Emerging Music Festival

Friday, August 18, 6:00pm–10:00pm

The Lawn

Emerging Music Festival returns for its third year with rising New York-based bands performing on one of the biggest stages of their young careers. Thousands of music lovers pack the Bryant Park lawn for the city’s best new music, including indie rock, soul, R&B, singer-songwriter, and more.

In weeks leading up to the event, media partner Paste Magazine brings many of the bands into their studios for live video sessions. Between sets attendees can play giant lawn games, learn to juggle, make colorful friendship bracelets with CraftJam, and purchase food and beverages from local vendors curated by Hester Street Fair.

6pm – Landlady “brainy indie rock, offbeat rhythms, jazzy interludes and hooky choruses” (Washington Post) describe sounds made by Adam Schatz’s art pop band

7pm – Mail the Horse – “sun-baked indie rock” (Pop Matters) influenced by The Rolling Stones at their easiest and twang-iest

8pm - Luke Elliot – “a force to be reckoned with” (No Depression), Elliot’s music is regularly compared with the dark ballads of crooners Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits

9pm - 79.5 – “honeyed vocalists, street flautists, and psych guitarists” (The New Yorker) make up this infectious seven-piece 21st century disco band

Part of the Emerging Music Festival program.