Boasting a host of performers, such as American R&B singer-songwriter R. Kelly and soulful reggae singer Freddie McGregor, the “Groovin in the Park” event easily lives up to its claim of being North America’s largest annual reggae and R&B concert.
Patrons are eagerly awaiting the June 25 concert at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, which also stars singer Leroy Sibbles of Heptones fame; veteran U-Roy, known as the “Originator;” dancehall’s Busy Signal; smooth singer Ken Boothe, aka “Mr. Rock Steady;” roots reggae singer Tarrus Riley; and Lloyd Parks of the We The People band.
And the Groovin’ in the Park experience has gone mobile this year with the introduction of an information-packed app. Available for Apple and android platforms. The app features exclusive content — artist interviews, event news, giveaways and more.
A family friendly event, children under 12 years old are admitted free to the concert with the requisite proof.
Tickets range from $65 for standard admission to $160 for VIP seating (with meals and beverages) and $260 for exclusive VVIP skybox seating (with meals and premium beverages).
Roy Wilkins Park is at 177-01 Baisley Blvd. near Merrick Blvd. Gate opens at 11 a.m.
Visit www.groovininthepark.com. for information