#InTheLoop | Live Music at the Gantries Starts on June 11
BY QEDC It's In Queens
With outdoor seating, plenty of space to dance, fresh air, and the Midtown Manhattan skyline as a backdrop, Gantry Plaza State Park is a simply wonderful place to watch live music. And it’s even more wonderful when the live music is so awesome that audience members stand up and dance naturally.
Live at the Gantries is back for summer 2022. The schedule follows. All shows start at 7 pm.
July 12: Brass Queens, an eight-piece female brass band with a New Orleans style;
July 19: Mariachi Real de Mexico, one of NYC’s foremost ambassadors of Mariachi music;
July 26: Zikrayat, an ensemble dedicated to the classical music and dance traditions of Egypt, Lebanon, and the greater Arab world;
Aug. 2: Slavic Soul Party, which consists of nine musicians who pump out a strong Balkan bass sound; and
Aug. 9: Gerardo Contino, who leads several high-energy Cuban, Salsa, and Jazz Big Band groups.
Aug. 16: Sofia Rei, a Grammy nominee and four-time International Music award-winning vocalist, songwriter and producer.
Gantry Plaza State Park’s address is 04-09 47th Rd. in Long Island City. It’s at the edge of Western Queens by the East River.
Images: Rob MacKay