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Soul Food

Madison Square Park hosts the fourth annual Big Apple BBQ Block Party this weekend. Here’s the best of the music lineup. (See “The Week: Restaurants” for more about the food.)

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  1. 1. Jimmie Dale Gilmore

    June 10 at 4:45

    The veteran Texan folk-singer; you’ll likely hear material from his most recent, Grammy-nominated album of honky-tonk and folk, recorded to honor the memory of his father.

  2. 2. Brian Mitchell

    June 11 at 3

    Having jammed with everyone from Mary J. Blige to Bill Clinton, the multitalented pianist performs with his New Orleans–style jazz band, Loisaida Social Club.

  3. 3. Bettye Lavette

    June 11 at 4:45

    She’s long been a cult favorite among the soul-obsessed, and her 2005 album I’ve Got My Own Hell to Raise attracted new fans thanks to collaborations with Fiona Apple, Lucinda Williams, and others.

At Madison Square Park, Madison Ave. at 23rd St., New York, NY 10010 212-538-5058. See full event listing.


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