WHO: Barnard College, one of the nation’s most prestigious women’s colleges, and Summer on the Hudson, sponsored by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation and the Riverside Parks Conservancy, present the 2019 artist lineup for “Make Some Noise: A Celebration of Women & Music,” featuring women musicians who are current students or recent graduates of New York City colleges and universities (in alphabetical order):

  • Bacchantae (Barnard College): Barnard’s all-female a cappella group
  • Castle Black (School of Visual Arts NYC): Rock trio with hard-hitting jams
  • Eden Ariel (Barnard College): Soulful singer-songwriter
  • Liberty Styles (Columbia University): Jazz vocalist and tap dancer
  • Luz Pinos Band (The New School): Ecuadorian singer and composer blending traditional South American rhythms with her improvisational personal style. Her first album “Mariposa Azul” won 16th Annual Independent Music Awards in the categories of Best Latin album and Best debut album and was the 2017 Gold Medal Award Winner at the Global Music Awards for Best Female Vocalist and Best Emerging Artist. A Rising Artist of the Week on TIDAL with 4 Top Spotify playlists in her belt, Luz recently performed at 2018 SXSW and is on tour.
  • Stephanie Chou (Columbia University): Saxophonist, singer and composer combining classical and Chinese influences with jazz and pop sensibilities

WHAT:Make Some Noise: A Celebration of Women & Music” is a free concert in Riverside Park, part of the Summer on the Hudson series, celebrating young women working to make their mark in one of the most vibrant music scenes in the world. The evening’s lineup spans a wide range of musical genres from a cappella to folk to rock to international experimentation and more. This year marks the event’s fifth anniversary, which will welcome back some of the standout artists from previous concerts.

WHEN: Sat., May 18, 5:00 p.m.

WHERE: Riverside Park, Crabapple Grove North (Enter Riverside Park at W. 91st or W. 95th St., Manhattan). Rain location: The Diana Center, Barnard College.

WHY: Free concerts abound in New York City during the spring and summer months; “Make Some Noise” celebrates the sounds of the City and honors our proud history of educating extraordinary young women.

HOW: Selected through a city-wide audition process held at Barnard College, the lineup represents and celebrates the power of women in New York City’s music scene.

Rochelle Ritchie