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Music Festival Featuring International Performers Coming to Sunnyside Gardens Park Saturday

The Queens United International Party Music Festival will take place at Sunnyside Gardens Park Saturday (Poster via Facebook)

Sept. 15, 2021 By Michael Dorgan

An outdoor music festival featuring performers from around the world is coming to Sunnyside Gardens Park Saturday.

The event, called the Queens United International Party Music Festival (QUIP), will kick off at 4 p.m. at the park, located on 39th Avenue. The Sept. 18 festival is scheduled to last around six hours.

The concert will celebrate the cultural diversity of Queens with performers from Uruguay, Mexico, the U.K., Japan and other nations.

There will be plenty of food and drink on offer with beer from the Alewife Brewing Company, pizzas from Uncle Jimmy’s Pizzeria and ice cream from Big Shane’s Ice-Cream.

There will also be dance contests and activities for kids.

The festival will start at 4 p.m. with music from Brooklyn Raga Massive, a group that plays a type of Indian classical music known as raga.

At 5 p.m., Somer Suarez, an electro musician from Uruguay, will take the stage.

The Lowers, a U.K. rock band, will perform at 5:30 p.m., while the band Radio Jarocho will take the stage at 6:30 p.m. to blast out music from Veracruz, Mexico called jarocho.

At 7:15 pm. Davi Vieira will play Brazilian dance music known as forró.

The Brown Rice Family band will top off the night at 8 p.m. with a Jamaican ska/hip hop performance. The members of the Brown Rice Family band hail from countries such as Haiti, Japan, Jamaica, South Africa and Nigeria.

Rob Weisberg, a DJ for the Jersey City-based independent community radio station WFMU, will play mixes between sets.

There is no admission fee. However, attendees will be asked to make a $10 donation upon entry that will go toward the park and pay the musicians.

A poster for the festival (via Facebook)

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