The Linda - WAMC's Performing Arts Studio

The Linda - WAMC's Performing Arts Studio One of the leading entertainment venues in the area, The Linda hosts everything from live music and theater to film screenings and discussions.
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Check our listings below for upcoming events! More info & tickets are available online at www.thelinda.org In 2001, WAMC President and CEO Alan Chartock had the idea to expand the station’s ability to provide on-air performances both live and recorded. He envisioned a place that would be a hybrid of performance venue, broadcast studio and cultural arts center that would give individuals, groups and organizations within the community access to its facilities, as well as provide the general public with a unique and intimate concert hall unlike any in the capital region. With this goal in mind, The Linda WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio opened its doors in September of 2002. WAMC has been a pioneer in public broadcast dating back to its establishment by Albany Medical College of Union University in 1958. Chartered as a public radio station in 1970, it has been a staple of public broadcasting covering seven states. Its decision to base operations in the inner city region of Albany’s Central Avenue was a testament to its belief in the revitalization of the community. Less than 100 yards from the station’s broadcast facilities sat the Fleet Bank, an Albany landmark that had been abandoned and unused for years. Once it had been determined that the building was sound, a grant was obtained to fund the venture. WAMC was given three years to match the grant, but with the motivation of executive director Alan Chartock, it was raised in just four months. Along with public and private support, donated labor and materials, WAMC converted the old bank and named it after the long time supporter and generous contributor to the station, Linda Norris. The Linda WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio was built with the same commitment to community that the station has so long been valued for. Over the years, The Linda has focused on offering a wide assortment of programming provided by a variety of artists. Programming has included individual music, film, workshops, debates and community events and recurring series ranging from those focusing on roots, classical and jazz music, children’s entertainment, film, theater and spoken word. The goal is to increase local exposure to notable and national filmmakers, musicians and actors. Throughout its life, The Linda has become a perfect medium for WAMC to take its content from airwaves to live participation. Since its inception, The Linda has collaborated and partnered with a variety of organizations to empower and give back to the community. The Linda has nurtured relationships with from all sectors, such as the City of Albany Mayor’s Task Force, the Black Women’s Association of Albany, the Central Business Improvement District and By helping organizations to channel information through the arts, provide a variety of entertainment, and cultivate a broad range of experiences, The Linda crosses cultural, political, social, and economic dimensions. Keeping WAMC’s greater mission in mind, The Linda brings relevant social issues to the public through the performing arts. The Linda experience is truly unique and the connection between the performer and the patron is unlike any other. The intimate setting paired with impressive acoustics provides the audience with a personal exposure to art and artist on a local, regional and national level. It is much more than a venue as it is a state of the art broadcast studio; it is able to unite the artist and audience both live and over the airwaves. It presents the community with a wide variety of performances and events and in turn provides the artists with a broad and diverse audience. It has been and continues to be a medium for developing artists and empowers local talent by not only providing them with exposure, but also access to an enhanced venue for creative growth. By fostering the relationship between the artist, audience and radio, The Linda is the link that brings all three full circle. The Linda has strived to be of service, advance the arts and support the community. It has provided a public space for art and cultural expression and is constantly evolving to meet the needs and desires of its audience and community. It remains a catalyst for revitalization by generating investment, creating positive change and exciting stimulation to Central Avenue. The Linda always has and always will focus on what purpose an event holds and not what there is to gain. The Linda is a venue that has always exceeded its materials in every way. Like the station the venue has always thought of itself as “the little engine that could”. Its programming continues to be fluid to meet both the changing needs of the community and the innovations of new artists. The Linda has been a hidden gem in the Capital Region that continues to develop, serve and prosper.

Operating as usual

08/27/2020
Caity Gallagher "Hour Drive" Live at The Linda WAMC's Performing Arts Studio

This week's virtual concert with Caity Gallagher and her band was fantastic. If you missed the show, enjoy her performance of "Hour Drive" from her new EP Happens All The Time from Monday's Live Stream.

