Glove Theatre in Gloversville, NY

Downtown Gloversville Comes Alive with Music, New Orleans Style Mardi Gras Parade & More

GLOVERSVILLE, NY – The Glove Theatre President, Kathleen Perrott, and Gloversville Downtown Development Specialist (GDDS) Jennifer Donovan at Fulton County Center for Regional Growth (CRG) announce a new event that will be held on Saturday, March 30th celebrating music and downtown Gloversville.

The evening includes fun for everyone of all ages:

  • 5 to 7 p.m.: A vibrant and festive downtown with shopping at local stores and downtown dining options at The Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market plus Food Trucks parked on Main Street near The Glove Theatre (A&S Spice and the Plated Palette)
  • 5:30 p.m.: A Second Line New Orleans style parade with local musicians and “strollers” joining The NoLaNauts band on Main Street. The parade group will depart from The Glove Theatre and head out onto the sidewalks of Main Street. The procession will make a round trip of Main Street – stopping in front of participating stores. The parade will return to The Glove Theatre between 6 and 6:30.
  • 7 p.m.: The NoLaNauts concert at The Glove Theatre, 42 N. Main Street
  • 7 p.m.: Tradition Duo concert at Dorn Space, 99 N. Main St.

“This amazing event came about because the City of Gloversville and the Glove Theatre were recently part of a WAMC radio news story discussing the city’s $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) grant,” Donovan explained. “As a result of this interview, The Glove and Albany-based band, The NoLaNauts, connected. What started out as just a fun and funky New Orleans inspired concert event quickly turned into a full-on celebration of downtown to highlight what Gloversville can be as the revitalization effort progresses.”

NoLaNaut band leader, Tom O’Connor said, “The NoLaNauts are psyched to bring our brand of New Orleans style fun and funk to the Glove City. We love this theater and are pleased to help support its revitalization.”

Perrott said, “We believe The Glove serves the community as a catalyst for economic growth by giving people great reasons to come downtown. We think this celebration highlights how The Glove can help create a vibrant downtown benefiting our local businesses and the entire community.” The Glove team has worked hard to create this celebration of music and pulled in Downtown Gloversville partners to make this a fun event for all. The Glove Theatre is providing Mardi Gras beads to participating stores to give out to customers from 5 to 7 p.m. (while supplies last). Individuals who collect three different colored necklaces will receive a free popcorn when attending The NoLaNauts concert at The Glove or a free concession item for those attending the Tradition Duo concert at the Dorn Space.

The list of participating businesses continues to grow and currently includes:

  • The Glove Theatre and The Glove Theatre Museum, 42 N. Main St.
  • Addictive Pain Tattoo, 29 N. Main St.
  • EmpowHERing Designs, 45 S. Main St.
  • Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market, 30 N. Main St.
  • 44 Lakes Customized Gifts and Décor, 15 N. Main St.
  • A&S Spice on Wheels and the Plated Palette food trucks, parked on North Main Street

Downtown Gloversville, Photo from Downtown Gloversville Facebook page.

The 44 Lakes shop will also be decorating the front of their shop, putting some buckets out for kids to “drum”, and will serve Café au lait and have cookies out front. “Our small businesses are our backbone of the downtown community, and we are so glad to see they are participating,” Donovan said.

“The Glove Theatre has been coordinating the musician stroll with The NoLaNauts and invite local bands and musicians to gather inside The Glove Theatre between 5 and 5:15 p.m. for some pre-show guidance from The NoLaNauts. During the parade, The Glove will be handing out kazoos (while supplies last) to little ones who would like to join in on the fun. The theatre invites everyone in the community to be involved in this celebration with or without an instrument – just in to strut your stuff and clap along with the band. The Glove Theatre is a great partner in the revitalization effort, and we are proud to have them in Downtown Gloversville,” Donovan said.

Musicians wanting music in advance of March 30th’s Second Line Parade, can contact Kathleen Perrott for additional information.

Donovan said that Brian Dorn and Dorn Space are also assets to Downtown Gloversville. “They have been bringing music to the area for the past six years, as well as giving local talent a chance to shine on their stage. We look forward to their continued concerts throughout 2024. Gloversville is very fortunate to have both venues that provide live entertainment, and we welcome all to come visit and enjoy.”

Perrott is pleased to announce: “The NoLaNauts concert kicks off The Glove Theatre’s brand new 518 Concert Series. We’re so excited to start this series with this special band – and we can’t wait to bring even more in the coming months!” Information on the 518 series can be found on The Glove’s website: The Albany-based band, The NoLaNauts, is a 10-piece rockin’ funk band that will bring their high-octane fun for music fans of all ages. These musicians capture the joy and depth of the music of New Orleans including the Meters, Allen Toussaint, Dr.John, Neville Brothers, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, Subdudes, Little Feat, The Iguanas and many more artists who honor the spirit of New Orleans and its people. Perrott said, “A NoLaNauts show is like traveling to New Orleans without the plane ride! All the fun and none of the hassle.” To purchase tickets, visit:

Dorn Space

At Dorn Space, the Tradition Duo, Ralph Renna and Arya Chowdhury, will be performing original rock and blues material from their recently released “Thunder Mountain” and “Of Wind and Flame” Eps. Ralph Renna is well known in upstate New York as a musician, DJ (currently at 93.9 WABY), journalist and producer for the long-running radio show, Capital Underground. Admission is $10 (cash/door only). Tickets may be reserved by emailing up to 24 hours prior to show time. Doors open at 6:15 pm. More information can be found at

The Glove Theatre

The Glove Theatre’s mission is to establish an accessible platform of expression for the arts that engages, entertains, and educates the regional community to foster talent and economic development opportunities for the Southern Adirondack and Mohawk Valley regions. Visit The Glove’s website page to learn more about The Glove and our upcoming events at Like and follow The Glove on Facebook to stay up to date:

Fulton County Center for Regional Growth

Fulton County Center for Regional Growth’s (CRG) mission is to strengthen Fulton County’s economic base, facilitate sustainable growth, enhance the competitive position of our region, its counties, towns, and cities and facilitate investments that build capacity, create jobs, improve quality of life, and increase the standard living for all its residents. CRG is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. To become a member, visit their website at To stay in touch with CRG, follow on Facebook at To learn more about Downtown Gloversville, visit and

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