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The big city is about to get a taste of the country., the Web site and digital headquarters for country music artists and fans from Kings County, is celebrating its re-launching with a party at Natural Selection on June 15.

The party will feature a tribute show to honky-tonk legend Waylon Jennings, in honor of his 71st birthday, and country music bands from all over Brooklyn will play some of Jennings’s most popular songs.

On the bill are folk guitarist Jon Itkin, Sean Kershaw, Serena Jean and The Whiskey Trippers, and The Newton Gang, as well as performances by Uncle Leon of The Alibis, Alex Battles of Whiskey Rebellion, and more.

“If you know [Waylon Jennings’s] music, then you’re going to have a great time,” said JD Duarte of The Newton Gang (pictured) and co-director of And even if you don’t, he added, “It should be something you walk away from wanting to do again.”

And don’t forget to look up, which will publish music event calendars, offer discounted tickets, and host its own monthly events and yearly awards show.’s “Honky Tonk Hero: A Tribute to Waylon Jennings” starts at 7 pm on June 15 at Natural Selection (70 N. Sixth St. at Wythe Avenue in Williamsburg). Tickets are $5. For more information, visit or call (718) 782-5188.

Updated 5:07 pm, July 9, 2018
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