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By Christine Richie

#OnTheList with Xtine is a weekly feature from Fresh 102.7’s Christine Richie that will be highlighting all things music and more, from her favorite emerging artists, top female vocalists, and much, much more!


Fresh in the Park is Saturday (July 23rd) and I couldn’t be more excited for Lukas Graham, NEEDTOBREATHE, and Stanaj. Anyone who listens to me knows I love a live show, but our concerts are special because I get to see all of you. When we’re on the air, we sit in a room by ourselves and talk about Fresh in the Park. We have no idea who’s listening or how many of you will show up. When I look out from the stage and see that you’ve filled up the lawn at Eisenhower Park, it makes my heart so happy! It means you not only listen to Fresh but you love it! I can’t really express how much that means to us. I’ve met so many wonderful people at these shows and it’s really great to finally put faces to whom I’m talking to everyday.

Also, it’s FREE! I know at times it feels impossible to snag concert tickets and the prices can get out of hand. This is one show you don’t have to worry about and can always enjoy with all your family and friends. I’m glad we can do that for you! Just a small way to say thank you for listening to Fresh.

Now onto the music! I like to pregame before a show, so here’s my playlist/wish list for Fresh in the Park. Hope to see you there!



I’m definitely a champion of new artists and we always try to introduce you to someone we think is well on their way to becoming a star. This time it’s Stanaj. He’s originally from Albania but now lives here in New York. A few of his musical inspirations are Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, and Maxwell. He’s posted many covers on YouTube an Instagram that show off his exceptional, soulful voice and impressive range.

He doesn’t have an album out yet but here is he first official release, “Romantic.”



NEEDTOBREATHE are originally from South Carolina and have been making music for quite a few years. They have a great southern rock sound and a strong faith which is at the core of their songwriting. Their 6th album Hard Love just came out Friday! They have so many songs I’m sure I missed some good ones but I feel like this is a good mix of old and new


Lukas Graham

I’m thrilled I’m FINALLY going to see Lukas Graham live! Everyone I know who has already had that experience all come away saying the same two words: “blown away.” “7 Years” is one of the biggest songs of the year and Lukas has an incredible voice. Just listen to his isolated vocals from 7 Years:

They’re going to be fun and probably shirtless… bonus! They only have one album here in the US, so I imagine they’ll play the entire thing, but here are my favorites.


Fresh 102.7 presents Fresh in the Park – our annual FREE outdoor concert with live performances this year by Lukas Graham, NEEDTOBREATHE and Stanaj at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, Long Island on Saturday, July 23rd, 2016!

Get more information on the event HERE.

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