Get ready for a summer filled with free, local music in Long Island City.
The Kupferberg Center for the Arts’ Live at the Gantries concert series returns tonight at Gantry Plaza State Park. Every Tuesday at 7 p.m. during the months of July and August, a different local artist will showcase music from different genres, including jazz, rock, hip-hop, folk and pop.
In the past Live at the Gantries has featured seven acts, but due to an increase in attendance this year’s concert series will have eight acts.
Lady and the Vamps will kick off the series tonight, covering a range of genres from jazz standards like “Cheek to Cheek” to modern hits like Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass.” The Manhattan-based band has performed at iconic venues across the city like the Rainbow Room, NIOS Restaurant, Winnie’s Jazz Bar and the New York Hilton.
Following tonight’s performance, the weekly concert series will continue with seven other local