RCTA Summer Sunset Concert Series

RCTA Summer Sunset Concert Series 2024!!

August 10 – The Bells 2.0

Lorenzo Bell and his band, The Bells 2.0, is the band that plays all your favorite Soul & R&B songs that you remember and love.  The band take you through a music time machine, starting from 1970 into 2010.  The Men of Soul perform hits from iconic eras like the Men of Motown (Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie. Marvin Gaye, etc.) The Sound of Philadelphia AKA Philly Soul, (Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, Teddy Pendergrass, The O’Jays) 80’s Soul (Luther Vandross, Micheal Jackson, Frankie Beverly & Maze, etc.) 90’s R&B (New Edition, Babyface, Brian McKnight, etc), Blue-eyed Soul (Hall & Oates, Micheal Mcdonald & the Doobie Brothers, etc.) and The Minneapolis Sound (Prince, the Time). 

The FREE concert evenings are highlighted by picnics and good company as live entertainment enthusiasts gather on the north lawn to enjoy a variety of musical acts as listed below. The Sunset Concert Series is a prime example of how the RCTA aims to provide community engagement experiences for all. All shows start at 7 pm. Please call 212 – 978 – 0277 in advance if there are any questions about the weather. See you at The River as the Sun Goes Down!

 

 

RCTA Summer Sunset Concert Series 2024!!

August 3 – Paul DeCoster

Paul DeCoster combins his mastery of the guitar with poignant soul searching lyrics that speak to audiences the world over, his performances have been met with critical acclaim and have led him to play with other well known artists such as Deni Bonet (Carnegie Hall concert Violinist), Grammy Winning drummer/percussionist Rich Kulsar (Lucy Kalantari and The Jazz Cats) and singer/songwriter/producer Fleza Doza (Brooklyn Native Studios), among others. His introduction to music at a very early age deepened his passion to find out the intricacies and possibilities of the spoken and unspoken word through musical expression. “I was always drawn to rhythm and melody. Its power is so magical that it can transport you from the daily grind of life to a hopeful place” DECOSTER relates.

The FREE concert evenings are highlighted by picnics and good company as live entertainment enthusiasts gather on the north lawn to enjoy a variety of musical acts as listed below. The Sunset Concert Series is a prime example of how the RCTA aims to provide community engagement experiences for all. All shows start at 7 pm. Please call 212 – 978 – 0277 in advance if there are any questions about the weather. See you at The River as the Sun Goes Down!

 

 

RCTA Summer Sunset Concert Series 2024!!

June 29 – The Dusty Wright Quartet

Born and raised in Akron, Ohio, singer-songwriter Dusty Wright (born Mark J. Petracca) was given his first record player at three and was hooked on music forever. His youth was a soundtrack provided by both AM and FM radio and his influences include Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Byrds, Todd Rundgren, Dylan, Roxy Music, Joni Mitchell, The Band, Elton John, CSN&Y, Warren Zevon, and so much more. As a teenager, he flung himself into the local music scene that featured DEVO, Tin Huey, Chi-Pig, Hammer Damage, 15-60-75 aka The Numbers Band, Pere Ubu, et al. Moreover, it was the music of New York bands like Television, Patti Smith, Talking Heads, Lou Reed, etc, that made him forgo law school and move to the Big Apple. Soon after, he would start writing and sharing his songs with the world.

The FREE concert evenings are highlighted by picnics and good company as live entertainment enthusiasts gather on the north lawn to enjoy a variety of musical acts as listed below. The Sunset Concert Series is a prime example of how the RCTA aims to provide community engagement experiences for all. All shows start at 7 pm. Please call 212 – 978 – 0277 in advance if there are any questions about the weather. See you at The River as the Sun Goes Down!

 

 

RCTA Summer Sunset Concert Series 2024!!

July 13 – Cynthia Sayer & Her Joyride Quartet

Multi-award-winning instrumentalist/vocalist/bandleader Cynthia Sayer is acclaimed by musicians, critics, and fans alike as the top 4-string banjoist in the world today. Praised for her “drive and virtuosity” by The New York Times, Cynthia tours extensively with her bands and as a guest artist across four continents.

The FREE concert evenings are highlighted by picnics and good company as live entertainment enthusiasts gather on the north lawn to enjoy a variety of musical acts as listed below. The Sunset Concert Series is a prime example of how the RCTA aims to provide community engagement experiences for all. All shows start at 7 pm. Please call 212 – 978 – 0277 in advance if there are any questions about the weather. See you at The River as the Sun Goes Down!

