The battle culminates in the final round with winners from each borough competing against each other. It's sold out, but you can watch the whole event via live video webcast at thegreenespace.org.
Join us on First Fridays in The Greene Space for a showdown series designed to bring out the best undiscovered bands and ensembles of all genres: instrumentalists, singers, DJs, spoken word artists and performance artists in the five boroughs.
Did we mention it’s also a party?
First Fridays in The Greene Space, MC’d by radio host Terrance McKnight, are a great way to start your weekend. Come out to discover new performers, support your local favorites — and enjoy beer, wine and snacks on the house.
What do they win?
- an exclusive live concert in The Greene Space, which includes a live video webcast
- a professional photo shoot
- an HD-DVD and CD of their performance
- the opportunity to open for a headlining artist at SummerStage
These contenders will be battling it out in the Ultimage Battle of the Boroughs:
- Brooklyn rep My Cousin, The Emperor
- Manhattan rep Dujeous
- The Bronx rep Manon Hutton-DeWys
- Staten Island rep Omnia
- Queens rep Joe Thompson & The Comfortable Catastrophe
- John Schaefer, host of WNYC's Soundcheck
- Jad Abumrad, composer and host of WNYC's Radiolab
- Rik Cordero, film and music video producer
- Elaine Lipcan, Associate Booking Director of Opus 3 artists management firm
- Monique Martin, Director for Arts & Cultural Programs at the City Parks Foundation
See the battle in action below.
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