ALBANY — The Thomas Nicholas Band will be featured in a special edition of The Palace Sessions that will feature a fundraiser for The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention on Tuesday, Feb. 1, at 7 p.m.
Over the last ten years, the Thomas Nicholas Band has played over 700 concerts around the world from huge festivals to solo acoustic shows in intimate clubs and private charity fundraisers. Musically, Nicholas draws on a solid crop of influences that have helped him learn the art of writing a pop song while keeping a foot in rock and roll.
“We’ve released six albums, the most recent is the perfect crossover of my two careers,” Nicholas said. “And we were lucky enough to record it at Foo Fighter’s Studio 606.”
Nicholas is also well known for his movie career, including playing Henry Rowengartner in “Rookie of the Year, “Walt Disney in “Walt Before Mickey” and Kevin Myers in the “American Pie” film series. He most recently starred in the 2021 Lionsgate feature film “Adverse” starring Mickey Rourke, Lou Diamond Phillips, Penelope Ann Miller and Sean Astin.
The performance, presented by the Palace Theatre, the City of Albany and Mirth Films, will stream live on the Palace Theatre’s YouTube Page at https://bit.ly/PalaceAlbanyYoutube
During the stream, donations can be made to benefit The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. To make a donation to the AFSP, visit https://bit.ly/PS_AFSP
The Palace Theatre has been Albany’s iconic downtown landmark for the past nine decades, bringing the biggest names in entertainment to the Capital District. The history and programming of the Palace is a unique and often untold story with roots dating back to the period of the Great Depression. The Palace Theatre, built in 1931, originally presented vaudeville acts, feature films and became a civic auditorium before temporarily closing its doors in 1969. The theatre maintains its original beauty and design and is a historical landmark in the City of Albany.
The Palace Performing Arts Center was established in 1984 and incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 1989, created to operate the Palace Theatre. The mission of the Palace is to bring world-class arts and entertainment to New York’s Capital District, greatly enhancing the area’s cultural and economic development. Our mission is carried out through core programming and community initiatives that include performing arts entertainment, free arts education, family-friendly performances, free summer movies and a classic movie program series. The Palace has a significant economic footprint with over $3.5 million in ticket sales and 180,000 patrons visiting the theatre annually.
The AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. AFSP develops suicide prevention through research and advocacy, and provides support for those affected by suicide.
Led by CEO Robert Gebbia and headquartered in New York, AFSP has local chapters in all 50 states with programs and events nationwide. Learn more about the local Capital Region NY Chapter of AFSP, covering 15 counties in Northeastern NY by following AFSP-CRNY on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. “Suicide touches one in five American families. By connecting and coming together, we will keep going in the fight to stop suicide. Together, we send the message that you are never alone, that healing is possible, and when we connect, we create hope. Together we keep going,” said Sandra Goldmeer, Area Director of the Capital Region NY Chapter of AFSP.