Hey guys... it's gonna be a hot one here in The Big Apple
But I know a really cool place near a lake covered by shade trees.
SEE YOU TOMORROW... one way or another!
I'm gonna be packing up my guitar and heading to Central Park to share another afternoon of music and laughs. If you're here in The Big Apple, I hope I see you out there. If you live in a different part of the country or a different part of the world... I hope I see you right here on your computer. I'll be in Central Park tomorrow with all you guys who are here in New York City, starting about 1:00!
AND A LITTLE LATER, WE'RE GONNA STREAM THE AFTERNOON LIVE ONLINE, TOO!!!
If you can't join us in person, CLICK ON THIS BANNER... for whatever you want to pay.
3:00 eastern 2:00 central 1:00 mountain 12:00 noon pacific (Europe and South America, you're on your own.)
If you're in NYC... I'll be out in Central Park tomorrow from about 1:00 until about 6:00 or until I fall over... whichever comes first.
Parents:If you're thinking about coming out with small children, consider if this is the kind of event that is appropriate for young kids! Ha! After about 10 minutes, they usually prefer a playground! If you do bring children, please make sure they're well-behaved and are respectful of the nice people around them listening to music. ~ THANKS
Okay, it's summer. It's hot. But we've got the perfect place to share an afternoon of music and laughs, and stories and smiles... like we've been doing for the past 24 years. I'm looking forward to hangin' out with my fellow New Yorkers and maybe a couple of thousand friends for all across the country and around the world.
AND IF YOU DON'T LIVE IN NEW YORK... you can hang out with us LIVE online!!!
The world is becoming a very small campus. This is something we only imagined for years. We are going to stream the afternoonLIVE to everybody online. Now the whole world can hang out with us in real-time. And everybody can chat with each other, and make comments, and talk about the music, and eventually make requests. If you can be in NYC, here's a map to show you where we are!
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But if you're NOT in New York, you can join us by clicking on this banner and logging in around 3:00 edt. This is year #24 that we New Yorkers have been out there together, and every weekend we've been joined by thousands of people from all over the world. Technology is progressing exponentially every year, and so tomorrow we catch up with the future. Here's what I'm gonna ask you to do.
OH!!! At the beginning of the summer I was lucky enough to be part of the very first Global Family Reunion. At that gig, I shared a stage with legendary songwriter Paul Williams, and partied on the main stage with Sister Sledge, and then did a set of my own. It was very, very cool.
Here's a moment from that gig.
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Listen, most of you live in or around New York City but I know a lot of you are new around here. And a lot of you are checking in from different parts of the country and different parts of the world. A lot of you guys showed up after the newest video from the December concert hit YouTube and Twitter. Well, I update this page almost everyday. Still, you can hit the ARCHIVE here at the site. And all around the internet you can find stuff if you Google "David Ippolito" or "That Guitar Man" or...
OR on YouTube:thatguitarman
OR on Twitter:@thatguitarman
There's always a lot cool stuff goin' on someplace. Keep checking back.
Gotta keep focusing on the beauty in this world. The ugliness will always be there. Let's all keep trying to move a little closer to the Light every day. I have work to do. The tools of my work are music and the written word. We all have different ways of feeding the beauty and starving the ugly. I hope we all get use them during our next lap around the Sun. I hope we all feel a part of One world in 2015.
Oh listen... nobody is more disappointed or heart-broken than me that there will be no video this year from "The Something'th Annual Year End Concert". But trust me, we had a blast... again. Actually we had people travel from Maryland and Pennsylvania and Massachusetts, just so they could be in town for this gig. (A couple from Europe actually told they scheduled their trip to the Big Apple around this concert!)
So very cool.
Here are the first photos from this year's gig.
CLICK ON EACH PHOTO FOR LARGER IMAGE . . . . . . .
Now I just relax and post fun shit here at the website through the end of the year, OKAY?
Like I always say... I know a lot of you are checking in from different parts of the country and different parts of the world. For the newcomers who have NO idea what it is we do in the Central Park...
Check out the brand new Photo Gallery for this year.
All outdoor events are weather permitting! Stop by the website before you go if it is questionable.
Central Park Schedule
Saturdays Starts around 12:30 and ends when the sun goes over the Hudson.
Please check the website to insure that David is playing!
David is available for private parties and events. Please call (646) 504-7275 for fees and availability.
A note from filmmaker Dean Love...
As you may know I am producing a documentary about "That Guitar Man from Central Park". I would like to ask all David's fans out there to write me and tell me any stories you may have about David and his playing in Central Park and how it has affected you or what it has meant to you. I've already heard some great stories, but I know there are more that I haven't heard. So if you got a story to tell about David and his music, please briefly write it out and send it to email@example.com. I will be contacting people from the stories submitted to interview them for possible inclusion in the film. Thank you and I look forward to seeing everyone on the hill this summer. - Dean