Free Outdoor Concerts at Brooklyn Public Library!

August 24, 2007

Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) invites the entire community to experience the excitement of free, live concerts on Central Library’s newly renovated plaza at Grand Army Plaza. BPL’s first outdoor concert series will showcase a variety of talented musicians and diverse genres to appeal to the broad spectrum of music lovers. The plaza, situated above BPL’s forthcoming auditorium, the Dr. S. Stevan Dweck Center for Contemporary Culture, features a landscaped garden, fountains, performance space and wireless Internet service. With space to read and socialize, the plaza will be a great place for the community gather.

The following free concerts will be held on Central Library’s Plaza located at Grand Army Plaza. For more information, please call 718.230.2100.

Chanda Rule & Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble
Saturday, September 8, 2 PM
Rain Date: September 9, 2 PM
Enjoy the styling of jazz songstress Rule, followed by the 13-piece Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble with their thundering congas and horns.

Band of Thieves & Harry and the Potters
Saturday, September 15, 2 PM
Rain Date: September 16, 2 PM
New York’s Band of Thieves triumphs the good times and classic sounds of rock ’n’ roll. They’ve brought their bluesy swagger to the Bowery Ballroom and Webster Hall and countless other venues around the city. Their song, “Woman,” was featured on MTV’s The Hills, and they’re one of Absolute’s “Top 100 Band to Watch.”

Old Red Wine & Pharaoh’s Daughter
Sunday, September 23, 2 PM
Rain Date: October 14, 2 PM
Hear Dixie-inflected klezmer performed by Old Red Wine and Hasidic chants, Mizrachi and Sephardi folk-rock by Pharaoh’s Daughter.

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