The Lift Concert Series
An Elevated Experience
The Lift Concert Series is four performances of new, independent music that all take place on Wednesday nights. Tickets are just $15 per show - subscribtions are available for $50.
What makes this series different?
The series is carefully curated to feature talented performers whose work is unique in their field. .
Patrons will enter the Hall through Franklin Alley and take the freight elevator to our backstage area. They will be seated onstage with the musicians, creating an intimate concert experience. A bar serving beer and libations from Rare Form Brewing Company will be available. Performances start at 6 PM. After the show, everyone is encouraged to enjoy the rest of the evening at one of Troy’s terrific restaurants or breweries.Plumb Oyster Bar, located just down the street from the Hall, will offer concert goers a free prosecco after the concert in exchange for their ticket.
Taína Asili is a New York-based Puerto Rican singer, filmmaker and activist carrying on the tradition of her ancestors, fusing past and present struggles into one soulful and defiant voice. Her music combines powerful vocals carrying themes of hope and liberation with an energetic fusion of Afro-Latin, reggae and rock. Asili’s music offers a sound that spans continents, exuding strength of Spirit, inspiring audiences at venues across the globe – From Carnegie Hall to the Women’s March on Washington to the main stage of San Francisco Pride. With an energetic horn section and infectious rhythms, Asili’s music urges people to get on their feet and dance to the rhythm of rebellion.
KC Orcott of The Source writes, “Taína is a true talent, and a true social justice warrior.” Her protest songs and music videos “No Es Mi Presidente,” “Freedom,” and “And We Walk” — inspired by social movements for racial, gender, and climate justice — have been lauded by the likes of Rolling Stone, Billboard, Mic.com, and Latina Magazine. The Huffington Post named her in a list of in a list of “Freedom Fighting Bands To Get You Through the Trump Years,” and her music has aired numerous times on Democracy Now!. With her last three albums War Cry (2010), Fruit of Hope (2014), and Resiliencia (2019), Asili uses a multi-genre and multilingual approach to connect with a variety of audiences. In an interview with Paste she writes, “For me, it’s really important to use my bilingual voice, singing and speaking in Spanish and English, to reach as many people as possible.”