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Summer Sessions | Week Five

5 PM – 8 PM

Get a head start on summer with live music from some of New York's most exciting young bands! From pop and electro to roots and world music, the waterfront plaza at Brookfield Place comes alive with great music and a bar overlooking the Hudson River.


Bar and DJ from 5 PM.
Live music begins at 6:30 PM.


JUNE 30 FEATURES:
Superhuman Happiness

Superhuman Happiness was founded by multi-instrumentalist Stuart Bogie to seek joy and love through shared rhythm and melody, composed and improvised. Their mission is to pursue a happiness greater than that experienced by an individual mind. Built and maintained by a cast of musicians, artists, and business people primarily in and around the city of New York, the band brings an infectious energy to their live performances. Past performing highlights include two consecutive summers at the Celebrate Brooklyn Festival, tours supporting friends Rubblebucket, and numerous late nights at the legendary Zebulon in Brooklyn. With songwriting relying heavily on collaboration and improvisation, the group released their first full length album in 2013, entitled Hands.


FULL SCHEDULE
JUNE 2
: Body Language with DJ set by JKriv
JUNE 9: Margaret Glaspy
JUNE 16: Banda Magda with DJ set by Greg Caz
JUNE 23: Julia Easterlin
JUNE 30: Superhuman Happiness with DJ set by Torbitt Schwartz


Curated by Arts Brookfield and Mason Jar Music.

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Bastille Day
Sunday 7/12

Bastille Day

11 AM – 6 PM

Brookfield Place New York celebrates Bastille Day, France’s Independence Day, with a summer fête featuring a full day of music, games, and family fun!

New French eatery and marketplace, Le District, will host an extended bar and in-store promotions celebrating French food and culture. Fitness club Equinox will run a “Tour de France” spin class on the plaza with stationary bikes.

The day-long event will incorporate many other activities for all ages including live music performances and Parkour demonstrations and lessons. While enjoying the sounds and sights of France, caricaturists will also be on site for portraits along the la Seine (Brookfield Place Waterfront) where picnic blankets will be set up by Le District for guests to take advantage of.

Stroll into the Montmartre (The Winter Garden) for music by wandering musicians and various retailer activations. Once inside, guests are also invited to visit the Champs Élysées (230 Vesey Street 2nd Level Shopping) for storytelling by Posman Books, French lessons by Bilingual Birdies, and ballet lessons and performances by New York Theater Ballet.

Brookfield Place’s brasserie Hudson Eats will play a selection of French films throughout the day.

All events are free and open to the public with food and drinks for purchase.

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LDHMF Scene
Tuesday 7/14

Lowdown Hudson Music Fest

5 PM – 10 PM

Doors at 5:00PM - Concert at 6:00PM 

Arts Brookfield’s annual summer music festival on the Hudson River waterfront features its signature blues and expands this year to include favorites from the rock, roots, and Americana scenes. Since its launch in 2011, the Lowdown Hudson Music Fest has quickly become a summer concert staple in New York.

TUESDAY, JULY 14:

O.A.R. – Formed in 1996 in Rockville, Maryland, O.A.R. (an acronym for Of a Revolution) enjoyed a quick rise from college campus favorites to Billboard chart-toppers and international stars. Renowned for their vibrant live shows and the communal relationship they share with their fans, the band have performed their roots-rock and reggae-inflected songs to audiences around the world, including two sold out shows at Madison Square Garden. They recently returned to their hometown for their eighth studio album, The Rockville LP, a journey of creative renewal and inspiration.

Ryan Bingham – is a celebrated Americana singer-songwriter who first captured worldwide attention for his collaboration with producer T Bone Burnett on the soundtrack for the 2009 acclaimed film Crazy Heart, including co-writing & performing the film’s award-winning theme song “The Weary Kind”. The title track earned Bingham an Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, and Critics’ Choice Award for “Best Song” in 2010, as well as a Grammy Award for “Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media” in 2011. Bingham released his fifth studio album “Fear and Saturday Night” on January 20, 2015.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 15:

The Wood Brothers – Chris and Oliver wood spent fifteen years separately pursuing successful music careers before they formed The Wood Brothers: Chris as a founding member of genre-busting jazz trio Medeski Martin & Wood while Oliver immersed himself in the Southern Rock scene working with Tinsley Ellis and King Johnson. NPR described their first album as a collection of “gracious little songs [that] sound like they were born on a front porch during a beautiful sunset.” Their music combines blues, folk, and roots-music styles they loved as kids into their own evocative sound, with their voices united in the kind of high-lonesome harmony blend for which sibling singers are often renowned. On their latest album, The Muse, Oliver’s gritty acoustic guitar and Chris’s virtuosic upright bass are joined by multi-instrumentalist Jano Rix.

