About us page
Forest Park BandShell, Woodhaven, Queens, NY
Assemblywoman Jennifer Rajkumer
I want to send out a very special thank you from myself and on behalf of all the bands and staff that made this event possible. Ms. Rajkumer donated our beautiful QRF masks in 2021 to keep us all safe during COVID, and in 2022 a donation of incredible QRF shirts. Jennifer Rajkumer has also assisted with promotion over the past three months and once again came through with our amazing QRF23 Shirts!
Where and When
Forest Park Band shell
Forest Park, Forest Park Dr, Woodhaven, NY 11421
SATURDAY JULY 1, 2023
11:30 AM - 8:00PM
FREE LIVE MUSIC EVENT
The Seuffert Bandshell is named in honor of George Seuffert Sr., whose band started the tradition of free, public concerts in Forest Park. During the summer, the bandshell is frequently home to a variety of family-friendly free concerts. It features public restrooms, parking for 298 cars and 2500 seats."
How it all came together ....
As a professional drummer/percussionist for the past 35 years in many original and cover band projects as well as session work either already established or built from the ground up. The work, although gratifying, is often a great challenge and at times can be a struggle like any struggling musician will tell you.
His vision came in to focus for me early 2018 when short on gigs and an urge to play out, George Wasek thought it would be a good idea to see who was interested an an outdoor rock festival and what better place than Forest Park Band Shell.
I wanted to create a venue to promote original bands who got their start in Queens and the NYC Area.
The feedback was overwhelming from local and national Queens-based bands. This brought us to our kick off show August 25, 2018. The bands did not disappoint and the event exceeded our expectations. Thanks to the New York City parks department and the city of Woodhaven as we were invited back for year 6th year with a brand new lineup.
Unfortunately, we lost many solid Rock Venues due to high rents and lack of support during and following COVID struggles. Musicians (myself included) depend on these venues to promote our music.
New York and Queens have always been resilient and STRONG. NEW YORK STRONG! WE NEED MUSIC AND ESPECIALLY ROCK 🎶🎵
Thank You to the Fans... You Have once again made this all possible.
Enjoy The Show !
George M Wasek (QRF Producer)