Kool and The Gang To Perform Free Concert for Only In Queens SummerStage this Saturday, June 16

By: Jun. 12, 2018
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Kool and The Gang To Perform Free Concert for Only In Queens SummerStage this Saturday, June 16

Kool and the Gang, the iconic, Grammy award winning R&B group is set to headline Only In Queens SummerStage Concert on Saturday, June 16th in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. The concert will take place from 5PM-8PMand is free and open to the public.

Known for their timeless hits Get Down On It, Celebration, Jungle Boogie, Cherish, Summer Madness and many more, Kool & The Gang have been entertaining audiences for over fifty years. They have helped shape funk and soul as we know it as well as inspire denizens of admirers and other talented artists since their inception in 1969.

From Nairobi to Newark, Kool & the Gang has performed continuously longer than any R&B group in history and their bulletproof funk and jazzy arrangements have also made them the most sampled R&B band of all time.

A reviewer recently called their performance "a 24-karat show" and every year, even after a half-century on the road, yields a non- stop schedule of shows across the globe.

The heavily-in-demand band has continued to tour the world, appearing most recently alongside Kid Rock, Dave Matthews Band, Elton John and The Roots and performing on a recent, 50-city tour with rock legends Van Halen.

Only In Queens SummerStage Concert is presented by Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and will be hosted by Roxanne Shante.

City Parks Foundation's SummerStage is New York City's largest free outdoor performing arts festival, bringing more than 100 performances to Central Park and 17 neighborhood parks throughout the five boroughs. This year's festival, presented by Capital One, will showcase over 200 unique artists hailing from New York City and around the globe, performing shows across a diversity of genres and disciplines, including indie-rock, hip-hop, Latin, jazz, R&B, salsa, opera, contemporary dance, and spoken word.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Kool and the Gang

Flushing Meadows Corona Park - Grand Central Pkwy., Whitestone Expwy. between 111 St. & College Point Blvd., Park Drive E., Queens

5:00PM - 8:00PM


For the most up-to-date scheduling and lineup for all SummerStage programming, follow SummerStage via the social media handles below and visit www.SummerStage.org for all festival information.

The 2018 SummerStage festival is presented by Capital One. Lagunitas Brewing Company, Brewery Ommegang, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Austin Eastciders, Subaru, Barefoot Wine, Hint Water, Monster Energy, KIND Snacks, Boxed Water, Essentia, United, Disney, Grady's Cold Brew, Luna Park and Whole Foods Market, are all official SummerStage sponsors. Generous private support is provided by The Thompson Foundation, The Jaharis Family Foundation, iStar, the Howard Gilman Foundation, The Shubert Organization, the J.E. & Z.B. Butler Foundation, and the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation. Additional support is generously provided by our dedicated festival audience and SummerStage Members.

This program is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; the National Endowment for the Arts; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the NYC Council under the leadership of Speaker Corey Johnson. Only in Queens Summer Concert is presented by Borough President Melinda Katz with NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer and NYC Parks.

Premier Radio Sponsor: iHeart Radio featuring Lite FM, Power 105.1, 103.5 KTU, Q104.3, and Z100. Media partners include: Big Screen Plaza, Brooklyn Magazine, doNYC, Relix, Time Out New York, WBGO, WFUV, WNET, WNYC, Telemundo, NBC and Zoom Media & Marketing.

In all of its programming and activities, City Parks Foundation partners with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation to improve neighborhood parks and the communities they serve.