Third Thursday Concert Series finale set for Sept. 21

Locust St. Riot 2The Atlantic City Free Public Library will be bringing free entertainment to the city with its Third Thursday Concert Series. Performances will be held on the third Thursday of each month from May through September. Shows begin at 5 p.m. and will be held at the Main Library. Please call (609) 345-2269, ext. 3112, for more information.
•    Gina Roche' Duo on May 18 – The Gina Roche’ Duo with John Swana will be performing blues, jazz and original compositions with a Brazilian twist. Roche’ is Atlantic City's own, known for her singing, songwriting and electric performances. After years of overseas performing and travel, she met the love of her life and began her family here in Atlantic City, a city that she loves fiercely.
•    Martin Payne & Friends on June 15 – Atlantic City Free Public Library staff member Martin Payne, who plays bass, leads a quintet that will perform jazz standards from the Great American Songbook. The songs include some of the most popular and enduring tunes from the 1920s to ’50s, including “All the Things You Are,” “Autumn Leaves,” “Days of Wine and Roses” and “Spain.”
•    Phyllis Chapell & SIORA on July 20 – Phyllis Chapell performs a unique mix of originals, folk, jazz, pop and international music, including songs in up to 13 languages. She has released two solo CDs and four CDs with her  internationally known ensemble Phyllis Chapell & SIORA. She has been named one of the top 500 jazz vocalists of all time by Scott Yanow (Down Beat, Jazz Times and AllMusicGuide).
•    Leonard Dozier on Aug. 17 – Accomplished actor and ADDY award-winning voice actor Leonard Dozier (pictured to the right) kicks off his 2017 Songwriter Tour and makes his only Atlantic City stop in support of his new album "Songwriter," which pays tribute to some of the great songwriters in music history, including: James Taylor, Stevie Wonder, Burt Bacharach and Babyface.
•    Locust St. Riot on Sept. 21 – Locust St. Riot is the music of singer/songwriter Justin Gonzalez being brought to life by the collaboration of three friends, trained as classical musicians, now exploring what originally drew them to music. LSR's originals can be heard on its self-titled CD, and it always pays homage to their inspirations with covers of Stevie Wonder, The Stylistics and Chris Isaak.
Gina Roche on May 18
Martin Payne on June 15
Phyllis Chapell
Phyllis Chapell & SIORA on July 20
Leonard Dozier

Leonard Dozier on Aug. 17
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Locust St. Riot on Sept. 21