The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival produced by the Brooklyn Bodega is a celebration of Hip-Hop music and culture whose aim is to highlight Hip-Hop’s legacy as an agent of artistic progression, community building and social change by producing a variety of events from musical performances, Family Day, film screenings, gallery shows and more. The Festival is more than a concert or outdoor fair. It is more of a family reunion for lovers of this great culture. They also endeavour to support local artists from Brooklyn and the NYC area.
The inaugural Catalpa Festival comes to NYC during July and is expected to be New York’s most unique, original and exciting music and lifestyle event featuring over 50 acts that traverse many genres and styles from rock, hip-hop and electronic to reggae and indie.
The River to River Festival is a summer celebration featuring hundreds of free music, dance and cultural programs in Lower Manhattan. Continuing through the first 15 days of July, the Festival will host free events and concerts at downtown venues including South Street Seaport, Governors Island, Coleman Oval Park, Castle Clinton and Manhattan Park. The Festival brings in popular musicians from around the world and establishes downtown Manhattan as en epicentre of culture.
Among seasonal series that fill New York’s parks with classical sounds each summer the Washington Square Music Festival, founded in 1953 is among the more enduring. The festival is one of the more ambitious offerings of its kind; offbeat repertory items and unusual guests regularly turn up on its programs.
The Grassroots Festival is presented over a four day period on four stages which run ridiculously long hours to accommodate the 60 some bands that play the festival. The band selection reflects a difficult to nail down group of musicians and artists who lean toward roots related & world music.
Each summer, the Village Voice produces the indie-rock 4Knots Music Festival, showcasing renowned and emerging artists on the breaking music scene. Working together with the Seaport, the festival will be located at this designated New York CIty historic district which features some of the oldest architecture in downtown Manhattan. This entire Seaport architecture is meant to transport its visitors back in time to the mid-19th century, to demonstrate what life in the commercial maritime trade was like.