The Egg has announced fourteen performances to be included in its “Made in the Shade of The Egg” outdoor performance series.  Events are free and open to the public and will take place every Wednesday at 12 noon from June 1 through August 31 on the stage just outside the main entrance to The Egg on Empire State Plaza.  The series is presented in cooperation with the NYS Office of General Services held in conjunction with the Empire State Plaza Farmer’s Market.

Details of the performances followFor further information, contact The Egg Box Office – 518-473-1845.

 June 1: The Defibulators: The Brooklyn band The Defibulators inject a serious dose of New York values into bluegrass, country, and rockabilly…. CBGB’s meets the Grand Ole Opry…

June 8: International Orange: International Orange’s original jazz-funk fusion unites the slide guitar of the American south with the rhythmic sensibilities of India, Africa and Brazil.

June 15:  Upstate Rubdown: Borrowing from every corner and decade of America’s musical heritage, Upstate Rubdown features the harmonies of three female lead singers with an eclectic instrumental mix of saxophone, strings and percussion.

June 22: Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers: Charismatic singer and guitarist Erin Harpe’s music is rooted in vintage 1930’s Mississippi blues, then shaken and stirred with other genres like soul, funk, and reggae and backed by the Delta Swingers.

June 29: Teresa Broadwell Quintet: Jazz vocalist and violinist Teresa Broadwell cooks up a repertoire chocked full of standards, swing, and bebop with her quintet.

July 6: The Blind Spots: The electrifying lead vocals of Maddy Walsh soar over the roots rock sounds of vintage keyboard and electric guitar and rhythm section of The Blind Spots.

July 13: The Gather Rounders: The Gather Rounders are a string band that tastefully blends traditional and progressive folk and bluegrass into a lush mix of sweet harmonies, inventive picking and tight grooves.

July 20: The Dylan Perillo Orchestra: The Dylan Perrillo Orchestra is a ten piece band that celebrates the beginnings of jazz performing arrangements of tunes from the 1920s to the 1940s.

July 27: Ten Strings and a Goat Skin: From Prince Edward Island in Canada, Ten Strings And A Goat Skin is a trio playing a mix of  Irish, Acadian, French and original creations infused with modern and world rhythms.

August 3: The Dustbowl Revival: The Dustbowl Revival is what you could call an American roots orchestra playing an infectious and swinging mix of bluegrass, jazz, blues, and soul.

August 10:  Ajkun Ballet Theatre and Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company: The Egg’s resident companies - Ajkun Ballet Theatre and Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company perform a mix of classical and modern choreography.

August 17: Heard: Heard plays instrumental jazz and world music influenced music composed by Elizabeth Kasius and performed on woodwinds, keys, guitar and African percussion.

August 24: Jon Stickley Trio: With roots in gypsy jazz, bluegrass, and hip-hop this trio combines Jon Stickley’s rapid-fire flatpicking guitar with the sultry and wild, yet refined violin of Lyndsay Pruett set over the deep groove of Patrick Armitage on drums.

August 31: Bella’s Bartok: Bella’s Bartok uses strings, horns, an accordion and unbridled vocals to create their one of a kind Bohemian Klezmer Punk Pop Dance music.