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'Make Music New York' Returns With Free Concerts 6/21

Make Music New York, described by city officials as "one of the largest musical events in the city's history," is back for a fourth year of free concerts in public spaces throughout the five boroughs of New York City, all on the first day of summer. On Monday, June 21, from 10 in the morning until 10 at night, musicians of all ages and musical persuasions - from Hip-hop to opera, Latin jazz to punk rock - will perform on streets, sidewalks, stoops, plazas, cemeteries, parks and gardens. Alex Ross of The New Yorker called last year's installment "impressive – more than 800 events across five boroughs. Subversive…musical disruptions invite urban dwellers to abandon their tight routines and let the rhythms of the city take over."

This year, for the first time, there will be ten stages of music in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn. All performances are free and outdoors and will happen "rain or shine." Whether you are young or old, in a stroller, a bicycle or on your feet, music will surround you from every corner of Dumbo -- and ring in summer. Be prepared for a day of acoustical treats!


The Archway – under the Manhattan Bridge   
1-1:45pm    Lucky Chops brass band                    blues/hip hop/jazz
2-2:45pm    William B. Johnson's Drumadics            percussion and horns
3:15-4:45pm    DJs from halcyon the shop            DJ dance music
5-5:45pm    Mass Appeal Percussion: Mantra Percussion    percussion with electronics
6:30-7:15pm    French Horn Nation                    french horns
7:30-9pm    DJs from halcyon the shop                DJ dance music
Dumbo Arts Center - 30 Washington street   
1:30-2:15pm    Xenia Rubinos                        experimental/pop/world
4:30-5:15pm    Threefifty Duo                        classical guitar duo
6-6:45pm    Jody Redhage and Fire in July**            classical/pop chamber vocal
7:30-8:15    Nathan W. McKee                        live electronic
The Main Street portion of Brooklyn Bridge Park   
10-10:45am    Shake, Rattle & Roll**                hands on family drumming (FAMILY PERFORMANCE)
11:30-12:15    Oran Etkin: Wake Up Clarinet!        children's music/jazz (FAMILY PERFORMANCE)
1-1:45pm        Famous Accordion Orchestra            quartet, from Bach to Kraftwerk
2:30-3:15pm    Threeds                            oboe trio
4-4:45pm    Valerie Plauché                         participatory singing
5:30-6:15pm    UpBeat NYC**                        kids/world/jazz/classical
7-7:45pm    Shinbone alley stilt band                    jazz band on stilts
8:30-9:15pm    William B. Johnson's Drumadics        percussion and horns
Bubby's - 1 Main Street   
12-12:45    Rona Figueroa                            rock/alternative/indie
1-1:45pm    Dylan Rice                            singer/songwriter
6-6:45pm    Lale Sayoko and Kenji Williams            belly dance with violinist
7-7:45pm    Raya brass band**                        world music
8-8:45pm    Pete Sturman                            singer/songwriter
Galapagos - 16 Main St   
2pm        Scott Alexander                        nonrepetitive pop
3pm        The Mighty Third Rail                    spoken word/hip hop
4pm        Joanna Parson                        comedy singer/songwriter
5pm        copal                                violin and cello / world rhythms
Jacques Torres Chocolate - 66 Water Street   
11-11:45am    Floanne                            French chansons
12:15-1:15    Hilliard Greene                    jazz/bass
1:30-2:30    Fiona Crawford                        singer
3-4pm        Daniel Reyes Llinas                    jazz quartet
5-5:45pm    Vlada Tomova and Chris Rael            Balkan
6:30-7:15pm    Issa Cabrera**                        jazz/latin/world
Bargemusic - 2 Old Fulton Street   
7-8:30pm    Voxare String Quartet                    instrumental classical
Pier one - Brooklyn Bridge Park   
12-12:45    Carolyn Enger                            classical piano
1-1:45pm    Tomasz Halat                            classical piano
2-2:45pm    Opera for Humanity                        opera
4:30-5:15pm    Gamelan Son of Lion                Javanese-Balinese percussion

Fulton Ferry Landing - 2 Old Fulton Street   
3-3:45pm    The Petr Cancura Band                    sax drums and guitar trio
4-4:45pm    House of Waters                        world music - hammered dulcimer
5-5:45pm    Dylan Rice                            singer/songwriter
6-6:45pm    Voices of Gotham                        a cappella choir
9-9:30pm    Cassis & the Sympathies                alternative pop

68 Jay St Bar at the corner of Jay and Water Street
6 & 9:30pm     The Strung Out String Band             Appalachian old time jigs
7pm         The Maybelles                        "Up tempo soulful country"
8pm         Will Scott                            Americana Hill Country Blues
9pm         Special Mystery Guest
**NOTE these performers are recipients of Brooklyn Arts Council Grants.

As always, MMNY takes place simultaneously with similar festivities in more than 300 cities around the world, all based on France's Fête de la Musique. Further details can be found at

Major support for Make Music New York 2010 is provided by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. Media partners include Metro New York, Time Out New York, and WNYC.

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