Lark Hall announces first ticketed Live Concerts

Lark Hall announced their first live concert in a post-COVID world. Victory Soul Orchestra, a funky brassy jam band, will perform at the Hall on April 17, 2021.

All of New York has kept the music scene on pause the last thirteen months, restricting concert goers to enjoying favorite experiences via live stream. Lark Hall has held some very successful live streams, and has practiced opening with private shows.

“We’ve really been just dipping our toe in the water,” Justin Miller, co-owner of Lark Hall explained.

But with the rules and regulations changing, Lark Hall is jumping at the opportunity to host some live concerts once again. “We have air purifiers, take people’s temperatures, require masking, and of course social distancing,” Jenn Miller stated. Eventbrite, the tool through which tickets are sold, will also provide all required information gathering in case of need for contact tracing.

“But we are ready,” Jenn added. “We’ve planned a dry show with safety in mind, and will carefully limit attendance to 50 patrons on the floor and 6 groups of 4 in the mezzanine.” One area of the mezzanine features a private listening area with a great view, velvet sofa, and early entry to increase safety as well.

Tickets are selling on Eventbrite at varying price points. Fans can expect to pay $30 for floor tickets, and the pods of ten fans will pay $50 / $40 per ticket depending on which mezzanine is chosen. The upper prices reflect greater privacy and an opportunity to come with a group of your friends.

The shows will be “dry”, for now. Lark Hall is currently serving soda, seltzer, Red Bull and water.

“We are offering the venue to local bands for right now, but hope to open up to larger shows,” Jenn explained. The venue has also hosted private parties and has considered offering space for events such as weddings and vaccination parties.

The Millers have owned Lark Hall since March 2018, and have taken advantage of the pause to lovingly refurbish the old dance hall and women’s chapter house. Once home to the Order of the Eastern Star, the hall hosted women’s suffrage events and has been significant in women’s history in Albany. From the soundproofing curtains to the art deco wallpaper, the hall has been polished and renewed with the couple’s energy and passion for music.

Last summer Lark Hall offered window sessions, and a couple of weeks ago they started with the practice sessions that were live streamed. This Friday, April 9th, The Wheel will be live streamed from the historic site, and CK and the Rising Tide will follow at the end of April.

But the big news – live musical performance with tickets on sale – brings some excitement and buzz to the Lark Street neighborhood.

Interested parties can purchase tickets now. With only 70 patrons allowed, you won’t want to wait to dance with Victory Soul Orchestra – masked and in marked off zones – but still dancing to live music!

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