The Bowery Presents
The Roots & Jim James State of the Union: An Evening of Collaborative Performances

The Roots & Jim James State of the Union: An Evening of Collaborative Performances

Tue, June 18, 2013

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Celebrate Brooklyn at Prospect Park Bandshell

Brooklyn, NY

$41 advance / $45 day of show

This event is all ages

Due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict, Jim James and The Roots' collaborative performance at Celebrate Brooklyn is being rescheduled from Wednesday, June 19th to Tuesday, June 18th. All tickets purchased during the April 17th pre-sale and April 19th general on-sale, will be honored on the new date. For those unable to attend, refunds will be available through Ticketmaster. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Benefit concert to support free programming at Celebrate Brooklyn! a Performing Arts Program of BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn.

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The Roots
The Roots
The Roots, the legendary, Grammy Award winning hip hop crew and arguably the hardest working musicians in popular culture, turn 25 this year. The brainchild of childhood friends Ahmir “?uestlove” Trotter and Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter, The Roots began their career playing bucket drums and freestyling on the streets and competing with Boyz II Men for top honors at The Philadelphia High school for Creative and Performing Arts.

Named one of the greatest live acts by Rolling Stone, their career has evolved to include a weekly gig as the house band for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, hosting sold-out jam sessions across country, collaborating on new works for contemporary performance (Lincoln Center, BAM, Kimmel Center), and consistently churning out Grammy®-nominated albums.

Their most recent release, undun, the group’s first conceptually-based album and 13th major-label release, has delivered continued critical acclaim from bloggers and fans alike, reaffirming the creativity of the outfit notorious for pushing the envelope.
Jim James
Jim James
Jim James has spent the better part of almost two decades as the lead singer and songwriter of My Morning Jacket. Through six studio albums, My Morning Jacket has grown into one of the most acclaimed rock and roll bands in the world. Alongside the band's recording and touring, James has maintained a steady, bordering on voracious, flow of work. In 2009, he released the Tribute to EP, with his versions of six George Harrison songs. He has also lent his voice to albums by the likes of the Decemberists, the Roots, America, Booker T. Jones, and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and recorded and toured with the Monsters of Folk—which teamed him up with Conor Oberst, M. Ward, and Mike Mogis—and participated in the Woody Guthrie tribute album New Multitudes alongside Jay Farrar, Will Johnson, and Anders Parker. In 2013, James will release his debut solo album, Regions of Light and Sound of God. The album demonstrates James' soulful songwriting, his captivating voice and showcases his talents as both a producer and engineer.
Venue Information:
Celebrate Brooklyn at Prospect Park Bandshell
Prospect Park West and 9th St.
Brooklyn, NY, 11217
http://www.bricartsmedia.org/performing-arts/celebrate-brooklyn