Joe’s Pub

The downtown music venue presents an evening of music in the park

Joe’s Pub, a program of the Public Theater, is an independent, non-profit music venue dedicated to supporting performing artists at every stage of their careers. This summer in the park, Joe’s Pub presents an evening with Broadway performer and rising R&B star Mykal Kilgore.

Kilgore’s artistry cuts through traditional barriers and represents the hope of gospel, the soul of R&B, and the vulnerability of country, His debut release, A Man Born Black, which earned him an NAACP Image Awards nomination for Outstanding New Artist, is an exploration of faith, loss the stumble and spills on the way to maturity, and the beauty of hope and love. Bryant Park welcomes him and Joe’s Pub to the Picnic Performances stage.

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Saturday, June 26, 7pm

A born and raised Floridian, Mykal Kilgore moved to Nashville, Tennessee, as a hopeful singer-songwriter after attending Florida State University. Also known for making bold political expressions, he became a viral sensation for his gospel-themed song “Reclaiming My Time,” based on the statement made popular by famed Congresswoman Maxine Waters. The video garnered over 10 million views in one week and landed him an appearance with the legislator on ABC’s The View. With the release of A Man Born Black, Kilgore is now stepping into the forefront to share his unique perspective with the world. His multi-octave ability is powerful and elegant, and stretches across music genres while his lyrics color the outlines of each of our personal experiences. His instrument is guaranteed to educate, entertain and elevate the lives of all who have the luxury of experiencing his unmatched sound.


New this year: thanks to generous support from Bank of America, nearly all Picnic Performances will be livestreamed and available to watch at no cost. We invite you to grab a blanket, get comfortable, and enjoy the show, no matter where you are!

Watch Mykal Kilgore’s performance on Bryant Park’s Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube channels @bryantparknyc

In-park attendance

Free tickets for attending in-person events in June will be available to reserve approximately 10 days ahead of each show.

Visit the Picnic Performances page for more information about in-park attendance.