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Emerging Music Festival

Fans sit on the lawn in front of the stage at The Town Hall Centennial Concert in Bryant Park NYC.
Ryan Muir

Emerging Music Festival returns for the first time since 2019 on June 24-25 with thousands of music lovers packing the Bryant Park lawn for New York's best new music. Six up-and-coming bands curated by AdHoc perform on one of the biggest stages of their up-an-coming careers.

Borrow a picnic blanket or chair – or bring your own. Bryant Park blankets and chairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Attendees may bring their own food or purchase from on-site food and beverage vendors near the Lawn. At most performances, attendees can purchase food from a rotating line-up of local NYC vendors curated by Hester Street Fair. At all performances, Stout NYC offers cheese and charcuterie boards as well as a selection of beer, wine, frosé, and non-alcoholic beverages for purchase

Performances are cancelled when it is unsafe to be outdoors. In some cases, the Lawn may be too wet to open but the performance may continue. Follow @bryantparknyc for day-of event updates.

COVID-19 vaccinations and masks are not currently required but Bryant Park will continue to monitor and follow updated New York City and New York State COVID-19 guidelines throughout the summer as necessary.

Can't make it to the park? Watch the full livestream on the Picnic Performances page or on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram @bryantparknyc

Watch the Day 1 livestream featuring Daneshevskaya, Dougie Poole, and Benét.

Watch the Day 2 livestream featuring Reyna Tropical, Talia Goddess, and 95 Bulls.

  • Emerging Music Festival

    Up-and-coming bands curated by AdHoc take on the Bryant Park Stage