CBGB Festival has just added The Hold Steady and Duff McKagan’s Loaded to its lineup. Fans strapped for cash will be pleased to hear the acts will be playing a free concert event Saturday.
The debut CBGB Festival kicked off today and runs through July 8. The former punk rock and New Wave club has inspired a New York City festival made up of two days of music industry panels, two days of film & photography workshops, 30 film screenings, and hundreds of music showcases.
Sasquatch! Festival, Gorge Amphitheatre, Quincy, Wash.
May 29, 2010
The multi-stage outdoor free concert is being held in Times Square July 7 from 12 to 6 p.m., with stages on Broadway at 46th Street & 51st Street. In addition to the acts mentioned above, the free concert features Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Superchunk, Glint, Upper West and Zulu Wave.
“In an effort to bring live music and concerts to the largest possible audience in the world, we proudly announce the details surrounding this historic free outdoor concert,” said Tim Hayes, one of the owners of CBGB.
“Anchored in Times Square and Central Park the annual CBGB Festival will present hundreds of musicians, bands, movie premiers, comedy showcases, conference and workshops in New York City each year.”
Isle Of Wight Festival, Seaclose Park, UK
June 10, 2011
CBGB Festival’s music showcases are being held at 40 venues throughout New York City from Café Wha? to Webster Hall. A total of 300 bands will take the stage over the four days including Guided By Voices, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Redd Kross, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., D-Generation, Cro-Mags, Agnostic Front, Fishbone, The Baseball Project, Ben Taylor, Willie Nile, David Johansen, Escort, Reggie Watts, Radio 4, PS I Love You, Donavan Frankenreiter, Cloud Nothings and The War On Drugs.
Former Nirvana bassist and co-founder Krist Novoselic got the music conference portion of the festival started today with a keynote speech. Panels include “Marketing Your Music for Film & Television” and “CBGB – Tales From The Club.”
The Buckhead Theatre, Atlanta, Ga.
October 23, 2010
The rock ’n’ roll themed film premiers include the world premier of “The Rise and Fall of the Clash” and the U.S. premier of “What Did You Expect? The Archers of Loaf live at Cad’s Cradle.”
Festival passes are on sale now, starting at $89 for the music showcases. If you’d like to get into the music conference as well as the music showcases, those passes will set you back $329. A pass to the film screenings & film conference is $219. A music/film combo pass is $379. Tickets to select films and live shows are available to purchase via each participating venue.
For more information visit CBGB.com.