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JOANIE LEEDS & THE NIGHTLIGHTS
May 7 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm| FREE
CELEBRATE JOANIE’S EIGHTH ALBUM, BROOKLYN BABY!
WITH A FREE BROOKLYN FAMILY SHOW
AT CITY POINT, BROOKLYN
SUNDAY, MAY 7, 2017 – 11:00 AM
Award-winning kindie musicians Joanie Leeds & The Nightlights will celebrate the release of their new album, Brooklyn Baby!, with a free family show right in the heart of Joanie’s home borough of Brooklyn on Sunday, May 7.
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WHO: Beloved children’s musicians Joanie Leeds & The Nightlights
WHAT: Will perform songs off their new album, Brooklyn Baby!, along with plenty of interactive tunes from Joanie’s previous albums. This free, all-ages event not only celebrates the release of Brooklyn Baby!, it is also a tribute to all the families who live in the spectacular melting pot metropolis that Joanie calls home.
WHEN: Sunday, May 7, 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: The Atrium at City Point, 445 Albee Square West, Brooklyn, NY 11201
ADMISSION: Free of charge
SPECIAL GUEST! TREATS! RAFFLE!
Brooklyn-based musician/composer/vocalist Amelia Robinson of Mil’s Trills will join Joanie Leeds & The Nightlights as a special guest at this show.
Everyone who purchases a Brooklyn Baby! CD at this show will receive a free Joanie Leeds & The Nightlights shirt.
Joanie will raffle off several Brooklyn Baby! CDs, as well as the Bedazzled Pizza box she hand decorated for the band’s recent photo shoot.
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AFTER THE SHOW! Fans are invited to join Joanie Leeds & The Nightlightsfor a meet-and-greet with autographs, lemonade, and butter cookies at the Flying Tiger store, just steps away from the City Point Atrium performance space.
MORE: Photo and interview opportunities are available. Jpeg art is available. Media welcome.
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About Joanie Leeds and Brooklyn Baby!
Six years ago, singer/songwriter Joanie Leeds packed her bags and moved from Manhattan’s Upper West Side to the artistic neighborhood of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Since then, Joanie has started a family and embarked on new adventures in the energetic borough, which served as the inspiration for her 8th kids’ album, Brooklyn Baby! Produced by Jesse Lauter (Tedeschi Trucks Band, Elvis Perkins, Carl Broemel from My Morning Jacket), Brooklyn Baby! is a genre-bending recording containing elements of folk, southern rock, hip hop, pop and punk. Songs about the park system (“Ferry Nice”), public transportation (“Subway”) and Brooklyn’s most famous dish (“Pizza”) are a given, but the heart of the album grasps the Brooklyn mentality with love (“Love is Love”), thirst for education (“Library Book”), healthy eating (“Apples in my Apples”), and Yiddish colloquialisms (“Shayne Punim”). The album closes with Joanie’s version of Brooklyn-born Lou Reed’s gentle tune, “Sunday Morning.”
Joanie Leeds and her band, The Nightlights, have performed in dozens of cities nationwide at such prominent venues as The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, The Smithsonian, the CMAs, Hang Out Festival, Symphony Space, Wolf Trap, and LA’s Skirball Center. Joanie’s original kids’ music has won first place in the USA Songwriting Competition, as well as winning an Independent Music Award, Parents’ Choice Gold Award, NAPPA Gold Award, and Family Choice Award, and Joanie was a finalist in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and the International Songwriting Competition. Prior to Brooklyn Baby!, Joanie Leeds released seven critically acclaimed, full-length albums and two full-length DVDs, in addition to numerous videos on her Youtube channel. She is currently at work on more music videos, while maintaining a busy teaching and performance schedule.
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