Mad. Sq. Music

Mad. Sq. Music is the Conservancy’s outdoor concert series and one of the best ways to enjoy free world class performances in New York City. For information about the series please contact us at (212) 325-2101.

Mad. Sq. Music: Oval Lawn Series runs on Wednesday evenings in the summer months featuring nationally touring acts with an eclectic mix of genres. The 2014 Oval Lawn Series will be held from June 18 to August 6. Full lineup details can be found below and on our and on our press release.

Mad. Sq. Music: The Studio Series is devoted to folk, blues and Americana and pairs established and upcoming artists each fall during our intimate Saturday afternoon shows. Lineup details to be announced in August 2014.

Mad. Sq. Music: Oval Lawn Series is sponsored by Kew Management, Zwicker Electric Co, Inc., NYSCA, NYCulture, WFUV 90.7FM, Ace Hotel New York, Calexico, WBGO Jazz 88.3FM, Motion Laboratories, and New York City Department of Parks and Recreation.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. This program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


Aug 6 – 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds

Closing out the 2014 Oval Lawn Series is Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, a “…rollicking blend of soul, funk and backwoods Americana rock ’n’ roll, which draws even indifferent hipsters onto the dance floor.” (New York Daily News) Vocalist Arleigh Kincheloe (Sister Sparrow) is joined by The Dirty Birds, a seven man band: Jackson Kincheloe  (harmonica), Bram Kincheloe  (drums), Sasha Brown (guitar), Josh Myers (bass) Phil Rodriguez (trumpet), Ryan Snow (trombone), and Brian Graham (baritone sax). With Sister Sparrow’s powerful voice and The Dirty Birds thunderous grooves and soaring melodies, the band gives a performance that can only be described as explosive. Since 2011, they have played countless shows across the US and Canada and made appearances at a multitude of festivals including Bonnaroo, Firefly, Mountain Jam, Voodoo Experience, Austin City Limits, Gathering of the Vibes, and Telluride Jazz.

Check out NYC Arts THIRTEEN’s feature on the Oval Lawn Series with Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds!

Upcoming Events

Aug 6 – 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds