Cafe [map]

Friday Nov. 8

West End Wine Bar (free) [map]

Marvell Event Center [map]

Trotter Building [map]

Duke Coffeehouse

Broad Street Cafe

Bull McCabe’s (free)

Saturday, Nov. 9

Rock, Paper, Scissors at Trotter Building (free)

West End Wine Bar (free)

Marvell Even Center

The Pinhook

Duke Coffeehouse

Trotter Building

Broad Street Cafe

Bull McCabe’s (free)

Check out a map of all the venues (courtesy Troika’s Web site).

If you can’t make it to Durham, head over to the Indy and download some free tracks from festival performers. (If you love free stuff check out Free-cession in the Triangle for all kinds of free activities!)

Can’t get enough Troika here? Follow the festival’s Bullbot and check out his blog.


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  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Abel Pharmboy and Elizabeth Lilly, The Troika Bullbot. The Troika Bullbot said: RT @Elizabeth_Lilly: #Troika2009 kicks off tonight. Check out my blog for the schedule for free and affordable shows! […]

  2. Rock, Paper and Scissors sounds interesting. I’d like to check out the crafts!

    Brenda Lilly

    November 9, 2009 at 8:28 pm

  3. I love festivals like that. Ever heard of Brad Passons? He’s a buddy of mine from Chattanooga. Check him out.

    good work!

    Scott Andrew Lilly

    November 9, 2009 at 10:01 pm

  4. Wow, looks like a professional writer wrote this.

    Footnote: Nobody helped me with my homework.


    November 9, 2009 at 10:20 pm

  5. That’s a lot of bands, getting them all in would be a feat in it itself!


    November 9, 2009 at 10:38 pm

  6. Very impressive work. Quick hitting with all the facts and just the right amount of comment to spark interest. Affords information to those who can afford and those who are financially challenged.

    Larry H

    November 10, 2009 at 7:18 am

  7. enjoyed it good job!

    ray miles

    November 10, 2009 at 1:15 pm

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