BID Music on the Green 2010
Free Concerts made possible by Avalon on the Sound
and the New Rochelle Downtown Business Improvement District
Location: Library Green, Huguenot Street and Lawton Street (bring lawn chairs or blanket)
(Rain location: Ossie Davis Theater, New Rochelle Public Library— limited seating; tickets will be available in the library at 6 pm night of performance)
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Brother Joscephus and the Love Revival Revolution Orchestra.
Bro Jo and the 12-piece orchestra blend New Orleans party music, soul, and secular gospel guaranteed to move the soul—and dancing feet! A three-piece horn section (the Shepherds of the Wind), the gospel choir (the Voices of Reason), and a rhythm section (the Guardians of the Groove) “lay it down” for vocalist Brother Joscephus, who sings about “the pain, joy and wisdom that is in his heart.” Since the release of its first recording in February 2009, the New York City band has already shared the stage with New Orleans stalwarts such as Trombone Shorty, the New Orleans Klezmer All-Stars and Eric Lindell, and has sold out legendary venues such as the Highline Ballroom and BB King’s. They have dazzled crowds at outdoor festivals up and down the eastern seaboard, and in Vermont, Atlanta, Birmingham and New Orleans.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Music and Dance from the Andes with Andinay
Acoustic guitars, smooth vocals and cool flute riffs performed by the five piece group of musicians with roots in Ecuador, Bolivia and Peru, create a crowd-pleasing blend of exuberant sounds. Playing the timeless, centuries-old instruments of their homeland, including zampoñas, quenas, charango, strings and drums, Andinay’s original compositions evoke the passion, beauty and timeless wonder of the Andean region of South America. You can’t help but clap, stomp and cheer!
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Caribbean Cool with the Pantonic Steel Orchestra
The 16-piece Pantonic Steelband Orchestra, five-time champion of the prestigious Panorama competition, performs an astounding array of musical selections — from Caribbean to jazz, R&B, popular and rap on steel drums. The Brooklyn-based group of young people have a special combination of musical excellence and dynamic drive, together with the pannists’ direct musical and blood lineage as children and grandchildren of the legendary members of Steel Orchestras such as Desperadoes, All Stars and Renegades — bring a legitimacy and fiery edge to their performances.
Don't forget our BID Outdoor Family Film
Thursday, August 5, 2010
The lovable gourmet rodent will come to life on the giant screen—under stars, when the New Rochelle Downtown BID and the New Rochelle Public Library present the award-winning 2007 animated film. The story of an endearing rat named Remy who is driven by his passion for fine cuisine to become a chef at the most famous restaurant in Paris is a fast-moving, hilarious romp that delights all ages. Location: Library Green, Huguenot Street and Lawton Street (bring lawn chairs or blanket)
Rain location: Ossie Davis Theater, New Rochelle Public Library—limited seating; tickets will be available in the library at 7:30 pm night of performance. Sponsored by Monroe College.