On Sunday, July 07, 2019, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted the Bronx Summer Concert Series opener at Orchard Beach.
Throughout the summer, as part of the series, Borough President Diaz will host concerts each Sunday, from July through August, at Orchard Beach – The Bronx Riviera – featuring a wide-variety of artists, including local solo artists and dance teams.
“The Bronx has been nurturing ground for the development of a lot of types of musical genres, and we want to keep that musical tradition alive,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. “Whether it’s Hip Hop or Salsa, music is as much a part of our identity as Yankee Stadium or the Bronx Zoo. Our concert series helps add to that longstanding legacy of great music that comes out of our borough.”
The Bronx Summer Concert Series at Orchard Beach; sponsored by Corona, AT&T, Empire BlueCross BlueShield HealthPlus, Con Edison, Waste Management, MetroPlus, BronxCare, MGM Resorts, Mets Foundation, Altice USA, Bronx Salsafest, NYC & Co. Foundation, The Bronx Tourism Council, BOEDC, Bronx Terminal Market, Latino Sports, La X96.3, Univision 41 Nueva York, The National Jazz Museum in Harlem, Parrilla Latina, Joe’s Place, Casa Noble, and Mi Casita; kicked off with José Alberto “El Canario” Fulanito, and freestyle artist George Lamond.
This year’s concert series lineup, who will perform next to the Orchard Beach boardwalk at the main stage by Section 9 in Pelham Bay Park, includes (subject to change):
- July 21: Frankie Negron & Everything Covered Band
- July 28: Raulin Rosendo & Merengue Dorado Band
- August 04: The Nelson Gonzalez All Star Band & Conjunto Clasico
- August 11: The Mambo Legends Orchestra
- August 18: Tipica 73 & Hector Tricoche
- August 25: Andy Montañez & Funk Salsa Urban
As part of this year’s concert series, AT&T representatives will be on-site at each of the concerts to introduce Bronx residents to ScreenReady, a first-of-its-kind online safety program designed to help parents navigate safety settings including parental controls and content filters on their phones and tablets.
“AT&T has long-supported programs to enrich the lives of Bronx families and children, and we are excited to team up with Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. once again to support the Bronx Summer Concert Series,” said Amy Kramer, President, AT&T New York. “AT&T is committed to helping families across the five boroughs navigate the complex digital world, and we hope that Bronx parents will take advantage of AT&T’s ScreenReady online safety program whenever they head to Orchard Beach for a concert this summer.”
“MGM Resorts is excited to join the local community and partner with Bronx Borough President Diaz to sponsor great events like this concert series at Orchard Beach,” said Uri Clinton, President & COO of Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts. “With over 1,200 employees, nearly a third of whom live in Bronx, we look forward to continuing to offer people who live in the area more exciting entertainment options.”
You could view more photos from the 2019 Bronx Summer Concert Series opener here.