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Swing Albany Walking Tour

  • Dates: June 16, 2021
  • Time: 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Price: $5 for HAF Members/$10 for General Public
  • Overview

    Join 'Swing Albany' on a downtown walking tour where attendees will learn all about the venues, performers, and stories of swing in Albany

    About this event
    During the 1930s, weekend revellers would have been within walking distance of over 40 live music venues in downtown Albany. From internationally renowned performers like Louis Armstrong and Frank Sinatra to popular local bands and singers, Albany was truly 'swinging' every weekend.

    Join 'Swing Albany' on a special downtown walking tour where attendees will learn all about the venues, performers, and stories that made up this prolific scene.

    Attendees will also make a quick stop inside the Kenmore, home to the famous Rain Bo Room.

    What is Swing Albany?

    Swing Albany is a website that shares research on the history of the Swing Era (1935-1945) in the greater Albany, New York area. It was created by Michael Catoggio and William Schilling, both retired librarians.

    After multiple years of primary research, they have gathered the most comprehensive collection of information on this subject, revealing a rich and vibrant scene that should be celebrated. Visit their website here: sites.google.com/view/swingalbany/home

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