Live concert series returning to Williamsburg waterfront this year


Sleigh Bells to perform with Run the Jewels on June 14

We knew that there would be a few shows as part of the Northside Festival, but this is great news. Neko Case kicks off the series in June, which will be called Brooklyn Live at the Inlet:

Indie, deep house, hip-hop and everything in between will be taking over 50 Kent Avenue, starting with Northside Festival’s headlining shows June 12-14 with Neko Case, Built to Spill, Best Coast, Run the Jewels, Sleigh Bells and more. [Read more…]

Williamsburg Park Starting To Look More Like A Concert Space


A lot is changing in the neighborhood today – not only is the McCarren Park Pool open for business, but construction on the stage at Williamsburg Park is officially underway. Concert series organizers posted this photo to Facebook today. The space looks different than it did the last time we saw it, but still looks mostly like a parking lot.

Checkout our Williamsburg Park Concerts page for more info on this summer’s series.

David Byrne and St. Vincent Are Bringing Their Act To The Waterfront Series


Williamsburg Park announced on Facebook today that David Byrne and St. Vincent will be joining the waterfront concerts lineup. The show is on September 29th and tickets go on sale on June 22nd.

As we posted earlier today, the two musicians are working on a project together and the first track is now available.

This announcement – as well as last week’s one for the Gotye show – is a welcome change from the otherwise ’90s-heavy schedule. But where are all the free shows?

Gotye Makes The Waterfront Concerts Lineup A Little More Contemporary

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Gotye, the Australian singer-songwriter whose “Somebody That I Used To Know” has been inescapable since April, has joined the Williamsburg Park concert series lineup. Gotye stands out from the rest of lineup, which is heavy on bands that started out in the late ’80s and early ’90s like Counting Crows, Sublime, and Jane’s Addiction. The concert is September 27th with GIVERS and Zammuto. Tickets are now on sale.

The Peter Gabriel-sounding “Somebody That I Used To Know” has over 246 million views on YouTube.

Jane’s Addiction, Die Antwoord, & Counting Crows Join Waterfront Lineup

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Jane’s Addiction, Die Antwoord, Counting Crows and others are the latest to join the waterfront concerts LACOSTE L!VE Williamsburg Park Concert Series lineup, organizers announced today. Counting Crows will perform with We Are Augustines, Field Report, and Kasey Anderson & The Honkies are on July 17th. Jane’s Addiction and Die Antwoord are on August 17th. Tickets for both shows are on sale this Friday.

This summer’s lineup so far includes Cake, My Morning Jacket, Sublime, and Cypress Hill.

Waterfront Series Is Officially The LACOSTE L!VE Williamsburg Park Concert Series

The official name for this summer’s waterfront concerts is The LACOSTE L!VE Williamsburg Park Concert Series, according to Fashion Daily Mag. The details of Lacoste’s involvement is unclear, but the brand will have an interactive and eco-friendly “pop-up shop” at the venue, a re-purposed shipping container that will have men’s and women’s apparel and a listening station, among other features.

Lacoste debuted its “pop-up shop” at a Coachella party last month.

Jelly previously sponsored the series from its inaugural season in 2006 through 2010. Last year, Jelly moved its series first to the Rockaways and then to East Williamsburg.

Waterfront Concerts Lineup Is Starting To Take Shape


The lineup for this season’s waterfront concerts at Williamsburg Park is finally beginning to take shape. On Monday event organizers announced four concerts that we can look forward to, three of which are ticketed and one of which is free:

Pretty Good Friends with Eugene Mirman and special guests OK GO – July 19th (free)

Cake – August 10th (ticketed)

My Morning Jacket with Shabazz Palaces – August 19th (ticketed)

Sublime with Rome, Cypress Hill, and Pepper – August 24th (ticketed)

Waterfront Concerts May Have Moved, But SummerStage Returning To East River Park (UPDATED)

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Update: The good people at Friends of the East River State Park have pointed out that these concerts are at East River Park in Manhattan, not East River State Park in Williamsburg. Sorry for the confusion, but these shows are still worth checking out across the river!

While disgruntled neighbors were successful in moving the Waterfront concerts out of East River Park, the City Parks Foundation announced today that its SummerStage series will be returning to the venue. CPF released its full schedule for the summer, which includes 12 dates at East River Park. This will be SummerStage’s third season there.

The 12 events include dance, comedy, and music. Click here for the full schedule, including the major Central Park shows.