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Ben E. King Tribute feat. Chuck Jackson&Lloyd Price



Celebrating its 41st year, Harlem Week kicked off this Sunday, July 26th with “A Great Day in Harlem” at Grant’s Tomb on 122nd Street and Riverside Drive. This event was FREE features live music, including a special tribute to Ben E. King who died on April 30, 2015.

Ben E. King’s longtime friend and peer, a legendary R&B singer in his own right, Lloyd Price performed King’s 1961 big hit “Spanish Harlem.” But one time a great crooner seemed to be struggling to stay on the right note. Price disappeared after one song. Maybe he is getting old (82) but it was disappointing just the same.

Chuck Jackson_1

Another great singer who equally chart topping acts in 1960’s Chuck Jackson came on stage and started singing his signature song “Any Day Now,” the crowd went crazy. Jackson, 78, 4 years junior to Price delivers dynamic, rousing version of his 1962’s great hit. He also dedicated “Stand By Me” to the late Ben E. King.

♪♪~When the night has come And the land is dark And the moon is the only light we’ll see~♪♪

We all sang along with Jackson’ rendition of “Stand By Me.”



7/26(Sun)HARLEM WEEK KICKS OFF WITH “A GREAT DAY IN HARLEM” feat B.B.King & Ben E King Tribute


Sunday, July 26 at U.S. Grant National Memorial Park

Fun Family Day filled with activities for all ages – International Vendor Marketplace, Technology Pavilion, Urban Fashion Show, Cultural Showcase, Gospel Caravan, Concert with Ray Chew Band, Maysa & Guest artists plus a special Harlem music fest tribute to B.B. King and Ben E. King featuring Lloyd Price, Chuck Jackson and bandleader Paul Shaffer, King Solomon Hicks and Keith “The Captain” Gamble

WHAT:               HARLEM WEEK presents “A Great Day in Harlem,” the official  kick-off to the 41st Annual HARLEM WEEK Festival

WHEN:               Sunday, July 26, 2015 12:00 Noon – 8:30 PM

WHERE:             U.S. Grant National Memorial Park
West 122nd Street and Riverside Drive MAP

Sakura Park – Across from U.S. Grant National Memorial Park
Tech Pavilion: featuring Robotics, Smart Gadgets, Interactive Science Activities and more
U.S. Grant National Memorial Park

gospelforteens1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Artz, Roots and Rhythm: International Cultural Showcase

Featuring: Harlem Swing Dance Society, NJPAC Wells Fargo Jazz for Teens, Uptown Dance Academy and Africa Center’s Okay Africa DJ’s and Dancers

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

A Gospel Celebration

Featuring: inspirational music with Mama Foundation Gospel Choir, Tiger the Hope Boy and Bishop Hezekiah Walker and the Love Fellowship Crusade Choir

5:00 PM – 6:15 PM

Fashion Fusion Showcase

Spotlighting the best in urban fashions

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Harlem Music Fest Music Tribute

BB KingMusic Salute to B. B. King – featuring King Solomon Hicks and Keith “The Captain” Gamble

ben_e_king_2438304bMusic Salute to Ben E. King –featuring Lloyd Price, Paul Shaffer and Chuck Jackson with Toya

7:30 PM

Concert Under the Stars

Featuring: Ray Chew and the Harlem Music Fest All Star Band, International Recording Artist Maysa & Special guests

HARLEM WEEK began in 1974 as HARLEM DAY, a day of encouragement and fellowship in Harlem for New Yorkers. Given the huge success of the celebration, more days were added to showcase the community’s rich economic, political and cultural history.

Celebrating its 41st year in 2015, HARLEM WEEK will offer over 100 events from July 26th through August 22nd to over 2 million attendees from all over New York and the world. HARLEM WEEK celebrates the neighborhoods assets and unique flavor, promoting Harlem’s rich African, African-American, Caribbean, Hispanic and European history, culture, arts, religion, entertainment and sports.