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Prospect Heights Music Festival

Jul 9, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - Jul 13, 2014 @ 10:00 pm


The Way Station and Branded Saloon will co-host the first ever Prospect Heights Music Festival featuring 31 Brooklyn based bands and performers July 9-13, 2014. Musical genres will range from Urban Americana to Carnatic Jazz and from a modern day Hank Williams to a Dance Punk Power Trio. Join us each night to discover how Brooklyn inspires local musicians to write and perform at the two premiere venues in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. In the past three years, The Way Station has established itself as the destination to discover up-and-coming local, national and international acts. “My mission is to introduce new music to new listeners and help bands increase their fan base,” says owner, Andy Heidel. “To that effect, we never charge a cover and instead suggest tipping the bands. This way listeners can check out new music risk free.”

Branded Saloon on Vanderbilt Avenue is a quick 10-minute walk from The Way Station on Washington Avenue. They host music in an intimate venue in the back room, perfect for artists ranging from local crooners to riot grrrls to Kentucky-bound DIY tour vans ripping through our fair city. For this event, they have taken up the reins to present neighborhood singer songwriters. “We’re really hoping to get people out to not only explore new music, but the Prospect Heights neighborhood,” says Gerard Kouwenhoven, owner of Branded Saloon. “We have a dozen great restaurants, shops, as well as the Brooklyn Museum and Botanic Gardens.”

The line-up for both venues is listed below along with more information about The Way Station and local businesses. For detailed information about each act, visit our website at waystationbk.com.

683 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
$5 Suggested Donation

8pm- Sara Bouchard & The Salt Parade
Genre: Roots/Folk/Blues
For fans of: Neko Case, Norah Jones, Cat Power, Gillian Welch, The Be Good Tanyas, Jolie Holland, The Carter Family, Bessie Smith

9pm- Jon LaDeau
Genre: Blues, Folk, Americana
For fans of: Richard Thompson, Neil Young, George Harrison

10pm- Ben Clark and the Long Shadows
Genre: Acoustic, rock, folk, jazz, blues
For fans of: Dave Matthews Band, Punch Brothers, Jeff Buckley, Ra Ra Riot, Martin Sexton

11pm- Jake La Botz
Genre: Blues, Roots
For fans of: Howling Wolf, Lightning Hopkins, Hank Williams, Bob Dylan

7:30pm- Jenni Alpert
Genre: singer songwriter
For fans of: Ella Fitzgerald, Julie London, Carol King, Rickie Lee Jones and Aimee Mann
free download: https://soundcloud.com/jennialpert/one-of-these-days

8pm- Lara Ewen
Genre: Americana
For fans of: Patty Griffin, Lucinda Williams, John Prine, Shawn Colvin

9pm- Cornell Bros
Genre: Original Acoustic American Roots Music
For fans of: Bluegrass, The Band, The Stanley Brothers, CSNY, Walt Whitman

10pm- The Jacks of Kings County
Genre: country/americana/folk/rock http://m.reverbnation.com/artist/thejacksofkingscounty

11pm- Cuervo Jones
Genre: punk power trio
For fans of: the Ramones, Arctic Monkeys, and the Strokes

7pm- Eli August

8pm- Arun Ramamurthy Trio
Genre: Carnatic-Jazz-Funk
For fans of: Ravi Shankar, Shakti, Amazing new music!

9pm- Rashmi and the Band
Genre: Folk Rock
For fans of: Patty Griffin, Natalie Merchant

10pm- Marek and the Boss Chops
Genre: boogie woogie, honky tonk and early rock & roll

7:30pm- Mike O’Malley
Genre: singer songwriter

8pm- Xavier Cardriche
Genre: Urban-Folk / Alt-Country
For fans of: David Gray, Ryan Adams, Ray Lamontagne, Crowded House

9pm- Wandering Downhome
For fans of: Lumineers, the Civil Wars, and artist Amos Lee

10pm- Even Twice
Genre: Prog/Punk
For Fans of: MC-5, Can, The Who

11pm- The Bloodshots
Genre: Rockabilly
For fans of: Wanda Jackson, Elvis, Patsy Cline, The Chop Tops, Hank Williams III

Satellite Venue: Branded Saloon Line-up
603 Vanderbilt Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Wednesday 7/9
8pm – Ruby Rae
9pm – Tristian Walker
10pm – Jordan Levinson

Friday 7/11
7pm – J.A.ME.(S) BROOK
9pm – LICE
10pm – TYGAPAW

Saturday 7/12
5pm – Adam Levine
6pm – Mel Childs
7pm – Susan Justice
8pm – Wine Teeth
9:30 – Kasata Sound with CoDivide

Sunday 7/13
5pm – DK
9pm – Ms. Phillye

About The Way Station

The Way Station bar and music venue features a range of musical styles including Americana, Folk, N’awlins jazz, Blues, R&B, Soul, Indie Rock, Latin, Country, Bluegrass, Alt-Indian and more. Serving up live music six nights a week with 3-4 bands a night, this averages out to 100 local, national and international acts per month. Proprietor Andy Heidel doesn’t believe in a cover charge, this mini music venue passes the hat to support the musicians so you can experience the music risk free. All shows, are $5 suggested donation. Enjoy a craft beer or original specialty cocktail while checking out what new music is.

Also referred to as “The Doctor Who Bar” because of its life sized replica of the Iconic blue police box and its whovian themed cocktail menu, The Way Station is a nerd mecca.

The Way Station is also a Brooklyn Community Headquarters giving voice to our neighbors through programming such as: Astronomy on Tap, Art Talks Brooklyn, Satellite Magazine: Let’s Talk About Cities and our Local Filmmaker’s Screening Series.

Our Sundays are dedicated to nerd culture and feature screenings of sci fi and fantasy movies, Doctor Who episodes while in season, Geeky bands and Nerdeoke.

Local Restaurants and Shops on Washington Avenue

The Islands, 803 Washington Avenue
Traditional Jamaican

Lincoln Station, 409 Lincoln Place
Café and Delicatessen

Bar Corvo, 791 Washington Avenue
Italian, local/organic

Sunshine and Co., 780 Washington Avenue
Small Plates and Mains

Kimchi Grill, 766 Washington Avenue
Korean BBQ and more

Mason and Mug, 708 Washington Avenue
Small Plates Kosher Beer & Wine Bar

Citrico, 681 Washington Avenue
Authentic Mexican

The Winey Neighbor, 679 Washington Avenue
Boutique wine shop

Prospect Heights Beer Works, 648 Washington Avenue
Craft Beer

Local Restaurants and Shops on Vanderbilt Avenue

The Vanderbilt, 570 Vanderbilt Avenue
Seasonal American Cuisine

Pequena, 601 Vanderbilt Avenue
Authentic Mexican

Ample Hills Creamery, 623 Vanderbilt Avenue
Artisanal Ice Cream

Joyce Bakeshop, 646 Vanderbilt Avenue
Hand-crafted pastries

Chuko, 552 Vanderbilt Avenue
Ramen Shop

R&D Foods, 602 Vanderbilt Avenue
Café-prepared foods

606 R&D, 606 Vanderbilt Avenue
bar-restaurant-café-doughnut shop


Jul 9, 2014 @ 8:00 pm
Jul 13, 2014 @ 10:00 pm


Andy Heidel


The Way Station
683 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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