0 Love It

Summer music festivals guide: The best shows in NYC

From Summerstage to Celebrate Brooklyn! via the Governor's Ball and plenty more, here's the scoop on NYC's summer music festivals

Photograph: Ryan Muir
Celebrate Brooklyn! in Prospect Park

Music festivals have become as essential a feature of summer in the city as ice-skating and hot chocolate are to winter in New York: It's part of the reason why you live here. What makes New York's summer music festivals better than anywhere else's? We'll start with the beautiful weather, then add the fact that you'll be watching your favorite bands play in truly iconic surroundings—say, Central Park, or the leafy Celebrate Brooklyn! bandshell. Wherever you decide to hang, just don't forget that '80s sun visor.

RECOMMENDED: Summer concerts in NYC

Summer music festivals 2015

Music

Afropunk Festival 2015

Your complete guide to America's most multicultural urban music celebration

Read more
Music

Governors Ball 2015

Featuring Drake, the Black Keys, Björk and more

Read more
Music

Central Park SummerStage

Your complete guide to the summer blowout

Read more
Music

Celebrate Brooklyn!

Here's the lowdown on this glorious summer bonanza

Read more
Music

Northside Festival 2015

Essential info on the weeklong Williamsburg-centered festival

Read more
Music

Summer Jam 2015

This annual blowout unites hip-hop's biggest names with notable up-and-comers

Read more
Blog

Full lineup for the 2015 Afropunk Festival

This year's fest brings Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill and Lenny Kravitz to Brooklyn

Read more
Blog

Full 2015 River to River Fest schedule

The eleven-day fest offers music, dance, theatre and visual-arts

Read more
Show more

The best free and outdoor shows

Music

Outdoor summer concerts in NYC

Read more
Music

Free summer concerts in NYC

Read more
Clubs

Outdoor summer music parties in NYC

Read more

Best summer music venues

Celebrate Brooklyn! (at the Prospect Park Bandshell)

Read more
Things to do Buy tickets

SummerStage Mainstage

Read more

Central Park, Rumsey Playfield

Read more
Things to do

Williamsburg Park

Read more

Festival photos and street fashion

Nightlife

Full Moon Festival 2015

Read more
Music

Governors Ball 2015

Read more
Music

Afropunk Fest 2014

Read more
Things to do

Full Moon Fest 2014

Read more
Music

Newport Folk Festival 2014

Read more
Music

Firefly Music Festival 2014

Read more
Music

Governors Ball 2014: The best crowd shots

Read more
Music

Governors Ball 2014: Sunday

Read more
Music

Governors Ball 2014: Saturday

Read more
Music

Governors Ball 2014: Friday

Read more

Comments

1 comments
Cole W
Cole W

Yo!  Your Site Is The Bangdiggedy!  Yo!  We Seriously Need An Agent To Help Us In The ShowBiz!  Please Help Us!  Willing To Pay!  

Yours Truly Harlem 6 Wutang


Contact Illuminedmafia@gmail.com