2018 Picnic Pops Summer Concert Series
Every Wednesday from July 11 - August 1
And a Generous donation from
An Anonymous DonorBring a lawn chair or blanket and a couple of friends, and we'll provide the soundtrack for an enjoyable evening under the stars. Arrive early to picnic and stroll the gardens.
Gates open at 6:00 pm. Dance lesson at 6:30 pm. Concert starts at 7:00 pm. (2 sets, intermission, concert ends at 9:00 pm) $12.00 General Admission; $10.00 - 62 and older; $10.00 - members; free for children 17 and under (must be accompanied by an adult).
A Picnic Pops Car Pass costs $75.00 and gives you admission to all concerts for as many people as you can fit in your car, and also gives you choice parking.
Wednesday, July 11 - The Liverpool Shuffle
The Liverpool Shuffle performs authentic live Beatle Music performed by professinal Beatlemaniacs.
Wednesday, July 18 - Bob Merrill and the Hot Club of Paris All-Stars Gypsy Jazz/Swing
Charismatic trumpeter/vocalist Bob Merrill returns to Old Westbury Gardens with an assemblage of all-star musicians for an evening of great swing for listening and dancing pleasure. With noted French violinist Adrien Chevalier, they will pay tribute to the legendary “Hot Club of Paris” style of Gypsy Jazz made famous by the great Django Reinhart and Stephane Grappelli. With special guest artist, trumpeter/vocalist Bria Skonberg, they will also feature songs made famous by Louis Armstrong, and great hits by Louis Prima and Keely Smith.
Intermission will feature a performance by the Long Island Harmonizers, a Westbury-based men’s barbershop chorus, the local chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.
Wednesday, July 25 - Susan Pereira and Sabor Brasil
A dynamic Brazilian jazz ensemble led by vocalist, pianist, percussionist, composer Susan Pereira, who is joined by some of the top musicians on the New York Brazilian scene. The group performs fresh arrangements of classic tunes by renowned Brazilian composers such as Antonio Carlos Jobim, Milton Nascimento, and João Donato, as well as playing Susan’s original compositions. Their unique front line of voice and trombone has captivated audiences in New York City (Lincoln Center, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Iridium, Zinc Bar) and beyond (Rochester International Jazz Festival, Jazz in June in Lincoln, NE, Savannah Jazz Festival, Hartford Jazz Festival, among many others).
Wednesday, August 1 - Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks
The Emmy award winning band returns for an evening of 1920s and 30s jazz and popular dance music. In 30 years as a bandleader, Vince Giordano has become the authority on recreating the sounds of 1920s and ’30s jazz and popular music. “I just love the energy of the early jazz,” says Giordano. “I wanted to recapture some of that.”