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May 7, 2013

Mad. Sq. Music: Oval Lawn Series 2013

FREE, ECLECTIC, LIVE MUSIC ALL SUMMER IN THE PARK Free Outdoor Concerts on Wednesday Evenings from June 19 to August 7 Madison Square Park Conservancy announces the lineup for the eleventh season of Mad. Sq. Music: Oval Lawn Series, which presents award-winning performers in an eclectic range of genres, including folk, jazz, bluegrass, soul/R&B, and… Read more


August 24, 2012

A Look Back at Summer Programs

What better way to remember the 10-year anniversary season of Mad. Sq. Music: Oval Lawn Series and Mad. Sq. Kids than through photos. Pull out the picnic blanket and snacks and go back in time with us on Mad. Sq. Park Flickr! A special thanks to all of our sponsors for making this the best… Read more


July 24, 2012

Songs for Seeds Recap

It was another hot one here on the Madison Square Park Oval Lawn! Songs for Seeds helped us get up and “shake it,” literally! The band provided bright and colorful shakers and the Lawn was buzzing with the sound throughout the morning. As the band sang well known songs that were adapted for kids like… Read more


July 12, 2012

Nellie McKay Recap

The effortlessly charming and humorous Nellie McKay performed in the fourth Oval Lawn series concert last night. She sang a mix originals and covers that spanned the gamut of genres, starting the night with a melodic piano original and then moved from rock to reggae to jazz. The audience was enamored with Nellie’s effervescent wit… Read more


October 25, 2011

Lawns Closed for Reseeding

After a season chock-full of of concerts, festivals and art, the lawns in Mad. Sq. Park need some R & R. Since fall and spring are the best times to seed lawns, all lawns are officially closed until May 2012. Mad. Sq. Park staff is currently reseeding all lawns in the Park so that they… Read more


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


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


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

Blog Music

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


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