It was the end of an era when CBGB closed their doors for good. So many great bands got their start there. Thats why the CBGB Festival 2012 is the talk of the town now. All the action is happening next week! There will be SO much going on. Performances by emerging artists, movie screenings, music business conferences, industry panel discussions, and a whiskey fest.
July 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th you can catch a show by some of today’s emerging artists. They’ll be happening in over 30 venues between Manhattan and Brooklyn. On July 7th, there will be a large free concert held at the Summerstage in Central Park. For a list of artists and more schedule information CLICK HERE.
There will be TWO DAYS of film screenings where you’ll get to see some of the best rock films/documentaries of the past and some that will be debuting. There will be 30 films in total – 15 films a night – on 5 screens in downtown Manhattan. Many of these fi;ms will have a Q&A with the directors/stars afterwards. For a full list of movies and more information CLICK HERE.
This is the best part. Being in a band myself, this is something I know I can appreciate and so can a lot of my friends. There will be two days of a music conference, where music industry veterans will be talking to give information and guide younger artists on how to succeed in the music business these days. We’ll get to hear from agencies, record labels, songwriters, publishes, promotors, bookers, journalists, and more. PLUS, the main speaker at the festival is Krist Novoselic, also known as the bassist from Nirvana! Don’t miss this. All panels will be 40 minutes long, followed by 10 minutes of Q&A.
Just like the music conference, those of you interested in film and photography will get to enjoy workshops led by veterans of the film field. CLICK HERE for a list of speakers and more information.
BY THE WAY: Poster artwork for CBGB Festival 2012 was done by my friend, Danny Hellman. To check out more of his work, please visit http://www.dannyhellman.com/ - He’s even done artwork for PopUp New York before!