The Lowdown Hudson Music Fest returns to the Brookfield Place Waterfront Plaza on the Hudson River July 12 & July 13 headlined by the legendary hip-hop band The Roots and Southern rockers Drive-By Truckers.
On July 12th, Brooklyn-based Afrobeat band Antibalas, whose music is inspired by the funky diasporic protest sounds of Fela Kuti and Eddie Palmieri, will open for Jimmy Fallon’s house band The Roots. The Philidelphia native band, The Roots have released 10 studio albums and two EPs, collaborating with many artists across musical genres, all to critical acclaim.
Opening on July 13th, Nashville singer-songwriter Rayland Baxter brings his storytelling acoustics to the Lowdown stage, followed by self-taught multi-instrumentalist and country blues singer-songwriter Valerie June’s mix of folk, bluegrass, gospel, soul, country and blues. Closing out the festival is headliner Drive-By Truckers, the Southern alt-rock band that fuses solid musicianship with lyrics that weave through history, politics and real life stories.