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.
PAQ MUSIC UNPLUGGED in collaboration with Airbnb presents: Folk & Americana at a Craft Distillery Queen Esther & Henry Black @ The New York Distilling Company / The Shanty 79 Richardson St. between Leonard & Lorimer Williamsburg, Brooklyn For tickets, click here! 7:30pm $30 Prepare to be captivated by NYC’s best Singer-Songwriters, Folk, and Americana artists as you enjoy an intimate night of live music at a premiere craft distillery in Brooklyn. You can expect to see two separate musical acts as well as enjoy some free drinks and light snacks by local food artisans. You’ll also have the option to play some games and mingle with the artists. Arrive at 7:30 and enjoy happy hour on delicious cocktails until the music starts at 8 pm. Henry Black — 8pm Queen Esther — 9pm The Hosts will provide: 2 complimentary drinks 1 shot of craft rye whiskey + 1 drink Entrance to the event Light snacks Spotlight on locally made products such as charcuterie by Charlito’s CocinaPhoto ID Required **In order to respect the artists, please plan to arrive no later than 7:45. The first performance begins promptly at 8:00**
“…a brutal, original, explosive singer.” – Vanity Fair 24/7 Artist Development presents Queen Esther Sings Jazz & Black Americana APAP Showcase Yamaha Artist Services 689 Fifth Avenue at 54th St. 3rd fl. Sunday, January 14th at 4pm Presented by Karen Kennedy of 24/7 Artist Development, Queen Esther will perform a 30 minute APAP showcase of (mostly) original songs — jazz and Black Americana — at Yamaha Artist Services in midtown Manhattan. Expect a snapshot of twang from her critically acclaimed album The Other Side, a new song or two from her upcoming jazz album Things Are Looking Up! — and of course, storytelling. Admission is free. To RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org THE BAND: Queen Esther, vocals + guitar Boo Reiners, acoustic guitar Jeff McLaughlin, electric guitar Noah Jackson, double bass Warren Smith, drums
The 3rd Annual Roots n’ Ruckus Festival Jalopy Theater, Red Hook December 6th – 9th NO COVER! PLEASE NOTE: Queen Esther performs with guitarist Jeff McLaughlin on Thursday, December 7th at 9:30pm. Again! It’s the 3rd Annual Roots n Ruckus Fest (aka The 3rd Annual 10th Anniversry of Roots n’ Ruckus). We like to round out the year here at Jalopy Theatre and School of Music with an extravaganza! 2 stages, 30 bands, no cover! Wednesday, December 6th Stage 1: Jalopy Theatre 9:00 PM – Wyndham Baird 9:30 PM – Belle Skinner 10:00 PM – Miriam Elhajli 10:30 PM – Lord Youth 11:00 PM – Taylor & Rashad Stage 2: Jalopy Tavern 7:00pm – Jackson Lynch 8:00pm – Billy Woodward 9:00pm – Fatboy Wilson & Old Viejo Bones 10:00pm – Isto 11:00pm – Hannah Thompson Thursday, December 7th Stage 1: Jalopy Theatre 8:30 PM – Jalopy Chorus 9:00 PM – Jan Bell 9:30 PM – Queen Esther 10:00 PM – Eva Salina & Peter Stan 10:30 PM – Morgan O’Kane 11:00 PM – Mara Kaye and the Dimestore Romeos [Birthday Set!] Stage 2: Jalopy Tavern 8:00pm – Dime Store Romeos 10:00pm – Skalopy Friday, December 8th Stage 1: Jalopy Theatre 8:00 PM – Eli Smith 8:30 PM – Joanna Sternberg 9:00 PM – Brother Roy 9:30 PM – King Isto’s Tropical String Bnd 10:00 PM – 4:00 Flowers 10:30 PM – Tamar Korn 11:00 PM – Jerron Paxton 11:30 PM – Nat Myers Stage 2: Jalopy Tavern 9:00pm – Joanna Sternberg’s Weekly Jazz Jam Saturday, […]