Thank you to all of our sponsors for making our 2013 concert series a great success. We’ll begin posting updates for our Summer 2014 concert series starting in June 2014, so stay tuned!
*Dates and performers shown below are from Celebrate Summer in Midtown 2013.
Every summer, the warm air of Midtown Manhattan is filled with the sounds of music as GCP’s concert series Celebrate Summer in Midtown!, as well as two other series, enlivens a number of open-air plazas in the heart of the Grand Central neighborhood.
All of the lunch-hour concerts in the Grand Central neighborhood, held from May through August, are free and open to the public. Concert attendees are treated to a range of musical styles and performers – from Salsa and Reggae to Blues and Jazz to Soul and Rock n’ Roll – all of which will provide the soundtrack for another fun summer in Midtown.
The Celebrate Summer in Midtown! concert series is produced by GCP with the generous support of Coca-Cola; H.J. Kalikow & Co., LLC; L&L Holding Company, LLC.
The Jazz on the Plaza series is presented by Boston Properties; Midtown Arts Common; and Saint Peter’s Church.
The Cool Music for Warm Summer Days series at 345 Park Avenue is presented by Rudin Management Company.
The Plaza at
|July 10||The Precisions|
|July 17||Continental Strings|
|July 24||Tribal Legacy|
|July 31||Susan Pereira & Sabor Brasil|
|August 7||Lex Grey & The Urban Pioneers|
|August 14||Willie Villegas Y Entre Amigos|
|August 21||The Chris Carter Band|
Jazz On The Plaza
at 601 Lexington Avenue
Lexington Ave at East 53rd Street
Thursdays, 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm
Howard Alden’s 7-string Guitar Summit, featuring João Camarero
Dave Stryker and Blue to the Bone
The Carla Cook Quartet*
Jazz Knights Ensemble*
Harlem Blues and Jazz Band*
Tim Hagans Quartet*
Kenny Werner & Chant*
|*More Details Soon|
The Plaza at
|June 28||Eric Person & Metamorphosis|
|July 12||Dominic James & The Rhythm Machine|
|July 19||Nelson Riveros Latin-Jazz Quintet|
|August 2||Linda Ipanema & The Dixie Cats|
|August 23||Bobby Harden & His New York City Soul Band|
|September 6**||Claremont Strings|
Cool Music for Warm Summer Days
345 Park Avenue at East 51st Street
Tuesdays, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Jesters of Jive
Mitch Frohman & The Bronx Horns
Shayla & The Shaylettes
Eddie & The Starlites
The Pretty Babies
Mitch Benedict (Frank Sinatra tribute)
Out of the Blue
Century USA Steel Orchestra
MAS Swing Band
|*Thursdays **Rescheduled from 8/9|
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