CFCU Downtown Ithaca Summer Concert Series Presents Gunpoets
September 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
On September 10th, Gunpoets will perform at the CFCU Downtown Ithaca Summer Concert Series being broadcast online from the State Theatre of Ithaca.
About the Gunpoets:
Voice as a weapon, words as bullets, spreading the universal message of peace, love, and justice through music. Sure, there’s a cynical cultural tendency to make certain assumptions when you hear the word “gun” associated with rap music, but this seven-member live hip-hop band from Ithaca, NY, runs contrary to that image with their positive message and uplifting performances. Since the band formed in 2008, their stellar catalog of albums and dedication to an ever growing and energized fan base has helped propel them to the top of the Central New York music scene. In addition to being one of the top homegrown acts in their musically rich hometown, Gunpoets have become staples at regional festivals such as the Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance and the Great Blue Heron Music Festival. Progressively, over the band’s eight years together, they have also become in-demand headliners at clubs and concert series across the Northeast. In July 2016, Gunpoets released their third studio album, Bombs Away! The new album’s title plays off the hard/soft juxtaposition that underlies the band’s name and creative identity. The album is a call to the world to lay down all weapons of war, and to replace them with love, peace, and compassion. This powerful new release exemplifies the true definition of what it means to be a Gunpoet.
About the Series:
Free and fun for the entire family, the performances will air at 6:00 pm each Thursday between July 9 and September 24, 2020. The concerts are traditionally held at the Bernie Milton Pavilion on the Commons; however, this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the shows will appear virtually on Downtown Ithaca’s Facebook page until further notice.
The CFCU Summer concert series is presented by CFCU Community Credit Union
With support from the following: Ithaca Marriott Downtown on the Commons, Seneca Beverage, Wagner Vineyards, Maguire Subaru Hyundai Genesis of Ithaca, Cayuga Radio Group, the State Theatre of Ithaca, and Green Street Pharmacy