“Masquerave” Is On: Albany’s Washington Avenue Armory Is Back in the Concert Business Once Again

Friday night’s “Masquerave” is a go…

There was plenty of fall-out after last month’s Barstool Blackout foam party at the Washington Avenue Armory in Albany.

The event was marred by an on-the-street brou-ha-ha in front of the Armory that resulted in injuries to three Albany police officers and the arrests of seven concert-goers. And as a result of that incident, the city ordered a ban on all non-sporting events at the venue until the proper permits were acquired.

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Numerous events scheduled for the Armory were effected. Some – including performances by EMD fave Dillon Fence and hip-hopster Nas – were re-located to the Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park, while others – notably “Masquerave,” an electronic dance music party event that was originally slated to take place on Friday, October 26 – were postponed.

“Masquerave” had been postponed to Friday (November 30), and now – just in the nick of time – it looks as though the Armory and the City of Albany have come to an agreement that will allow the Armory to play host to music and dance party events, as well as sporting events.

The result? “Masquerave” is now slated to take place as scheduled on Friday night.

“Based on the amount of tickets sold and anticipated walk up purchases, we project that this installment of ‘Masquerave’ will be as successful as previous events,” said Michael Corts of the Avid Agency, which is producing the event. “We expect a huge showing for ‘Masquerave,’ and we’re prepared for it.

“We look forward to working with the City and the Albany Police Department to ensure the safety of our attendees as well as our neighbors – before and after events here at the Armory.”

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