Acts like Spoon, Booker T. & the MGs, Drive-By Truckers, the New Pornographers and Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings have signed on for the summer-long River to River concert series in New York.

Acts like Spoon, Booker T. & the MGs, Drive-By Truckers, the New Pornographers and Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings have signed on for the summer-long River to River concert series in New York.

The sixth annual event is free and open to the public, with presentations hosted at a number of lower Manhattan destinations like Battery Park, the World Financial Center and the South Street Seaport.

Other highlights include Battles, Menomena, Ron Sexsmith, Fujiya & Miyagi, Shearwater, Charansalsa, soprano singer Elizabeth Keusch, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, John Pizzarelli and Paula West, Martha Wainwright, Chris Thile, Jim Campilongo and Roky Erickson & the Explosives.

Events kick off the weekend of June 1 and run through September, with some performances requiring, albeit free, tickets. Dance troupes, children's fairs, fireworks and visual artists are on the River to River calendar.

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