Music Festivals are like potato chips over here at Elmore Magazine—we definitely can’t have just one. Thankfully, impressive, innovative new Festivals are being born every day, and New York City is lucky enough to play host to several!
The Grid is a “music initiative,” slated for May 4th through the 7th and proudly centered around the experience of discovering new music. The Fest, which celebrates the vibrant NYC music scene, will be focused around three hubs – the Meatpacking District, Union Square and Williamsburg.
Alongside a truly diverse line-up, including the Bouncing Souls, Butch Walker, Frank Turner, Amy Lee, Young the Giant, Ingrid Michaelson, Best Coast, Neon Indian, Oberhofer and more yet to be announced, over 50 new artists will have the opportunity to perform.
The Grid has also slated a head spinning lineup for Storyteller Sessions, a truly behind the scenes and in-the-know look at the music industry today, including Linda Perry, Spike Lee, Brian Eno, Chuck D and Dave Navarro. Linda Perry says, “The Grid music initiative is an event, a mission, a place where music is the main focus, exchanging ideas not business cards, supporting the next generation of artists and musicians and a place where music fans can learn about the song, inspiration, production, etc. It is helping raise the bar by simply introducing higher standards in music and the true value of an artist. In order to preserve art we need to preserve the soul. The Grid is doing that very thing.”
To further support the mission of education, Grid 101 will be a 12 session crash course in the challenges that face new artists and those involved in the industry. “Intro Into A Music Career,” “Modern A&R + Recording,” “PR + Radio Promotion” are among the courses being offered.
Tickets run from $59 for a One Day Music Pass to $250 for the Three Day VIP Pass, which includes access to pretty much all of the events you can handle.
Check out the Grid’s website to learn more about this awesome new event and snag your tickets.