The Palace Theatre and Mirth Films to partner for “The Palace Sessions”

The Palace Theatre announced The Palace Sessions in partnership with the City of Albany and Mirth Films. The Palace Sessions are a monthly live music streaming sessions hosting regional acts starting on July 15.

Wurliday in front of The Palace Theatre. Photo by Frank Cavone.

The Live Stream Sessions will host artists performing in unique spaces within the The Palace Theater. The series kicks off on Wednesday, July 15 with a live performance by Wurliday. Wurliday are a soul-funk R&B fusion band from Albany, NY. 

“We are thrilled to be able to welcome live music back to the hallowed halls of the Palace Theatre,” noted Billy Piskutz, Executive Director of the Palace Performing Arts Center. “This historic building exists to entertain and create memories and after a nearly four-month absence due to COVID-19, it is a thrill to know that it will again. We hope that our patrons will enjoy these performances as much as we do!”  

The concerts series will start on July 15, and then take place on August 19, September 16, and October 21. Performances will stream live on the Palace Theater’s YouTube Page. The shows will begin at 7PM on each day. So far Wurliday is the only artist announced for the series.

“Summer in Albany is synonymous with music and entertainment and it is wonderful to have the Palace Theater hosting local musicians albeit in a different way this year,” said Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan. “I applaud the ingenuity of the Palace Theater, the Office of Cultural Affairs, and Mirth Films in bringing entertainment to people during COVID-19.  I continue to be impressed with how our community has risen to the challenge of keeping the arts alive during this time and look forward to tuning in to the Palace Sessions.”

Donations can be made to benefit the Palace Performing Arts Center during the live stream. The Palace Performing Arts Center, Inc is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that owns and operates the historic Palace Theatre. Donations can be made here or directly through the Palace Theatre’s Text To Give program, by texting Palace2020 to 44321.

For more information on The Palace Sessions visit The Palace Theatre’s website.

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