Smash Mouth will be celebrating Independence Day at the Empire State Plaza this year.
The iconic 90s band, famous for singles like “All-Star” and “Then the Morning Comes” will headline the New York State Independence Day celebration, which runs from 3 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4.
There will also be a fireworks show at the close of the festivities. The event is organized and sponsored by New York State and Price Chopper/Market 32.
“We are pleased to continue our long-standing partnership with Price Chopper/Market 32 to present a July 4 event that has been an Albany tradition here at the Empire State Plaza since the United States celebrated its bicentennial in 1976,” said RoAnn, the NYS Office of General Services Commissioner.
“We strive to make each year’s event better than the last and this year’s incredible lineup of entertainment, food, activities, and those amazing fireworks is sure to make it the best Fourth of July at the Plaza yet.”
Moriah Formica, a local musician who was on “The Voice” earlier this year, will open for Smash Mouth.
Beyond the music, there will be kids’ activities, food and craft vendors, and a pyrotechnics show that starts at 9:15 p.m. There will also be a naturalization ceremony for new Americans starting at 3 p.m.
Live music kicks off at 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Free parking is available in the visitor lots at under the Empire State Plaza, the East
Garage and the Grand Street and Elk Street lots.
For more information visit the Empire State Plaza events page on Facebook or call (518) 474-4759.