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 11: D.B. Reilly: Country, Zydeco, Blues music

July 18: Alex Cummings Ensemble: Straight ahead jazz

July 25: Conjunto Guantanamo: Afro-Cuban jazz ensemble

August 1: Samba New York! Brazilian music and dance with a little capoeira to liven things up

August 8: Valerie Green/Dance Entropy, a vibrant family dance program fun for all ages 

August 15: High and Mighty Brass Band: New Orleans style jazz

August 22: Dan Martin Ensemble: Standards, jazz

Due to inclement weather, this performance has been changed to a different date.
September 14: Inkarayku: Peruvian Folk Music