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Free Sawyer Fredericks Concert


A teenage troubadour from Fultonville, NY who has been wowing TV audiences around the globe every week on NBC’s “The Voice,” will perform a FREE concert in Albany.

16-year-old folk-soul singer and Voice finalist Sawyer Fredericks will appear at the Palace Theatre on Wednesday, MAY 6 at 8PM. Tickets for the performance are COMPLIMENTARY and will be available on a first come, first served basis beginning FRIDAY, MAY 1 AT 10AM***.  “The Voice" will be on hand to record the event. Theater officials promise "a wonderful experience for everyone."

The Team Pharrell favorite and this season's youngest artist, Sawyer has consistently impressed judges and fans with his covers of Ray LaMontagne's "Trouble," John Lennon's "Imagine," "Man of Constant Sorrow" and the Goo Goo Dolls' "Iris." He did it again this week with a cover of Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Simple Man," which reached #2 on iTunes Download Charts.

Tickets***  for the performance are COMPLIMENTARY and will be available on a first come, first served basis beginning FRIDAY, MAY 1 AT 10AM. Seating will be General Admission. There is a 2 ticket limit per person. Tickets must be picked up in person at the Palace Theatre Box Office, located at 19 Clinton Avenue in Albany, NY or the offices of WNYT, located at 715 North Pearl Street in Menands, NY. Palace Box Office hours are 10am – 5pm Monday through Friday, and Saturdays 10am – 2pm. The Box Office will remain open through the intermission of the Sawyer Fredericks concert on May 6.

Because “The Voice" will be on hand to record the event, please do not wear clothing or hats with logos or artwork on them. Each lucky ticket recipient will need to sign a release in order to enter the theatre, and please note that ticket holders under 18 will need the signature of their legal parent or guardian.

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.