Make Music New York - Summer Ascension

Dance to the rhythmic sounds of NYC’s boldest street ensembles at Summer Ascension at Brooklyn Bridge Park.

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4:00pm: MEAT

MEAT (a/k/a Himalayas), presented by Kenny Wollesen’s Wollesonic Labs, is a marching band that plays anywhere & anytime. MEAT have been known to play on bridges, mountain tops, beaches, in elevators, on Grammy nominated records, on huge uptown stages & in dinky downtown clubs. MEAT is a spontaneous, organic, ephemeral pleasure-filled situation!

4:45pm: Triad Brass Band

Triad Brass Band is a group of conservatory trained musicians with a love for Hip Hop, Jazz and Classical chamber music. Calling on their wide ranging influences from Kendrick Lamar and Clifford Brown to James Brown and Mahler the group began writing original material for their debut album. Come and enjoy the beautiful contrast between introspective vibes and relentless grooves.

5:30pm: Funkrust Brass Band

Funkrust Brass Band mixes punk, disco, EDM, metal and funk with Balkan and New Orleans influences and megaphone vocals— like the soundtrack to Tron and David Bowie in the Thunderdome. The 12 piece brass band features choreography, futurist uniforms, and all original songwriting by Phil Andrews (Gay Panic, Apocalypse Five & Dime) and Ellia Bisker (Charming Disaster, Sweet Soubrette).

6:15pm: The Marching Cobras

Founded in 2008, The Marching Cobras is a non-profit organization that serves the needs of teens with emotional, behavioral and learning disabilities across a broad spectrum. Uniting teens from all over the tri-state area in the strong mindset of gang prevention, the talented staff take pride in developing their band members in the common goal of music. They have performed at Superbowl 48 and in the 2015 Oscar-winning film, Birdman.