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Lobby Stage

February 2024

Join us for an ongoing series of free entertainment and family programming on the Vartan and Clare Gregorian Stage in the PAC NYC lobby. Check the schedule below for times and details. Performances on our Lobby Stage are free and open to the public on a first come, first serve basis with limited capacity.

Kids Breaking League  Photo: Mariana Catalina

Thu, Feb 1

Sabrout – 5:30pm
Park Avenue Artists’ Oscillate

Sabrout loves to gather bits of himself together and display them through DJing. This relationship with music is not merely transcendent, but fully embodied. He’s equally likely to play Spencer Kincy, HTRK, and Mary J Blige – you get the full sonic lore.

Fri, Feb 2

Lila Bloom – 5:45pm
Park Avenue Artists’ Spotlight

Lila Bloom is a born and raised New Yorker. With musical influences from Ella Fitzgerald to Bjork, and Radiohead to Madison Cunningham, Lila explores grief, awe, and surrender through her relationship to nature, her body, and conversations with a higher self. Lila Bloom plays the role of the bard sharing a range of songs from tender lullabies to rage filled war cries dedicated to the wary hearts of those who dare to interrupt generational cycles, refuse complacent living, and reclaim their lives.

Sat, Feb 3

A Jam Called Saturday Family Edition Featuring Zaven – 2:30pm
Family Programming

Zaven is a vocalist, producer, and multi-instrumentalist hailing from Los Angeles, California. He believes in the power of improvisation as an access point to greater self discovery and connectivity. Growing up as a hip hop lyricist, poet and music producer, Zaven uses improvisation extensively in his work. Honed through the study of jazz, Zaven uses a combination of composed and freestyle songwriting, creating intricate lyrics and beats, as well as leading ensembles, all in the moment.

Sat, Feb 3

Natu Camara – 8:00pm
Annie O presents at PAC NYC

Natu Camara is a powerhouse hailing from the vibrant heart of West Africa. As a dynamic singer, songwriter, and humanitarian, she blends Guinean traditional sounds with pop, soul, and rock, creating an Afro-rock experience that knows no borders. Natu’s mesmerizing performances tackle global issues, touching hearts worldwide and making her a true luminary in the world of music.

Thu, Feb 8

Telesforo – 5:30pm
Park Avenue Artists’ Oscillate

Originally hailing from Virginia, Telesforo moved to New York in 2021 to pursue his dreams of becoming a DJ. His diverse sound borrows influence from a number of different regional scenes that he grew up within, most notably DC, San Diego, and the Bay Area. Telesforo currently lives in Bushwick, where he hosts an Open Decks night at Eris, and curates the Happy Hour at Bossa Nova Civic Club.

Fri, Feb 9

Beijing Contemporary Art Foundation Presents:
Yukes 玉刻 – 5:45pm

Yukes 玉刻 is a Shanghai-based musician focusing on contemporary fusion of traditional Chinese instruments and synthesizers and effect units, as a means to stimulate the growth of domestic music production in the world of traditional Chinese Folk Music. During the performance, Yukes will play excerpts of his upcoming EP <Yiqiqu: We Go Together 一起去>, a multi-instrumental fusion comprised of microhouse electronic grooves, post-rock electronic guzheng solos, and breathy bamboo flute solos.

Sat, Feb 10

Odetta Hartman – 8:00pm
Annie O presents at PAC NYC

Odetta Hartman’s swansongs is a dynamic and acid-tinged rodeo of love and ambition, hopeful, energetic, and sometimes chaotic, yet always captivating. Following her debut mini-LP 222 and Old Rockhounds Never Die, which saw her touring her unique one-woman-orchestra performance style — part Jack White rock ‘n’ roll folk blues and part electronic experimentations — she returns with her most assured set of songs to date. Odetta will be joined onstage by her best friend, bandmate, and co-producer, Alex Friedman on percussion.

Photo by Jamie Ellington.

Thu, Feb 15

Zoobiana – 5:30pm
Park Avenue Artists’ Oscillate

Zoobiana (she/her) is an open format DJ with a focus on hip hop, rnb, mashups, and remixes. She plays music for the room, mood, and sometimes even the zodiac season (@zodiacaphrodisiac). When Zoobiana is on the decks, prepare to dance, freely express yourself, and hear new music + nostalgic throwbacks.

