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Lunchtime Concert Series 2019

Jun 21, 2019
A band plays in Richard Tucker Park during the summer concert series

Summer afternoon concerts are back in Lincoln Square! Partnering for another season with the MTA Arts & Design's Music Under New York (MTA MUSIC), and thanks to sponsorship support from TD Bank, the Lincoln Square BID is bringing free entertainment to the neighborhood with the wildly popular annual Lunchtime Concert Series. Now in its 12th year, the concerts take place every Wednesday, rain or shine, beginning July 3 through August 28, from noon until 2:00pm in Richard Tucker Park at Broadway and 66th Street. The series will feature a wide range of music genres, from global funk to jazz to alternative rock! Plus, in between performances, music lovers can stretch and relax with free and gentle restorative yoga sessions by instructors from the West Side Y-a great way to relax during lunch. Whole Foods Market will sponsor free product samples during each performance. The schedule is listed below: 

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 Distrortion (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 & 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

We hope to see you soon at Richard Tucker Park!
Also, after our concerts end, great music continues just across Columbus Avenue at 2:00pm in the American Folk Art Museum with Jazz + Wednesdays, free concerts by the Bill Wurtzel Trio. Click here for upcoming programming. 
In the event of rain, the concerts will take place at the American Folk Art Museum, across the street from Richard Tucker Park at 2 Lincoln Square.