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Opening Night: Emily King / Durand Jones and the Indications / Madison McFerrin / DJ Reborn

Saturday, June 1, 2019

6:30 pm - 10:00 pm (Doors open 6:00 pm)

SummerStage, Central Park

Rumsey Playfield, Manhattan, 10021

For Emily King, the pop-soul singer from New York City who spent her first three decades living on the same downtown block, that notion was always easier said than done. A proud New Yorker, she loved her home, her family, her friends, and her life there. But a year ago, when she finally resolved to challenge herself by moving out of her comfort zone, positive changes started taking shape immediately. In Upstate New York, the fresh air and fresh mentality gave her the proper space and perspective to create what would become the album of her career. Its name: Scenery

Emily is joined by Durand Jones and the Indications, a soul group with a throwback sound that channels the likes of Jackie Wilson and Curtis Mayfield. And Brooklyn singer-songwriter, Madison McFerrin, daughter of jazz legend Bobby McFerrin and sister to SummerStage alum Taylor McFerrin, who will provide an opening set of what Questlove has dubbed “Soulappella.”

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