Castle Clinton is an open air concert venue located in Battery Park. First built as a for to defend the New York Harbor during the War of 1812, it is now a National Park Service site, and hosts concerts during the River to River Festival. Tickets for River to River concerts at Castle Clinton are distributed 2 per person outside Castle Clinton on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 5 pm on the day of the show. These concerts are all made possible by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
Castle Clinton Details:
- Castle Clinton Website: http://www.nps.gov/cacl/index.htm
- Castle Clinton is located inside of Battery Park
- Nearest Subways to Castle Clinton: 1 to South Ferry, 4/5 to Bowling Green or R/W to Whitehall Street
- Castle Clinton Phone: 212-835-2789
Thursday, June 23 – 7 pm
Utilizing layered polyrhythms and Indian scales, Vijay Iyer is a jazz musician that personifies the diversity and vitality of New York. Leading the cityʼs jazz renaissance and celebrated with jazzʼs most prestigious awards, Iyer combines the intriguingly complex mind of modern music composers with the adroit touch akin to the legendary pianists of jazz.
Thursday, June 30 – 7 pm
Laurie Anderson and Bill Laswell
Laurie Anderson and Bill Laswell will collaborate in an evening of improvised beats and melodies. Since the 80's when they first worked together in the studio, Anderson and Laswell have pursued radically different musical paths. Recently they played together as part of a trio with John Zorn and their much-anticipated performance at Castle Clinton show will build on those new ideas and forms.
Thursday July 7 – 7 pm
My Brightest Diamond with yMusic
Shara Worden is the granddaughter of an Epiphone-strumming traveling evangelist, her father an accomplished accordionist and her mother a classical organist. Her band, My Brightest Diamond, has released Bring Me The Workhorse (2006) and A Thousand Sharkʼs Teeth (2008) on Asthmatic Kitty Records. On this night she will join forces with a young but sophisticatedly scrappy group of players called yMusic.
Thursday July 14 – 7 pm
Uncompromising as NYC at midnight, the punk queen poet-laureate of downtown Patti Smith has profoundly inspired decades of artists and been a beacon of truth for millions around the globe. With ferocious energy and quiet grace the dark horse diva, singer, writer, reader, seeker, mother and political provocateur has become more than a spokesperson of her generation, she is a hero whose journey has transformed the world around her. Patti's Castle Clinton performance offers an unheard of chance to see and feel the force of this dynamic artist up close and personal; this will be a night to remember.