Since his days of Bring In da Noise, Bring in da Funk, the extraordinary Savion Glover, perhaps the most acclaimed tap artist of our time, has dazzled audiences with his trademark speed, sound and virtuosity.
Ice Factory Festival at 3LD
Soho Think Tank
Wed, June 22–Sat, July 30
Soho Think Tank presents the 18th annual Obie Award-winning Ice Factory festival of new plays. Live music has a big role in most of the six premieres. The festival is held at the 3LD Art & Technology Center in Lower Manhattan.
Make Music New York on the Summer Solstice
Tues, June 21
For the fifth year running, Make Music New York is celebrating the arrival of summer with hundreds of free concerts in public spaces throughout the five boroughs of New York City.
Madison Square Music: Oval Lawn Series
Madison Square Park
Wed, June 22–Wed, Aug 10
Madison Square Park hosts this free music series, which presents performers in an eclectic range of genres, including folk, country, bluegrass and jazz. Concerts take place rain or shine at 6 pm (for double bills) or 7 pm (for single acts) each Wednesday. The series begins this week with singer/songwriter Tift Merritt and her longtime band.
Site of the National Lighthouse Museum
Sat, June 25
Taking place on the industrial waterfront of Staten Island, a two-minute walk from the ferry landing, the second annual free, outdoor LUMEN festival features video art, light projections and performance art by over 100 artists. The majority of the videos and light works are projected directly on the surface of warehouse walls.
Midsummer Night Swing
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Mon, June 27–Sat, July 16
Every summer, dance bands turn Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park into New York’s outdoor ballroom for pros and newcomers alike, with the electrifying sounds of swing, salsa, samba, tango and more. The festival starts Monday with LA-based swing band the Jonathan Stout Orchestra featuring vocalist Hilary Alexander