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Caity Gallagher performs "Hour Drive" Live at The Linda WAMC's Performing Arts Studio August 24th 2020 for the Open For Take-Out Virtual Concert Series

Next up on the Open for Take-Out Virtual Concert Series we welcome Laveda!! August has been an incredible month for this...
08/26/2020

Next up on the Open for Take-Out Virtual Concert Series we welcome Laveda!! August has been an incredible month for this series and we’re ending the month on quite a high note. Ticket link and info below ⬇️❤️🎼

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/laveda-open-for-take-out-virtual-concert-series-tickets-116136805311




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We have a special show for you tonight on The Open for Take-Out Virtual Concert Series!! Caity Gallagher Music will be g...
08/24/2020

We have a special show for you tonight on The Open for Take-Out Virtual Concert Series!! Caity Gallagher Music will be gracing our stage and your YouTube feeds, joined by a full band 🎼🎹🥁. Show starts at 8 pm! Ticket link and information below ⬇️❤️🤘🏻

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/caity-gallagher-open-for-take-out-virtual-concert-series-tickets-115920406055




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08/21/2020

Here’s a little taste of the incredible performance Zan & The Winter Folk gave to us last Monday with their song “Grocery List.” Catch the entire song on our YouTube page (link below)! Next up on the Open for Take-Out Virtual Concert Series we welcome Caity Gallagher Music! Ticket link and info below ⬇️🎼❤️

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbUINEEDsXhN_Jsrlh3rKmg

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/caity-gallagher-open-for-take-out-virtual-concert-series-tickets-115920406055




#openfortakeoutseries #openfortakeout #livemusic #livestream #virtualconcert #americana #folk #folkmusic #518music #supportlivemusic #supportnewmusic #saveourstages #liveforlivemusic

Caity Gallagher Music just put out a beautiful five song EP titled “Happens All the Time.” We cant wait to have her perf...
08/19/2020

Caity Gallagher Music just put out a beautiful five song EP titled “Happens All the Time.” We cant wait to have her perform live here at the Linda for the next segment of The Open for Take-Out Virtual Concert Series on Monday 8/24! Caity will be joined by an incredibly talented full band 🥁 🎹 🎸. Ticket link and information below ⬇️ 🎼❤️🤘🏻

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/caity-gallagher-open-for-take-out-virtual-concert-series-tickets-115920406055




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Tonight!! We welcome the lovely Zan & The Winter Folk for the 6th installment of the Open for Take-Out Virtual Concert S...
08/17/2020

Tonight!! We welcome the lovely Zan & The Winter Folk for the 6th installment of the Open for Take-Out Virtual Concert Series 🎼👏🏻. Show starts at 8 pm on YouTube. Ticket link and information below ⬇️❤️🤘🏻

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/zan-and-the-winter-folk-open-for-take-out-virtual-concert-series-tickets-115120406234




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08/14/2020

Your Friday just got a little sweeter with this beautiful performance by Pink Nois from the last segment of The Open for Take-Out Virtual Concert Series. Click on the link below to listen/watch the whole thing! Next up on the series we have the wonderful Zan & The Winter Folk 🎼❤️

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VBVkVC9EJAw




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08/13/2020

Here’s a little taste of the beautiful performance from NXNES on the Open for Take-Out Virtual Concert last Monday night with his song “Joi” ❤️🎼. Click the link below to listen/watch the whole song ⬇️🎸🤘🏻🎼

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbUINEEDsXhN_Jsrlh3rKmg




🎥 Chromoscope Pictures
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Next up on the Open for Take-Out Virtual Concert Series we have Troy, NY based Americana/Folk band Zan & The Winter Folk...
08/12/2020

Next up on the Open for Take-Out Virtual Concert Series we have Troy, NY based Americana/Folk band Zan & The Winter Folk!! It’s always an incredible time when this group performs at our venue. Ticket link and information below ⬇️🎼❤️🤘🏻

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/zan-and-the-winter-folk-open-for-take-out-virtual-concert-series-tickets-115120406234




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Fortunately there’s 5 Monday’s in August this year which means 4 more live stream concerts this month for the Open for T...
08/07/2020