The Word – The Word is an improvisational rock-gospel supergroup featuring pedal-steel guitarist Robert Randolph, keyboardist John Medeski, and all three members of the North Mississippi Allstars (guitarist Luther Dickinson, drummer Cody Dickinson and bassist Chris Chew). The band came together in 2000, bonding over their mutual love for Sacred Steel, a tradition of gospel music that originated in African-American Pentecostal churches in the early 20th century. Since the release of their first LP in 2001, all five members have remained busy with projects outside of the band while occasionally uniting for live shows, including high-profile performances at Bonnaroo in 2005 and 2012. May 4 marked the release of their second studio album, Soul Food, on Vanguard Records.

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woodbrothers
Wednesday 7/15

Lowdown Hudson Music Fest

5 PM – 10 PM

Doors at 5:00PM - Concert at 6:00PM

Arts Brookfield’s annual summer music festival on the Hudson River waterfront features its signature blues and expands this year to include favorites from the rock, roots, and Americana scenes. Since its launch in 2011, the Lowdown Hudson Music Fest has quickly become a summer concert staple in New York.

TUESDAY, JULY 14:

O.A.R. – Formed in 1996 in Rockville, Maryland, O.A.R. (an acronym for Of a Revolution) enjoyed a quick rise from college campus favorites to Billboard chart-toppers and international stars. Renowned for their vibrant live shows and the communal relationship they share with their fans, the band have performed their roots-rock and reggae-inflected songs to audiences around the world, including two sold out shows at Madison Square Garden. They recently returned to their hometown for their eighth studio album, The Rockville LP, a journey of creative renewal and inspiration.

Ryan Bingham – is a celebrated Americana singer-songwriter who first captured worldwide attention for his collaboration with producer T Bone Burnett on the soundtrack for the 2009 acclaimed film Crazy Heart, including co-writing & performing the film’s award-winning theme song “The Weary Kind”. The title track earned Bingham an Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, and Critics’ Choice Award for “Best Song” in 2010, as well as a Grammy Award for “Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media” in 2011. Bingham released his fifth studio album “Fear and Saturday Night” on January 20, 2015.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 15:

The Wood Brothers – Chris and Oliver wood spent fifteen years separately pursuing successful music careers before they formed The Wood Brothers: Chris as a founding member of genre-busting jazz trio Medeski Martin & Wood while Oliver immersed himself in the Southern Rock scene working with Tinsley Ellis and King Johnson. NPR described their first album as a collection of “gracious little songs [that] sound like they were born on a front porch during a beautiful sunset.” Their music combines blues, folk, and roots-music styles they loved as kids into their own evocative sound, with their voices united in the kind of high-lonesome harmony blend for which sibling singers are often renowned. On their latest album, The Muse, Oliver’s gritty acoustic guitar and Chris’s virtuosic upright bass are joined by multi-instrumentalist Jano Rix.

The Word – The Word is an improvisational rock-gospel supergroup featuring pedal-steel guitarist Robert Randolph, keyboardist John Medeski, and all three members of the North Mississippi Allstars (guitarist Luther Dickinson, drummer Cody Dickinson and bassist Chris Chew). The band came together in 2000, bonding over their mutual love for Sacred Steel, a tradition of gospel music that originated in African-American Pentecostal churches in the early 20th century. Since the release of their first LP in 2001, all five members have remained busy with projects outside of the band while occasionally uniting for live shows, including high-profile performances at Bonnaroo in 2005 and 2012. May 4 marked the release of their second studio album, Soul Food, on Vanguard Records.

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