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The CMJ 2016 Music Marathon guide

Now in its 36th year, the CMJ 2016 Music Marathon celebrates new music by hosting over 1,400 live performances in NYC

Photograph: Marielle Solan

Among one of the best things to do in the fall, the CMJ 2016 Music Marathon presents tons of gigs throughout the city. As ever, the festival’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 the CMJ 2016 Music Marathon?

CMJ usually occurs mid October from Tuesday–Saturday. Stay tuned for the festival’s exact dates in 2016.

Where is the CMJ 2016 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.

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Comments

4 comments
Aria J
Aria J

Can I still apply to perform at CMJ 2016?

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?