Seaport Music Festival Brings (More) Free Live Music to NYC
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New York City -- You know about 4Knots, the Village Voice-sponsored free festival that takes place on July 12 at the South Street Seaport; but did you know that you can see even more free live music at that same pier almost every Friday night in July and August? Thanks to the Seaport Music Festival, you can kick off every summer weekend in the city with a dose of indie.
The concert series kicks off on July 11 with Protomartyr and Alvvays, and will conclude on August 29 with Joanna Gruesome and Big Ups. In between, you can catch acts like High Highs, Black Bananas, and Dead Gaze play Pier 17, overlooking the harbor. All shows begin at 7pm, except the final two (August 22 and 29), which begin at 6pm. Check out the full calendar below.
Seaport was founded in 2002, and over the years has hosted acts like Tokyo Police Club, Sufjan Stevens, The National, Thee Oh Sees, and Blood Orange. Taking the presentation of indie up-and-comers one step further, the festival producers launched a record label, Seaport Music Records, in December 2009, putting out vinyls and digital releases by artists such as Tommy V, American Royalty, and gLab.
Even if indie isn't usually your scene, Seaport's summer concert series is totally free, so you've really got no excuse not to hit up a show or two this summer.
July 11 - Protomartyr, Alvvays
July 18 - Calvin Love, Las Rosas
July 25 - Torres, High Highs
Aug 1 - Snowmine, The Casket Girls
Aug 8 - Black Bananas, Shock Riderz
Aug 15 - Boogarins, Jacco Gardner
Aug 22 - Dead Gaze
Aug 29 - Joanna Gruesome, Big Ups