#InTheLoop | Queens to Host Drive-In Concerts. Doo Wop Goes First!
BY QEDC It's In Queens
The Bay Terrace Shopping Center is famous for international clothing chains, bank branches, and local restaurants. And now that the world is socially distant, it’s developing a reputation for drive-in entertainment.
Via a partnership with Queensborough Performing Arts Center, the Bayside complex will present The Doo Wop Project on Sunday, May 23, at 7 pm. (Rain date: May 24.)
This five-guys-on-a-street-corner group – which includes stars from Broadway’s Jersey Boys and Motown: The Musical — will take the audience through the history of the doo-wop sound. A little Frankie Valli. Some Smokey Robinson. Maybe even some Dion DiMucci and the Belmonts.
They’ll also offer some “doo-woppified” versions of more modern musicians, such as Michael Jackson and Jason Mraz.
The fun will unfold on a stage and lot where the audience will watch from parked cars. Patrons will be able to order food and drinks for delivery right to their vehicles, too.
Ticket prices run from $50 to $100.
The May 23 event is also an introduction to a long season of QPAC concerts at Bay Terrace, whose address is 212-45 26th Ave.
The Sensational Soul Cruisers, an 11-piece super group that does classic Soul, R&B, Motown, and Disco, will be there on Sunday, June 27.
Here’s the rest of the schedule, but please note that some dates and venues are still to be announced and/or confirmed as QPAC also hosts events at The Little Theater in St. John’s University. In other cases, tickets aren’t on sale yet.
Broadway’s Rock of Ages Band on July 25 at 7 pm.
The Kings of Disco on Aug. 28 at 7 pm.
Here Comes The Sun (The Music of the Beatles) on Sept. 17 at 7 pm.
Grammy-winning Melissa Manchester with special guest Billy Stritch on March 27 at 3 pm.
Motones vs. Jerseys on April 3 at 3 pm.
A Toast To Steve & Eydie on April 24 at 3 pm.
Kol Esperanza: Rejoice on May 8 at 3 pm.
The Modern Gentlemen on May 14 at 8 pm at The Little Theater at St. John’s University, 80-00 Utopia Parkway, Jamaica.