Albany to host music revival
The kickoff show for what Albany organizers hope will be a series of performances takes place Sunday, Aug. 18 at the Albany Town Hall.
“Albany Town Hall Music Revival” will be hosted by local performer and Albany resident Brad Hooper, according to a press release from the Albany Improvement Association.
The show will feature four professional acts from the area, including Hooper; “Trailer Trash” (Paul Dube, Ellen Lindsey, Eric Grenier, Bob Rosenbaum); “The Milltown Road Show” (Terry Swett, Jack D. Jolie, Debbie Stanford); and Bunch of Old Hippies (Nate Towne, Al Mallory, Bob Wallace, Rusty Wiltjer, Paul Dube, Davey Sturdevant, Tom Zicarelli).
To help the AIA’s ongoing effort to restore the town hall, Hooper offered to do a solo show but found other professionals who thought it would be “cool” to jam in the 18th-century structure, the release said.
“I was totally excited and surprised that these acts, all of which I hold the greatest respect for, said they wanted to play,” said Hooper. “All are seasoned, well-versed musicians, songwriters and performers. This looks like it is going ot be something really special.”
The show will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door and will be sold on a first-come, first served basis starting at 5:30 p.m.
Indoor seating is limited, but “this is a music revival at its best, and we’ll be throwing open the windows to fill the night air with song,” the release said. “For a $5 suggested donation you can set up a lawn chair, sit in the bed of your truck or throw down a blanket and enjoy the music right into the night.”
There will be no charge for kids under 12. Snacks and soft drinks will be sold inside. Because the event is for families, it will be alcohol- and tobacco-free.
The Albany Town Hall is located at the intersection of Vernon Street, Hunts Corner Road and Route 5 in Albany. For more information call 824-2216 (leave a message if no answer).