Bowerbird and Sebastian Petsu are pleased to welcome Jesse Sparhawk and Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste to the Double Decker Music Series. Join us on Sunday, May 22nd at 8:00 p.m. (rain date, May 23rd) for a unique and intimate mobile concert experience on an open-top double-decker bus. Before, between, and after the music, tour guide Sebastian Darkly Petsu will share dry wit and history about the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Jesse Sparhawk is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and improviser whose instruments include harp, guitar, and electric bass. He studied harp with principal harpist of the New York Philharmonic, Myor Rosen and Eastman School of Music’s Kathleen Bride between the ages of 10 and 17 and performed at New York City’s Carnegie Hall at the age of 15. He has nearly 60 independent recording credits to his name performing various instruments. He has toured the US and Europe as a solo artist, and with several singer-songwriters and bands including Larkin Grimm, Fern Knight, The Valerie Project, Timesbold, Marissa Nadler, and Greg Weeks. He will performing a solo harp set on the bus.
Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste is a performer, composer, and commercial independent contractor. His work, through the lens of precarious labor, complicates notions of industry, identity, and environment and the implications of the intersections of such phenomena. He is a founding member of performance collective, Wildcat!, and frequently collaborates with performers and fine artists, often under the alias CROWNS. He has presented work at the Brooklyn Museum, The Public Theater, The Studio Museum In Harlem, American Realness at Abrons, FringeArts, Judson Church, Arts East New York, JACK, University Settlement, Harlem Stage, as well as on Dazed Digital and Complex.com.
Boarding begins at 7:45pm at the northeast corner of 5th and Market Streets by the Wells Fargo building.
THE BUS LEAVES AT 8PM SHARP. It’s a mobile event, so you can’t show up late or the venue will be gone! The event finishes up back where we started at 10pm.
As an incentive to show up on time, our sponsor Little Baby’s Ice Cream, will be providing FREE ICE CREAM SANDWICHES for the first 15 guest on board. So get there early!
This event is 21+ and BYOB (but please, no glass, and remember there is no restroom on the bus).
$27 per person. Advance tickets only. There will be no walk-up sales. Only 30 seats are available and this event will sell out. (All previous Double Decker Music Series events have!) So please, don’t sleep on it.
If it looks like rain, the event will be held the following day, Monday May 23rd at 8pm. A message will be sent out by 5pm on the day of the event letting ticket-holders know about the rescheduling.
- This event has passed.