New York City’s Grammy-nominated vocalist, keyboardist and composer Nicole Zuraitis returns to Northern Kentucky as one of the talented performers who will fill Behringer-Crawford Museum with sensational sounds in our annual Music@BCM concert series.
Zuraitis, whose debut 2018 appearance here was captured on a CD, Live at the Two-Headed Calf, opens the series on Thursday, May 16, accompanied by Nonet, her husband Dan Pugach’s nine-piece ensemble.
In addition to her own original compositions and new arrangements, the classically trained musician also performs jazz, torch songs, R&B and classic favorites from Sade to Dolly Parton – including Parton’s soul stirring ballad, Jolene, which resulted in a Grammy nod for Zuraitis and Pugach.
The Music@BCM series continues May 30 and then on Thursdays through August with some exceptions for holidays. Weather permitting, concerts are held in BCM’s outdoor amphitheater at 1600 Montague Road – Devou Park, Covington KY 41011. Doors open at 6 p.m. with refreshments available for sale, and the concert runs from 7 to 9 p.m. Concert-goers are invited to bring folding chairs or blankets for seating. In case of inclement weather, the events will move indoors. Guests are encouraged to call 859-491-4003 to confirm the schedule.
Admission is $5 for adults and free for children ages 3-12, who can participate in a new Kids’ Music Club offering free children’s activities during the concerts, starting in June. Concert-goers who ride their bikes to Music@BCM get free admission, courtesy of the Devou Good Project. Parking is free. Adult beverages are available for purchase. Concert-goers can also purchase food by Colonial Cottage of Erlanger, KY, supporting local community organizations.
The 2019 schedule includes:
May 30: Dave Brubeck Quartet tribute featuring Rick VanMatre with the Phil DeGreg Trio - Jazz
June 6: Leroy Ellington’s Sacred Hearts - Roots
June 13: Mt. Auburn Brass - Brass
June 20: Mambo Combo - Latin
June 27: Comet Bluegrass All Stars - Bluegrass
July 11: Jake Speed – Family-oriented
July 18: Ben Levin & Heaters - Blues
July 25: Bam Powell and the Troublemakers – Northern Kentucky Rock
August 1: The Bluebirds - Blues
August 8: Robin Lacy & DeZydeco - Cajun
August 15: The Company with Ramona Blaine – Old-school show band