We have the honor of returning to Summer Stage this June with Istanbulive for an unprecedented third year. Over 12,000 fans have attended the previous two editions, and we plan to up the energy yet again. This year we've got one of the most famous and influential Turkish artists of all time – world renowned composer, writer, film director and musician Zülfü Livaneli. 2011 marks the 40th anniversary of his career. He will be joined on stage by our own NY Gypsy All-Stars and other guests for an amazing outdoor summer event. Also on the bill is maNga, an alternative / hip-hop / electronic / rock band with a legion of loyal fans spread across Europe. With a Best European Act award at the 2009 MTV Europe Music Awards under their belt and a second place ranking at the 2010 Eurovision Song contest, maNga is an energetic force of musicianship. Istanbulive III is free to the public and will take place from 6pm - 10pm on Friday, June 17th, 2011.
We have recently started a Kick starter campaign to raise funds for this year's concert. We are committed to raising $10,000 to help contribute to covering the extensive production and marketing expenses of this ambitious event and ensure that it continues in the future free of charge. Funds raised from this campaign will go towards promotional expenses, production costs, audio/video engineers, publicity and other expenses affiliated with the event. Please pledge your support here.
Istanbulive has been among Summer Stage’s most attended events of the past two summers, and we are expecting another packed event this year. Please help us create a memorable evening by supporting Turkish culture and music.
Serdar Ilhan & Mehmet Dede
Istanbulive III Producers