ALBANY — The city’s summer concert series as we know it is on hiatus thanks to virus-related concerns, but the Cap City has teamed up with the Palace Theatre and Mirth Films to provide a unique alternative.
Introducing The Palace Sessions, the City of Albany is providing a monthly live music series that features some of our favorite regional acts performing in unique spaces within the historic performing arts center.
The series kicks off on (today) Wednesday, July 15, with a live performance by Wurliday.
Wurliday brings together some of the most exciting, dynamic musicians in the live music scene for a lively injection of soul-funk goodness, direct to your ears.
“We are thrilled to be able to welcome live music back to the hallowed halls of the Palace Theatre,” noted Billy Piskutz, Executive Director of the Palace Performing Arts Center. “This historic building exists to entertain and create memories and after a nearly four-month absence due to COVID-19, it is a thrill to know that it will again. We hope that our patrons will enjoy these performances as much as we do!”
Streaming concerts are scheduled for July 15, Aug. 19, Sept. 16 and Oct. 21. Performances will stream live on the Palace Theatre’s YouTube page starting at 7 p.m. Additional performers will be announced.
“Summer in Albany is synonymous with music and entertainment and it is wonderful to have the Palace Theater hosting local musicians albeit in a different way this year,” said Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan. “I applaud the ingenuity of the Palace Theater, the Office of Cultural Affairs, and Mirth Films in bringing entertainment to people during COVID-19. I continue to be impressed with how our community has risen to the challenge of keeping the arts alive during this time and look forward to tuning in to the Palace Sessions.”
During the stream, donations can be made to benefit the Palace Performing Arts Center, Inc. – the 501(c)3 non-profit organization that owns and operates the historic Palace Theatre. Donations can be made HERE or directly through the Palace Theatre’s Text To Give program, by texting Palace2020 to 44321.
The Palace Sessions is sponsored by KeyBank.