NYC Department of Parks & Recreation, Juniper Park Civic Association, RCN & Commerce Bank present the 2007 Juniper Valley Park Concert Series:
• All Concerts start at 7:30pm
• Bring Your Own Lawn Chair
• Location: 80th Street & Juniper Boulevard North
For more information please call (718) 651-5865.
Tuesday, July 10th – Country Night – Mary Lamont
Called the "Queen of Long Island Country" by Newsday and Christian Science Monitor, MARY LAMONT was voted Band of the Year by the New York Metro Country Music Association, and was twice voted Female Singer/Songwriter of the Year by the New Jersey Country Music Association. Born and raised in rural Ontario, Mary has just been honored as an ASCAP Audio Portrait on ASCAP.COM. She has appeared several times in ASCAP's prestigious Playback Magazine. Mary and her husband Jim are recipients six years running for ASCAP Plus Awards, for performance of their original songs.
Tuesday, July 17th – Blues Night – Shadetree Mechanics
It's been awhile since a band has come along that seems to really enjoy playing. When was the last time you saw a band having as much fun as the people watching them? Just such a band is Shadetree Mechanics. Named after an old ZZ Hill tune, these guys smoke!! The Shadetree Mechanics have been stirring up the music scene and making a name for themselves in the New York metropolitan area playing such venues as B.B. King's Blues Club, Manny's Car Wash, and the South Street Seaport.
Tuesday, July 24th – Swing Night – J.Walter Hawkes Quartet
Originally from Pascagoula, Mississippi, J. Walter Hawkes has been playing ukulele and trombone in NYC since 1995. He has played and/or recorded with such luminaries as Slide Hampton, Jon Hendricks, Bob Hope, The Temptations, Beth Orton, Macy Gray, Norah Jones, Madeleine Peyroux, Ray Charles and Lavay Smith, as well as playing and arranging for NYC's long-standing, jump-jazz-lounge sextet, Jet Set Six. His trio and quartet can be seen regularly at The Ear Inn, Cafe Steinhof and the LIC Bar amongst others.
Tuesday, July 31st – German Night – die Schlauberger (dSb)
dSb are the only band of their genre to perform a show and sing the American National Anthem in front of 50,000 fans at Shea Stadium, and have since been invited back on four more occasions. In May of 2001, they were designated the "Official Band" of the Bayern München/NYNJ Metrostar International Soccer Friendly at Giants Stadium headlining before 30,000 soccer fans. Jumping from state to state, dSb has built an incredible fan base. In July of 2005 dSb was involved in a movie shoot for the comedy Down In The Mouth with director/actor Kirby Ward.