J&R Music & Computer World has had a free outdoor JazzFest for the past six years in City Hall Park in New York each August. Now it is inaugurating its first annual J&R SummerFest June 13-15 in City Hall Park featuring R&B and gospel music. J&R is presenting the series
"to thank the city for all their support" since the Sept.
11 terrorist attacks, and to encourage New Yorkers "to keep
returning to downtown Manhattan." The store is a block East from the former World Trade Center.
The line up is Boyz II Men, Ruff Endz and Mike Phillips on June 13; Ashford & Simpson and Alyson Williams on June 14; and Regina Belle, Hezekiah Walker, Boys Choir of Harlem and Woody Rock on June 15.