Concerts are back in NYC, with venues allowed to have indoor shows again as of April 2 with reduced capacity and social distancing measures in place. While some people may not be ready for indoor shows, restrictions or not, outdoor shows might be a different story. The New Colossus Festival tested those waters on Sunday (4/4) with a free outdoor show at 18th Ward Brewing in Williamsburg, with performances by The Natvral (Kip Berman from TPOBPAH), celebrating his debut album, as well as Charlotte Rose Benjamin and Jelly Kelly.
Taking place on the street outside the Brewery -- it's the same block of Debevoise St as Brooklyn Steel -- it was a pretty loose, informal event with people watching, spread out (and not so spread out) on the sidewalk and across the street, with artists playing stripped down sets on the sidewalk by 18th Ward's entrance. In the case of The Natvral, Kip played solo electric, fitting the Dylan/Petty vibe of his album, decked out in his Easter best in white denim that had been tie-dyed in pastel pinks and yellows.