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Thursday Night Hang featuring Naiika Sings
July 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
July’s “Thursday Night Hang” at the West Kortright Centre features R&B/soul songstress Naiika Sings on Thursday, July 8. This is an outdoor event with food sold on-site by The Tulip and The Rose Cafe, starting at 5:30 PM, giving attendees extra time to enjoy the bucolic setting before the 7PM concert.
The event will be held rain or shine, with reserved tables under the event tent, and general admission on the lawn. Tickets start at $10 for WKC members; $15 for non-members. Lawn tickets are free for children ages 12 and under. Advance tickets are recommended, as tent seating is limited; walk-ups are welcome and will want to bring lawn chairs or blankets. Advance ticketing will close at noon on Thursday, 7/8. Call the WKC office for more information: (607) 278-5454 or email email@example.com
Haitian-American singer-songwriter Naiika Sings has been compared to such luminaries as Lauryn Hill, Jazmine Sullivan, and Whitney Houston. Two years ago, a video of her singing on a New York City subway went viral as millions watched a packed train of commuters lose their inhibitions in a spontaneous sing-along. In other videos, people danced in the aisles. “When Naiika sings,” said one post, “magic happens.” Since then, she has continued to perform her sultry mix of soul and style at venues including the Museum of Folk Art and Lincoln Center (with the band All My Friends Are Stars). Naiika also collaborated on the theme song to the 2020 Sundance/SXSW film selection “Coded Bias” about the racial shortcomings of facial recognition technology.) She recently released her first album (& single of the same name), 2gether.
“Humans need humans,” says Naiika. “We are, all of us, hungry for human connection.”
For tickets and information about the West Kortright Centre’s 2021 concerts and other programs, visit westkc.org. Please call (607) 278-5454 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.