See subway buskers perform on New York City rooftops

Help the creator of Subway Sets throw monthly alfresco concerts featuring underground local musicians.

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Subway Sets

Subway Sets

As any New Yorker knows, taking the subway can be a hell of a ride—sometimes ghastly, sometimes sweltering. But every now and again, there is the sweet redemption of a kind stranger offering up his or her seat—or of catching a supremely awesome busker. Subway Sets aims to harness the talent of such musicians; it's a concert series designed to bring local bands and artists from underground to rooftops every month.


The crowd-funded project is looking to reach a stretch goal of $5,000 via Kickstarter by Wednesday, July 31. "Some of NYC's best undiscovered musicians play belowground," says founder Dan Pierson. "We're turning moments on a subway platform into full sets in the sky."


The shows' lineups will feature performers crowdsourced via Instagram and Twitter; on the bill for Subway Sets' inaugural concert on Saturday, August 10 (7–11pm, rooftop location TBA) are Robert Leslie, Catey Shaw and Mountain Animation. Check out a video of Shaw's earworm-worthy "Family," as well as a clip with more info on the project.



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