It’s summer. It’s Friday. It’s a Summer Friday, which means you can leave work early, soak up the sun early and pass out early — OR break your routine and hit up DUMBO Summer Friday, courtesy of DUMBO Improvement District, O Music Awards Unboxed, L Magazine and Northside.
DUMBO Summer Friday is a day of free fun for the residents of Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood (and beyond!), to be sure, and since OMA is involved, it’s going to be replete with music and tech goodness. Think of it as a kind of extension of the O Music Awards’ new Unboxed live series, which mingles music, tech, art and interactivity into one great party. DUMBO Summer Friday will feature music from Javelin, Prince Rama, Zambri, Bosco Delrey and Werebears, as well as DJ sets by the band Silent Drape Runners.
Paul Lamere — master hacker and director of the developer platform at music intelligence company The Echo Nest — and his daughter Jennie will be showing off some rad music hacks, and a passel of app developers (including DUMBO locals) will be unveiling new music tools and tricks. Devs include: StereoGrid, Official.fm, TuneCore, Swarm.fm, Backbeater and LightBomber. Brooklyn Flea’s vendors will also be on hand to provide all manner of food, drink and flea-type goodness. DUMBO Summer Friday is made possible with support from Councilman Stephen Levin.
The party kicks off at 2pm and goes until 9pm, and the whole deal will be livestreamed on the Unboxed page, so even if you don’t get out of the office until 5pm (where the hell do you work?), you’ll still be able to take in the show deskside.
See below for the complete schedule (subject to delays or change):
2:00pm – 2:30pm: Event Kickoff and DJ Set
2:30pm – 2:50pm: Paul & Jennie Lamere Music Hacks Demo
2:50pm – 3:10pm: Music Apps Demo
3:35pm – 4:20pm: Bosco Delrey
4:30pm – 4:45pm: Werebears
5:05pm – 5:50pm: Zambri
6:20pm- 6:30pm: Music Apps Demo
6:30pm – 7:15pm: Prince Rama
7:35pm – 8:35pm: Javelin
8:35pm – 9:00pm: DJ set