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MTA Music Under New York Artists to Perform at Free Summer Concert Series

Mecca Bodega

Catch the best musicians the MTA has to offer this summer starting August 7.

Music lovers can swipe their MetroCards and take the 1 Subway Line Icon train or M5, M7, M20, M66, or M104 bus to Lincoln Square at 66th Street and Broadway.  The Lincoln Square Free Summer Concert Series at Richard Tucker Park will be held every Wednesday from August 7 through September 25, from Noon until 2:00 p.m.

Everyone is invited to bring lunch, join friends and enjoy performances by a diverse mix of New York City’s most talented and eclectic musicians and singers.

This weekly series of free lunch time performances is presented by the Lincoln Square Business Improvement District (BID) in partnership with the MTA Arts for Transit’s Music Under New York (MUNY) program.

Music Under New York is one of many visual and performing arts programs administered by Arts for Transit.  For over 20 years, MUNY has provided customers in the transit system with daily music performances.  More than 350 soloists and groups participate in MUNY providing over 7,500 annual performances at 30 locations throughout the transit system.

Through these live performances at Richard Tucker Park, New York City celebrates the diversity of music and cultures and the great opera star, tenor Richard Tucker (1913-1975) who worked as a cantor before joining the Metropolitan Opera for a long and distinguished career.  On August 28th the concert series will feature Opera Collective (operacollective.com) paying tribute to Richard Tucker in honor of his 100th birthday that would have been that day.

Here’s the summer schedule:

 

Date

Theme

Performers

August 7

America’s Jazz

Yaz Band | John Colianni Jazz Combo

August 14

Machu Picchu to Havana

Inti & the Moon | Afro Andres

August 21

World Music’s Evolving Grooves

Dahka Band | Karikatura

August 28

Richard Tucker’s 100th Birthday

Opera Collective

September 4

Celebrating the New Year

Tipsy Oxcart | House of Waters

September 11

Cajun and Louisiana Swing

Catahoula Cajun Band | The Hot Sardines

September 18

Percussion discussion

Mecca Bodega | Drumadics

September 25

Chase the blues away…Finale!

The High & Mighty Brass Band | Underground Horns

 

The Hot Sardines
Inti & The Moon