One of our favorite Capital Region venues is making the move to Albany.

According to a Times Union story, Upstate Concert Hall will be moving out of their current Clifton Park location on Route 146 to what used to be the Capital Repertory Theatre on Pearl Street in Albany. The new Upstate Concert Hall will have 2 different stages and will be able to accommodate up to 1,300 people. Renovations on the building are currently underway.

This is pretty cool news for downtown Albany. While Albany is home to great venues like the Times Union Center, the Palace, the Egg, and many smaller clubs, there really is not a club downtown that was the perfect fit for many of our up and coming Country stars. With the new Upstate Concert Hall, Albany will have that perfect venue for artists like Granger Smith and Chase Rice who would always play in Clifton Park.

This is also a little bittersweet as we had so many great shows at the current location where many great memories were made. Remember when Luke Combs played GNA's Heartstrings For Hope St. Jude benefit concert just a few years ago? Or our holiday shows with Dustin Lynch and Dan + Shay? We got to see so many great shows there, and we look forward to hopefully seeing more soon in the new Upstate Concert Hall in Albany once this pandemic is over!

And for purely selfish reasons I will REALLY miss Upstate Concert Hall being in Clifton Park as it is only 5 minutes from my house! But, I honestly don't mind another excuse to head to downtown Albany.

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