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July 23, 2014

Jon Cleary – 23RD ST. LOCATION

Photo Courtesy of Danielle Moir *TODAY’S CONCERT WILL BE HELD AT OUR RAIN LOCATION ON THE SOUTHERN GRAVEL, CLOSEST ENTRANCE AT 23RD STREET AND 5TH AVENUE. PLEASE NOTE CHAIRS ARE ALLOWED AT THIS LOCATION Jon Cleary is a seasoned funk and R&B pianist, vocalist and songwriter based in New Orleans. Born in London, Cleary fell… Read more

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July 22, 2014

Alex and The Kaleidoscope Band recap!

This morning Mad. Sq. Kids had Alex and The Kaleidoscope Band perform on the Oval Lawn. The sun was out and so were all our Mad. Sq. Kids who came to see the band. Alex and The Kaleidoscope Band sang about dancing, family, and just having a fun. They performed music primarily from their two latest… Read more

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July 17, 2014

Musique de Jazz: Jacky Terrasson

1993 Thelonious Monk Competition Winner Jacky Terrasson performed on the southern gravel last night on the Mad. Sq. Music stage. Terrasson and his quartet put on a sensational performance of virtuosic playing and high energy songs. Rounding out the quartet was Mauricio Herrera on percussion, Justin Faulkner on drums, and Burniss Travis on bass. Moving… Read more

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July 15, 2014

Rockin’ Out with Mister G

“With song titles like “Pizza for Breakfast,” it’s no wonder kids dig rock/folk/funkster Mister G.” – New York Post Mister G is a former indie rocker who was awarded the first songwriting scholarship from the prestigious Berklee College of Music. Our Mad. Sq. Kids were excited to have a great performer in children’s music today… Read more

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July 11, 2014

A Tribute to Duke Ellington!

The history and music of Duke Ellington came to life on the Oval Lawn yesterday morning with our friends at JazzReach. Children learned about Duke Ellington and his influential music through a mix of storytelling and song with the Metta Quartet, showcasing some of Ellington’s most famed songs such as ‘It Don’t Mean a Thing… Read more

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Mad. Sq. Music presents John Fullbright!

Mutli-instrumental Americana artist John Fullbright had an outstanding performance Wednesday night on the Oval Lawn. Nominated for a Grammy Award for his Americana album,

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July 8, 2014

Dog On Fleas recap!

Mad. Sq. Kids opened this week with Dog On Fleas. Dog On Fleas did not let the hot weather slow them down, packing the Oval Lawn with over 1,000 people dancing and singing to their tunes. Led by Grammy Award-winning producer Dean Jones, the Fleas performed a variety of songs off of their eight albums,… Read more

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July 3, 2014

More with The SteelDrivers and Cricket Tell The Weather

Unfortunately due to inclement weather, the Mad. Sq. Music concert was canceled last night. We would like to thank everyone who came out to support both bands. The SteelDrivers and Cricket Tell The Weather did not let the storm stop them from performing in the green room last night, and we thought we’d share a… Read more

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July 1, 2014

Songs for the World’s Bravest Kids!

What does a cow say? “A Cow Says Moock” Grammy nominee Alastair Moock, traveled all the way from Massachusetts to join us on the Oval Lawn, and he brought friends too!  Alastair Moock and Friends serenaded us with classics such as “If I Had a Hammer” by Pete Seeger and songs from his latest album… Read more

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June 26, 2014

The Goddesses of Mad. Sq. Music

Last night Mad. Sq. Music had a double bill for its second concert of the season. Performing were two Goddesses who encompassed power and beauty on stage. Ester Rada and Maya Azucena had great presence, which created both an entertaining and moving night of song. People of all ages and cultures gathered on the Oval… Read more