Upper West Siders will soon get to enjoy free Summer Concerts at Lincoln Square! The free lunchtime entertainment will take place every Wednesday, rain or shine, beginning July 3 through August 28. Music will play from noon until 2:00 p.m. in Richard Tucker Park at Broadway and 66th Street.
The annual Lunchtime Concert Series, now in its 12th year, has something for every music preference – from jazz, to rock to opera. Locals and visitors of all ages can enjoy it all summer long. In between performances, music lovers can stretch and relax with free restorative yoga sessions given by instructors from the West Side Y. Additionally, Whole Foods will sponsor free product samples during each performance. We can’t think of a better way to relax during a lunch break.
New performers to this year’s lineup include: Jake Kulak & the Low Down for some rock & blues, Hasta La Zetaa, known for “global groove” music, Digonek Street Band with funky brass tunes, Dawn Drake with worldbeat meets funk, and more! There will also be returning acts from previous years, and by popular demand, Opera Collective will perform two full sets to close out the series.
These summer concerts aim to celebrate New York City’s diversity of music and cultures, and the great opera star, tenor Richard Tucker (1913-1975). Grab a bite and take a break in Richard Tucker Park this summer to hear some of New York City’s undiscovered talent.
This Summer’s Lineup:
July 3: Jazz- America’s music
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. NYC Jazz Underground (straight ahead jazz)
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Robert Anderson Jazz Band, The Keepers of the BeBop Flame (jazz)
July 10: Brass Bands
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Dingonek Street Band
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. The L Train Brass Band
July 17: The Andes to Colombia
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. RAICES GROUP (Andean and Native music)
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Parada Vallenata (Columbian Vallenata music)
July 24: Low down & Rock
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Jake Kulak & the Low Down (blues & rock trio)
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Felipe Pavani Band (rock standards)
July 31: Cajun and Gypsy
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. The Catahoula Cajun Band (Cajun music)
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. SisterMonk (gypsy, trance, percussion diva dance)
August 7: Roll over Beatles, Beach Boys & Beethoven
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. The Beautiful Distortion (dynamic, harmony heavy progressive rock)
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. THE MEETLES (classic rock and Beatles tribute band)
August 14: Global Groove
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Dawn Drake and Zapote (global mix)
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Hasta La Zeta (Latin, Caribbean & world music)
August 21: Country and Roots
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Fiddler & the Crossroads (a little bit country, Cajun & bluegrass)
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. The Ebony Hillbillies (black string band)
August 28: Opera for the people!
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Opera Collective
This series of free summer concerts at Lincoln Square is brought to us by Lincoln Square BID.
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