Ramp Family in The Plaza

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Rampfamily_81915The Ramp Family Caribbean Band will be performing at Firefighters’ Park this Tuesday, Aug. 25, at 8 p.m.

“We are excited to have the Ramp Family Caribbean Band return to Firefighters’ Park to perform,” said Village of Great Neck Plaza Mayor Jean Celender. “The Ramp Family Caribbean Band puts on a spectacular show, and they always know how to get concertgoers up on their feet dancing to the music of the Caribbean. We would like to thank the concert’s cosponsors, Nemat Development and Richland Management, for their support of our 2015 Summer Concert Series.”

Gerald Rampersad, the patriarch of the Ramp Family Caribbean Band, has been recognized as one of the most influential Caribbean saxophonists in the tristate area. His combination of calypso, reggae, jazz and East Indian influences has made him a unique and well-accomplished musician. Born into a family of musicians, Rampersad grew up playing music with his four uncles, all of whom who are well respected artists in Trinidad and Tobago. He has played with some of the greatest Caribbean artists in the U.S., Europe, India and Jamaica.

In the event of inclement weather on the day of the performance, the concert will be moved to the Great Neck Social Center at 80 Grace Ave. To verify the location, check with Village Hall staff, visit www.greatneckplaza.net or call 516-482-4500 after 5 p.m. for a recorded message clarifying whether the concert has been relocated from Firefighters’ Park to the Social Center.

The Village is grateful to the Great Neck Park District and the Great Neck Social Center for their assistance and support of the concert series, as well as the sponsors of this year’s concert series: Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel, Aura Salon & Style Lounge, Daruma of Tokyo, Douglas Elliman, Emanuel Entertainment Services/David Emanuel, Grace Plaza Rehab and Health Care Center, Great Neck Diner, Great Neck Park District, Great Neck Social Center, Jewels by Viggi, Jildor Shoes, Nemat Development and Richland Management.

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