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September 21, 2011

Mad. Sq. Music: Bluegrass in the Park!

Mad. Sq. Music: The Studio Series kicked off last Saturday with an all-day bluegrass show featuring new up-and-comers and veteran bluegrass performers. Bluegrass in the Park, Madison Square Park Conservancy’s first annual bluegrass festival, brought Della Mae, Donna Hughes Band, Cherryholmes Brothers, Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike, and Nashville Bluegrass Band from points further south… Read more

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August 3, 2011

Some Great Press on our Great Audio…

If you’ve attended a Mad. Sq. Music: Oval Lawn concert this summer (and of course, we hope that you have – if not, you have two chances left!), you’ve certainly taken note of the incredible sound coming from the stage. This is due to our friends at SIA Acoustics and the state-of-the-art sound system they… Read more

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Davell Crawford’s Tribute to Ray Charles

Davell Crawford will be bringing his tribute to Ray Charles to Madison Square Park next Wednesday, August 10, with a powerhouse band to back him up. To get a taste of just how amazing this show will be, take a listen to Davell playing a short set of Charles songs on WBGO’s “The Checkout.” Just… Read more

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August 2, 2011

Pedrito Martinez Group

**Today’s concert will be at our rain location in the southern end of the park** Pedrito Martinez is a world-class conga player, singer, and bandleader. Originally from Cuba, Pedrito has settled in New York City and performed with dozens of top acts such as Paquito D’Rivera, Taj Mahal, John Scofield and more, and has been… Read more

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July 28, 2011

Mad. Sq. Music: David Wax Museum

Ever hear of Mexo-Americana music? If you’d been at Mad. Sq. Music on Wednesday night, you definitely would have. For the sixth concert in our summer Oval Lawn series, the Conservancy brought Mexo-Americana fusion group, David Wax Museum to the Park. Performing songs from their latest release, Everything is Saved, the Museum, along with Mexican… Read more

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July 21, 2011

Mad. Sq. Music: Red Horse

Last night Red Horse’s Eliza Gilkyson, John Gorka, and Lucy Kaplansky wooed a packed house on the Oval Lawn with their sweet harmonies. For this fifth show of our summer music series, the folk super-group entertained fans from across the country with songs from their first release, Red Horse. Each member took turns at the… Read more

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July 15, 2011

Mad. Sq. Music: Christian McBride and Inside Straight

Last night’s Oval Lawn Series performance proved that not even mother nature could stop jazz great Christian McBride and his band Inside Straight.   An unexpected torrential downpour stopped the show during Christian’s second song, but nothing could keep the group from heading back to the Mad. Sq. stage. Die-hard fans braved the weather, which cleared up… Read more

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July 7, 2011

Mad. Sq. Music: Lionel Loueke Trio and Edmar Castaneda Trio with Special Guest Andrea Tierra

The Oval Lawn Series continued with a night of jazz from acclaimed international artists Lionel Loueke and Edmar Castaneda. Along with their trios, both artists brought a piece of their home countries to Madison Square Park, making for an irresistible night of melody and improvisation. Originally from the West African nation of Benin, jazz guitarist… Read more

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June 30, 2011

Bluegrass and BBQ Night with Dale Ann Bradley and The Steel Wheels

What better way to kick off the Independence Day weekend than with a night of traditional American music and traditional American grub? Madison Square Park’s annual Bluegrass and BBQ night featured the harmonic stylings of acclaimed bluegrass songstress, Dale Ann Bradley, and break-out Americana band, The Steel Wheels – all accompanied by finger-lickin’ eats from… Read more

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June 23, 2011

Mad. Sq. Music: Oval Lawn Series – Tift Merritt

Sensational singer-songwriter Tift Merritt opened the 2011 Mad. Sq. Music: Oval Lawn series here at Madison Square Park last night. Despite a lack of cooperation by Mother Nature, the show went on to an appreciative, if slighlty damp, audience. Singing songs from her latest release, See You On The Moon, as well as some never-before-heard… Read more