Make Music New York, described by city officials as “one of the largest musical events in the city’s history,” is back for a fourth year of free concerts in public spaces throughout the five boroughs of New York City, all on the first day of summer.

This year, for the first time, there will be nine stages of music in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn. All performances are free and outdoors.


The Archway – under the Manhattan Bridge
1-1:45pm Lucky Chops Brass Band – blues/hip hop/jazz
2-2:45pm William B. Johnson’s Drumadics – percussion and horns
3:15-4:45pm DJs from halcyon the shop – DJ dance music
5-5:45pm Mass Appeal PercussionMantra Percussion – percussion with electronics
6:30-7:15pm Mass Appeal: French Horn Nation! – french horns
7:30-9pm DJs from halcyon the shop – DJ dance music

Dumbo Arts Center – 30 Washington street
1:30-2:15pm Xenia Rubinos – experimental/pop/world
4:30-5:15pm Threefifty Duo – classical guitar duo
6-6:45pm Jody Redhage and Fire in July** –  classical/pop chamber vocal
7:30-8:15 Nathan W. McKee – live electronic

The Main Street portion of Brooklyn Bridge Park
10-10:45am Shake, Rattle & Roll** – hands on family drumming
11:30-12:15 Oran Etkin: Wake Up Clarinet! – children’s music/jazz
1-1:45pm Famous Accordion Orchestra – accordion quartet, from Bach to Kraftwerk
2:30-3:15pm Threeds – oboe trio
4-4:45pm Valerie Plauché – participatory singing
5:30-6:15pm UpBeat NYC** – kids/world/jazz/classical
7-7:45pm Shinbone Alley Stilt Band – jazz band on stilts
8:30-9:15pm William B. Johnson’s Drumadics – percussion and horns

Bubby’s – 1 Main Street
12-12:45 Rona Figueroa rock/alternative/indie
1-1:45pm Dylan Rice singer/songwriter
6-6:45pm Lale Sayoko and Kenji Williams – belly dance with violinist
7-7:45pm Raya Brass Band** world music
8-8:45pm Pete Sturman singer/songwriter

Galapagos – 16 Main St
2pm Scott Alexander nonrepetitive pop

3pm The Mighty Third Rail spoken word/hip hop
4pm Joanna Parson comedy singer/songwriter
5pm Copal world music

Jacques Torres Chocolate – 66 Water Street
11-11:45am Floanne French chansons
12:15-1:15 Hilliard Greene – jazz/bass
1:30-2:30 Fiona Crawford – singer
3-4pm Daniel Reyes Llinas – jazz quartet
5-5:45pm Vlada Tomova and Chris Rael Balkan
6:30-7:15pm Issa Cabrera** jazz/latin/world

Bargemusic – 2 Old Fulton Street
7-8:30pm Voxare String Quartet – instrumental classical

Pier one – Brooklyn Bridge Park

12-12:45 Carolyn Enger – classical piano
1-1:45pm Tomasz Halat – classical piano
2-2:45pm Opera for Humanity – opera
4:30-5:15pm Gamelan Son of Lion Javanese – Balinese percussion

Fulton Ferry landing – 2 Old Fulton Street
3-3:45pm The Petr Cancura Band – sax drums and guitar trio
4-4:45pm House of Waters – world music – hammered dulcimer
5-5:45pm Dylan Rice – singer/songwriter
6-6:45pm Voices of Gotham – a cappella choir
9-9:30pm Cassis & the Sympathies – alternative pop

68 Jay St Bar at the corner of Jay and Water Street
6 & 9:30pm The Strung Out String Band – Appalachian old time jigs
7pm The Maybelles – “Up tempo soulful country”
8pm Will Scott – Americana Hill Country Blues
9pm Special Mystery Guest

**NOTE these performers are recipients of Brooklyn Arts Council Grants.

“Make Music New York is a great example of why New York City is one of the world’s cultural capitals,” says Mayor Michael Bloomberg. “With performances ranging from beginning musicians to world-class ensembles, Make Music New York gives residents and visitors a chance to experience the City’s diverse musical riches in their own backyards or explore the sights and sounds of other neighborhoods.” As always, MMNY takes place simultaneously with similar festivities in more than 300 cities around the world, all based on France’s Fête de la Musique. Further details can be found at

Major support for Make Music New York 2010 is provided by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. Media partners include Metro New York, Time Out New York, and WNYC.