FREE: The Made in the Shade of The Egg Concert Series Announced

May 5th, 2016, 10:00 am by Greg

The Egg has announced fourteen performances to be included in its Made in the Shade of The Egg outdoor performance series. All of the events are free and open to the public. They will take place at 12noon on Wednesdays from June 1-August 31 on the stage just outside the main entrance to The Egg on Empire State Plaza. The series is presented in conjunction with the Empire State Plaza Farmer’s Market.

Here’s the schedule of bands for the 2016 Made in the Shade of The Egg free concert series:

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June 1: The Defibulators
The Brooklyn band injects a serious dose of New York values into bluegrass, country, and rockabilly. It’s CBGB’s meets the Grand Ole Opry.

June 8: International Orange
The band’s original jazz-funk fusion unites the slide guitar of the American south with the rhythmic world-beat sensibilities of India, Africa and Brazil.

June 15: Upstate Rubdown
Borrowing from every corner and decade of America’s musical heritage, the band features the harmonies of three female lead singers with an eclectic instrumental mix of saxophone, strings and percussion.

June 22: Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers
Charismatic singer-guitarist Erin Harpe’s music is rooted in vintage 1930’s Mississippi blues, then shaken and stirred with such genres as soul, funk, and reggae and backed by the Delta Swingers.

June 29: The Teresa Broadwell Quintet
Jazz vocalist and violinist Teresa Broadwell cooks up a repertoire chocked full of standards, swing and bebop with her quintet.

July 6: The Blind Spots
The electrifying lead vocals of Maddy Walsh soar over the roots rock sounds of vintage keyboards, electric guitar and rhythm section of the Blind Spots.

July 13: The Gather Rounders
The string band tastefully blends traditional and progressive folk and bluegrass into a lush mix of sweet harmonies, inventive picking and tight grooves.

July 20: The Dylan Perillo Orchestra
Led by bassist Dylan Perrillo, the 10-piece band celebrates the beginnings of jazz performing arrangements of tunes from the 1920s to the 1940s.

July 27: Ten Strings and a Goat Skin
From Prince Edward Island in Canada, the trio plays a hearty mix of Irish, Acadian, French and original creations infused with modern and world rhythms.

August 3: The Dustbowl Revival
They’re what you could call an American roots orchestra playing an infectious and swinging mix of bluegrass, jazz, blues and soul.

August 10: Ajkun Ballet Theatre and Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company
The Egg’s two resident dance companies – Ajkun Ballet Theatre
and Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company perform a mix of classical and modern choreography.

August 17: Heard
Led by keyboardist-composer Elizabeth Woodbury-Kasius, the band plays a brand of instrumental music informed equally by jazz and world music and performed on a variety of instruments including woodwinds, keys, guitar and African percussion.

August 24: The Jon Stickley Trio
With roots in Gypsy jazz, bluegrass and hip-hop the trio combines Jon Stickley’s rapid-fire flatpicking guitar with the sultry and wild, yet refined violin of Lyndsay Pruett set over the deep groove of Patrick Armitage on drums.

August 31: Bella’s Bartok
As heard on their brand new album, Change Yer Life, the band uses strings, horns, an accordion and unbridled vocals to create their one of a kind Bohemian Klezmer Punk Pop Dance music.

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING FREE EVENTS FOR 2016
LES PAUL’S BIG SOUND EXPERIENCE @ the College of St. Roase, Albany, May 4 & 5
ALBANY TULIP FESTIVAL @ Washington Park, Albany, May 7 & 8
LAKE GEORGE ARTS PROJECT’S WEDNESDAY NIGHT SUMMER CONCERT SERIES @ Shepard Park, Lake George, 7:30pm Wednesdays from July 6-August 31
JAZZ ON JAY @ Jay Street, Schenectady, 12noon Thursdays from June 2-September 1
FRIDAYS AT THE LAKE @ Shepard Park, Lake George, 4pm Fridays from June 24-September 2
JAZZ AT THE LAKE @ Shepard Park, Lake George, September 17 & 18