Real Good for FREE: Made in the Shade of The Egg

The Egg in Albany is celebrating its 35th anniversary this season, and the celebration includes the launch of the new free “Made in the Shade of The Egg” summer performance series. The lunchtime concerts will take place outdoors on the Empire State Plaza near The Egg, featuring a diverse range of performing arts from traditional jazz to contemporary ballet to flamenco guitar.

All performances will be held at 12noon on Wednesdays through August 7, in conjunction with the Farmers Market hosted by the NYS Office of General Services.

The series kicks off on Wednesday (June 26) with a performance by the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company, The Egg’s resident dance group.

Here’s the full schedule of Made in the Shade of The Egg summer series:

Wednesday (June 26): The Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company (modern dance)
July 3: Trio Pastorale (classical chamber music)
July 10: The Maria Zemantauski Trio (flamenco music and dance)
July 17: Ramblin Jug Stompers (traditional Americana)
July 24: The Skip Parsons Quartet (Dixieland jazz)
July 31: The Ajkun Ballet Theatre (contemporary ballet)
August 7: Veena & Devesh Chandra (Indian classical music)

Beacon Riverfest @ riverfront Park, Beacon (Saturday, June 29)
Fourth of July Celebration @ Empire State Plaza, Albany (Thursday, July 4)
GE’s Kids Day @ Empire State Plaza, Albany (Sunday, July 7)
African American Family Day @ Empire State Plaza, Albany (Sunday, August 3)
New York State Food Festival @ Empire State Plaza, Albany (Wednesday, August 14)
Hispanic Heritage Celebration @ Empire State Plaza, Albany (Saturday, September 14)
Summer at the Plaza @ Empire State Plaza, Albany (various days)
Freedom Park Concerts @ Freedom Park, Scotia (various days through Wednesday, August 28)
Music in the Park @ Schodack Town Park, Schodack (Tuesdays through July 9)
Tuesday Nights in the Park @ Cook Park, Colonie (Tuesdays through August 27)
Rockin’ On the River @ Green Island Bridge Parking Lot/Riverfront Park, Troy (Wednesdays from June 19 through August 28)
Concerts at Windsor Lake @ Windsor Lake, North Adams (Wednesdays through August 28)
Jazz On Jay @ Jay Street, Schenectady (Thursdays through September 5)
Alive at Five @ Riverfront Park, Albany (Thursdays through August 8)
Music in the Park @ Dutchman’s Landing, Catskill (Thursdays through August 29)
Guilderland Performing Arts Center @ Tawasentha Park, Guilderland (Thursdays from June 27 to August 22)
Upbeat On the Roof @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs (Fridays through August 30)
Athens Summer Concert Series @ Riverfront Park, Athens (Fridays through August 30)
Music at Sunset @ Greenport Town Park, Hudson (Fridays through August 30)
Garage Bands in the Garage @ Albany Public Library, Albany (once a month on Fridays through September 20)
Music Haven Concert Series @ Central Park, Schenectady (Sundays July 7 through August 11)

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