Free Lunchtime Summer Concert Series Returns

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June 18, 2014

The highly-anticipated Free Lunchtime Summer Concert Series is back to make afternoons more festive in Lincoln Square this July and August. The favorite outdoor concerts at Richard Tucker Park will feature several new – along with a few returning – musical performers. Locals, visitors, music enthusiasts, and yogis are all encouraged to grab lunch and make their way to the park for complimentary refreshments from local eatery P.J. Clarke’s, and live music by top musicians from MTA’s Music Under New York, NYC’s eclectic “underground” scene!

From classical quartets to the sounds of Brazil, these free lunchtime concerts offer a variety of melodic genres sure to please any culture vulture.  New performers this year include: Robert Anderson Jazz Band; Brown Rice Family; Asylum Quartet; Yut & the Hot Four; The Good Morning Nags; Afrikumba Utibe Drummers; Tyrone Owusu Slater Ensemble; Toli Nameless; Lucky Chops Brass Band.  YogaWorks is also returning to Lincoln Square, and will hold free restorative stretch sessions in between music sets for some lunchtime relaxation. 

The 2014 Free Lunchtime Summer Concert Series at Richard Tucker Park is presented by the Lincoln Square Business Improvement District in partnership with the MTA Arts for Transit’s Music Under New York Program and with sponsorship support from TD Bank – America’s Most Convenient Bank.  Through these live performances at Richard Tucker Park, we celebrate New York City’s diversity of music and cultures, and the great opera star, tenor Richard Tucker (1913-1975).

The concert series at Richard Tucker Park will be held every Wednesday from July 2 until August 27, from Noon until 2:00 p.m. at Broadway and 66th Street. 

Summer 2014 Lineup:

July 2nd – Celebrating America’s Jazz
12:00 – 1:00 - Yaz Band
1:00 – 2:00 - Robert Anderson Jazz Band

July 9th – World Beats
12:00 – 1:00 - Brown Rice Family    
1:00 – 2:00 - Underground Horns

July 16th – Classical with a Twist
12:00 – 1:00 - Asylum Quartet
1:00 – 2:00 - Yut & the Hot Four 

July 23rd – Old Times Roots Music
12:00 – 1:00 - The Good Morning Nags
1:00 – 2:00 - The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn   

July 30th – A Caribbean Percussion Discussion
12:00 – 1:00 - Afrikumba Utibe Drummers
1:00 – 2:00 - Tyrone Owusu Slater

August 6th – Diva Power
12:00 – 1:00 - Sister Monk    
1:00 – 2:00 - Toli Nameless

August 13th – Modern Mix
12:00 – 1:00 - Karikatura
1:00 – 2:00 - Flor de Toloache 

August 20th– Brass and Buckets
12:00 – 1:00 - Lucky Chops Brass Band
1:00 – 2:00 - Drumadics

August 27th – Celebrating Richard Tucker
12:00 – 2:00 - Opera Collective 

Click here to download the official press release.

Click here to see photos from the concerts so far.  

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