BOROUGH PRESIDENT KATZ PRESENTS “2015 KATZ CONCERT SERIES”

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QUEENS, NY – Borough President Melinda Katz announced the “2015 Katz Concert Series” made up of free outdoor concerts this summer at various locations throughout Queens.

“From Reggae to Motown, this summer is sure to be a musical and vibrant one here in Queens,” said Borough President KATZ. “All residents and visitors are welcome and encouraged to enjoy the array of talent we’ve been able to attract to our beautiful borough.”

The 2015 Katz Concert Series kicked off to a successful start in May with the string band “The Ebony Hillbillies” in St. Albans and the Doo Wop group “The Barons” in College Point, as well as the SummerStage concert this past Sunday at the World’s Fair Anniversary Festival in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.

Please include in your Community Calendars. All concerts are free admission and rain or shine. The 2015 Katz Concert Series lineup is as follows (list in formation, July-August TBA, stay tuned to www.queensbp.org/katzconcerts or #katzconcerts for the latest):

THE EBONY HILLBILLIES – Americana Concert

Sat May 30 at 4pm @ St. Albans Park, Merrick Boulevard and Sayers Avenue in St. Albans

In partnership with Kupferberg Center for the Arts and City Councilmember Daneek Miller

 

THE BARONS – Doo Wop Concert

Sun May 31 at 4pm @ MacNeil Park, Poppenhusen Avenue and 119th Street in College Point

In partnership with NYC Parks and City Councilmember Paul Vallone

 

SUMMERSTAGE CONCERT AT WORLD’S FAIR ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL FT. CHARLES BRADLEY AND HIS EXTRAORDINAIRES / HOLLIS BROWN / DAMIEN ESCOBAR

Sun June 7 at 4pm (World’s Fair Anniversary Festival 1-5:30pm) @ The Unisphere in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

SummerStage Concert Sponsored by Delta Air Lines in partnership with City Parks Foundation, City Councilmembers Julissa Ferreras, Peter Koo, Rory Lancman and Paul Vallone

 

HIGH AND MIGHTY BRASS BAND – Brass Band Concert

Sat June 13 at 4pm @ Rufus King Park, Jamaica Avenue between 150th and 153rd Streets in Jamaica

In partnership with Kupferberg Center for the Arts and City Councilmember Rory Lancman

 

ORQUESTA AFINKE – Latin Concert

Sun June 14 at 4pm @ Elmhurst Park, Grand Avenue and 79th Street in Elmhurst

In partnership with NYC Parks and City Councilmember Daniel Dromm

 

YESTERDAY AND TODAY – The Beatles Tribute Concert

Sun June 21 at 6pm @ Rockaway Beach, Beach 94th Street and Shore Front Parkway in the Rockaways

In partnership with NYC Parks and City Councilmember Eric Ulrich

 

BRITISH DEPENDENCY – Reggae Concert

Sat June 27 at 4pm @ Rockaway Beach Park, Seagirt Boulevard and Beach 17th Street in Far Rockaway

In partnership with Kupferberg Center for the Arts and City Councilmember Donovan Richards, Jr.

 

THE TEE-TONES – Motown Concert

Sun June 28 at 4pm @ Baisley Pond Park, Sutphin Boulevard and Rockaway Boulevard in South Jamaica

In partnership with NYC Parks and City Councilmember Ruben Wills

 

YOEL SHARABI & BAND

Tue June 30 at 6pm @ MacDonald Park in Forest Hills

In partnership with Queens Jewish Community Council, Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, Forest Hills Jewish Center and City Councilmember Karen Koslowitz

 

Follow Borough President Katz via @melindakatz or www.facebook.com/queensbpkatz

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