Mondo NYC presents Queen Esther at The Delancey Tuesday, October 2nd at 11pm 21 + welcome $10 cover! Accompanied by Hilliard Greene (double bass) and Jeff McLaughlin (guitar), Queen Esther (guitar, vocals) sings one set of (mostly original) Black Americana for a Mondo NYC showcase. About Mondo NYC: We are a global business conference and festival uniting music and technology. Emerging artists, innovators and industry insiders will connect and collaborate with fans in a mission to advance human creativity in an ever-changing world.
Black Americana at Brooklyn Americana Music Festival! Saturday September 22nd in DUMBO Powerhouse Arena, 7pm Under the Archway, 9pm The 4th Annual Festival takes place September 20 -23, 2018. Opening Night Gala at The Fabulous Jalopy Theatre, Thursday September 20, 2018 featuring five brilliant sets of musicians, including just back from European tour, founders of The Be Good Tanyas: Jolie Holland and Samantha Parton. Opening Night Gala is just the beginning of a four day extravaganza! Brooklyn Americana Music Festival comprises fifty free shows at nine locations along the spectacular New York City waterfront. FREE day time shows for all ages in The Archway Under the Manhattan Bridge & Brooklyn Bridge Park (The All-new skyline sweeping Pier 3!). Evening shows every night at beloved pioneer establishments in Red Hook and Dumbo: Jalopy Theatre and Jalopy Tavern, Sunny’s Bar, 68 Jay Street Bar & Superfine Restaurant Bar. “If you hear twangs of mandolin or fiddle wafting across the East River, it’s not carrying up the coast from Nashville — it’s the Brooklyn Americana Music Festival, taking place on several stages in Dumbo.” – New York Times
Queen Esther sings Black Americana Summer Sounds on the Square Franklin Square Saturday, July 28th — 6pm – 8pm Philadelphia, PA FREE! Visitors to Franklin Square can enjoy FREE live musical performances and a beer garden all summer long as part of Summer Sounds in the Historic District, a series of popular concerts and new programming curated by VISIT PHILADELPHIA®. Franklin Square isn’t just about mini golf and carousel rides. Philly’s favorite play place is also home to a wide variety of special events, all year long. From festivals to musical performances to holiday celebrations, there’s always something new to check out in Franklin Square!
YAY! FREE MUSIC FRIDAYS! Queen Esther sings Black Americana at The American Folk Art Museum Friday, July 13th 6:30pm 2 Lincoln Center, New York City Music featured at the Free Music Fridays series thematically reflects the spirit of the self-taught art on view at the museum. Support the proceedings with a donation-based cash wine bar. Admission is always free. Hosted by singer & songwriter Lara Ewen 5:30pm — Teena Mayzing Singer-songwriter 6:05pm — Jeanne Marie Boes Soulful singer-songwriter 6:40pm — Queen Esther Black Americana
FRESH: Live! presents In With The New! Tuesday, June 5th 9:30am – 5pm App Nexus 28 W. 23rd St. 4th fl. New York City PLEASE NOTE: Queen Esther opens this event with original Black Americana. For this inaugural event, FRESH will gather our speakers and special guests for a day of cutting-edge conversation about “the new” that we are seeing emerge today—from science to fashion, gender equality to afrofuturism, policy to protesting youth. FRESH: Live manifests the mission of FRESH Speakers onto the main stage—centered around the belief that learning from a wider variety of humans makes for a smarter, more equitable world. Our goal is not only to create catalytic conversation between some of the most talented leaders we know, but also model what it looks like to convene and host gatherings that embody the principles of inclusion and belonging—not just tick diversity boxes, or preach to the usual choir. We invite you to explore just beyond the horizon line with us. The future is now.