Chicago, Illinois has Lollapalooza. Indio, California has Coachella. And soon Troy, New York will have Bacchanalia.
Bacchanalia Arts and Tunes Competition – drawing its title from the Greek festivals honoring Bacchus, god of wine, fertility and festivity, and conveniently sharing the acronym “BAMF” with a cheeky phrase not suited for print – is the brainchild of James and Erin Kehoe, the married homeowners of the Whiskey Pickle bar. The a few-day festival lands in downtown Troy on Sept. 30.