Make Music New York on Myrtle Avenue

Wed, Jun 18th, 2014

Make Music New York
 will take place for the 8th year in a row this Saturday, June 21st  in Clinton Hill and Fort Greene, Brooklyn.  The homegrown and locally owned businesses of the area have participated in Make Music New York since its inception in New York City.

Make Music New York takes place each year on the summer solstice, June 21st, the longest day of the year. On that day, hundreds of public spaces throughout the five boroughs – sidewalks, parks, community gardens, and more – become impromptu stages for over 1,000 free concerts. From 10am to 8pm fifteen Myrtle Avenue area businesses, including restaurants, cafes, shops, boutiques and the Fort Greene Park (entrance at southeast corner of Washington Park & Myrtle Avenue) will be hosting live music.  Over 30 musicians will represent various music genres, including soul, Latin, R&B, folk, bluegrass, jazz, pop and neo-soul. Come out and groove to the music and stroll the Avenue.

Schedule details are below:



Corkscrew Wines Brooklyn, 489 Myrtle Avenue between Hall Street & Ryerson
4pm Columbus, classic folk and blues
5pm Sara Rachele, folktales
6pm Elisa Flynn, broodingly nuanced vocals
7:15pm De Rosa, clever 60s/70s blues

Green in BKLYN, 432 Myrtle Avenue between Clinton & Waverly Avenues
12pm  Tiffany Wilson, fun and sassy blues
3pm El Chico Blanco, instrumental rock, jazz and experimental
6pm James Marpolis, with a loop pedal

Mojito Cuban Cuisine, 62 Washington Avenue
12pm – 8pm Open Mic

Soco, 509 Myrtle Avenue between Ryerson & Grand Avenues
12pm -8pm Chocolatt Jared & Friends

Tipsy, 584 Myrtle Avenue between Emerson & Classon Avenues
2pm Rosko Taint, tasteful and catchy
6pm Noise & Rhythm, avant-indie
7:30pm Deborah Latz Group, wide-ranging jazz singer


Brooklyn Sweet Spot, 366 Myrtle Avenue between Clermont & Adelphi
12pm Lamayah, Mariah Carey vocals, Michael Jackson moves
1:30pm Lakule, singer/songwriter MUNY artist
2pm Kiirstin Marilyn, not afraid of audience interaction
4pm Aleksandra Denda, Serbian songstress
6pm The Visions, real raw, real funk, real cool

Energy Fuel, 386 Myrtle Avenue between Vanderbilt & Clermont Avenues
12pm Mano, multilingual rapper, producer
3pm Sangha Tierra, 10-piece “world community”
6pm Mano, multi-lingual rapper, producer

Fort Greene Park at Prison Martyrs Monument
2pm-6pm DJ CEO, spinning since 1997
2pm African Americana, electronic duo
2:30pm Red Sahara, influenced by soul, jazz
3pm The MisUndersanding, trio of old friends
3:30pm Fresh Daily, native hip-hop from BK
4pm Maritri Garrett & Friends, songwriters rooted in rock, jazz, folk
4:30pm (I am isis) rock and soul, in your face
5pm Meridian, like putting breath strips on your eyes

Fort Greene Park at Myrtle Avenue & Washington Park
12pm PATH-P, fresh young BK lyricist
1pm Jacob Schaffer, vocal looping and original instrumentalist
3pm Lakule, singer/songwriter, MUNY artist
5pm Iampopula, hip-hop and rock fun
6pm Thomas Piper digital creator has worked with The Last Poets, Public Enemy

Gnarly Vines, 350 Myrtle Avenue between Adelphi & Carlton Avenues
2pm Kenn Lowy, Elliott Smith meets Rod Serling
3:30pm HooP, bluesy folk rock
5pm Eric Contractor, bel-canto, cinematic songwriting

Brooklyn Public Library (Walt Whitman Branch), 93 St. Edwards Street between Myrtle & Park Avenues
12pm Jessy Tomsko, light-hearted indie folk, catchy lyrics
2pm Geremy Grant, alt and pop covers
3pm Family Productions Entertainment, inspirational hip-hop, R&B

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