The Guss Hayes Band

The Untermyer Performing Arts Council is delighted to present The Guss Hayes Band at World Fest 2020 at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 12th  at Untermyer Park, 945 North Broadway in Yonkers.

Magical Irish music provided by County Clare native Guss Hayes and his band has been part of the fabric of the city of Yonkers and beyond for three decades, and not just during the month of March!    Not only does Guss sing like an angel, his commentary and wonderful, whimsical sense of humor will uplift all our spirits, something we all very much need.

Currently the house band at Empire City, the group has a repertoire sure to please everyone!  They play a variety of music, ranging from popular, contemporary to classic, Irish to American Songbook, music guaranteed to start your toes tapping and put a smile on your face.

This definitely will be another “don’t miss” Untermyer Performing Arts Council World Fest 2020 program at the park!

Audience attendance is limited to fifty people and must be reserved in advance.  No more than four people per reservation are allowed.  Reservations can be made by calling 914-375-3435 after 11 am on Tuesday, September 8th, and will be accepted in the order we receive them. Reservations will close when our limit is reached, or at 6 pm on Thursday, September 10th.  All members of each registration group must sit together in one of our designated, socially distanced areas.

Registration for attendees will be checked at the gate from 4:45 pm that day; only those people with reservations will be admitted to the park. Attendees must wear masks, and other whatever personal protective equipment they need.  Every attendee must bring his or her own chair.   This performance will be streamed live on Facebook.

The Untermyer Performing Arts Council is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to continuing the tradition of Minnie and Samuel Untermyer, bringing musical entertainment to our treasure of a park and the people of Yonkers.

In case of rain, call the Untermyer Performing Arts Council’s Arts Line, 914-375-3435, or visit our website at after 1 p.m. the day of the performance for confirmation of the program.  Because of the pandemic, there is no rain site.

This program, done in cooperation with Mayor Mike Spano and the Yonkers Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation, is made possible by ArtsWestchester with support from Westchester County Government and the City of Yonkers.  Senator Andrea Stewart Cousins, Senator Shelley Mayer, Assemblymember Nader Sayegh and County Legislator Ruth Walter.

For further information, please call the Untermyer Performing Arts Council’s Arts Line at 914-375-3435 or visit, follow us on Twitter @UntermyerPAC, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest or our Facebook page.


About Untermyer Performing Arts Council, Inc.

The Untermyer Performing Arts Council (UPAC) is an all volunteer organization devoted to sponsoring musical concerts, dance performances, art exhibitions, cultural festivals and much more. These admission free performances are held at beautiful Untermyer Park, the crown jewel of the Yonkers\’ park system, which overlooks the Hudson River and Palisades. UPAC has a commitment to promote programs representative of the variety of cultures and ethnic groups represented in the City of Yonkers and Westchester County. During the summer months, the \”Untermyer on Broadway\” series of Free events highlights the diverse ethnic mux that is Westchester – Polish, Ukranian, Spanish, Arabic, and Chinese cultures to name a few – with an eclectic variety of music, dance and orchestral performances, including those specifically designed for children. P.O. Box 49 Yonkers, NY 10702 (914) 375-3435

The Untermyer Performing Arts Council (UPAC) was formed in 1976 to promote the appreciation of the performing arts in Yonkers and beyond. UPAC’s mission was to foster and sponsor performing arts events at the historic Untermyer Park and other venues in Yonkers. UPAC is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization that relies on public grants and private donations. To ensure accessibility and welcome the broadest public audience, all UPAC events are free and open to everyone.

In keeping with UPAC’s “WorldFest 2014” theme, this summer’s series includes performances representing nations and regions from around the world including Italy, Latin America, Eastern Europe, and Korea…to name a few. See the full schedule online at

In addition to its popular free summer performance series at Untermyer Park, a new program entitled “UPAC on the Road” was recently launched, with support from Arts Westchester to reach new communities and partner with a variety of neighborhoods, businesses and community organizations.

Now celebrating its 39th year, UPAC continues to grow and seek new ways to serve the residents of Yonkers and the surrounding region. The motto of the Untermyer Performing Arts Council can be summed up with three “E’s”…enlighten, educate and entertain.