Fri, Feb 16

Joe Block – 5:45pm
Park Avenue Artists’ Spotlight

Joe Block has ascended to be one of the premier pianists and composers working in music today. A Philadelphia native, he started playing classical piano at age 2 before switching to jazz in middle school. Block is hailed by Jazz at Lincoln Center as one of “jazz’s most promising young composers”, and most recently, was named a semi-finalist in the 2023 Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz International Piano Competition. He will be playing some of his favorite songs in solo piano on the PAC NYC Lobby Stage.

Sat, Feb 17

RYC’s Music With A Message – 2:30pm
Family Programming

It’s more than just music! For over 20 years, Music With A Message, a program of Renaissance Youth Center, has been captivating audiences by delivering powerful messages through creative renditions of songs and innovative original compositions. This 25-member youth group has been touring all year leaving audiences inspired.

Sat, Feb 17

Sarah Cabral and Mauro Refosco – 8:00pm
Annie O presents at PAC NYC

Sarah Cabral, originally from southern Brazil, draws on diverse influences like modern jazz, avant-garde, and classical genres. Currently based in New York City, she captivates audiences at notable venues and festivals across the country. Mauro Refosco, a Grammy-winning percussionist, began his touring journey as David Byrne’s percussionist. He later joined The Lounge Lizards and founded his own band, Forró in the Dark. Sarah and Mauro will be joined by Guilherme Monteiro on guitar and Jenna Pascale on cello.

Wed, Feb 21

BMCC Live – 2:30pm
Civic Alliances Presents

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) is proud to present free performances from their music, speech, communication, and theater arts departments each month on our Lobby Stage. Performances will feature the college’s extraordinarily talented students showcasing a wide variety of contemporary and original material.

Thu, Feb 22

Roman Chappelle – 5:30pm
Park Avenue Artists’ Oscillate

Roman Chappelle is a recording artist, producer, and DJ living in NYC. Playing at some of the city’s foremost clubs, his DJing blends the legacy of NY’s Disco and House with new soundscapes. His parties bring together people from all walks of life to meet, connect, and dance.

Fri, Feb 23

Michael Thurber – 5:45pm
Park Avenue Artists’ Spotlight

Michael Thurber is a Drama Desk nominated composer & lyricist. He has composed scores for numerous Public Theater productions, including the 2021 Shakespeare in the Park adaptation of Merry Wives; and Romeo Y Julieta, a radio play starring Lupita Nyong’o. Michael wrote music and lyrics for the Broadway bound musical Goddess and has performed with the likes of Chris Thile, Yo-Yo Ma, Willie Nelson, James Taylor, Mavis Staples, and many more.

Sat, Feb 24

Fyütch – 2:30pm
Family Programming

A high-energy Hip-Hop dance show for kids about self-love and empowerment. Dance, learn sign language, and recite positive affirmations. The show introduces kids to lesser known Black history facts and connects them with cultures other than their own by fostering a fun, welcoming and affirming environment. Fyütch performs songs and leads interactive discussions based on the topics of identity, safe spaces, eco-conscious habits, and Indigenous Peoples.

Sat, Feb 24

Morley – 7:00pm
Annie O presents at PAC NYC

Morley weaves the threads of jazz, soul, and global folk traditions into a singular tapestry of vocal and acoustic splendor. She will be accompanied by the great Chris Bruce, on guitar, Justin Hicks and Kenita Miller on vocals and Kyle Miles on bass. To date, Morley has released seven albums and spearheaded the active fundraiser, Borderless Lullabies. Morley also uses music as a tool for dialogue facilitation and conflict resolution when working with survivors of human trafficking and war. Prepare to be uplifted, soothed and inspired.

Photo by Sandrine Lee.

Thu, Feb 29

k a i – 5:30pm
Park Avenue Artists’ Oscillate

k a i (Kai Salem) DJs techno, acid, trance, and groove. She loves using her sets to juxtapose lightness and darkness, textural elements, and rolling rhythms. She moved to Brooklyn from Providence, RI, where she was involved in climate organizing and art communities. Kai is currently a law student focusing on climate and energy law.