Celebrate Brooklyn! Bridge Dance Party with Grammy-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Booker T. Jones and DJ Rich Medina
Sweeping views, great lawn, dance lessons, beer gardens, bike valet... and it's free! Three spring evenings feature some of the coolest dance bands on the planet, the funkiest DJs under the stars, and the greatest view in the world on Pier 1!
DJ Rich Medina. Jos Kottmann
Thursday, May 10 - The Grammy-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Booker T. Jones will feature material from his tremendously acclaimed recent album, The Road from Memphis (2011), on the opening night of Celebrate Brooklyn! Bridge Dance Party. The album, produced by Jones with The Roots’s Questlove and Rob Schnapf (Beck, Elliot Smith), prompted NPR to say, "After all these years, [Jones] remains so soulful, and so good.” USA Today said The Road from Memphis “transports listeners to the ‘60s heyday of Stax, where [Jones] and the MGs defined soul music.”
Rich Medina, one of New York’s favorite DJs, will warm up the evening with a sonic journey through hiphop, house, Afrobeat, funk and soul.
Thursday, May 17 - Seamlessly fusing Brazilian and Gulf Coast musical traditions, Brooklyn’s own Nation Beat will rock the stage with their bold and colorful sounds—something like Carnival and Mardi Gras rolled into one.
Thursday, May 24 - It will be Mardi Gras set in the New York Harbor when Grammy Award-winner Terrance Simien takes the stage. An eighth generation Louisiana Creole, Simien is “one of the finest zydeco artists to emerge from south Louisiana” (Billboard).
Jesse Lége and Bayou Brew will start this Fais do-do with their traditional Cajun dance hall music. The Jalopy Theatre and School of Music will provide free dance lessons
A performing arts program of BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn
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