PLATFORM: Creative Musings On Mass Transit The New York Transit Museum (Corner of Boerum & Schermerhorn)Brooklyn, New York Tuesday, October 17th 6pm – 8:30pm $15/$10 for Museum Members Accompanied by guitarist Jeff McLaughlin, Queen Esther performs songs of every genre about life in Manhattan. Inspired by the engineering, intricate choreography, and impromptu interactions of your daily commute? Wish there was an open mic night for historians and urbanists? A show-and-tell for your creative musings on mass transit? Us, too. The Transit Museum presents PLATFORM, an exciting series of cross-disciplinary programs created by the public for the public. Have an idea? We’ll give you a platform. Join us at the Transit Museum in Downtown Brooklyn on Tuesday, October 17th at 6:00pm for an evening of site-specific theater, photography, dance, musical saws, and more — all set against the backdrop of our 1936 subway station home. For more information, click here.
Hank Williams 94th Birthday Celebration at Jalopy Sunday, September 17th at 8pm – 11pm Jalopy Theater 315 Columbia St. Brooklyn, NY 11231 Join a collection of NYC’s best musicians, celebrating the life and legacy of Hank Williams. William’s is considered one of the most important performers and songwriters of the 20th century, with 35 singles making the Top 10 for Billboard Country and Western, and 11 number 1 hits, including “Hey Good Looking,” and “There’s a Tear in My Beer.” Jalopy owner Geoff Wiley hosts the night. “Hank Williams is America’s country-singing bard. His songs and lyrics are so influential as to have changed the very way American’s speak their own language, and all by the age of 29,” said Wiley. Performers for this tribute include: Alex Battles, Tamar Korn, Queen Esther, Ali Dineen, Jack Grace, Jesse Lenat, Wyndham Baird, Isto, Chris Q Murphy, Eli Smith, Hannah Thompson, Geoff Wiley, Rachel Meirs, Jay Sanford, & Ernie Vega. For more information, click here.
Queen Esther Sings Black Americana Roots & Ruckus at Jalopy Theater 133 Columbia Red Hook, Brooklyn August 9th at 9pm sharp NO COVER! An extraordinary lineup this week at Roots n’ Ruckus with amazing talent, full of old friends and new faces! Wednesday, August 9th at Jalopy Theatre and School of Music – as always, no cover! 9:00pm – Queen Esther 9:30pm – Feral Foster 10:00pm – Ali Dineen 10:30pm – Slow Pony 11:00pm – Fernandito Ferrer 11:30pm – Mattias Kaufmann & Zoë Aqua
Queen Esther and The Blue Crowns at the Brooklyn Americana Music Festival Friday, September 23rd at 8pm Jalopy Theater (Opening night!) 315 Columbia St. in Red Hook Saturday, September 24th at 4pm Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 Liberty View Lawn Brooklyn’s best play sixty shows at seven locations along the spectacular waterfront. Day time shows in The Archway Under the Manhattan Bridge (Friday and Saturday), & Brooklyn Bridge Park (Saturday and Sunday). Evening Shows at beloved pioneer establishments in Red Hook and Dumbo: Jalopy Theatre, Sunny’s, Red Hook Bait and Tackle, 68 Jay Street Bar & Superfine. Winner of the ‘Dumbo Dozen’ Award for innovative and impactful work in the community at DUMBO Business Improvement District, AGM 2016. The Festival is made possible in part by generous sponsors and the office of Councilman Stephen Levin.
Queen Esther & The Blue Crowns Black Americana at its finest! Brooklyn’s Jalopy Theater 315 Columbia St. one set — 9pm Three bands! $15 The Line-up: Queen Esther — guitar, vocals Jeff McLaughlin — guitar, vocals Hilliard Greene — bass Shirazette Tinnin — drums