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November 11, 2011

Lionel Loueke Performs at Mad. Sq. Music

Nate Chinen reports on Mad. Sq. Music: Oval Lawn Series jazz artist Lionel Loueke and harpist Edmar Castaneda in Chinen’s New York Times article Al Fresco Music at Twilight With a City as Counterpoint. July 7, 2011 Al Fresco Music at Twilight With a City as Counterpoint Lionel Loueke, the West African jazz guitarist, was… Read more

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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

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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