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New York Based Festival to Re-Stream Irma Thomas Performance

09:00 March 11, 2021
By: Kala Hathorn

The Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage, New York City's largest, free outdoor performing arts festival, will be celebrating Women's History Month by streaming past performances from a select and diverse group of women in music and dance throughout the month of March.

On March 25th, 7 to 7:45 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, SummerStage Anywhere will stream a 2019 performance by New Orleans's own Queen of Soul Irma Thomas. During said performance, Thomas shared the stage with other well-known artists like Archie Bell, Joe Bataan, Betty Harris, Renaldo Domino, Binky Griptite, and the Brooklyn Rhythm Band. The performance, which took place after Thomas had celebrated her 80th birthday, will be streamed for free on a multitude of SummerStage Anywhere's social media platforms (YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitch). Don't miss a performance that captures Thomas's spunk and her ability to captivate the hearts of people worldwide, and see why she continues reign as the undisputed Queen of Soul.

Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage, which is a member of the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA), is also a women-run festival that strives to continue to give women in the entertainment world a voice. SummerStage is also dedicated to revitalizing parks into vibrant centers to represent urban life through sports, arts, and community building programs. With SummerStage originating 35 years ago, more than six million people all over the world have joined together to participate in this groundbreaking festival, featuring renowned artists like Big Freedia, Nailah Blackman, La India, Young M.A., Corinne Bailey Rae, Fenne Lily, Angelique Kidjo, and Carla Morrison.

If you are interested in following this year's virtual programs, as well as see what other artists will be featured, visit Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage Anywhere's website.

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