Healthfirst Sponsors 2014 WBLS-FM Summer Concert Series

NEW YORK, NY, June 11, 2014 – Healthfirst announces its title sponsorship of the 2014 WBLS-FM and 1190 WLIB Summer Concert Series. The series features free concerts open to the public in New York City Parks throughout Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn from June through August. This is the second year Healthfirst is sponsoring the series.
Popular R&B, Gospel and Hip Hop performers including gospel artist Smokie Norful, R&B sensation Musiq Soulchild, and old school rapper, Special Ed, will grace the stage at Von King and Betsy Head Parks in Brooklyn, Queensbridge Park, Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem and Summerstage in New York Central Park. Concerts will be held weekday evenings and weekends.
“The 2014 WBLS-FM and 1190 WLIB Summer Concert Series is a great way for New Yorkers to come out and enjoy free entertainment from respected artists in music,” said George Hulse, Healthfirst Vice President of External Affairs. “Healthfirst is proud to partner with WBLS-FM for the second year in a row to continue this concert series for the communities we serve.”
Concertgoers are invited to visit the Healthfirst booth at each concert to have their questions answered on health insurance and receive free health education materials. To learn more about the concert series, please visit the WBLS-FM and 1190 WLIB websites at and The complete schedule is as follows:
June 11: Brooklyn– Betsy Head Park – Sisqo of Dru Hill
June 18: Brooklyn– Von King Park – Hip Hop – DJ Bent Rock, Chubb Rock, Dana Dane, Special Ed
June 19: Brooklyn– Von King Park – Algebra
July 16: Queens– Queensbridge Park – J. Holiday
July 17: Queens– Queensbridge Park – Mobb Deep
August 9: Manhattan– Central Park – Gospel – Smokie Norful, Tasha Cobbs, Charles Jenkins
August 12: Manhattan– Marcus Garvey Park – R&B sensation, Joe
August 14: Manhattan–Marcus Garvey Park –Gospel–Byron Cage,Jessica Reedy,Allen AME Choir
August 17: Manhattan– Central Park – R&B sensation, Musiq Soulchild
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