NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Calling all musicians. The Emil Paolucci Summer Sounds Concert Series, created by the New Rochelle Council on the Arts, will start its ninth season in July; and NRCA is currently reviewing applications from msuic groups interested in performing in the series.
The popular concerts are free to the public and are performed every night from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Hudson Park band shell, located in Hudson Park along the Long Island Sound in New Rochelle.
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 5 to Aug. 23.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bands are asked to submit all information by Wednesday, Feb. 15. No late entries will be accepted.
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 more than 40 years, NRCA has worked to fulfill that mission by sponsoring art exhibitions, theatrical productions, dance recitals, film screenings, lectures and concert series