Located just a stone’s throw from the Brooklyn Bridge, the Get Back!: The Dock Street Concerts continues at St. Ann’s Warehouse in DUMBO. The series invites New Yorkers to listen and dance to free live music and poetry by genre-spanning artists in the waterfront Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Get Back! The Dock Street Concerts kicked off earlier this month and brings an exciting and diverse lineup to round out July and August.
Thursday, July 29 (7PM) (Postponed due to inclement weather): Brooklyn poet multi-hyphenate writer and artist Cyrus Aaron—whose poetry is featured in Khadijat Oseni and Julian Alexander’s acclaimed public art project Supremacy Project, currently installed on the exterior walls of St. Ann’s Warehouse—brings the BLK HRS collective of musicians he leads back to St. Ann’s Warehouse by popular demand.
Thursday, August 5 (7PM): Siblings Marcus Machado and Vicky Casis, aka Mach-7 Muzik, blend hip hop with rock, funk, and soul. They lead a jam session called The Cypher that convenes musicians, singers, rappers, poets, and other creatives.
Thursday, August 12 (7PM): NAACP Image Award-nominated poet and Urban Word NYC Artistic Director Mahogany L. Browne, who is also featured in Supremacy Project and was recently named Lincoln Center’s first-ever Poet in Residence at Lincoln Center, returns to St. Ann’s with her show Mahogany L. Browne’s Rhythm Section, including Jive Poetic on turntables and special guests: singer JP Reynolds, singer/poet Adam Falkner, and poet L Ash.
Thursday, August 19 (7PM): The celebrated South Africa-born, New York-based, vocalist, performer, and composer Vuyo Sotashe recently wowed St. Ann’s Warehouse audiences in The Bengsons’ The Broken Ear Setlist: Songs from Ohio. He now headlines a show with his quintet.
Tuesday, August 24 (7PM): Sunny Jain performs music from his “Wild Wild East” project, which recasts the immigrant as the modern-day cowboy and cowgirl. Jain sources inspiration from the scores of Bollywood classics and Spaghetti Westerns, Indian folk traditions, jazz improvisation, and rollicking psychedelic and surf guitar styles.
Thursday, August 26 (7PM): the duo SaaWee is made up of the Latin Grammy-winning New York-based violinist Sita Chay and the provocative London-based percussionist Jihye Kim. They collaborate with Brooklyn singer-songwriter J. Hoard in this performance honoring Elijah McClain and other victims of police violence and hate crimes.
Get Back!: The Dock Street Concerts are supported by Con Edison as part of the #ArtsAlFrescoNY series, which presents free and safe outdoor arts experiences across the five boroughs, and Westchester, Orange and Rockland counties. St. Ann’s Warehouse first presented Get Back! last year as New Yorkers sheltered in place. Inspired by the Beatles’ iconic 1969 rock event, artists perform on St. Ann’s roof balcony.
St. Ann’s is an iconic space for artists to foster their craft. Signature flexible, open space allows artists to stretch, both literally and imaginatively, enabling them to approach work with unfettered creativity, knowing that the theater can be adapted in multiple configurations to suit their needs.
Get Back! 2021: The Dock Street Concerts take place 7-9pm at the top of Dock Street, between St. Ann’s Warehouse and Jane’s Carousel. St. Ann’s Warehouse is located in Brooklyn Bridge Park at 45 Water Street |DUMBO| Brooklyn. For updates, check out St. Ann’s Instagram and Twitter pages.