Open-air music series in the Industry City courtyard
City of industry. Photo: Paul Frangipane / Brooklyn Eagle
Industry City’s open courtyard spaces had already become Brooklyn’s newest and most exciting event destinations before the pandemic. Now comes their latest success.
According to Cristal Rivera, Chief of Staff and Director of Community Engagement at Industry City, “With over 5 acres of outdoor space, Industry City is delighted to safely welcome music lovers to another successful season of live music in outdoors within the group. . Partnering with our neighbor and longtime tenant, Hometown Bar-B-Que, the season kicks off with jam groups and a barbecue. After a long year, we can’t wait to bring people together (remotely) to enjoy the outdoors with live jams.
Hometown Bar-B-Que, which also hosted an outdoor music series last summer and fall at its sister restaurant Red Hook, invites a diverse range of performers ranging from Bill Frisell, a fine jazz guitarist known which also incorporates elements of country and popular; to the Early Elton Trio, which, as one might guess, focuses on the early music of Elton John; to Dead on Live, a Grateful Dead tribute band.
From now until the end of May, shows featuring these artists and many more are scheduled at the Industry City Band Shell on Saturdays and Sundays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., with programming scheduled for Friday night starting in June. The Band Shell offers full concert sound as well as a full lighting setup for evening concerts.
Industry City looks forward to welcoming music fans back to the relative safety of an outdoor music venue. For the past five years, Industry City has had sold-out shows in the open-air courtyard, but the open-air venue takes on new meaning this year with Covid 19, as outdoor venues are considered safer than venues. indoor rooms as far as the virus is concerned.
“Industry City’s outdoor classes have been a haven throughout Covid 19 for New Yorkers who want to shop and eat locally while enjoying the safety of the outdoors,” says Rivera. “We’re excited to bring people back for our live music series, giving them the opportunity to have a little bit of joy after a tough year. We are grateful to offer this in partnership with our tenant, Hometown Bar-B-Que, who can deliver a delicious and iconic Brooklyn experience right here in Industry City.
“Hometown Bar-B-Que is excited to be working with Industry City to bring live entertainment back to the Sunset Park campus. One of the most rewarding things we did in 2020 was to bring an outdoor music vibe to our Red Hook Location neighborhood, ”says Mitchell Rosen, Managing Partner of Hometown Bar-B-Que, whose menu ranges from traditional barbecue dishes to such eclectic items like Vietnamese hot wings and smoked cauliflower wings.
“We were thrilled when Industry City invited us to bring that same excitement, along with our BBQ, to Band Shell in Yard 1/2. We will have many of our favorite Red Hook musicians as well as new artists on the big stage, allowing attendees to have a full concert sound experience as well as the hometown barbecue, ”he added.
In accordance with all COVID-19 health protocols, spectators will be seated at socially distant tables in groups of two, four or six people.
The Industry City Band Shell is located in Yard 1/2 at 238 36th St. in Sunset Park.