Upcoming Music Festivals around Roosevelt Island

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There’s something about summer and music festivals that just seem to go together. And living in one of the largest metropolitan areas in the country, there’s an abundance of shows and festivals to attend whether you’re into EDM, alternative, pop, or what have you! With home right smack in the middle of the East River, you’re central to all the summer music festivals happening across NYC this summer.


Panorama Music Festival- July 22-24

Panorama Music Festival will be taking place for the first time this summer in New York City at Randall’s Island Park. Brought to you by people that bring you Coachella in L.A., Goldenvoice, this festival brings you a diverse roster of music from R&B, to pop, to indie rock. Kendrick Lamar, Arcade Fire, and LCD Soundsystem top the bill, but are followed up by Sia, FKA Twigs, A$AP Rocky, and many more artists. To learn more and to purchase tickets, check out the site here.


Central Park SummerStage- Now-September 23

Celebrating it’s 31st anniversary this year, SummerStage is back this year, bringing in classic New York hip hop artists to NYC parks all over the city to big name indie rock bands on the Central Park mainstage in Rumsey Playfield. Though the concert series has been taking place since June 4th, there’s still plenty of time to catch some great concerts and shows, all at no cost to you. Upcoming shows include Unknown Mortal Orchestra on July 30th, Neon Indian on August 9th, and the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival happening August 26th – 28th. For more information about SummerStage and to check out show locations, visit the City Parks Foundation site.


Electric Zoo Festival- September 2-4

Back for it’s eighth summer over Labor Day weekend, the Electric Zoo Festival returns to Randall’s Island to let EDM fans bring an end to their summer with an incredible show. Spanning three days, the festival features a wide range electronic dance music artists, well known and underground alike, such as Tiesto, Bassnectar, and The Chainsmokers. To learn more, check out Electronic Zoo’s website.

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