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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 10, 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 17, 7 pm

Gotham Winds plus

A Double-Header: Classical + House Dance

Beginning the evenning, Gotham Winds, a classical woodwinds ensemble, returns to bring the delightful sounds of Mozart and other greats to the riverside to welcome the summer.

As the sun goes down, we will shift gears with the First Annual Deep House on the Hudson, featuring DJ CARLYNN of the House Musice Syndicate playing Deep House, Progressive, and Soulful House Music for your dancing enjoyment.

Saturday, June 24, 7pm

Twisting Faith - Blues, Rock & Funk
Ken Greenfield and Twisting Faith will perform traditional rock & roll/blues with a funk groove.
Saturday, July 1, 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 Diego Voglino on drums.
Saturday, July 8,

Leon & The Peoples
Reggae Soul.
Saturday, July 15,

NO CONCERT - NYC Triathlon
RCTA Summer Concert Series will take a one-week break as the swim portion of the NYC Triathlon uses the concert lawn.
Saturday, July 22, 7pm

Cynthia Sayer & Her Joyride Quartet

Award-winning instrumentalist/vocalist/bandleader Cynthia Sayer is acclaimed by musicians, critics, and fans alike as one of the top 4-string jazz banjoists in the world today. Praised for her “drive and virtuosity” by the New York Times, Cynthia enchants audiences with her electrifying, swing-based performances wherever she appears. 

Saturday, July 29, 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 5, 7pm

CCB Reggae All-Stars
Rickytee and his CCB Reggae All-Stars are back for another great concert! One of the highlights of the 2017 season. 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.
Saturday, August 12,

Mimi and the Podd Bros.
Saturday, August 19, 7pm

Los Hermanos Cintron
Favorites Los Hermons Cintron close out the 2017 season with the Fabulous Flamenco music from the spanish guitars of Rafael & Cristobal Cintron. Accompanied by a Flamenco dancer.