Jenny Lind

"The Grand Opening," middle section of a Nathaniel Currier lithograph (later Currier and Ives) celebrating Jenny Lind's first U.S. appearance at New York's Castle Garden on September 11, 1850. Her last U.S. Concert was also at Castle Garden on May 24, 1852. She left for Europe on May 29, 1852. [Wikipedia]

"West Battery [Castle Garden] was renamed Castle Clinton in 1815, its current official name, in honor of New York City mayor Dewitt Clinton". Akron/Family play a free show at West Battery aka Castle Garden aka Castle Clinton, tonight (July 24, 2008).

Tickets are required and space is limited. Two free tickets per person will be distributed at the Castle on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 5:00PM on the day of the show.

Ted Leo & St. Vincent both also played free shows there recently. More Akron/Family tour dates below...

Akron/Family - 2008 Tour Dates
07/24/2008 River to River Festival at Castle Clinton, New York, NY
07/25/2008 Boulder Coffee Co Music Festival, Rochester, NY
07/26/2008 Hillside Music Festival, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
07/27/2008 Hillside Music Festival, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
09/07/2008 Bestival Festival, Isle of Wight, UK
09/08/2008 Luminaire, London, UK
09/09/2008 Bodega Social Club, Nottingham, UK
09/11/2008 Fleece - 18+, Bristol, UK
09/12/2008 End of the Road Festival, Dorset, UK
09/14/2008 Monolith Festival, Red Rocks, CO