Down the road from Louis Armstrong’s home and at the site of the World’s Fair, Queens now has a festival worthy of Louis’ immense cultural legacy and the Wonderful World he celebrated in his music. This year’s headliners include Dr. John, Kermit Ruffins, and Soulive. Local acts with international flair will round out the line-up, showcasing Louis Armstrong’s influence on a variety of musical genres and staying true to his mantra that “you gotta listen to all types of music.”
In addition, the festival’s Backyard Bash will feature family friendly activities throughout the park, recreating the memorable garden parties that Louis hosted for his friends and neighbors at his home in Corona where he lived for almost 30 years.
The festival is a free all-ages event and will take place from 1 PM to 8 PM on July 16, 2016.
The site of two twentieth century World’s Fairs attended by millions of people, Flushing Meadows Corona Park continues to draw and delight visitors. As one of the largest parks in NYC and home of the iconic Unisphere, it houses a zoo, an art museum, a botanical garden, a science museum, and a baseball stadium.
Just a short ride from Manhattan, the park is easy to get to by car or public transportation. Just hop on the 7 to Mets – Willets Point or follow our easy directions here.
Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College is the proud producer of Louis Armstrong’s Wonderful World and Queens’ premier arts center. We provide superior, accessible, cultural arts programming for the New York City Metro area. Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College features a vibrant lineup of world-class cultural events, concerts, and family shows at Colden Auditorium, LeFrak Concert Hall, Goldstein Theatre, and select off-campus locations.
Jerry Seinfeld, J. Cole, Jason Mraz, and Gladys Knight have played on our stages. Our programming includes more than fifty free outdoor concerts this year, including Louis Armstrong’s Wonderful World and engaging live shows at our home at Queens College. For more information visit kupferbergcenter.org.