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New Rochelle Announces Return of “Downtown Summer Sizzle” Concert Series

The City of New Rochelle is continuing its annual Downtown Summer Sizzle Concert Series for the second year – bringing the free weekly concert series, with a variety of sounds, back to the heart of downtown this summer. This year’s installment will feature fresh musical acts as well as an expanded public realm experience with food trucks, vendors, and special events throughout the summer. Downtown Summer Sizzle will kicked off on May 25th and will continue every Saturday evening through September 21st. Residents and visitors of all ages are invited and encouraged to gather in Ruby Dee Park at Library Green for a memorable display of music, merriment, and community engagement all summer. 

A full calendar of events and planned performances can be found here:

The Downtown Summer Sizzle Concert Series features an impressive roster of more than 50 artists, showcasing a wide range of musical styles to suit every genre and generation, from tribute bands delivering beloved classics to local acts presenting original compositions. Concertgoers can expect an array of tribute acts paying homage to some of music’s biggest names, enjoying globally recognized hits from a Motown Tribute and Elton John themed night, to top-tier cover acts like B Street Band’s ‘Bruce Springsteen Tribute,’ Unforgettable Fire’s ‘U2 Tribute,’ and Tusk’s ‘Tribute to Fleetwood Mac,’ plus much more. Guests can also take advantage of the series’ ‘Disney Rock Show’ by Little Mermen, a guaranteed crowd pleaser for the whole family.

Building off of last year’s incredible success, The City of New Rochelle and PMG 97 have collaborated again to bring together an impressive collection of musical talents for the second annual Downtown Summer Sizzle Concert Series. Visitors will be treated to a diverse lineup of outstanding performers that caters to all music genres and styles – from multiple Grammy award-winning acts like the Phantom Blues Band and Spanish Harlem Orchestra, to globally renowned artists like Carlos Salgado, one of the original inspirations for the Blues Brothers, and Tito Puente Jr., following in his father’s legendary footsteps on stage. The series will also feature groups such as Baywater, Steepwater, and Tusk, that are taking breaks from their world tours and sold out overseas shows to perform for free for the residents of New Rochelle.

The summer concert series will also spotlight a variety of signature community events, honoring vibrant moments like PRIDE Night on June 8th, the New Rochelle Jazz Festival followed by a Disney-themed Family Night on July 13th, and Hispanic Heritage Night on September 21st. 

In addition to live musical entertainment, these Saturdays will have delectable offerings from local food trucks, artisanal craft tents, and interactive activities, enticing everyone to step outdoors and relish the pleasant weather. Ensuring an all-encompassing experience, New Rochelle’s “Mobile City Hall” initiative will offer residents easy access to information about City programs and services on-the-spot. 

Alongside the City’s Downtown Summer Sizzle Concert Series, the local New Rochelle Council on the Arts (NRCA) is hosting their annual Summer Sounds Concert Series at Hudson Park in New Rochelle beginning on June 26th at the Hudson Park bandshell. This year’s series will include two nights of live music each Wednesday and Friday featuring an eclectic lineup of musicians performing everything from Top 40 favorites to mellow jazz, reggae to classical opera, Latin, funk, soul and more. Food trucks on site will offer meals and snacks for sale, including a variety of cuisines, from Cousins Maine Lobster rolls to YumBro Filipino fusion. The full lineup and more information can be found on NRCA’s website. To make the series more accessible for all residents, the Circuit will add service to Hudson Park through the end of September. Circuit hours for the concerts on Wednesdays are 7 am to 7 pm. Friday the circuit runs from 7 am to 10 pm. Between both beloved concert series this summer, New Rochelle residents and visitors will have access to free concerts and community engagement three nights every week.

The Downtown Summer Sizzle Concert Series is part of the City’s ongoing initiative to generate vibrancy and energy downtown through shared cultural experiences, to bring new and existing people to the area. The City of New Rochelle has partnered with multimedia consultant PMG 97 to organize the concert series and curate an exceptional lineup of performances that the City is able to offer to residents and visitors at no cost.

For more information on the 2024 Downtown Summer Sizzle, visit the website Follow The City of New Rochelle on social media at Facebook/CityofNewRochelle, X/NewRochelleNY and Instagram/NewRochelleNY for event updates and more information on upcoming city-wide events.