An overflow crowd of patrons and musicians turned up at the popular Christopher Street dive bar, which was forced to close because of lost revenue during the pandemic.
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"This was like the coolest thing in the world. Like, 'Our little Nile Rodgers, our little Greenwich Village New York guy is in here skating with Cher.' Those roller-skating people became my lifelong friends."
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Bryant Park Picnic Performances season, which will include over 20 free jazz concerts, theatrical performances, and dance events staged in the park between May and September.
Caribou, Waxahatchee, Sons of Kemet, Shatta Wale, Modest Mouse, Belle & Sebastian, George Clinton, Big Freedia, and the unstoppable trio of Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olsen, and Julien Baker will all play SummerStage shows this year.
New York State Senator Brad Hoylman joined artists on the sidewalk in front of storied jazz club the Village Vanguard to press the case for financial relief measures aimed at helping touring musicians.
"We are comfortable presenting this concert knowing that the consumer has the ultimate power to make an informed decision and to support an artist," said a spokesperson for the promoter.
Black and Queer producers and DJs at the heart of the city’s dance community have produced an event that’s “for us by us.”
"It's one of those situations where I am living a dream," he said. "I'm also just excited for the somewhat communal nature of live music and what live music can do for an audience who comes together to witness it."
Wait a minute, Shaq still plays music?!?
On October 29th, 1961, then 20-year-old Dylan claimed he traveled the country with the circus while being interviewed on the radio for the first time by Oscar Brand for WNYC's Folksong Festival.
There are tons of amenities for touring groups, including four separate green rooms, an apartment filled with records and a vintage jukebox, outdoor spaces, and a private pool.
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