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2 Stages and 3 Days of the Best of New York City-based
Independent Music Rocks Brooklyn - All in one Venue
September 16, 17, 18 at Littlefield. Times and Tickets TBD
Official Site: BKIndieFest.org
Brooklyn, NY -
Brooklyn's first ever Independent Music Festival, rocking the roof off Littlefield Performance Space over the course of 3 days on September 16, 17 and 18, 2011, continues to pick up steam.....
A lot of updates to the Festival this week:
WHY WE'RE DOING THIS - SOME BACKGROUND:
Why should such a music-oriented city rely solely on CMJ - the annual showcase of musicians from all coasts and spanning 50 or so bars - when there's a hugely thriving local scene here, screaming to be heard outside the confines of the internet? Why not a festival where fans and musicians can meet and collaborate, all at one amazing venue? Where it's okay for amped up mainstage sets and acoustic sideshows to mingle? The main focus of this Festival is on celebrating the local independent scene and uniting it's elements to create an even stronger and more dynamic artistic exchange, as well as offering heightened visibility and a broader audience to participating bands
And it has started to buzz already, with a number of musicians already signed on, and more applications coming in as the word gets around. Special guest performers will be announced down the road, as well as various other programming thrown into the mix. Littlefield - actively supportive of this event and its mission - offers the opportunity of programming on 2 stages,in a gorgeous warehouse-turned-club space, with a full bar, sound system, and just a few blocks from the subway.
Miller will be making this an annual event, and will be using the Fest - and its website as a guide - to launch a long range plan to organize local touring circuits in and around the Northeast. "These tours will showcase a handful of the Festival's artists. We'll provide bands with a cost-effecive method of touring in the same cities 4 - 5 times a year so as to effectively build their following in multiple markets."
Bennett Miller is an active member of the New York City music scene and can be seen playing upright and electric bass regularly in several bands around town.
QUICK INFO AT-A-GLANCE:
Brooklyn Independent Music Festival
September 16, 17, 18, 2011
Littlefield Performance Space
622 Degraw Street (bet. 3rd and 4th Aves) in Gowanus/Park Slope. MAP IT!
R Train to Union Street.
LINKS AND RESOURCES:
Official Website: BKIndieFest.org
venue: Littlefield - LittlefieldNYC.com