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Freedy Johnston, Prince Rama & more playing Festival of Independence at Seaport on 4th of July

by Bill Pearis

Prince Rama @ the Whitney, 2013 (more by Ryan Muir)
Prince Rama

South Street Seaport will be full of music on the Fourth of July, as they’ll host the free Festival of Independence offering a wide variety of performers across three stages. Acts include singer-songwriter Freedy Johnston and indie rock band Elk City (featuring Luna’s Sean Eden) on the Fulton Street Stage; Prince Rama and Salt Cathedral on the indoor Fulton Stall Market Stage; and over at the Peck Slip Stage there’s Dolly Parton cover band Doll Parts and other twangy acts. The Seaport is also a good place to watch the fireworks. Full lineup and schedule below.

UPDATE: Elk City have unfortunately dropped off the bill.

Speaking of the Fulton Stall Market, the permanent indoor space is also host to Little Water Radio which broadcasts live every day from noon – 6 PM. There are shows from Northern Spy and Paper Garden records, and a host of other DJs (including this writer; my show “Past Future Perfect” is on Saturdays 2-4 PM Eastern). The space just opened the Market Bar which serves beer and wine. Little Water Radio is planning more live shows on Fulton Stall Market’s stage this summer. Stay tuned.

FESTIVAL OF INDEPENDENCE SCHEDULE

FULTON STREET STAGE (corner of Fulton and Water Streets)
1:00pm Sam Barnes Bluegrass Showdown
2:45pm Elk City
4:45pm Marcus Monroe
5:00pm The Liza Colby Sound
6:00pm Gedeon Luke and The People
7:00pm Freedy Johnston
9:20pm Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Presents “Brave”

PECK SLIP STAGE (corner of Peck Slip and Front Street)
1:00pm Ken Whelan and NY Puppets
2:00pm Hot Peas N’ Butter
3:00pm The Blue Vipers
5:00pm Doll Parts
6:00pm North of Amarillo
7:00pm Jess Lenat
9:20pm Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Presents “Brave”

FULTON STALL MARKET STAGE (207A Front Street)
7:00pm Salt Cathedral
8:00pm Prince Rama

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