Last year, Brooklyn-based entertainment and production company, City Farm Presents, debuted a brand new outdoor concert series called Summer Series at Industry City. Starting this week the series is making a return for its second consecutive year. Running from the beginning of June through the end of September, IC Summer Series will see evening performances from over 35 artists and bands, held each night in the outdoor space of Courtyard 1/2.
While City Farm was officially launched in 2017, the core team behind the company is made up of the brains behind two of Brooklyn’s most cherished indie music venues, The Bell House and Union Pool. Those who have seen intimate, one of a kind concerts and performances at these two lower Manhattan music havens know the unexpectedly special talent they often bring in.
The schedule for this season includes a lot of big, Brooklyn-born artists, like legendary afrobeat band Antibalas, JRAD’s Marco Benevento, and formative alternative rock band, Blonde Redhead. At the same time, the festival is pulling hot artists from all over the map; like Nigerian guitar prodigy, Bombino; Brazilian psychedelic rock group, Boogarins; electronic dance guru, RJD2; and indie rockers Guided By Voices, both from Dayton, Ohio.
Summer Series is in fact already underway, with R&B and hip hop artist Lady Wray scheduled to perform Friday night, and rising anti-folk artist Frankie Cosmos and her band performing Saturday night.
In addition to music, Industry City hosts a Food Hall, with a worldy menu of dining options, art installations, and more. To find out more info and to see the full schedule of music events, head to their website here.