Sept. 14, 2017 by Nathaly Pesantez
A four-part concert series will be kicking off tonight on the Long Island City waterfront.
The “LIC Landing Live” series, hosted by the Hunters Point Parks Conservancy (HPPC), is a fall music festival that will feature performances from a variety of artists until October 1. All concerts are free.
The series will begin tonight at 6:30pm with an hour-long performance by Xavier Cardriche, an alt-country/folk musician. The next performance will take place on Sept. 21 for the same timeframe, with Jon Christopher Allen, a rock, blues, and soul musician based in Astoria. The last musical act for the month will be Os Clavelitos, a samba/bossa nova band, performing on Sept. 28 from 6:30 pm to 7:30pm.
A musical event is also planned for Oct. 1, where the band Planet Qns will play a two-hour tribute concert to the Eagles beginning at 3:00pm.
Rob Basch, president of the HPPC, said it took about two to three months to plan the series, and that the events usually draw somewhere near 300 people.
“The waterfront is a great place for live music,” he said. “It’s a perfect setting for a band to perform with the city in the background.”
The concert series is sponsored by the Queens Council on the Arts and NYC Ferry.
For more information visit the HPPC website.