Fortunately there’s 5 Monday’s in August this year which means 4 more live stream concerts this month for the Open for Take-Out Virtual Concert Series!! We have quite the schedule for the rest of the month 🎼❤️. Monday 8/10- NXNES and Pink Nois, Monday 8/17 Zan & The Winter Folk , Monday 8/24 Caity Gallagher Music, and Monday 8/31 Laveda!! Don’t miss these incredibly talented and unique artists. Ticket link and info below ⬇️

https://www.eventbrite.com/o/the-linda-wamcs-performing-arts-studio-9868914184




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Next up on the Open for Take-Out Virtual Concert Series we have NXNES and Pink Nois!! You absolutely do not want to miss...
08/05/2020
NXNES & PINK NOIS: Open For Take-Out Virtual Concert Series

Next up on the Open for Take-Out Virtual Concert Series we have NXNES and Pink Nois!! You absolutely do not want to miss this incredible collaboration ❤️. Ticket link and information below 🎼🎥🤘🏻

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nxnes-pink-nois-open-for-take-out-virtual-concert-series-tickets-115230674048




#openfortakeoutseries #virtualconcert #livestream #livemusic #youtube #youtubelive #thelinda #wamc #supportlivemusic

The Linda WAMC's Performing Arts Studio presents The Open For Take-Out Virtual Concert Series Featuring NXNES and PINK NOIS

Tonight we enter into the second month of our Open for Take-Out Virtual Concert Series with The NolaNauts- a spicy groov...
08/03/2020

Tonight we enter into the second month of our Open for Take-Out Virtual Concert Series with The NolaNauts- a spicy groove collective dedicated to serving up a healthy dose of “Who Dat Funk.” Join us at 8pm on our YouTube channel as this powerhouse band takes us on a virtual musical journey to the jazz, funk, and soul mecca of New Orleans. Ticket link and info below!!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nolanauts-open-for-take-out-virtual-concert-series-tickets-114346342990




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07/31/2020
THE AGE "All About You" Live at The Linda WAMC's Performing Arts Studio

Last Monday's Open For Take-Out Virtual Concert with The Age Trio was spectacular. If you missed it, here is the performance of his song "All About You" from the show.
#livestreaming #concert #theage #MusicVideo #music #randb #soulmusic #openfortakeout #takeout #theage

The Age performs "All About You" Live at The Linda WAMC's Performing Arts Studio July 27th 2020 for the Open For Take-Out Virtual Concert Series

Next up on the Open for Take-Out Virtual Concert Series we’re taking you to New Orleans with Jazz, funk, and soul giants...
07/29/2020

Next up on the Open for Take-Out Virtual Concert Series we’re taking you to New Orleans with Jazz, funk, and soul giants The NolaNauts 🎸🎷🎼🤘🏻. Ticket link and info below ⬇️❤️

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nolanauts-open-for-take-out-virtual-concert-series-tickets-114346342990




#virtualconcert #livestream #livemusic #livestreamconcert #youtube #youtubelive #neworleans #neworleansmusic #thelinda #wamc #openfortakeoutseries #supportlivemusic #newmusic #liveforlivemusic

Tonight we welcome neo-soul artist The Age (trio) to our venue for the third installment of the Open for Take-Out Virtua...
07/27/2020

Tonight we welcome neo-soul artist The Age (trio) to our venue for the third installment of the Open for Take-Out Virtual Concert Series!! Live stream available worldwide through YouTube. Produced in collaboration with our friends Chromoscope Pictures. Ticket link and information below ⬇️🤘🏻❤️

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-age-open-for-take-out-virtual-concert-series-tickets-111695658722




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07/23/2020

For all you unlucky folks who missed the Girl Blue performance on the Open for Take-Out Series last Monday night, here’s a little taste with her incredible song “Just a Dream.” Video available on our YouTube page (link below). We can’t wait for next week’s virtual concert featuring The Age! Ticket link below!!

https://youtu.be/tBoiNUfpufw

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-age-open-for-take-out-virtual-concert-series-tickets-111695658722




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Don't forget that tonight's Open For Take-Out Virtual Concert features the wonderful Girl Blue and her band live on YouT...
07/20/2020

Don't forget that tonight's Open For Take-Out Virtual Concert features the wonderful Girl Blue and her band live on YouTube at 8 pm.
Get your virtual ticket here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/111683865448

Tonight!! Round 2 of our Open for Take-Out Virtual Concert Series featuring Girl Blue with her full band 🎼🤘🏻🎸. Nothing l...
07/20/2020

