Last winter, Kaufman Music Center brought live music back to NYC with a free, pop-up concert series that delighted 31,000 audience members and provided work to more than 200 artists when theaters were dark and cultural institutions still shuttered. Beginning on Thursday, February 3, the popular storefront series returns with a brand-new season of surprise performances ranging from classical, jazz and the Great American Songbook to R&B, Gospel and groundbreaking new music by artists dynamically bridging genres and cultures. The 2022 performers include soloists, duos, string quartets, chamber ensembles, Broadway stars, vocal ensembles and more, including many artists who have appeared at Kaufman Music Center’s Merkin Hall.

This year, Kaufman Music Center is working with even more community partners as the Musical Storefronts series continues to share the joy and sense of connection that live music inspires with New Yorkers of all ages and backgrounds. Concerts take place in a storefront transformed into a performance venue located at 30 Lincoln Plaza on the northeast corner of Broadway and W. 62nd Street, and are amplified by a sound system to passersby on the street. Performances will take place several days a week at 11 am and 12 + 1 pm, and at 4, 5 + 6 pm. Artists and programs will be announced on a rolling basis on Kaufman Music Center’s website (