r. kelly*R. Kelly is making a big come back to New York after taking a six year hiatus.

On July 1, the artist will headline the annual “Groovin’ In The Park” at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens.

“Fans are hyped and ready for an extraordinary performance from the Rhythm & Blues legend who will be returning to New York for his first performance since his ‘Best of Both Worlds’ concert with Jay Z in 2004,” said event CEO Christopher Roberts, of Groovin Inc. “R Kelly represents the best of R&B and I am confident he will deliver a spectacular performance for music lovers.”

It will be a big event with other performances to include Boyz II men and music legend Jimmy Cliff.

The event will be a part of the American Independence celebrations, a concert series dedicated to celebrating the nation.