The Beat from Troy Music Hall #29, You Are Doing Great!

You are an 11 out of 10!

In case you need to hear it, you are doing great! Click the video above and Chris Hemsworth will reinforce that statement for you.As a state, we are doing great! New York State’s rate of positive COVID-19 tests has been below 1 percent for 19 straight days. Keep wearing those masks, keep practicing social distancing, and eventually we will win this war and gather again!

What Happens When You Reply to Spam Email? Hilarity Ensues!

What happens when the messer becomes the messies? James Veitch has done the work to find out! His TED talk tells the tale of an email SPAM adventure, with twists and turns that eventually demonstrates how to have your email deleted off your spammer’s mailing list. Let’s hope he eventually got himself that toaster!

Hats Off To Lyle Lovett

Texas Ballet Theater got creative while in quarantine and brought Mr. Lovett’s song, “Don’t Touch My Hat,” to life. He was kind enough to lend his support to his home state ballet company. We can’t wait till we get to see him in person, on our stage, once again!

#SaveOurStages #WeMakeEvents

Senator Schumer has co-sponsored a bill that provides economic relief to the countless music venues and theaters that have been adversely affected by this pandemic, which includes the Hall. He recently spoke with comedian and talk show host James Corden about it. Thank you Senator Schumer for helping to #SaveOurStages!

Troy’s Summer Square

Troy’s Summer Square was created by the city to serve as a safe convening, dining, and entertainment space for the public. They’ve closed streets to create an open air plaza on Broadway between 2nd Street and River Street and will accommodate outdoor dining and activities on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights.

Terrell T – Rex Simon with the R&G band and The Black Diamond Dancers – Saturday, August 29, 6 PM – 8 PM, Monument Square

Enjoy the soulful R&B sounds of Terrell T-Rex Simon, along with his band R&G. Joining them are the local group the Black Diamond Dancers, made up of children ages 7-17 from North Central Troy. These events are free and open to the public, no tickets required. Performances are weather dependent and will be rescheduled if necessary.

Up Next:

Jacob Shipley – Friday, September 4, 6 PM – 8 PM, Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Courtyard

Troy local Jacob Shipley is an Alt/Folk artist whose influences run the gamut from Talking Heads to Phoebe Bridgers, from Damien Rice to Lucius, and from Halley’s Comet to South Dakota.

The Eastern Highs – Saturday, September 5, 6 PM – 8 PM, Monument Square

The Eastern Highs are based out of Troy, NY. They bring a sound that it focused on strong songwriting with touches of alternative, soul & folk influences.

Mark and Jill – Friday, September 11, 6 PM – 8 PM, Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Courtyard

Mark and Jill are a powerful duo of American root blues meets soulful country Texas Smoke. Together these two are steeped in the American musical roots of gospel, jazz, and blues.


We first met Mark Rober in The Beat when we posted his amazing squirrel obstacle course! Today, we present what he calls his “magnum opus.” Have you ever had a package stolen off your porch? You will thoroughly enjoy this video!

The Finest In American Craftsmanship

Do you own any copper cookware? Learn about how it’s designed and crafted from rocket scientist-turned-coppersmith Jim Hamann. He fell into this second career and started his own company, Duparquet Copper Cookware. Read Hamann’s tips for copper pot care:

I Don’t Feel No Ways Tired

This beautiful number was taken from Victory Boyd’s Facebook page. She says:”My brothers and sisters and I got together at the Secret Place with our friend Peter Collins and made this arrangement of “I Don’t Feel No Ways Tired” an old Negro spiritual made famous by James Cleveland and @therealmarymary”

Mine, Mine, Mine

For 15 years, Lobster Boat Captain John Makowsky had a faithful companion, a gull he named Red Eye. She alighted on his boat in 2005 and never left. A few months ago, Captain Makowsky noticed she had a leg injury. Watch and see how he got her help. We promise this will be a happy ending.

Join Troy Music Hall’s Mailing List

We know this is hard, and if you need someone to listen, NYS has set up a Covid Emotional Support Helpline – call 1-844-863-9314, available 8 AM – 10 PM, seven days a week.

Please share with us any links or videos that have made you laugh, entertained you, or provided a distraction. Please email them to [email protected] and we may use them in future volumes of The Beat. Thank you.

This year is our 145th Anniversary.

We are proud of our history and our service to the community. The current crisis has had a significant impact on us, but we look forward to opening our doors and welcoming you back! The music will soar again, but only if we stay strong, stay connected, and stay together. Your generosity and support are greatly appreciated, please click here to donate.

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
30 Second Street, Troy NY
518-273-0038 |

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