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.