Tonight!! Round 2 of our Open for Take-Out Virtual Concert Series featuring Girl Blue with her full band 🎼🤘🏻🎸. Nothing like a professionally produced concert delivered right to the comfort of your home via YouTube streaming. Ticket link and info below ⬇️🔊🎼

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/girl-blue-open-for-take-out-virtual-concert-series-tickets-111683865448




#livestream #virtualconcert #youtubestream #youtube #girlblue #openfortakeoutseries #localmusic #supportlocalmusic #livemusic #liveforlivemusic

We are so grateful to have Andrzej Pilarczyk in the arts community. Check out his wonderful photos of Monday night's vir...
07/17/2020
Photo Gallery: Motorbike, @ WAMC's The Linda, 7/14/2020 | Nippertown

We are so grateful to have Andrzej Pilarczyk in the arts community. Check out his wonderful photos of Monday night's virtual concert with MOTORBIKE.

The Linda, WAMC's Performing Arts Studio in Albany launched their pay-per-view "Open For Take-Out Virtual Concert Series." Produced in collaboration with Chromoscope Pictures this was an audio and video YouTube concert event streamed to subscribers. Inaugurating the series with ...

07/15/2020
MOTORBIKE "Greatest Fall" Live at The Linda WAMC's Performing Arts Studio

If you weren't fortunate enough to catch MOTORBIKE's set for the kick off of our Open For Take-Out Series last Monday night here's a taste of what you missed. One of our favorite songs of theirs, "Greatest Fall," recorded and filmed (Chromoscope Pictures) Live at The Linda on July 13, 2020. We can't wait for our next show of the series featuring Girl Blue on Monday, July 20 at 8 pm! Make sure you subscribe to our YouTube page!

Recorded Live July 13th 2020 at The Open For Takeout Virtual Concert Series Video Production Chromoscope Pictures

07/14/2020

This week’s kick off of our Open for Take-Out Series featuring MOTORBIKE was beautiful. ❤ Thank you to all who virtually joined us! We can’t wait for next week’s show featuring the incredible Girl Blue. Ticket link and information below ❤️🎼



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07/13/2020

Tonight!! We kick off our Open for Take-Out Series with the incredible MOTORBIKE. A professionally produced concert delivered right to your home via YouTube live stream. We’re incredibly excited to venture into this new programming and hope to virtually see you all there!! Ticket link and info below 🎼

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/motorbike-open-for-take-out-series-tickets-111658740298




#livestream #youtube #youtubelive #openfortakeoutseries #thelinda #wamc #liveconcert #virtualconcert

We can’t wait to kick off our Open for Take-Out Virtual Concert series next week with MOTORBIKE !! July shows also featu...
07/09/2020

We can’t wait to kick off our Open for Take-Out Virtual Concert series next week with MOTORBIKE !! July shows also feature Girl Blue on 7/20 and The Age on 7/27. Ticket link and information below 🎼🤘🏻🎸❤️

https://www.eventbrite.com/o/the-linda-wamcs-performing-arts-studio-9868914184




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Hello everyone! We deeply miss celebrating live music with you in person at The Linda.  As we’ve traversed through these...
06/29/2020

Hello everyone! We deeply miss celebrating live music with you in person at The Linda. As we’ve traversed through these uncertain times, we’ve been working hard to come up with a plan to provide you with music programming (outside of our radio show Live at the Linda) that’s safe for our artists and audience.

We are thrilled to announce the commencement of an exciting new program at the venue named “The Linda: Open for Take-Out Virtual Concert Series” produced in collaboration with the acclaimed video production company Chromoscope Pictures.

We realize that the impacts of COVID-19 have been dire for working musicians and the music industry as a whole. The goal of this series is to help restart the local music economy by bringing a wide array of eclectic and diverse, local and regional musicians back to the stage in a safe environment and to provide fans with a professionally produced concert delivered directly to their homes via YouTube stream. Similar to some of our in-person concerts, the virtual concerts are ticketed events and just like all concerts at The Linda, the productions will be of the highest quality visibly and audibly.

-The virtual concerts will take place every Monday night at 8 pm.

-You may be required to sign in or sign up for YouTube to view the stream.

-For best streaming quality please ensure that you have a good WiFi or wired internet connection.

