Here’s something a little different for your usual summer festival circuit. Out in the Streets — a Brooklyn-based music and arts festival in its second year — returned to its inaugural site of the The Vander Ende-Onderdonk House, where it showcased tremendous local talent in the form of up-and-coming bands and artists.
Sponsored by Puma and cobbled together by the fine folks at BirdDog Productions, Supercrush Studio, and the Sky Report, the all-day event kicked off on July 26th with killer art, food, and tunes — and to say we were stoked to attend and take in all of the sunshine and good vibes on opening day would be an understatement.
People enjoyed the exceptional weather by lounging out on the lawn area, catching some rays and music when the spirit moved them. We were pumped to see all of the familiar faces, including Brandon Sines and some new artwork of our favorite Frank the Ape, and a set by the ever-explosive HUNTERS, both of whom we had the pleasure of interviewing.
New highlights included a performance by What Cheer? Brigade, a New Orleans-inspired brass band from Rhode Island who by brought crazy energy and got fans up on their feet, and, of course, the larger than life headliner A Place to Bury Strangers, whose powerful wall of sound ambiance was complimented by a fog machine and dynamic stage presence.
If you happened to have missed Out in the Streets this year, don’t sweat. With a turnout this good, you can bet they’ll be back next year.
Photos and gif by Cheryl Georgette Arent