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April 28, 2015

Mad. Sq. Music: Above Ground with Mariachi Flor De Toloache

As presented in the New Yorks Times, The New Yorker, on NPR, MTV Iggy, NBC, and Univision, Mariachi Flor de Toloache makes New York City history as its’ first and only all-female mariachi band. Originally founded in 2008 by lead singer and violinist Mireya I. Ramos as a trio, the band has grown to 10 members…. Read more

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Mad. Sq. Music: Above Ground with Cathy Grier

Singer songwriter Cathy Grier believes in the power of music. Her 3 decades long career began in biker bars in CT, then on to Greenwich Village NYC, touring the east coast with her band, sunset gigs in Key West, Paris songwriting and beyond. Socially conscious in not only her songwriting, but in her stage presence;… Read more

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Mad. Sq. Music: Above Ground with Mr. Reed

Mr. Reed has performed on the many great stages of New York City and around the world, including within his hometown of East New York Brooklyn, on the subway platforms of New York City, Barcelona, Spain, and at Centraal Station in Amsterdam, Netherlands.  His influences are wide-ranging mix of Hi-life, Jazz, Blues, Gospel and Salsa,… Read more

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Mad. Sq. Music: Chris Potter Underground Orchestra

A world-class soloist, accomplished composer and formidable bandleader, saxophonist Chris Potter has emerged as a leading light of his generation. Down Beat called him “One of the most studied (and copied) saxophonists on the planet,” while Jazz Times identified him as “a figure of international renown.”  The Underground Orchestra is an adventurous new path Potter… Read more

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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

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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

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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

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August 8, 2014

A Tim and The Space Cadets Adventure!

Tim and The Space Cadets closed out the Mad. Sq. Kids 2014 summer concert series yesterday morning with an awesome performance. Tim and The Space Cadets inspire kids to think about what they want to be and to go on an adventure in life. Their music is so much fun, filling their set with songs… Read more

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Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds Rocked Out!

Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds were rockin’ out last Wednesday for the final Oval Lawn Series concert of the summer season. The large crowd of eager fans were ready to kick back and dance the night away with their Calexico food and drinks in hand. Vocalist Arleigh Kincheloe (Sister Sparrow) was joined by her… Read more

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August 7, 2014

The Okee Dokee Brothers recap!

The Okee Dokee Brothers took the stage on the Oval Lawn today for our second to last Mad. Sq. Kids concert of the season. It was such a treat to have the Grammy Award winners perform Tuesday morning for all the kids in Mad. Sq. Park. The Okee Dokee Brothers are friends from Denver, Colorado,… Read more