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NYC's best summer music festivals of 2019

Get the scoop on all the best summer music festivals happening this year (and don't forget the sunscreen)

BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival
Photograph: Ryan Muir BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival
By Andrew Frisicano, Miles Raymer and Ro S |

There's more than one kind of New York City music festival. The first events that come to mind might be the big-tent fests like Governors Ball, but just as important are staple series like CityParks SummerStage and BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn!, which keep crowds coming out to our beloved green spaces all season long. Overwhelmed by all the choices? Check out our hand-picked this guide to the very best summer music festivals hitting town this year. 

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Best summer music festivals in NYC

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Photograph: Bennett Sell-Kline

Electric Zoo Festival

August 30–September 1

The megarave celebrates 10 years of helping set off an EDM tsunami that not only reshaped the sound of American pop music but also pushed concert theatrics to a whole new level. This year, more-is-more acts like Diplo, Alison Wonderland and Dog Blood (Skrillex and Boys Noize) will drop beats amid a mind-blowing array of LED screens and lasers.