This Fourth of July, Albany's Empire State Plaza was packed to the brim with local residents who came out to celebrate our country's birthday and independence. Two big features of the night were a killer performance by Tommy James and The Shondells and of course the fireworks! Check out photos of both after the jump!

Last week, I interviewed Tommy James via telephone and got the inside scoop on what we Americans could expect at the show, and we got just what he promised! The crowd sang along with him well into the night up until the first firework.