Emerging Music Festival

Music lovers pack the Lawn to hear some of the city's best young bands, including indie, rock, soul, and funk.

Eight on-the-rise bands perform on one of the biggest stages of their young careers.

Emerging Music Festival returns for its fifth year on August 23–24 with thousands of music lovers packing the Bryant Park lawn for New York’s best new music, including indie rock, soul, folk, singer-songwriter, and more.

Between sets attendees can play giant lawn games, learn to juggle, and purchase food and beverages from local vendors.

Check out the Picnic Performances page to see the full summer lineup and plan your visit!

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2019 Lineup

Friday, August 23: 6pm-10pm
Sammy Rae & The Friends, Morningsiders, Celisse, and The Muckers

Saturday, August 24: 6pm-10pm
Renata Zeiguer, Tomberlin, Ghost Funk Orchestra, and Remember Sports