Shows at Williamsburg Park
Wed. Sept. 20 – Doors 5:30pm; Show 7pm – THE DAPTONE SOUL REVUE FEATURING CHARLES BRADLEY backed by Menahan Street Band with special guests the Budos Band & Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens – FREE SHOW!
ABOUT THE SHOW: As part of the Daptone Soul Revue Charles Bradley, the Screaming Eagle of Soul, will be joined by labelmates the Budos Band and Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens, and will be backed by the one and only Menahan Street Band. The 64-year-old’s sophomore album, Victim of Love, was released this past April, but Bradley’s remarkable, against-all-odds rise has been well documented – how he transcended a bleak life on the streets and struggled through a series of ill-fitting jobs before finally being discovered by Daptone’s Gabriel Roth. After his 2011 debut “No Time For Dreaming” was released, there was one triumph after another: a stunning performance at South By Southwest that earned unanimous raves; similarly-gripping appearances at Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, Newport Folk Festival and Outside Lands; and spots on Year-End Best Lists from Rolling Stone, MOJO, GQ, Paste and more. He is also the subject of a documentary, Soul of America, which premiered at SXSW in 2012.
Sun. Sept. 22 – Doors 2:30pm; Show 3pm – LIBERTY ELLMAN – FREE SHOW!
ABOUT THE SHOW: Guitarist Liberty Ellman is a member of Henry Threadgill’s Zooid, and his unique sound has been featured in the creative ensembles of Greg Osby, Butch Morris, Wadada Leo Smith, Vijay Iyer, Myra Melford and Stephan Crump’s Rosetta Trio, among others. He has also been heard in a variety projects by artists such as Somi, Gordon Voidwell, Mike Ladd and DJ Joe Clausell. Ellman has produced 3 critically acclaimed CDs: Orthodoxy (Red Giant Records), Tactiles (Pi Recordings) and Ophiuchus Butterfly (Pi Recordings). His compositional style has been described as “at once highly controlled and recklessly inventive,” and “quite original and subtle.” This performance will feature Ellman on guitar, Peter Apfelbaum on organ and saxophone, and Jesse Murphy and Aaron Johnston on bass and drums.
Sat. Sept. 28 – Doors 5:30pm; Show 7:00pm – ROCK ALLEGIANCE TOUR featuring VOLBEAT, HIM, ALL THAT REMAINS, AIRBOURNE
ADV Price: $39.50
DOS Price: $45.00
ABOUT THE SHOW: Volbeat returns to North America on August 23rd to headline the third installment of the Monster Energy Rock Allegiance Tour. Since the band returned to Europe as a festival headliner for the late-Spring and Summer, their growth has shown no signs of slowing down. Currently, “The Hangman’s Body Count” is the #1 track at Active Rock radio for a 5th consecutive week. This follows prior chart toppers “Warrior’s Call,” “Still Counting” and “Heaven Nor Hell” bringing the total to four #1 singles at the format. In the U.S., Volbeat’s most recent album release Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies has sold 100,000 copies, while overseas the title has been certified platinum in their home country of Denmark, and gold in Germany, Austria, and Finland.
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Sun. Sept. 29 – Doors 2:30pm; Show 3pm – MONTE CROFT – FREE SHOW!
ABOUT THE SHOW: A thirty-year veteran of the New York music scene, Croft is a multi-instrumentalist, playing six instruments, and counting. Drums, vibraphone, keyboards, chromatic harmonica, bass guitar, and guitar are all part of an arsenal that actually includes his singing voice, bringing the count to seven. A brief stint at Columbia records in the 80’s produced two jazz albums, and a number of compilations. Monte has performed, and recorded, with such artists as James Spaulding, Nicholas Payton, Terence Blanchard, David “Fathead” Newman, Gino Vannelli, Cassandra Wilson, Brian Blade, Victor Bailey and Lenny White. He spent 2012 as a member of the classic, platinum-selling R&B/Funk unit, The Average White Band.
North 12th St. and Kent Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211
– Take the L to Bedford Ave., then head West (Cross Bedford Ave.) for three blocks. Turn Right on Kent Ave., and walk five blocks to N. 12th St. The main entrance is located to your left on N. 12th St.
– Take the G to Nassau Ave., then walk south on Bedford. Veer right at the fork and take Nassau down to the bend where it turns into Berry. Keep on Berry until you reach N. 12th St. and take a right. Walk two blocks. The main entrance will be ahead of you on the south side of N. 12th St.
– Bus Line: B62
East River Ferry to North 6th Street. Head north on Kent Avenue until you reach North 12th St. The main entrance is located to your left on N. 12th St.
NOTE: Driving is not recommended as there is limited street parking available in the area.
Restrictions – No bottles/cans, backpacks, umbrellas, chairs, coolers, etc. No bicycles, skateboards, dogs or pets allowed in the park.
No cameras allowed.
All events are Rain or Shine.
Age limit to enter : All ages
Everyone needs a ticket to enter.
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