Wall Street Rising’s Music Downtown Concert Series Is Back!

I’m sure some of you remember the amazing FREE concert series Wall Street Rising did a couple years ago at TriPAC, which featured Ryan Adams, Jeff Tweedy, Cat Power, and Aimee Mann.

Well the music fest is back and better than ever, this year at 7 World Trade Center between September 17-19th. Free admission is on a first-come basis to the public, rain or shine. This year’s lineup includes headliners Nick Lowe, M. Ward, and indie-darlings, The Hold Steady.

Click after the jump for the full press release

Nine Eclectic Performers Hit the Stage for Dinnertime Concert Series

New York – Nick Lowe, M.Ward, and The Hold Steady headline 3 days of super summertime sounds at Wall Street Rising’s “Music Downtown” Concert Series, September 17-19th at 7 World Trade Center. The shows, featuring nine bands in total, are free and start at 5:30 p.m., rain or shine.

The series kicks off with the critically acclaimed The Hold Steady on Monday, September 17th. The Brooklyn rockers, via Minneapolis, were named Blender Magazine’s Band of the Year in 2006 and are on the Lollapalooza tour this summer. Rounding out the card on Monday are Old 97’s, whose music was featured in the Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston film “The Breakup,” and the Pennsylvania folk rock, four-piece band Illinois.

Tuesday, September 18th features singer-songwriter M.Ward. The versatile performer has toured with Bruce Springsteen and R.E.M. and performed with Norah Jones among others. Also, performing on Tuesday’s bill is blues singer Victoria Williams and Nebraska honky-tonk band McCarthy Trenching.

Nick Lowe tops off the final set of performances on Wednesday, September 19th. The veteran pop singer, songwriter, and producer has pretty much done it all in his 40 years in the music business. His memorable songs include “Cruel to be Kind” and “What’s So Funny About Peace, Love and Understanding,” he’s performed with Elvis Costello and Johnny Cash, and produced for John Hiatt. Day three also includes pioneers of American roots music The Holmes Brothers and Brooklyn bluegrass quintet Ollabelle.

The series is being produced by Michael Dorf and sponsored by the Lower Manhattan Development Corp., Silverstein Properties, 7 World Trade Center, and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Wall Street Rising is a coalition of businesses, industries and residents of the downtown community created to restore vibrancy and vitality to Lower Manhattan in the aftermath of September 11th. The organization’s goal is to promote the area as a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week destination for businesses, residents, employees, and visitors by creating and implementing community programs that plant new seeds for the neighborhood’s economic, residential and cultural growth.