Something Special Big Band to play Plaza


The Something Special Big Band, featuring Phil Costa, will be performing Tuesday, July 23 at Firefighters’ Park. Always one of the most popular shows of the Plaza’s annual summer concert series, Phil Costa and his Something Special Big Band will be returning to Firefighters’ Park with a playlist intended to delight concert-goers. 

Considered one of the finest nostalgia/swing orchestras in the metropolitan area, Phil Costa’s Something Special Band has performed together for years, featuring in several major music and jazz festivals throughout the tri-state area. Many members of the 16-piece orchestra and vocalists have performed with greats like Benny Goodman, Harry James, Lionel Hampton, Count Basie and Woody Herman. To date, the band has produced six music records, earning praise from numerous critics along the way.

Make sure to visit Firefighters’ Park, Tuesday at 8 p.m. to hear this group as they perform a mix of new and old hits that will be sure to have you dancing the night away. The concert is sponsored by Daruma of Tokyo located at 95 Middle Neck Road.

In the case of inclement weather, the concert performance will be moved to the Great Neck Senior Center (80 Grace Avenue). Check with village staff at the Village Hall on the day of the concert, or call our voicemail after 5 p.m. at (516) 482-4500. There will be a recorded message if the day’s scheduled concert has been moved from Firefighters’ Park to the Senior Center. There will also be an announcement on the Village website,, in the case of inclement weather.


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