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October 9, 2013

Out with a BANG!

Madison Square Park was treated to an incredibly lively performance this past Saturday for the final installment of The Studio Series. Coming from Knoxville, Tennessee, The Black Lillies played one of the most rocking Studio sets the park has ever hosted. Their strong guitar parts coupled with tight, driving drums and smooth bass lines highlighted the… Read more


October 1, 2013

The Kokomo Blues and Folk Tunes

In yet another gorgeous day on the gravel, Mad. Sq. Park was treated to enchanting music this past Saturday with ol’fashioned Louisiana blues by Luke Winslow-King & His Band and harmonic folk tunes with Brother Sun. Accompanied by Cassidy Holden on bass and Esther Rose on vocals and washboard, Winslow-King & His Band certainly delivered… Read more


September 24, 2013

Lovely Tunes on September 21

Back at the gravel location, Madison Square Park was treated to a beautiful afternoon of music from the Martha Redbone Roots Project. Weaving together influences of soul, spirituals and Native American music, Redbone not only had concertgoers on their feet, but also created intimate moments of quiet and introspection throughout the set. Her use of… Read more


September 17, 2013

Studio Kickoff Success!

Last Saturday we kicked off the 2013 Studio Series with the incredibly talented duo Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams. They warmed our hearts with perfect harmonies and stage chemistry. Audience members were treated to a beautiful autumn afternoon on the lawn, a rare occurrence for the Studio Series, as well as the rich and meaningful… Read more


August 22, 2013

Gardener Steph’s Corner: A Host of Hostas

It’s amazing how well hostas grow in Madison Square Park – any city gardening an interesting venture. Tiny pockets of green throughout the city grid keep many plants free of garden pests that drive home owners, with gardens, crazy. The deer, rabbits and slugs that plague shaded gardens in suburbia, are no threat to us… Read more

Blog Music

August 9, 2013

Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk

Last night we were joined in the park by none other than Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, and they brought some serious funk to the park. Hailing from New Orleans, this band stayed true to vintage funk roots while taking the music to new heights. Featuring  Ivan Neville on vocals, B3 and Clav, Tony Hall and Nick… Read more


Shine and the Moonbeams!

Yesterday morning Shine and the Moonbeams played our final kids show of the summer, and they were amazing as always. Shine and the Moonbeams have an incredible sound, something so grooving and soulful that the adults enjoyed the show as much as the kids did. Their combination of deep soul grooves, R&B and well written… Read more


August 6, 2013

Suzi Shelton Rocks!

Suzi Shelton and her band came back for their 7th time rocking out in the Park this morning!  Almost 2,000 people came out for this one, and Suzi was as awesome as ever. Singing her favorites like “Tomboy in a Princess Dress” and “Scooter Boy,” Suzi had the kids jumping with joy,  plus it was… Read more


August 1, 2013

Billy Jonas’s Neo-Tribal Hootenanny!

This morning we were so pleased to welcome Billy Jonas and the Billy Jonas Band. Billy’s show is one that includes the whole audience, and today he brought kids up on stage and got the whole crowd to sing along.  His use of everything from trash cans, to water jugs, to bells and paint cans… Read more


Erin McKeown and Lake Street Dive Rock the Park

Last night was one amazing night of music for the Oval Lawn Series. Erin McKeown took the stage just after 7pm, bringing her amazingly unique hybrid of folk, blues, and alt rock to the stage. Her style is impossible to describe, constantly changing, and always one of a kind. On stage last night she was… Read more