Tag Archive for "concert"


July 27, 2015

Oval Lawn Recap: Kiran Ahluwalia

Concertgoers were treated to a spectacular show by Kiran Ahluwalia on Wednesday night! Her Indian, Pakistani, Saharan, and western jazz influenced sound is unlike any we’ve had so far this summer and the crowd loved it. She brought with her four musicians playing guitar, harmonium, tabla, and bass–a really eclectic instrumentation. Before each song, Kiran… Read more


July 20, 2015

Oval Lawn Recap: The Family Crest | Arc Isis

Rain had been coming down all day Wednesday but that didn’t stop the crowds from grabbing food from Burger & Lobster and Melt Bakery then sticking around for our Oval Lawn Series. Good thing they did too because we had our first double bill of the season and both bands delivered unique and entertaining performances!… Read more


July 10, 2015

Oval Lawn Recap: The Stepkids

When The Stepkids took the stage wearing velvet capes embroidered with SK, we knew we were in for a wild show! The core band of guitarist/vocalist Jeff Gitelman, bassist/keyboardist/vocalist Dan Edinberg, and drummer/vocalist Tim Walsh played their own psychedelic soul music with such fun and quirky energy. Jeff and Dan’s movements were delightfully choreographed and… Read more


Above Ground Recap: Mr. Reed

For Mad. Sq. Music: Above Ground this week, we had the well-known subway artist Mr. Reed. He started off his show by asking everyone to remove their hats then dove into a powerful solo, a cappella number. A keyboard player, guitarist, and horn section joined him on stage after this. What came next was an… Read more


Danny Weinkauf and his Red Pants Band Recap

True to their name, the three members of Danny Weinkauf and his Red Pants Band took the Mad. Sq. Kids stage on Thursday in bright red pants. The songs they played covered so many fun and entertaining topics that the kids loved. They started the day off with “The Moon is Made of Cheese” and… Read more


October 7, 2014

The Studio Series Recap: Dom Flemons & The Brain Cloud

Last Saturday was our fourth and final show of Mad. Sq. Music: The Studio Series 2014, and it could not have ended on a better note. The show kicked off with Western Swing act: The Brain Cloud.  Their set featured dynamic vocals from Tamar Korn and a fantastic section of call and response interplay between Tamar’s… Read more


September 30, 2014

Studio Series Recap: Front Country • Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge

The sun was out again, for what was a fantastic day to be in beautiful Madison Square Park. It seemed like the park goers agreed, because  before the show started, hundreds of people were in the park to listen    to our performers’ soundcheck. Progressive Bluegrass band, Front Country, kicked off the show with an electrifying set of… Read more


September 23, 2014

Studio Series Recap: Aoife O’Donovan • Cahalen Morrison & Eli West

We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day. A little bluegrass, a little folk rock, and a whole lot of sunshine made last Saturday a wonderful day outdoors in Madison Square Park. Hundreds of New Yorkers gathered in the south end of the park to watch Cahalen Morrison & Eli West  kick off the show… Read more


September 17, 2014

Studio Series Recap: Suzy Bogguss and Miss Tess & The Talkbacks

Last Saturday, Mad Sq. Music kicked off its first installment of the fall Studio Series. Performing were two fantastic bands highlighting genres from rockabilly to country music. Even when rain started to come down, both bands shined bright, giving our fans a great reason to open those umbrellas and continue to enjoy the show. Our… Read more

Music Press Releases

August 5, 2014

Mad. Sq. Music: The Studio Series 2014

MADISON SQUARE PARK HOSTS FREE FOLK, BLUES, AND AMERICANA IN THE PARK 2014 MAD. SQ. MUSIC: THE STUDIO SERIES LINEUP ANNOUNCED SATURDAYS, SEPTEMBER 13-OCTOBER 4, 3-5PM New York, NY | August 5, 2014—Madison Square Park Conservancy announces the 2014 Mad. Sq. Music: The Studio Series, which promotes American music through free, live performances on Saturday… Read more