After recovering from COVID-19 in April of 2020, singer/songwriter Jill Fiore decided to transform her second floor fire escape into a musical stage. Her fire escape was “the first place [she] was able to crawl out onto when [she] was getting better.” It reconnected her with her community and other humans during such a difficult time.
Now, two years later, she’s taking to her fire escape once again on Friday, October 28th for one night only. The concert will start at 7pm on Essex between Grand and Hester Streets. The performance will include an LED light show, plus a drummer to her guitar and vocals.
Fiore has been a musician for nearly a dozen years; her living room even functions as a music studio. After missing music venues since their shut down in March, Fiore thought of this creative and safe way to bring live music back to New York City when it had practically vanished.
The first performance at The Fiore Escape took place on October 24th, 2020. After only expecting the live performance to be a one time event, its unforeseen success had led to another show at the same time and place on November 21st, 2020. Audiences were welcome to come and enjoy as long as masks were worn and people socially distanced themselves from others. The show was additionally streamed on Instagram live.
Tonight’s two year anniversary concert will be The Fiore Escape’s biggest yet! These performances are for her neighbors and community members that helped her through “the toughest of times” and serve as “a reminder that we can and will overcome anything,” said Fiore.
Don’t miss your chance to rock out alongside your fellow NYers at The Fiore Escape’s epic return!