Amplify Albany Supported Dance Music Concert Series’ 2nd Installment: eba Theater Presents Sun Natives & Kimono Dragons

February 6, 2017

During Albany’s “1st Friday” evening on February 3, the eba Theater held its Sock Hop series’ second installment. The Amplify Albany grant program supported event brings an all ages dance music concert series in an effort to attract new crowds and interest to the Lark Street business district. 

Kicking off in November last year, the eba Theater held its first quarterly Sock Hop event as part of a four-part series. Located in the Lark Street business district at 351 Hudson Avenue, the eba Theater has been providing arts programming in Albany for nearly 40 years. Supported by the Amplify Albany grant program, this series provides an activity that will in addition draw other surrounding neighborhood residents to the Lark Street business district and encourage them to visit local businesses before heading back home. Funding for the grant program is provided by the City of Albany’s Capital Resource Corporation.

Sock Hops are substance-free music performances by local and regional musicians. Local restaurants will offer a free drink, appetizer special, or percentage off of a dinner for those attending the events in addition to coupons or other incentives to catalyze interest. Projected follow up dates for the series will be in May and August.