Sputnik, the Brooklyn based eatery and nightclub, announced through its events department that it will host an entire weekend of live music and entertainment over the upcoming Labor Day weekend. The event, billed as “A Labor Day Weekend Explosion,” will consist of two live music shows at the venue, with the first taking place on Friday, September 4th 2009. Among the artists scheduled to appear are (Rapper/Actress) MC Lyte on Friday, and (Rapper) Talib Kweli on the second night, Saturday, September 5th 2009.
Sputnik (www.barsputnik.com) was started by a group of friends in 2003, and recently called “a haven for independent musicians and artists of all types since opening its doors…” by an online reviewer at events.NBCnewyork.com.
“We know that people typically bolt out of town during the Labor Day Weekend. But we also know, especially given the state of the economy, that many will be stuck in town looking for something to do. We’re excited to be able give music fans affordable options for a live show during the holiday weekend,” said event organizer, Vic Black. Other notable talent confirmed to appear includes Hip-hop pioneer Deejay, DJ Premier (GangStarr), and Chicago native, DJ Reborn (MTV/Studio Museum in Harlem).
Advance tickets for the shows are on sale now at BrownPaperTickets.com for eighteen dollars ($18), and at Sputnik, located at 262 Taaffe Place, Brooklyn NY 11205. The event also marks the first time organizers will team up with Internet partner LumeeFly Inc, a new media company focused on bringing you the “I Was There Concert Experience Online.” The concert featuring Talib Kweli and DJ Premier on Saturday, September 5th will be broadcast live over the Internet and available to a worldwide audience online. For more information on Lumeefly online concerts visit www.lumeefly.com.