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Summer on Central ’22 – Week 1
August 6 at 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Linda: WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio to host free, outdoor “Summer on Central” music series Saturdays in August
The Linda: WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio is bringing live entertainment outside with the inaugural “Summer on Central” music series, taking place Saturdays in August in The Linda’s parking lot at 339 Central Avenue. Free and open to the public, the region’s premier local artists will perform, showcasing their dynamic and dance-worthy music in a series that celebrates the multi-cultural community found in the heart of New York’s capital. Each week, multiple bands will take to the stage for this family-friendly event that also includes food, artist, and non-profit organization vendors. Lawn chairs are encouraged; pets are not permitted.
Sponsored by Capitalize Albany Corporation and the City of Albany Capital Resource Corporation.
The series is presented by The Linda: WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio and WAMC Northeast Public Radio, in partnership with Nippertown.com, WEXT, WEQX. the Central Avenue Business Improvement District and Empire Audio Recording & Sound LLC.
Lineup and times subject to change.
Saturday, August 6
2:00-2:35 KYLA SILK
3:00-3:45 SUPER 400
4:10-4:55 ROCK VOICES
Long Island native Kyla Silk is a R&B artist who spent every moment of her childhood singing. Making her way from the church pews to the stage, Kyla currently studies at the College of Saint Rose in the Music Industry program and performs live around the Albany area. Kyla’s approach to R&B expands and crosses genres between folk, rock and soul and has influences that stem from the old school vibes of Etta James and Tina Turner, to the soulful vocals of Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey, Ari Lennox, and YEBBA. Kyla hopes to use her music to inspire human connection, raise consciousness, and radiate light. She hopes her music encourages her listeners to connect with their highest self.
Troy, NY: Kenny Hohman picked up the guitar as a boy after hearing Eddie Van Halen’s mind-bending tracks on the early Van Halen records. Joe Daley’s two older brothers were already established musicians, so when Joe was a teenager, he cut his teeth playing the drums with them at dingy clubs and blues joints in and around Troy. After high school, Joe and Kenny moved to New York City, then Woodstock, in the hopes of finding the right bass player and establishing a Rock and Roll band. Their travels left them unsatisfied and Hohman and Daley returned home, where on a Monday night blues jam, they unexpectedly met bassist Lori Friday. Friday grew up in a one-stoplight town, subsisted on the heavy rock and soul sounds of her heroes and was searching for her musical match. The three made a date to jam in a Troy warehouse, and after 45 minutes, Super 400 was born. They didn’t need to speak of it – they were a band from the first note.
Rock Voices is a network of Adult, Non-Auditioned, Community Choirs that sing ROCK music, with a live band. In 2018 the first New York Rock Voices choir was founded in Albany with only 17 original members. Since then the choir has grown to nearly 100 singers. One year later in 2019, Saratoga Rock Voices was founded and has grown to nearly 80 members. After a difficult two years of virtual choir due to COVID, Rock Voices is back in a big way, with a summer program of ALL-BEATLES. Directed by Glenmont resident Nate Altimari, Rock Voices brings the Rock Star experience to anyone who loves to sing, regardless of their prior experience.
The Linda WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio