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NRCA Seeks Bands for Annual Summer Concert Series

The Emil Paolucci Summer Sounds Concert Series, created by the New Rochelle Council on the Arts, will begin its 9th season in July, and NRCA is currently reviewing applications from groups interested in performing in this unique venue. The crowd-pleasing concerts are free to the public and are performed every Wednesday night from 7:30 to 9 pm at the Hudson Park band shell, located in Hudson Park along the Long Island Sound in New Rochelle, NY. The weekly concerts draw hundreds of listeners, who can also buy snacks and drinks from food trucks. Performers use the band shell stage, erected in 1930, and a state-of-the-art sound system, purchased by NRCA last year with a generous anonymous donation. This year’s concert series will run from July 5th to August 23rd.

Bands are selected by NRCA’s Summer Sounds Concert Committee and receive an honorarium. To be considered for the concert series bands are asked to fill out the online form at http://www.newrochellearts.org/ and email a band/performer photo and bio to committee chair Billie Tucker at [email protected]. Bands are asked to submit all information by February 15, 2017: No late entries will be accepted.

In the past the Summer Sounds Concert Series, a collaboration between NRCA and the City of New Rochelle’s Dept. of Parks & Recreation, has been sponsored by People’s United Bank and Webster Bank. For more information visit the NRCA website at www.newrochellearts.org or telephone the Dept. of Parks and Recreation at 654-2087.

The New Rochelle Council on the Arts was created by the New Rochelle City Council in 1975 to stimulate and encourage the study and presentation of the performing and fine arts; for over 40 years NRCA has worked to fulfill that mission by sponsoring art exhibitions, theatrical productions, dance recitals, film screenings, lectures, and concert series. In addition, NRCA has sponsored public art — like the popular Fleur-de-Lis sculptures downtown — and created ArtsFest, while helping to build relationships between the arts, the business community and city government. The NRCA website www.newrochellearts.org has become major resource for artists and art lovers – the “go-to” place for information about the arts. Membership in NRCA is open to artists and non-artists alike, with members receiving special discounts and invitations to networking events and studio tours. NRCA’s programs are made possible, in part, by ArtsWestchester with funds from Westchester County Government, the City of New Rochelle, and the support and participation of NRCA’s membership. For more information visit NRCA on the web at www.newrochellearts.org.