J&R Announces Tech Expo Lineup
The New York retailer J&R Music and J&R Computer World has announced the lineup for its upcoming J&R Downtown Music Fest and Tech Expo, which is scheduled for Aug. 23-26, with 1980s stars Bruce Hornsby, Suzanne Vega, and Chaka Khan headlining free concerts during the expo.
The four different performance will all be held in City Hall Park, across the street from J&R’s store on Park Row in Lower Manhattan. The first concert, at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23, will feature Chaka Khan, with Lyfe Jennings and Israel and New Breed opening. The following night will feature, also at 5 p.m., Vega, with J. Holiday. On Aug. 25, Kevin Michael and Deemi will perform at noon, followed by the Bruce Hornsby Trio (along with Eldar, Deborah Cox, and Carl Allen and Rodney Whitaker), at 2 p.m. The last concert will be broadcast live on local radio station WBGO.
All performances will be followed by in-store autograph signings with the artists.