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Brooklyn Music Festival hits Commodore Barry Park September 7

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Two years in the making, the Brooklyn Music Festival is set to entertain attendees Saturday, September 7 at Commodore Barry Park in Fort Greene. The festival celebrates musical and cultural contributions to the fabric of New York City with a veritable history lesson in classic and contemporary rap, rock, alt country and r&b.

Presented by Novas Entertainment Group NYC, the event features a roster of free music, along with food trucks, community support exhibits and more. "TBKMF has something for anyone who loves good music," NEGNYC founder Nova Bonilla said in a press release.

Among the performers are the BU Marching Band, Prayala, Ty Black (Queen Blizzy), Melissa Otero, The Paisley Fields, Erick Right and (I am) Isis. One special highlight is a performance by Sugar Hill Gang founders Wonder Mike, Hendog and Master Gee of their seminal hit "Rapper's Delight" on its 35th anniversary. The track helped bring hip-hop to mainstream audiences.

The festival is also geared towards raising awareness and support to battle poverty, lack of health and education services, and other challenges facing many of the residents of Brooklyn. The organization has partnered with Brooklyn Community Services (BCS), an organization that helps children and families through vocational training, employment and social and mental health services.

While the festival performances are free, you RSVP for "Love Passes" at the festival's website, or gain entry at the door. Passes are not transferrable, ID required. Donations are encouraged at the website and during the festival to help allay costs of the festival and raise money for Brooklyn Community Services,

You must be 18 or over to attend. For more information, visit tbkmf.com

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