Food and drink samplings from New York-based specialty purveyors come paired with family entertainment throughout the weekend, and it's the perfect opportunity to get dad out of the house for Father's Day! We'll also have an array of local New York craft brews on hand to keep you cool.
Try different styles of BBQ provided by our many partners from around New York City and purchase a plate with all the fixins' to enjoy from Steven STARR Catering. Sample craft beers from New York State and find your favorite new brews. Also sample complimentary items from a variety of New York State purveyors as part of Taste of NY.
Plus, enjoy a full weekend of contemporary American roots (a blend of folk, bluegrass, and country) music from a slate of popular bands including Lone Bellow, The Defibulators, Roosevelt Dime, Miss Tess and the Talk Backs, and more.
"We are thrilled to bring the music to the New York Botanical Gardens amazing Father's Day Weekend BBQ event on Daffodil Hill," reports CJ DiRoma, CEO of Station Avenue Productions. "The event will be a fun, memorable and very musical day for all!"
To deliver the incredible music lineup slated for the family event, Station Avenue Productions is turning gorgeous Daffodil Hill into a concert staging area, working with the natural beauty of the hill to deliver a truly inspiring sound experience.
Saturday, June 14, NOON–4 p.m.
The Defibulators infectious energy and originality earned them a nod as one of Brooklyn’s best emerging bands in VICE Magazine, and a devoted following in a city not known for its love of country. A unique familiarity percolates throughout their latest LP release, Debt’ll Get’em. Their reverence for traditional country forms combines with an irreverent rock and roll attitude to produce tight, punchy hooks and foot-stomping sing-alongs. With tunes that run the gamut from satirical to sentimental, their unique brand of country has made them pioneers in the Brooklyn country music scene.
The Lone Bellow
Playing what they call “Brooklyn country music,” The Lone Bellow are a group of transplanted Southerners who deliver a passionate, soulful, acoustic-based alternative rock Americana. The trio’s self-titled debut disc is exuberant in its playing and welcoming in its attitude. Though the lyrics have a melancholic undercurrent, the tracks are more often rave-ups than ruminations, with swelling three-part harmonies and rousing group-sung choruses. Indeed, there is a strong familial feel to The Lone Bellow, and listeners will surely feel like part of the family too. The Lone Bellow were named “One of the 10 Artists to Watch in 2013” by Billboard Magazine and “One of the Best New Artists of 2013” by People Magazine.
Sunday, June 15, NOON–4 p.m.
To listen to the music of Roosevelt Dime is to take a journey through American roots music. Inspired by Appalachian string bands, Memphis soul, New Orleans dixieland, and the musical melting pot of Brooklyn which they call home, the band has forged an original sound all their own. After years of thrilling audiences at festivals and venues across the country, the band has fully captured the energy and musicianship of their live performances on their new album Full Head of Steam. The band's seamless mixture of musical genres has been described as "a perpetual crowd-pleaser"
Miss Tess and the Talk Backs
Miss Tess & The Talkbacks make grooving modern music with a vintage feel that nods to the traditions of jazz, swing, rockabilly, and more while maintaining a unique and personal sound. The bands most recent release, The Love I Have For You, is their second on rootsy label Signature Sounds and pays homage to some of Tess’s favorite singers and songwriters including Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, Neil Young, Ted Hawkins, Randy Newman, and Hank Williams through a set of rousing covers.
View the full list of programs and events happening at the Garden during the Big Backyard BBQ & Music Festival at http://www.nybg.org.
STATION AVENUE PRODUCTIONS
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Station Avenue Productions, a division of The asterism* Group also headquartered in Merchantville, New Jersey, produces events and coordinates entertainment opportunities for leading venues, non-profit organizations, corporate entities and community organizations throughout the United States, with a targeted focus on New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and California.
Led by award-winning entertainment industry veteran CJ DiRoma, Station Avenue Productions is a leading entertainment industry event production firm, producing memorable entertainment experiences that achieve success in all key areas of event production - entertainment coordination, creative branding and marketing, fulfillment of event goals and objectives, audience enjoyment, as well as public and media relations outreach and support.
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