This Saturday, CityRib, which opened on Parsons Blvd. in July, and is one of only two sit-down restaurants downtown Jamaica, is set to hold its first music concert.
The restaurant, which can seat up to 200 people, will focus on jazz, which has a rich history in the area, said Regan Uriarte, CityRib’s manager. The restaurant also features jazz as its background music.
The second event has been planned for Friday, Sept. 20, when a four piece jazz band featuring Renee Benot will perform.
"We want to bring excitement to the area and we want to give people a nice place to relax," said Uriarte. "There is nothing like that in this neighborhood."
Both events will start at 8 p.m. and will continue until 11 p.m.
Uriarte said if the concerts are well received, the restaurant will organize live music performances "at least once a month."
CityRib, which until now was open for dinner only, plus weekend brunch, will now be also serving lunch on Fridays, starting at 11:30 a.m.
CityRib is located at 89-04 Parsons Blvd. There will be no cover charge for music events. The restaurant will also be featuring drink specials during the events.