With the proposed NY State budget slashing support for the arts to the bare bones (and beyond), state arts organizations like The Egg find themselves in a very precarious economic situation. So The Egg’s executive director Peter Lesser is taking matters into his own hands by organizing a special fund-raising concert in order to continue presenting the wide array of concerts, dance performances, children’s shows and more at Albany’s most instantly identifiable and iconic performance venue.
Scheduled for 5pm on Thursday, March 24, the concert also celebrates the tenth anniversary of The Egg’s American Roots & Branches concert series, which debuted in March, 2001.
And putting a unique spin on the concert, the performers will be many of the local music writers and critics who have covered the first decade of Roots & Branches concerts – Ramblin Jug Stompers (featuring Nippertown.com’s Greg Haymes and The Times Union’s Michael Eck), Clarinet Marmalade (featuring drummer Tim Coakley of The Daily Gazette and WAMC-FM), David Malachowski (The Times Union) and Glenn Weiser (Metroland).
In conjunction with the concert, there will also be an exhibition of photographs documenting the concerts of the past 10 years, featuring the work of some of the Capital Region’s finest lensmen – Martin Benjamin (Metroland), Andrzej Pilarczyk (Nippertown.com), Albert Brooks (AlbanyJazz.com) and Joe Putrock (Metroland).
Priced at $45, $75 and $125, tix are currently available.
Nippertown.com is honored to be able to do our part to help keep alive one of Albany’s premier performance venues. We hope you can join us.