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Outdoor Concert Series Launching Next Month in Downtown Brooklyn

By Janet Upadhye | June 23, 2015 1:48pm
 Downtown Brooklyn Nights runs Wednesdays in July at Willoughby Plaza.
Downtown Brooklyn Nights runs Wednesdays in July at Willoughby Plaza.
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Downtown Brooklyn Nights

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — Downtown Brooklyn is about the get its own Northside Festival.

Downtown Brooklyn Nights is a new outdoor concert series created in the vein of Governor’s Ball and Electric Zoo on Randall’s Island, Summerstage at Central Park, Celebrate Brooklyn! in Prospect Park and Afropunk in Commodore Barry Park, its organizers said.

The series, which kicks off on July 8 and takes place on Wednesday nights during the month, will feature live music, film and dance in Willoughby Plaza located near the MetroTech Center and Borough Hall.

Each night will showcase musical themes like funk and soul, indie rock, hip-hop head and electronic pop.

Electronic duo Salt Cathedral and solo artists Stranger Cat will kick off the series on July 8, followed by funk band People's Champs on July 15, hip-hop artist Soul Khan on July 22 and indie band Arms on July 29.

Each artist is based New York City and has been carefully chosen by the event's organizers.

For a full list of performers click here.

The event is organized by the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership in connection with Paper Garden Records — a record label founded by neighborhood residents Heidi Greenwood and Bryan Vaughan.

“We moved to Downtown Brooklyn around a year ago and fell in love with the area,” Greenwood said in a statement. “We could see the potential in creating a scene in the area and bringing entertainment to the local community and businesses."

Paper Garden is also hosting shows in Chelsea and at the South Street Seaport.

Downtown Brooklyn Nights is free and open to the public.