2019 Line Up Below!

New Rochelle Council on the Arts Summer Concert Series schedule will be released in April. Be the first to know by becoming a member today. 2019 series is every Wednesday at Hudson Park from June 27-3 7:30-9:15pm and Friday Concerts every other week at 7:30pm. Feel the cool breeze of the Sound, while you listen to amazing live music and enjoy the scrumptious cuisine of a featured food truck each week.

The Summer Sounds Concert Series began in 1997 when Emil Paolucci (1915-2004), a member of the New Rochelle Council on the Arts, began working with the City of New Rochelle on a plan to refurbish the Hudson Park bandshell and introduce free concerts in the park. Today the Emil Paolucci Summer Sounds Concert Series is produced by the New Rochelle Council on the Arts in partnership with the New Rochelle Department of Parks and Recreation.

The Summer Sounds Concert Series is made possible, in part, by funding from People’s United Bank and Webster Bank. In 2016 an anonymous donor provided a $100,000 grant to NRCA that allowed the purchase of a state-of-the-art sound system. That year NRCA also coordinated with local food trucks and began working with the Hudson Park Children’s Greenhouse to offer free yoga before the concerts (the yoga sponsor for 2018 was New Rochelle Radiology). In 2018 support from Watermark Pointe and an anonymous donor helped purchase much-needed stage lighting.

The Summer Sounds Concert committee issues an RFP for musicians in January and meets in February to review submissions and set the calendar. The committee also solicits sponsorships, organizes food trucks, staffs a welcome booth at each concert and sells raffle tickets to help raise money for the concert series.

Wednesday, July 3rd: SHOWTIME DANCE BAND, performing Motown, soul, funk, and R&B favorites.

Food truck: Sloppie Joe’s Gourmet Grub

Wednesday, July 10th: CHRIS BERARDO & THE DESBERARDOS roots rock

Food truck: Walter’s Hot Dogs

Friday, July 12th: JAZZ FROM LA ROCHELLE cool jazz celebrating Bastille Day and our French sister city.

Food truck: Hand Crafted Catering

Wednesday, July 17th: JULIA BREANETTA SIMPSON sings jazz.

Food truck: Leila’s Crepe Station.

Sunday, July 21st: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING LawnChair Theatre presents its production of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing at 6:30 pm.

Food truck: Pizza Vitale

Wednesday, July 24th: 3D RHYTHM OF LIFE Tropical mix of funky salsa and Caribbean soul.

Food truck: Tecas Tacos

Friday, July 26th: TAJ WEEKES & ADOWA Dynamic reggae band.

Food truck: Tecas Tacos

Wednesday, July 31st: THE VERDICT Reggae-soca (soul/calypso) band is known for its Caribbean sound.

Food truck: Taqeria San Antonio.