Open Boulevards Free Music & Entertainment FREE!
August 8 @ 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Open Boulevards 5th Avenue Park Slope
August 8, 2021
3:00pm: Drilling Company Shakespeare
4:00pm: Opera On Tap
5:00pm: Mitch Marcus Quintet
6:00pm: Bombay Rickey
With clowning by SarahBesque and Bethford
SarahBesque and Bethford
Collaborative clown and dance partners Sarah Pope and Beth Leonard are dancers, improvisers, choreographers, administrators, and teachers who have worked interactively together with enthusiastic audiences at arts venues and festivals throughout the city.
Drilling Company Shakespeare
Ingenious and irreverent, the enterprising Drilling Company brings together a talented troupe of actors to produce what The New York Times calls “perfectly executed” outdoor theater in Bryant Park and Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, including the recently staged Two Noble Kinsmen, Shakespeare’s last known work.
With Shakespeare songs and music by:
Opera on Tap
Taking opera out of the concert hall and into alternative venues, the innovative Brooklyn-born OOT makes sure that new audiences throughout the country experience the drama, beauty, and exhilaration of opera while promoting it as a viable, living, progressive and FUN art form. Inspired by the Zoltar machine at Coney Island, OPERACADE was conceived for OOT by Anne Hiatt, Todd Perlmutter, and Ramona Ponce, and built by H. Lloyd Hawkins Scenic Studio and New Orleans Opera.
With pianist Felix Jarrar
Mitch Marcus Quintet
MMQ is 21st century jazz that plays “adventurous music that swings with all the muscularity and verve of (jazz) pioneers like Mingus, Monk, and Rollins, but pays tribute to that glorious past by daring to advance the sweet science of collective improvisation into the future.” (Wired Magazine)
Evan Francis, alto sax/flute
Mitch Marcus, tenor sax
Jeff Miles, guitar
Peter Brendler, bass
Jerad Lippi, drums
With a unique sound evocative of 1960s movie soundscapes, Bombay Rickey plays both covers and original music that borrow equally from the worlds of surf rock, cumbia, spaghetti-Western, and Bollywood, balanced out with soaring operatic vocals. Winner of International Music Awards for Best Eclectic Album in 2019 and for Vox Pop in 2014.
Kamala Sankaram, vocals/accordion
Drew Fleming, guitar/vocals
Jeff Hudgins, alto saxophone/vocals
Nick Cudahy, electric bass
Brian Adler, percussion