Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Lake Street Dive, The Robert Cray Band, John Hiatt & The Combo and more will perform at the 4th annual Lowdown Hudson Blues Festival in New York City this July 16th-17th. The free event will be hosted at Brookfield Place along the Lower Manhattan waterfront.

2014 Lowdown Hudson Blues Festival

The Waterfront Plaza at Brookfield Place

220 Vesey Street between West Street & the Hudson River

July 16 & July 17, 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. 
Tickets for limited seating distributed starting at 3pm daily, first come first served
Doors open at 5:00 p.m.
The full lineup for the 2014 Lowdown Hudson Blues Festival is as follows:
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings – The indomitable Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings are back… with a new record and a monumental show! For over a decade, the band has traveled the world, blowing minds with their explosive live performances and their raw, hand-crafted studio recordings. After a year of unforeseen challenges and transformations, Sharon and her Dap-Kings triumphantly return to the stage with the release of their highly anticipated Give The People What They Want, delivering every bit of the unbridled soul and studio acumen that defines this bands’ universally loved sound. 
**NEW** Lake Street Dive – Hailed by Rolling Stone as “unexpected showstoppers,” Lake Street Dive is quickly rising to stardom with their dive bar-esque riffs and 60’s pop-soul vibes. The band is led by young singer Rachel Price, who has been noted by New York Daily News as having “the soulful howl of a young Etta James.” The group comes to New York City with the release of their newest album Bad Self Portraits released in early 2014.
No BS! Brass Band – No BS! Brass Band is a powerful brass band that embraces the spirit of New Orleans into its original East Coast modern sound. The group has quickly earned a reputation as the premiere band to see for heart-pounding energy and uncontrollable dancing, fearlessly combining elements of James Brown, John Coltrane, Michael Jackson, and Led Zeppelin into their fiercely original sound.
The Robert Cray Band – With 5 Grammy Awards, 15 nominations, millions of record sales worldwide, and thousands of sold out performances, rock blues icon Robert Cray is considered “one of the greatest guitarists of his generation.”  Rolling Stone Magazine credits Cray with reinventing the blues with his “distinct razor sharp guitar playing” that “introduced a new generation of mainstream rock fans to the language and form of the blues.” Robert Cray takes the stage with his new release and seventeenth studio album In My Soul, released on April 1.
John Hiatt & The Combo Over thirty-five years after the release of his debut album, John Hiatt remains one of America’s most respected and influential singer-songwriters. He earned a Grammy nomination for his album Crossing Muddy Waters and composed the title track from B.B. King and Eric Clapton Grammy-winning album Riding With The King. Hiatt will be in town in support of his upcoming album Terms of My Surrender, out July 15th.
James Carter Organ Trio – As one of jazz’s most sophisticated improvisers, James Carter is a powerhouse musician and one of the most admired saxophonists of his generation, garnering plaudits for his role in helping to propel jazz full tilt into the future over the past twenty-five years.
Photo Credit: Jeremy Gordon | NYC