The Lot Radio to Transform a Times Square Kiosk into a Street-Level DJ Booth to Broadcast New York Nightlife Daily Throughout the Month of May
(NEW YORK, NY — April 15, 2021) — Times Square Arts is pleased to partner with music platform The Lot Radio to present Times Square Transmissions 2021, a month-long DJ residency broadcasting 10am–10pm every day in May in Father Duffy Square. Throughout the month, The Lot Radio will transform a repurposed red vintage K67 kiosk into a street-level DJ booth, celebrating the breadth and depth of stories, tastes, genres, personalities, and talent of the international music community.
“We’re so excited to bring a piece of nightlife back to Times Square with The Lot Radio’s unique roster of musical talent. As the city’s epicenter of hustle and bustle, we’re shining a light on the DJ’s and musicians who have faced opportunity loss over the past year, and look forward to creating a space to celebrate music as a common thread that unites individuals and cultures everywhere,” said Times Square Arts Director Jean Cooney.
With a rare opportunity to take up residence in Times Square, and in turn, a rare opportunity for the public to experience live DJs and outdoor programming, the public is invited to listen live in Times Square from 10am–10pm, or tune into the live video stream to catch a glimpse of Times Square’s street life at thelotradio.com. This is the second collaboration between Times Square Arts and The Lot Radio after the original Times Square Transmissions in 2018 in partnership with TSX Broadway. Full schedule and programming to be announced at a later date.
“We’re excited to partner up with Times Square Arts for another month-long residency after such a memorable stint back in December 2018. We cannot wait to bring along our talented roster of 150+ resident DJs and special guests to showcase the sounds of NYC and beyond from one of the most iconic neighborhoods in the world,” said Francois Vaxelaire, founder of The Lot Radio.
The Lot Radio is an internet station streaming music and video from a shipping container in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. More than 80 resident DJs and international guests bring expert craft and diverse, vibrant sounds to thousands of music lovers and casual listeners 24/7. Founded by photographer and videographer Francois Vaxelaire, The Lot Radio is named for its home on an empty triangular parcel of land where passersby come to enjoy the scene with a cup of coffee. As nightlife and the live music scene has been on pause through a pandemic year, The Lot has expanded their loyal following to reach new communities around the world with virtual offerings for audiences tuning in from home.
ABOUT THE LOT RADIO
The Lot Radio (founded in 2015) is an award-winning, non-profit, independent online radio station live-streaming 24/7 from a reclaimed shipping container on an empty lot in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and featuring live DJ sets by New York City’s best selectors and international guests. DJ stars like Nina Kraviz and Hunee as well as living legends Cerrone, George Clinton, Four Tet, Talib Kweli, Louie Vega, Kenny Dope, Ellen Allien, Laraaji, Francois K, Dj Spinna, and Gilles Peterson have graced the decks. http://www.thelotradio.com/
ABOUT TIMES SQUARE ARTS
Times Square Arts, the public art program of the Times Square Alliance, collaborates with contemporary artists and cultural institutions to experiment and engage with one of the world's most iconic urban places. Through the Square's electronic billboards, public plazas, vacant areas and popular venues, and the Alliance's own online landscape, Times Square Arts invites leading contemporary creators to help the public see Times Square in new ways. Times Square has always been a place of risk, innovation and creativity, and the Arts Program ensures these qualities remain central to the district's unique identity. Generous support of Times Square Arts is provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Arts; the Rockefeller Brothers Fund; the National Endowment for the Arts; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional support for Midnight Moment is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Times Square Advertising Coalition. Visit TSq.org/Arts for more information. Follow us on Instagram at @TSqArts.
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