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 9: Yacouba Sissoko: West African

July 16: Claudia Valentina: Soulful Latin Folklore

July 30: The Cold Club of Queens:  Hot Jazz / Swing

August 6: New Bojaira: Jazz / Flamenco 

August 20: Akoko Nante: African

August 27: 123 Andrès: Music for kids in English and Spanish

September 10: Slavo Rican Assembly: World Music; Jazz, Balkan/Caribbean Blend –

September 24: Cumbia River Band: Colombian Cumbia – This event has been moved to September 24 at 6:00pm.

Due to the inclement weather, this event originally scheduled for July 23 has been moved to September 10.