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 fourth 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, R&B, singer-songwriter, and more.

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

EMF’s lineup will be announced later this summer.

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

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