EEM, creators of the international Longines Masters Series, recently announced the much-anticipated entertainment lineup for the four-day Longines Masters of New York, which will take place April 26-29 at NYCB LIVE, Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The international show jumping series will feature a star-studded lineup of live musical performances and DJ sets throughout the debut of the Longines Masters of New York, highlighted by Saturday night’s Riders Masters Cup After Party, performances by New York-based artists, including BLACKOUT, Victory Boyd, Michelle Cleary, Regina Wilson and more.
Between all the heart-pounding action, guests will be able to visit the massive 60,000 square-foot Prestige Village to shop equestrian boutiques and premium brands such as Longines, Mark Cross, Hermès Sellier, and Sam Edelman, view one-of-a-kind artwork from Helmholz Fine Art Gallery, Jen Brandon Studio and Donna B. Fine Art, and more.
Musical performances and DJ sets will fill the Prestige Village with toe-tapping beats throughout the entire event, creating an exciting, immersive cultural experience for spectators. Singer, songwriter and producer Victory Boyd will bring down the house on Friday, igniting the audience ahead of the Longines Speed Challenge, considered the fastest show jumping competition in the world.
In addition to the New York talent, female rock electric string quartet Phat Strad will electrify Saturday with acoustic live sets throughout the day, playing classical, operatic, adult contemporary, classic rock, dance/electronic and the most-requested pop hits from the 1980s through today. The group has opened for artists such as Robin Thicke, Kelly Clarkson, Bon Jovi, John Mayer and Train and will similarly set the stage for BLACKOUT, a New York-based a cappella group.
After the top riders from Europe and the U.S. battle it out in a brand-new duel-style competition that will have the fans on their feet and cheering for their team, the Riders Masters Cup, the excitement will continue at the after party in the Prestige Village, which will have the crowds “dancing their hooves off” in their Sam Edelman shoes as the Barons de Rothschild champagne flows late into the night.
New York-based artists will perform the National Anthem ahead of each marquee show jumping class. Brooklyn-based FDNY firefighter Regina Wilson will also be performing the National Anthem during the weekend as a tribute to those who serve in the new home of the American leg of the international Longines Masters Series, which started Season III in Paris and Hong Kong. Additional performers will include singer, songwriter Michelle Cleary, who has performed at Madison Square Garden more than 30 times and sung the National Anthem for Rangers hockey, Knicks basketball, Big East Tournament games, a New York Yankees playoff game and more. The Long Island Children’s Choir, whose mission is to unite children in song, to instill confidence, creative, and cooperation, and to encourage a sense of philanthropy in each of their young artists, will perform ahead of Sunday’s Longines Grand Prix, the most prestigious competition of the Longines Masters of New York.