Kupferberg Center for the Arts (KCA) at Queens College has been presenting high-quality, free concerts to our residents in the surrounding areas while providing entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. We are once again prepared to delight audiences with the exciting programming of Live at the Gantries, taking place at Gantry Plaza State Park.


These concerts provide free outdoor summer entertainment featuring Queens-based musicians of diverse backgrounds, reflecting the rich cultural heritages of our borough.  We are able to celebrate the diversity of our borough through different genres of music.  Our concerts highlight Latin, Balinese, Traditional Irish, Blue-Jazz, Traditional Mexican music, New Orleans Blues, Doo Wop, and Fusion World Jazz.


Live at the Gantries is co-presented by New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Queens Theatre and New York City Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer.


Live at the Gantries: Eight (8) concerts every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. in July and August in Gantry Plaza State Park.

July 10: Lady and The Vamps: Jazz, Blues, Pop Vocal Ensembles

July 17: Lindsay Lou: Americana, Folk and Bluegrass Ensemble

July 24: FDR Drive: Classic Hits of Rock n Roll

July 31: Valerie Green/Dance Entropy:  Contemporary dance ensemble in a special outdoor performance. 

August 7: Maestro Khan, “East Meets West”: Classical Indian Music and dance ensemble. 

August 14: The Barlett Band with The Next Generation Sound: The hits from Bebop to Hip Hop

August 21: The Chuck Braman Quintet:  Reimagining the jazz classics from the famed Blue Note Recordings.

August 28: Supermambo: A Vibes Tribute to Tito Puente