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The guide to CMJ Music Marathon 2015

Now in its 34th year, CMJ Music Marathon strives to celebrate new music by hosting over 1,400 live performances in NYC

Photograph: Michael J. Chen
NGHBRS perform at Gramercy Theatre during the 2013 CMJ Music Marathon on October 17, 2013.

For five glorious days this fall, the CMJ Music Marathon, which kicks off on October 13, presents tons of gigs throughout the city. As ever, this year’s onslaught boasts a nice mix of established and under-the-radar acts. Between sets, kill some time by checking out other concerts in NYC, or check out some of the best parties for your late-night fix!

When is CMJ Music Marathon?

This year, CMJ will take place Friday, October 13, 2015–Sunday, October 17, 2015.

Where is CMJ Music Marathon?

CMJ takes place at various locations throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn.

How do I get tickets?

Buy tickets at the official festival website, cmj.com. Prices are currently $399 plus fees (full badge) and $174 plus fees (student badge).

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Plan your CMJ Music Marathon experience

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Comments

2 comments
Col
Col

Good call Traci.. where is the actual guide here (other than the "6 shows you must see" which is a regurgitation of the genre spotlights on CMJ page), and what's so ultimate about a tiny paragraph with links back to the CMJ page? "Where to party after the gigs"... ok, where?

Traci
Traci

Wondering why this article only has a link to top picks for CMJ 2012? Where exactly is the "ultimate guide" to the CMJ Music Marathon 2013?