Summer Music Festival '7@7' Plays 7 World Trade Center, Now thru 8/23
Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), the leading global music rights organization that represents more than 600,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in all genres of music and more than 7.5 million works, is partnering with New York real estate company Silverstein Properties, Inc. to host the 3rd annual concert series of free summer music performances in the park in front of Silverstein Properties' 7 World Trade Center (located at 250 Greenwich St.) in downtown Manhattan. The music festival, known as "7@7" is taking place on seven Fridays from July 12th through August 23rd, at 12:00 p.m. with an eclectic lineup of talented performers taking to the BMI stage.
The 7@7 festival - which was launched two years ago to celebrate the building's fifth anniversary - will offer local office workers, downtown residents, students, construction workers and visitors an opportunity to listen to a wide variety of singer-songwriter acts, as well as unwind before the weekend.
Performers on this year's BMI stage include 17-year-old New York-born Ali Isabella; indie rock sensation Motive; acoustic pop performer Jamie Bendell; and critically acclaimed rock star Aaron Brown. The lineup will provide a mix of sounds and serves as an extension of Silverstein Properties' efforts to enrich the Lower Manhattan community through a series of ongoing free arts programming.
Below is the schedule for the first four concerts of the 7@7 Summer Concert Series. The subsequent concerts will be scheduled as the summer progresses and details will be made available on www.bmi.com. The 7@7 Music Festival can also be followed at #BMImusic7@7.
Friday, July 12, 12:00 p.m.
Sizzy Rocket first moved to NYC when she was 18 years old. She had a few things under her belt - 14 years of classical piano lessons, a brief stunt on America's Most Talented Kids when she was 12 (performing an original song), followed by magazine spreads in TRACE, CosmoGirl, and Seventeen, a weekend writing songs on the John Lennon Tour Bus with Will.I.Am, Natasha Bedingfield, and Yoko Ono (all at the same time), and more than a few sold out shows at The House of Blues both in her hometown and Los Angeles. But when she hit the ground at JFK airport ready to start her freshman year at the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at NYU, nothing could prepare her for the journey. Now, here she is three years later as the piano-driven trill pop artist Sizzy Rocket.
Nola Wren is the stage name of New York-based singer-songwriter and visual artist Kara Francavillo. Born and raised in Chicago for the first 11.5 years of her life, she started writing songs shortly after her family relocated to the East Coast. Francavillo graduated cum laude from NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study in May 2012. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a self-designed academic concentration in Neuroaesthetics. Her senior Rationale, entitled "The Sound of Poetry, The Poetry of Sound: Imagination, Melancholy, and Aesthetic Experience," earned praise from Gallatin faculty. In February 2012, she successfully passed her Colloquium on the first try. She currently owns an Etsy shop called Skella, where she sells a mixture of vintage, studded, and custom upcycled clothing.
Aaron Michael Brown is a versatile songwriter, who was born on March 1, 1979, and raised in Los Angeles, California. Aaron composes and infuses his musical style into songs of Top 40 Pop/Rock, Adult Contemporary, Country and Modern Rock. His love for music started at a young age in elementary school as he began playing the piano. He then picked up the guitar at age 12 to learn how to play Guns N' Roses and Metallica songs. Aaron has played rock shows at world famous venues like The Whiskey A Go Go and The Roxy on the Sunset Strip with his former rock bands. Aaron is a huge John Lennon and Jon Bon Jovi fan.
Mitre is a singer, songwriter and producer born in Mexico City now living in the USA.
His music is a blend of atmospheres and sounds ranging from tango, pop, mexican music and sounds of the world. In 2010, he released his first independent material "Fugitivo" in Mexico, Japan, USA, Canada and the UK. This winter he is releasing his new single "Lloro" a duet with the singer and songwriter Pambo.