NYCity Slickers bluegrass band kicks off free Jersey City concert series

From left, singers Abigail Hardin, Annie Chadwick and Kim Harris front NYCity Slickers.

From left, singers Abigail Hardin, Annie Chadwick and Kim Harris front NYCity Slickers.

In her first job in show business, Jackson, Miss., native Annie Chadwick played washtub bass in a country-folk band when she was still a teenager. She is now a New York-based singer-actress with a long list of movie, TV, theater and cabaret credits. But she gets to reconnect with the music of her youth as one of the three singers in NYCity Slickers, a high-energy eight-piece progressive bluegrass band.

How progressive? Well, they have been known to cover Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream.”

The group will give a free concert at City Hall Plaza in Jersey City, June 25 at 6 p.m. Lawn chairs are recommended.

The show will launch Jersey City’s “Sounds of Summer Concerts” series. which will also include free jazz and Latin shows, and take place at various Jersey City locations.

Here is the schedule:

June 25: NYCity Slickers at City Hall Plaza, 280 Grove St. Rain date is June 29.
July 15: Latin music concert featuring La Charanga 76, led by flutist Andrea Brachfeld, plus an New Jersey City University student ensemble, at Washington Park. Rain date is July 20.
Aug. 19: Jazz concert featuring Winard Harper and Jeli Posse, plus an NJCU student ensemble, at Lincoln Park. Rain date is Aug. 25.
Sept. 10: The NJCU Alumni Jazz Big Band salutes trumpeter, flugelhorn player and composer Clark Terry at Grundy Pier. Terry died in February at the age of 94.

All shows begin at 6 p.m.


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