Sam Edelman After Party in the Prestige Village to Highlight Weekend of Show Stopping Entertainment at the Longines Masters of New York

13 April 2018 - EEM World

Local New York Artists BLACKOUT, Victory Boyd, and More Electrify the Weekend with Live Music and DJ Sets

New York. April 5, 2018– EEM, creators of the international Longines Masters Series 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 event 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 Sam Edelman After Party in the Prestige Village, performances by New York-based artists, including BLACKOUT, Victory Boyd, Michelle Cleary, Regina Wilson, and more.  Longines is the Title Partner, Official Timekeeper and Watch of the Longines Masters Series

Combining unparalleled sport with the top-ranked show jumpers in the world and the best of luxury lifestyle, the Longines Masters of New York offers fun and entertainment for the entire family. 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., 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 Stradwill 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 80s 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. Fittingly a local New York-based a cappella group, BLACKOUT is reinventing the genre of a cappella music with innovative arrangements and a distinct, signature sound. The group’s high-energy performances with a contemporary twist will rock both the Prestige Village and the arena with a pop-up performance Saturday evening.

After the top riders from Europe and the U.S. battle it out in a brand-new duel-style competition, the Riders Masters Cup, which promises to have the fans on their feet and cheering for their team, the excitement will continue at the Sam Edelman 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.

Local New York-based artists will perform the National Anthem ahead of each marquee show jumping class. Brooklyn-based firefighter Regina Wilsonwill 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. Wilson was only the 12th African-America woman to join the FDNY, and during the September 11th attacks, she was on the scene as one of the first responders to the World Trade Center.

Additional performers will include singer, songwriter, and professional anthem singer Michelle Cleary, who has performed at Madison Square Garden over 30 times and sung the National Anthem for Rangers hockey, Knicks basketball, Big East Tournament games, HBO's PPV Calzaghe vs. Jones Jr. World Championship boxing match, a NY Yankees' ALDS 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.