Tuesday, May 19, 2009

NewSong Singer-Songwriter Series

If you passed by the Fountain Terrace last Wednesday between 6 and 7:30pm you probably noticed Japanese Gypsy Rock band, Kagero, playing live to a large crowd drawn in by the upbeat music.

Kagero on the Fountain Terrace

For a second consecutive year we’re working with NewSong, an independent music organization, to bring talented and emerging singer-songwriters to perform in Bryant Park for the evening crowd. NewSong was created by Gar Ragland, who fosters a wonderful community of musicians through workshops, festivals, contests, a recording label, and more. Click here for some beautiful videos and original songs from last summer’s performances, put together by Gar and his team.

This season’s line-up for the Bryant Park After Work NewSong Singer-Songwriter Series (say that three times fast) is already promising to be as exciting as last summer’s.

NewSong Bryant Park Flyer

The best thing about these concerts is that we won’t charge you a cover fee and there’s no crowded, sweaty club to deal with - just stop by on your way home from work (or on your way to happy hour) and enjoy some great music, stress free.

Tomorrow’s roster is jam-packed. Maureen Andary and her songwriting partner Sara Curtin will bring you some 1930’s inspired jazz and blues, followed by Chuck Costa’s contemporary folk songs and emotive lyrics. If you’re lucky, Maureen may spill some secrets on what it’s like to work for the park…about four years ago, before embarking on her music career, she was a member of the Events Department at BPC!

Remember: NewSong Singer-Songwriter Series, Wednesdays through June 24 on the Fountain Terrace (6th Avenue side of the park) from 6-7:30pm. Great music, great setting, stress free.

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