BY JENNA BAGCAL
Get ready for a summer filled with
free, local music in Long Island City.
The Kupferberg Center for the Arts'
Live at the Gantries concert series
made its return on July 10 at Gan-try
Plaza State Park. Every Tuesday
at 7 p.m. during the months of July
and August, a different local artist
will showcase music from different
genres, including jazz, rock, hip-hop,
folk and pop.
In the past Live at the Gantries
has featured seven acts, but due to
an increase in attendance this year's
concert series will have eight acts.
Lady and the Vamps kicked off the
series, covering a range of genres
from jazz standards like "Cheek to
Cheek" to modern hits like Meghan
Trainor's "All About That Bass." The
Manhattan-based band has per-formed
at iconic venues across the
city like the Rainbow Room, NIOS
Restaurant, Winnie’s Jazz Bar and
the New York Hilton.
Following the July 10 perfor-mance,
the weekly concert series will
continue with seven other local acts:
July 17: Lindsay Lou: Americana,
Folk and Bluegrass Ensemble
July 24: FDR Drive: Classic Hits
of Rock n Roll
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July 31: Valerie Green/ Dance
Entropy: Modern Dance with a Splash!
Aug. 7: Maestro Khan, “East
Meets West”: Classical Indian Music
and dance ensemble.
Aug. 14: The Barlett Band with
The Next Generation Sound: The hits
from Bebop to Hip Hop
Aug. 21: The Chuck Braman
Quintet: Reimagining the jazz clas-sics
from the famed Blue Note Re-cordings.
Aug. 28: Supermambo: A Vibes
Tribute to Tito Puente
The concert series is cosponsored
by the New York State Office of Parks,
Recreation and Historic Preserva-tion,
Queens Theatre and Councilman
Jimmy Van Bramer.
Attendees can take the 7 Train to
the Vernon/Jackson stop in Queens
and walk west toward the river on
50th Avenue or take the East River
Ferry to Hunters Point and walk north
on Second Street.
For more information on the Live
at the Gantries concert series, visit
or call the box office at
718-793-8080. The box office is
opened Tuesday through Friday from
noon to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m., and up to one hour prior to
LIVE AT THE GANTRIES
Photo via Flickr/Dianne Rosete