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Lowdown Hudson Music Fest

Common, OK Go music

July 18, 2017 - July 19, 2017

Doors and Bar: 5 PM

Brookfield Place New York (BFPL)
Waterfront Plaza
230 Vesey Street
New York, NY 10821

Arts Brookfield’s annual summer music festival, the Lowdown Hudson Music Fest, returns to the heart of downtown New York for its seventh summer on July 18 and 19. Bringing fun, lively, world-class musical talent to the picturesque Waterfront Plaza at Brookfield Place, this year’s festival will be headlined by rapper and producer Common on Tuesday and quirky veteran rockers OK GO on Wednesday. Both shows are free to attend and open to the public. In keeping with the summer festival vibe, shows are standing room only and will feature a festival bar.

Previous headliners have included legends The Roots, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Taj Mahal, Los Lobos, Neko Case, and Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings.

Tuesday, July 18:
Lion Babe

The festival begins on Tuesday, July 18 with American electro-soul duo, Lion Babe, opening for Grammy Award-winning rapper and producer Common. Common’s illustrious career began in 1992 with the release of Can I Borrow a Dollar? and he is now one of the most well-known voices in modern rap and R&B. In 2003, Common won his first Grammy Award: Best R&B Song for “Love of My Life” with Erykah Badu. Its popularity was matched by May 2005’s Be, which was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 2006 Grammy Awards. Common was awarded his second Grammy for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group, for “Southside (featuring Kanye West)” in 2007. Common won the 2015 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song and the 2015 Academy Award for Best Original Song for his song “Glory” from the 2014 film Selma, in which he co-starred as Civil Rights Movement leader James Bevel.

Wednesday, July 19:
Flint Eastwood

Detroit-based artist Flint Eastwood will open the final show with a powerful indie-pop sound filled with urban percussion and orchestral instrumentation, followed by quirky veteran rockers OK GO. Formed as a quartet in Chicago in 1998 before relocating to Los Angeles, OK GO (Damian Kulash, Tim Nordwind, Dan Konopka, Andy Ross) have spent their career in a steady state of transformation. On their most recent EP, the band worked with longtime producer and friend Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips, Weezer, MGMT), while also enlisting a new collaborator in veteran Tony Hoffer, (Beck, Phoenix, Foster the People) to create their most comfortable and far-reaching songs yet.


Things To Know

Free to attend, no tickets required.

Event is rain or shine, except for extreme weather conditions.

In keeping with the summer concert vibe, this year’s festival will be standing room only on a first come, first served basis.

Self-parking and valet parking are available. Visit BrookfieldPlaceNY.com for more details.

Food available at Le District, Hudson Eats, PJ Clarkes and more! Click here for a list of all Brookfield Place has to offer.

Beer and wine will be available for purchase at the bars located on the Terrace and Waterfront Plaza.



YES:                                                         NO:
Food                                                            Smoking
Hats                                                             Umbrellas / Chairs
Good times                                                 Coolers
Blankets                                                      Glass bottles
Alcohol purchased                                    Professional Cameras or  Uni / Tripods
at bars is allowed in                                  Pets
designated areas only.                             Audio Recording Devices

7 thoughts on “Lowdown Hudson Music Fest

  1. Simon

    I’m coming to New York from London and touch down at JFK at 5pm on the 19th – I love OKGO and only found out by accident that they are playing – so I’m changing my itinerary to try and come along to see them – what time are they on?

  2. Todd

    Any idea what time the two bands will be going on? I’m assuming Flint Eastwood at 6 and OK Go at 6:45. Is that anywhere near right?


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