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Bringing It All Back Home to Washington Square. Free concert with the Peace Poets, People of Earth, & BETTY
September 23, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDTFree
Due to the high chance of heavy thunderstorms, this concert in Washington Square Park has been cancelled.
Geographically and spiritually, Washington Square has always been the center of the Village. Bohemia’s beating heart. A place to gather, whether to protest or just hang out, often with a guitar – and to dance! The signature event of each year’s Village Trip festival, this concert in the Park brings together a stellar selection of New York City talent: People of Earth, The Peace Poets and BETTY, the award-winning indie rock trio which (as Gloria Steinem puts it) “spreads the most lasting kind of revolution”.
A program that’s as diverse as the Village itself—three energizing and inspirational bands to get you dancing – and thinking! Explosive Latin and tropical rhythms from People of Earth, a powerhouse global collective. Hip-hop, heart and hope from The Peace Poets, a collective of poets, artists, performers, and educators. And rock from BETTY, a trio of women known worldwide for their soaring harmonies, upbeat live shows, and non-stop activism.
Declares BETTY: “Since our first gig together in 1986, BETTY has been an indie activist artist band. We create and perform passionate music that exemplifies the 1960s slogan popularized in Greenwich Village and beyond—‘the personal is political.’ Washington Square Park continues to be the heart of NYC’s progressive movements and an epicenter for change. There is an electricity that runs from this power point that can and has ignited the world. We’re thrilled to plug in, tune up and rock out there with the legendary gathering, The Village Trip!"
This must-see concert on the concluding weekend of the fifth Village Trip perfectly sums up the festival’s mission: To celebrate arts and activism across the Village. Come on down and join the party. Tell your friends. Bring the family. This is an event you don’t want to miss. New York’s coolest event in the city’s coolest space! Be there!