New rules for Summer at the Plaza events beginning with The Zombies

The Zombies

The summer season of entertainment at the Empire State Plaza begins Wednesday night with a concert featuring the Zombies (with opening act Et Tu Bruce).

One thing that is new this year, besides the higher number of acts than last year, is the policy on what can be brought onto the Empire State Plaza grounds.

People will not be allowed to bring in their own alcoholic beverages, coolers or glass containers, the Office of General Services has announced in an email interview. Visitors should also be prepared that any bags, containers or packages will be subject to search. On a further note, animals and pets are not allowed, unless the animal is an ADA-defined service animal.

Vendors will be on the plaza selling food and alcohol.

If you go

The Zombies With Et Tu Bruce

When: 5 p.m. Wednesday

Where: Empire State Plaza, Albany

Admission: Free

Info: 877-659-4377;



  1. come buy our over priced beer to hear some terrible bands. No thanks. The only way one could sit through these over the hill bands was to get drunk.


  2. I was at the Zombies show last night, and the small-ish crowd didn’t seem to have too much of a problem with the new ground rules. It will be interesting to see what happens on July 4th, when upwards of 20,000 people will be heading for the Plaza, coolers in tow. I’m anticipating more than one kind of fireworks…


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