Steel Pulse and Patti LaBelle to Perform at Groovin in the Park Concert on Sunday

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Founded in England’s Birmingham in 1975, Reggae band Steel Pulse shot to stardom as the opening act for Bob Marley on a 1978 tour and they haven’t slowed down since, tirelessly touring the world year after year. These Rastafarians, who say their music is central to a lifestyle that shuns racism and seeks to eradicate poverty, won a Grammy in 1986. This Sunday, they will come to Queens as part of Groovin in the Park, an annual, outdoor celebration of African, Caribbean and African-American cultures. Funny thing is, Steel Pulse will arguably be the second-biggest and second-most-accomplished act during the eight-hour concert. Patti LaBelle, an R&B singer who has won two Grammy awards over a 50-year career, will also be there. They will share billing with other noted performers, such as Tyrese, Ginuwine and Tank (TGT), Barrington Levy and Queen Ifrica. Vendors will sell everything from jerk chicken to multicolored flags. Details: Groovin in the Park, Roy Wilkins Recreation Center, Merrick and Baisley boulevards, Jamaica, June 30, noon – 8 pm, $69.99 and up.

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