CBGB Music & Film Festival Conference to offer free concert featuring My Morning Jacket, the Wallflowers and more
The CBGB Music & Film Festival Conference is coming up next month in New York City, and the festival just got a little bigger. My Morning Jacket and the Wallflowers have announced that they’ll perform a free concert in New York City’s Times Square in conjunction with the second annual event.
The concert – which will also feature sets by Grizzly Bear, Divine Fits and a special DJ set by former LCD Soundsystem singer James Murphy – will happen Oct. 12 on multiple outdoor stages. In addition to the concerts, the event will also offer some interactive elements around Times Square, including a skateboard half-pipe, a silent disco, a record fair and more.
The CBGB Music & Film Festival Conference will take place Oct. 8 through 13 at over 150 locations in and around New York City. Duff McKagan of Velvet Revolver, Loaded and formerly Guns N’ Roses will deliver a keynote speech at the event. More musical performances will come from Atlas Genius, Bleeding Hearts, Loose Buttons, Cream drummer Ginger Baker and Lisa Loeb, to name a few. The much-anticipated CBGB movie will also premiere during the opening day of the festival at Manhattan’s Landmark Sunshine Theater. The movie will reach North American theaters Oct. 11.
For more information on the CBGB Music & Film Festival Conference and to purchase tickets, visit the festival’s official website.