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RCTA Free Outdoor Summer Concerts

Free Outdoor Concerts

Every Saturday at 7 p.m.

Calling all blankets, picnic baskets, and candles! The Riverside Clay Tennis Association is once again hosting its series of sunset concerts on the tennis lawn overlooking the Hudson River at 97th Street.

The Series celebrates our fabulous park and represents the rich cultural diversity of the Upper West Side. Each concert begins at 7 p.m. and continues through shades of orange, red and purple, ending around 9 p.m. Bring your picnic basket and blanket and join us. Stick around afterward and watch the fireflies rise up out of the lawn and the stars speckle the sky. In the event of inclement weather, call the hotline, 212-978-0277, to see whether a concert has been postponed.

Saturday, June 11, 7 pm

Ron McClure & Friends -- Jazz

Once again, perennial favorite and world-renowned jazz bassist Ron McClure opens the season. During his illustrious career, Ron has played with Buddy Rich, Maynard Ferguson, Herbie Mann and Blood Sweat and Tears. Ron has played every season at the RCTA summer series for the past 15 years. He's also a fine tennis player. 

Saturday, June 18,

Taalim Raga
Indian Music and Dance by Taalim.  7pm
Immerse yourself in the classical music and dance traditions of northern India in this engaging and diverse presentation by the artists of Taalim School of Indian Music.  Hear the ragas of Hindustani music through the soulful bansuri (flute) playing of Eric Fraser, the rhythmic taals of the tabla by Mike Lukshisand the Taalim Youth Ensemble, and the dynamic dance (nritya) of Kathak by students of Taalim.
Saturday, June 25, 7 pm

Gotham Winds

This classical woodwinds ensemble brings the delightful sounds of Mozart and other greats to the riverside to welcome the summer.

Saturday, July 2, 7pm

Los Hermanos Cintron
Fabulous Flamenco music from the spanish guitars of Rafael & Cristobal Cintron. Accompanied by a Flamenco dancer.
Saturday, July 9, 7pm

Debbie Deane
Debbie Deane's quartet brings a sophistated jazz nuance to her engaging blues and pop songs -- some original, some old favorites. Debbie, on vocals and keys will be joined Sean Moran on guitar, , Jim Whitney on bass, and John Mettam on drums.
Saturday, July 16,

NYCity Slickers

Bluegrass returns with this high-octane 5-man band, fronted by 3 femaie vocalists. 

Saturday, July 23,

NO CONCERT - NYC Triathlon
Saturday, July 30, 7pm
Rain Date: (Monday, January 1, )

The Hipstones
Brooklyn based band The Hipstones have fronted various seven to nie piece lineups. Mark and Anthea currently take to the the stage as a "soul duo." The duo's beloved harmonies, soulful roots and sophisticatedly accessible songrcraft are now enrincehd by electronic texures, deconstructed and futuristic hip-hop bbeats and captivating but challenging modern jass cosmopolitan flourishes. Read more at The Hipstones.
Saturday, August 6, 7 pm

Efendi are back, headed by Scott Wilson playing his unique "Baglama Hydra"—a combination oud, saz, and bouzouki—perform music from Turkey, Armenia, Israel, and Greece. Mr. Wilson always shows up with a Belly Dancer, who charms the young and old alike. Great fun for the kids.
Saturday, August 13, 7pm

Sabor Brasil

Lively Brazilian Samba and cool bossa nova with Sabor Brasil, led by Vanderlei and Susan Pereira. Come and dance on the grass in the dark along the river. 

Saturday, August 20, 7pm

CCB Reggae All-Stars
Rickytee and his CCB Reggae All-Stars are back for 2016's season closer! Bring your drums and any percussion instruments you might have down to the river and join in fun. Dancing, singing and audience participation is encouraged.