Summer Concert

NYBG Summer Concert Series:
An American Tribute

June 22, July 13 & 27

This year we celebrate the music of a great American city, the legacy of a great American civil rights leader, and the timelessness of a great American masterpiece. With the glass-domed Conservatory as the backdrop, this innovative three-part series developed in collaboration with Catskill Jazz Factory and Absolutely Live Entertainment presents three glorious evenings showcasing a stunning array of dynamic jazz talent from across the globe.

Bring your blankets and low-back chairs and enjoy the best seat in the house on the scenic Conservatory Lawn. Before and after each concert, stroll through the exhibition, Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai‘i

Evening Schedule

5 p.m. | Doors Open
7–8:30 p.m. | Concert
8:30–10:30 p.m. | Exhibition Viewing

NYBG Shop open until 9 p.m.

Ticket Information

Non-Member $48 / Member $43

Summer Concert Series pass including all three concerts:
Early Bird Rate through March 30: Non-Member $119 / Member $106
Regular Rate: Non-Member $129 / Member $116

Advance purchase recommended. Events are rain or shine.

Generous support provided by the Baisley Powell Elebash Fund


Includes Corporate and Patrons

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Salute to the Crescent City: New Orleans at 300

June 22

Master clarinetist Evan Christopher leads an all-star New Orleanian super group in celebration of the Crescent City’s Tricentennial and unparalleled musical imprint.

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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Song

July 13

Top jazz vocalist of her generation Brianna Thomas, joined by trombone legend Wycliffe Gordon, honors the life and legacy of Dr. King through the music of Mahalia Jackson and Nina Simone.

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Old, New, & Blue: A Celebration of Gershwin's Rhapsody

July 27

An iconic American masterpiece takes on a 21st-century identity in this multicultural world premiere arrangement of Gershwin’s groundbreaking Rhapsody in Blue with the Catskill Jazz Factory Collective led by Dominick Farinacci.

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