NEW YORK – Grammy Award winning singing and songwriter Michael Bolton, who has sold more than 53 million albums and singles worldwide has been added to the stellar lineup for the 2015 ‘Groovin In The Park’ concert which unfolds at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, NY on Sunday, June 28.
Bolton will be joined on stage at ‘Groovin In The Park’ by R&B sensation Billy Ocean, reggae super group Morgan Heritage and dancehall/gospel DJ Lt. Stitchie and CocoTea who will both perform in a segment billed ‘Reggae/dancehall Finest.’
“Michael Bolton is the biggest and most accomplished music icon we have ever booked for the festival” Christopher Roberts, CEO of Groovin’ In The Park disclosed.
“He has worked on a wide array of projects spanning music, film, television and theater and remains committed to humanitarian causes, especially through the Michael Bolton Charities as well as other social and political organizations. We are truly excited and honored to have such an icon on our lineup” Roberts continued.
The powerful vocals of Michael Bolton have graced some of the the biggest songs of our time. His true success was realized with the album ‘Soul Provider,’ which sold more than 12.5 million copies world-wide. The disc showcased several chart-toppers including the #1 hit single ‘How Am I Supposed to Live Without You,’ which earned him his first Grammy Award. This pivotal album also included hit singles ‘When I’m Back on My Feet Again,’ ‘How Can We Be Lovers,’ ‘Soul Provider’ and the Grammy-nominated ‘Georgia on My Mind.’
In recognition of his artistic accomplishments, Michael has won two Grammy Awards, six American Music Awards and a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. As a songwriter, he has earned over 24 BMI & ASCAP Awards, including ‘Songwriter of the Year,’ ‘9 Million-Air awards,’ and the ‘Hitmakers Award’ from the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
In 2011 he became a viral sensation for being featured in the hugely popular, ‘Captain Jack Sparrow’ video that was launched on Saturday Night Live and was performed live on the Emmys. The Emmy-nominated video has racked up over 95 million views on YouTube, where it was the 3rd most viewed video of 2011. In 2012, his soulful voice, poignant lyrics, timeless style and good looks earned him a spot in several ‘People Magazine’s Sexiest Man’ issues, including 2012’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive.’
Presenting sponsor of Groovin’ In The Park 2015 is the Door Restaurant. Supporting sponsors include The Smoke House, TD Bank, SQPA, Nutrament, Caribbean Foods Delight Inc, BullZii Marketing, Groovin’ Radio, Laparkin Shipping, Tower Isle Patties and VP Records.