The third annual LIC Concert Series, a five-week free series at Gantry Plaza State Park, is kicking off today.
The concert series will run every Sunday through September 14. Each event starts at 5pm.
The concert series has grown significantly since its first year—when there was just one concert, consisting of two bands. About 140 people attended that event.
Last year, the organizers held three concerts at the park and were able to get the support of four sponsors.
“There were about 400 to 700 people at each performance [last year],” said Jason Sagebiel, founder of Sage Music, a local music school, which has organized the series with The Compact Disc Jockeys, a local firm that provides DJ services for parties.
This year, with five events, attendance is expected to continue to grow. Twenty-four businesses/organizations have sponsored this year’s series.
“I am very proud of this growth and the way that it is bringing the residents, businesses, and musicians/artists of Queens together,” Sagebiel said. “It’s a real community and I am very happy to be a part of it.”
August 17: Jeneen Terrana and Shelly Bhushan (see clips below)
August 24, Sol Liebeskind
August 31, Wishes and Thieves
September 7, The Yoga Room will conduct a yoga-in-the-park class while classical music will be performed by musicians to accompany the practice.
September 14, a family day that will feature a children’s musical, along with entertainment and face painting.