j-Summit New York Japan-U.S. Peace Memorial Concert
Sunday, August 6 from 8:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. (doors open at 8:00 p.m.)
The Bitter End – 147 Bleecker Street (between Laguardia Place and Thompson Street)
Admission: $15 at the door
j-Summit NY presents Japan-U.S. Peace Memorial Concert to commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II. The Bitter End hosts the concert featuring legendary rock ‘n’ roll star Alan Merrill, the original composer of “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll,” famously covered by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and most recently by Japanese superstar Superfly. As a teen, Merrill became the biggest foreign pop idol in Japan, recording albums and starring in commercials and a soap opera during the early 1970s.
Other artists performing at j-Summit include the local rock trio Naoki with Mike and Ryosuke and rock/pop band Lotus Verry.
Since 2009 j-Summit has brought diverse groups from Japan and the local area to the stage. The concert series has also raised money for the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund and Kumamoto.