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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 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, 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 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.

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The Summerstage 2017 Concert Series Is Revealed

If you’ve read any of my concert items you already know how much we love the live music scene of our metropolis but hey, we are on “The Chronicles” site so what exactly am I getting at? For a couple of years I’ve been slowly morphing this website into a much broader lifestyle website in terms of the items being discussed and what is happening in NYC in regards to touristy stuff. One of the things I added to the site was the same calendar that I use on PiercingMetal and with it I’ve been listing different things to do in our region and so far the readers of The Chronicles are loving its diversity. All of this leads me to the recent announcement of the SummerStage 2017 events that will be happening in numerous parks across the city. Get your mobile ready to start marking down the things that interest you and the family the most. Behold the Full Calendar 🙂

June 3 at 7pm
Mavis Staples / Toshi Reagon at Central Park

June 11 at 5pm
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic / Main Source / DJ Marley Marl hosted by Roxanne Shante at Flushing Meadows–Corona Park

June 12 at 8pm
The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series at Central Park

June 14 at 7pm
Yiddish Soul: Klezmatics / Zusha / Maccabeats / Cantors Chaim David Berson and Yanky Lemmer with host Nachum Segal at Central Park

June 14 at 7pm
The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series at Brooklyn Bridge Park

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