Down the road from Louis Armstrong’s home and at the site of the World’s Fair, Queens now has a festival worthy of Louis’ immense cultural legacy and the Wonderful World he celebrated in his music. Hosted by Kupferberg Center for the Arts, the Louis Armstrong’s Wonderful World Festival has welcomed music legends that are influenced by Satchmo’s lasting music, and this year is no different. This year’s line-up includes Queens-born rapper and gourmet chef Action Bronson and New Orleans’ eight-piece brass ensemble The Soul Rebels.
Sponsored by New York Community Bank, The Kupferberg Presents 2017-2018 season features a vibrant lineup of world-class cultural events, concerts, and family programs at Colden Auditorium, Lefrak Concert Hall, Goldstein Theatre, and select off-campus locations for the 2.2 million residents of New York City’s most diverse borough. Since 1961, Kupferberg Center for the Arts has provided accessible and affordable world-class cultural entertainment to the NYC region. From classical and pop performances, to concerts and school residences, to a wide range of family events, over 350,000 individuals attend events at Kupferberg Center for the Arts each year. For tickets and information, visit kupferbergcenter.org or call the box office at (718) 793-8080. The box office hours are Tuesday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and up to one hour prior to all performances.