-For best audio experience please listen with a good speaker system or headphones.

-A private link to the live stream will be provided 24 hours prior to the virtual concert. Click the "view online content" link within your ticket confirmation email.

Beginning on July 13th with indie band MOTORBIKE, the virtual concerts will take place every Monday night at 8 pm. July’s schedule will also include pop songstress Girl Blue on July 20th and neo-soul artist The Age on July 27th.

For more information and updates regarding The Linda: Open for Takeout Series, visit our website at https://www.thelinda.org/ and keep up with our social media pages on Facebook The Linda - WAMC's Performing Arts Studio and Instagram @the_linda_performing_arts. ♥️🎼
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We had an incredible show that was originally scheduled for tonight (prior to the onset of COVID-19) featuring the funk ...
05/15/2020

We had an incredible show that was originally scheduled for tonight (prior to the onset of COVID-19) featuring the funk powerhouse Shokazoba. We’re certainly disappointed that we can’t celebrate this band’s wonderful music in person at our venue tonight but we hope that you all will do so from the comfort of your own homes! Check these guys out- you won’t be disappointed! Stay healthy folks, we miss you deeply ♥️



#shakazoba #funk #thelinda #wamc #livemusic #liveformusic

05/11/2020

Dear Friends of The Linda: Due to the current public health situation for everyone’s safety we have postponed or cancelled events that were scheduled for our spring and summer season. Please see below for how this affects purchased tickets and for your options.
For rescheduled events: If the date has been rescheduled, your original ticket is automatically valid for the reschedule date. If you cannot attend the reschedule date, you can apply for a refund through your original ticket’s confirmation email.
For cancelled events: If the date has been cancelled, you will receive a full refund automatically. The Linda’s administrative offices are closed in compliance with the New York State mandates.
You can still get in touch with us by email [email protected], or call 518.465.5233 ext 158 to leave a message and we will return your call. We will keep you informed of any changes to The Linda’s schedule as they happen. We wish you the best and thank you for being a part of The Linda family.

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Albany, NY
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PLAN-T band, all original. Not a 1 trick pony! Folk, Rock, Blues, Country Rock... all flows,Bridge Music! look us up~
Anyone know if it is the performers or the pre-show dance lesson that starts at 7 PM?
Can I buy a ticket at the door for Saturday evening's performance? I am not sure I will attend due to harsh weather conditions. Thanks!
Our First gig on our East Coast Tour starts TOMORROW NIGHT! 7pm - Hope to see all our Albany Blues Fans!! www.johnprimerblues.com
Doug LeClaire presents The Asbury Short Film Concert for the 9th consecutive year in the Capital Region. October 7th at WAMC's performing arts theater-The Linda at 7:00pm. Tickets are only $10 for a whole evening of fantastic,independent short films named by audiences and film critics as the best. Wine and music pre-show social and an afterparty.Co-sponsored by Upstate Independent Filmmakers Network. Come out for a fun night with other film lovers and support independent filmmaking in the Capital Region.
Doug LeClaire presents The Asbury Short Film Concert for the 9th consecutive year in the Capital Region. October 7th at WAMC's performing arts theater-The Linda at 7:00pm. Tickets are only $10 for a whole evening of fantastic,independent short films named by audiences and film critics as the best. Wine and music pre-show social and an afterparty.
October 7th*** WAMC's The Linda Theater***7:30pm***Come for the award winning films.Stay for the afterparty! Only $10 for a whole evening of first rate entertainment from independent filmmakers. Critically acclaimed audience favorites await you, as well as a belly full of laughs from these comedy shorts. The evening holds a diverse selection of short films with something for everyone, I guarantee you'll love it.
These are just a few of the actors who have hosted Asbury Shorts in the past.To see this year's host, join us at The Linda Theater in Albany on October 7th. What you'll get for a mere $10 is a night of short , independent films of the highest quality from around the world. Chosen by critics and audiences for their excellence, these films are pure, and concise delight. There will be wine and live music beforehand to help get you in the mood to laugh and be moved by some truly inspiring works. It's a great time, and there will be an afterparty!
I relocated to Georgia from the Capital District but I shall be in NY this August and would love to visit your Performing Arts Center.
Any chance of booking Danny O'Keefe?