 

 

RCTA Summer Sunset Concert Series 2024!!

July 13 – Debbie Deane

Debbie Deane hails from a musical world without boundaries, where singer-songwriters and top-tier jazz musicians breathe the same creative air. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Debbie grew up listening to Carole King, Stevie Wonder, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, and Steely Dan. As a teenager she explored the fertile ground of the Great American Songbook. Introduced to folk, funk and fusion by her older brother, she studied the great divas of the jazz and pop worlds developing an intense interest in jazz harmony. Music was the ultimate refuge.

The FREE concert evenings are highlighted by picnics and good company as live entertainment enthusiasts gather on the north lawn to enjoy a variety of musical acts as listed below. The Sunset Concert Series is a prime example of how the RCTA aims to provide community engagement experiences for all. All shows start at 7 pm. Please call 212 – 978 – 0277 in advance if there are any questions about the weather. See you at The River as the Sun Goes Down!

 

 

RCTA Summer Sunset Concert Series 2024!!

July 6 – Steve Sandberg Quartet 

Three-time Emmy-nominated composer/pianist Steve Sandberg plays original music that masterfully blends classical, global music traditions, and jazz with the excitement of virtuosic improvisation.
Steve was lead composer and musical director for Nickelodeon’s landmark children’s programs “Dora the Explorer” and “Go, Diego, Go!” His scoring and songwriting are informed by a lifetime of immersion in the music of many cultures.

 

The FREE concert evenings are highlighted by picnics and good company as live entertainment enthusiasts gather on the north lawn to enjoy a variety of musical acts as listed below. The Sunset Concert Series is a prime example of how the RCTA aims to provide community engagement experiences for all. All shows start at 7 pm. Please call 212 – 978 – 0277 in advance if there are any questions about the weather. See you at The River as the Sun Goes Down!

 

 

RCTA Summer Sunset Concert Series 2024!!

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The FREE concert evenings are highlighted by picnics and good company as live entertainment enthusiasts gather on the north lawn to enjoy a variety of musical acts as listed below. The Sunset Concert Series is a prime example of how the RCTA aims to provide community engagement experiences for all. All shows start at 7 pm.Please call 212 – 978 – 0277 in advance if there are any questions about the weather. See you at The River as the Sun Goes Down!

 

 

RCTA Summer Sunset Concert Series 2024!!

June 22 – Ron McClure & Friends

Ron McClure has performed and/or recorded with artists as early as 1963 including: Mose Allison, Chet Baker, Tony Bennett, Richie Beirach, Blood,Sweat & Tears, Paul Bley, Carla Bley, Randy Brecker, Gary Burton, George Cables , Stanley Cowell, Jack DeJohnette’s Directions, Art Farmer, Joe Farrell, Michael Franks, Maynard Ferguson, The Fourth Way, Stan Getz, Slide Hampton, Joe Henderson, Conrad Herwig, Freddy Hubbard, Bobby Hutcherson, Keith Jarrett, Wynton Kelly, Jackie Byard, Lee Konitz, Michel LeGrand, Dave Liebman, Charles Lloyd, Marian McPartland, Herbie Mann, Thelonious Monk, Wes Montgomery, Frank Morgan, Michel Petrucianni,  The Pointer Sisters. Quest. Buddy Rich, George Russell, James  Spaulding, Sonny Stitt, Sarah Vaughn, Dionne Warwicke, The Jazz Foundation Orchestra, The Spirit of Life Ensemble. Ron has been a recording arts for record companies including Steeple Chase, Naxos Jazz, Ken Music and EMP/EPC Records.  He has recorded over twenty CD’s as a leader on Steeple Chase.

 

The FREE concert evenings are highlighted by picnics and good company as live entertainment enthusiasts gather on the north lawn to enjoy a variety of musical acts as listed below. The Sunset Concert Series is a prime example of how the RCTA aims to provide community engagement experiences for all. All shows start at 7 pm. Please call 212 – 978 – 0277 in advance if there are any questions about the weather. See you at The River as the Sun Goes Down!

 

 

Please note this event has been cancelled.

The Jazz Foundation of America presents a spirited sunset concert featuring the JFA All-Stars (June 14) and Harlem-grown vocalist Cantrese Alloway (June 22).

Summer on the Hudson events are free and open to the public. Seating is limited, unreserved, and available on a first-come, first-served basis. If there is heavy rain at the time of the event, the event will be canceled. For weather updates, check nyc.gov/parks/soh 2 hours before the event.