photos by David Andrako

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders show graced Prospect Park on June 16. The Celebrate Brooklyn show saw performances by Lou Reed, Rosanne Cash, Toshi Reagon, Tao Seeger, Todd Rundgren, and many others. The show celebrated the 50th anniversary of civil rights activists known as the Freedom Riders, and began with a pre-performance discussion with the artists. The full performer lineup is listed at the end of the pictures, below...

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

Hal Wilner's Freedom Riders

This is who performed:
Geri Allen
Art Baron
Steve Bernstein
Steve Cardenas
James Carter
Rosanne Cash
Carla Cook
Marcelle Davies-Lashley
Helga Davis
Curtis Fowlkes
Brad Jones
Briggan Krauss
Jheti Lashley
Stephon Lashley
John Leventhal
Eric Mingus
Josette Newsam-Marchak
JD Parran
Toshi Reagon
Lou Reed
Todd Rundgren
Catherine Russell
Tao Seeger
James Staten|Jason Walker
Kenny Wollesen