The Capital Concert Series at the Plaza kicks off next week with Grammy-nominated artist Ginuwine and continues through August, featuring reggae and alternative music.
“We’re back,” said Commissioner RoAnn Destito, the New York State Offices of General Services commissioner. “Following a hugely successful Independence Day celebration at the Empire State Plaza, we’re excited to invite the public back to enjoy some amazing music and food in the heart of downtown Albany. There will be something for everyone, and I want to thank our generous sponsors whose support makes it all possible.”
Here’s a look at the line-up:
August 4: R&B artist Ginuwine, who started out as a member of Swing Mob, will perform from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
August 11: The Empire State Plaza Farmers Market, which runs from 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. will feature a lunchtime performance by the Old Time Dance Band.
SoCal power punk band Lit, which rose to fame during the post-grunge era in the late 1990s, will cap off the evening, performing from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
August 18: The series looks to local talent for its 518 Night, featuring Troy’s Super 400 and Saratoga Springs’ Wild Adriatic. The bands, which offer up a mix of alt-rock jams, will perform between 5:30-8:30 p.m.
August 25: The Legendary Wailers turn the spotlight on reggae from 5:3-8:30 p.m. The group features Julian Junior, who was in both Stevie Wonder’s band and Bob Marley & The Wailers.
Free parking is available starting at 5 p.m. in the Grand and Elk Street lots, as well as in the visitor lot under the Empire State Plaza. For more information visit empirestateplaza.ny.gov.