Bryant Park Emerging Music Festival (Free) @ Bryant Park, New York [from 17 to 18 August]

Bryant Park Emerging Music Festival (Free)

17 - 18
17:00 - 22:00

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Bryant Park
Between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, 40th and 42nd Streets, New York, New York 10018
Thousands of music lovers pack the Bryant Park lawn for a FREE two-day music festival celebrating up-and-coming new bands, including indie rock, soul, pop, blues, and more.

Between sets attendees can play lawn games, learn to juggle, and purchase food and beverages from local vendors curated by Hester Street Fair.

DAY ONE: Friday, August 17, 5pm-10pm

5pm – EZTV “Stunningly consistent purveyors of high-level pop-rock with strains of retro folk and psych” –Stereogum
6pm – Underground System “combines Afrobeat, new wave, punk, and more [into] its dance-heavy act” –Brooklyn Daily
7pm – Palmas — “Intermingling of baroque pop and modern indie rock” –Interview Magazine
8pm – OHMME “At the heart of Chicago’s music community” –Noisey
9pm – Evolfo “Confident in their own creativity, both as songwriters and as sonic architects” –Paste Magazine

DAY TWO: Saturday, August 18, 5pm-10pm

5pm – Madison McFerrin “Making A Cappella cool again” –Pitchfork
6pm – Plastic Picnic “Plastic Picnic brings eighties neon dreams to life” –Village Voice
7pm – Blind Boy Paxton & Terry Waldo Rum House Jass Band – “[Blind Boy Paxton is] easily the most talented young acoustic bluesman to come along in many, many years” –Ben Ratliff, The New York Times
8pm – Native Sun “untamed energy and garage-rock bona fides” –Paste Magazine
9pm – Katie Von Schleicher “innate and economic pop instincts” –Pitchfork + “[Katie’s most recent album] is one of those constant repeat records for me” –Bob Boilen, NPR
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