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Get Ready For The Free HBO Bryant Park Film Festival @ Bryant Park

Recently, I posted about a group of free concerts for the early riser that would be happening over at the Central Park Summerstage as a part of the Good Morning America broadcast and if you missed that posting, just click HERE to catch up to the rest of us. Now its onto another special offering that our fair Big Apple will be doling out care of the fine folks at HBO. Situated in the smaller but beautiful Bryant Park, interested fans will have the chance to enjoy a free screening of some truly awesome movies right under the stars and skyscrapers of Manhattan. Though the summers in NYC are often quite the sweltering experience, I have to think that a nice cool breeze will be present along with plenty of good company. Check out the films below. The events begin the run on June 19th until August 21st and the lawn portion opens up at 5pm.

Dates & Featured Film:
June 19 – King Kong
June 26 – On the Town
July 3 – The Muppets Take Manhattan
July 10 – Sabrina
July 17 – Wall Street
July 24 – Pillow Talk
July 31 – The Hustler
August 7 – All That Jazz
August 14 – North by Northwest
August 21 – Dirty Dancing

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The Chronicles Of PiercingKen Hits 7th Anniversary

Good afternoon readers, I just wanted to take a moment out of this rainy Monday to share the news about today being the seventh anniversary of my Lifestyle Blog “The Chronicles Of PiercingKen”. As longer tenured visitors already know, this website was launched as a space for me to share all the different stuff that didn’t fall in lines with my Music and Pop Culture themed PIERCINGMETAL.com website. During the course of the last year, I’ve made sure to keep the content flowing and while its not as often as it might be with PM.com, there are a considerable amount of narratives becoming a part of this presentation based on conventions and other events that fit best right here. Now its time to talk about the stuff that’s been changed a little bit and to showcase some fun photos that helped me celebrate The Chronicles “Lucky 7th” Anniversary and since we are discussing “luck” what is better than this visual of a slot machine from Atlantic City.

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“Good Morning America” Announces Its 2017 Summer Concert Series Lineup

It’s pretty safe to assume that you all know how much I love the live concert scene here in NYC based on all of my adventures as the Master and Commander of PiercingMetal.com and this is multiplied when the events are free of charge. Yesterday, ABC revealed their “Good Morning America – Summer Concert Series” lineup and while there are only a few Rock shows that are a part of it….I wanted to share the information with you just the same. Check it out below and I will return at the close with additional thoughts.

The Concert Schedule:
May 19 – Green Day (#GreenDayOnGMA)
May 26 – Florida Georgia Line & Nelly (#FGLonGMA and #NellyOnGMA)
June 2 – Fifth Harmony (#5HOnGMA)
June 9 – The Chainsmokers* (#ChainsmokersOnGMA)
June 16 – The Lumineers (#LumineersOnGMA)
June 23 – Little Big Town (#LittleBigTownOnGMA)
June 30 – Bebe Rexha*(#BebeOnGMA)
July 7 – Big Sean (#BigSeanOnGMA)
July 14 – Lady Antebellum (#LadyAOnGMA)
July 21 – Zedd featuring Alessia Cara (#ZeddOnGMA and #AlessiaOnGMA)
July 28 – Imagine Dragons (#ImagineDragonsOnGMA)
August 4 – Linkin Park (#LinkinParkOnGMA)
August 11 – Bleachers (#BleachersOnGMA)
August 18 – Eric Church (#EricChurchOnGMA)
August 25 – Paramore (#ParamoreOnGMA)
September 1 – Jason Derulo (#DeruloOnGMA)
Date TBD – Dierks Bentley*

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BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival 2017 Programming Unveiled

When I added the Events Calendar to The Chronicles Of Piercing Ken, I wanted to not only list events like the ones below, but to also speak about their value in narratives if at all possible. Just the other day, the full lineup of the Free and Pay To Attend concerts at the Prospect Park Bandshell were unveiled as a part of the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival 2017. Take a look at the offerings and compare them against your own monthly calendar.

The Events:
Wednesday, June 7:

Opening Night Concert: Lake Street Dive

Saturday, June 10:
Alice Smith | Bilal | Kris Bowers

Thursday, June 15;
The Shins
BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival Benefit Concert: SOLD OUT

Saturday, June 17:
Family Concert: Lisa Loeb with The Knights

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Street Sounds Reveals Gretsch Day 2017 “Twang-O-Rama” Poster and Lineup

You’ve probably seen a number of posts related to this special musical event that takes place in our own beautiful Bay Ridge, Brooklyn neighborhood. It’s called Gretsch Day and its a celebration about all things Gretsch guitar. This years event is called the “Twang-O-Rama” and will feature artists like Cousin Harley and Todd Taylor. Street Sounds music has just released the official event poster so start clearing your agenda to participate now.

I’m planning on being there as well for the sake of some music journalism and will surely have lots of photos and notes along with the probably video and maybe even some Facebook Live stuff. Fans of our good friend Skeleton Pete will be happy to know that he plans on being on point as well. Stay tuned for that and until then you can hit the official website links down below for more details. Here’s a clip of Paul Pigat aka Cousin Harley doing his thing at an early Gretsch Day.

Official Websites:
Street Sounds: http://www.streetsoundsnyc.com
Gretsch: http://www.gretsch.com
Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1319197571498581/

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