Mayor Bill de Blasio and Julie Menin, the city’s entertainment commissioner, have officially titled June “New York Music Month.” But what does that mean? Here’s everything you need to know
What’s more synonymous with the Summer in New York than live music? What? Hoards of tourists and the subway smelling like feet? Ok, there’s that, but it’s also when NYC comes to life with the sound of music… cue Julie Andrews spinning around on a mountain top:
NYC’s first “New York Music Month” is just a few weeks away. The whole month of June will be a celebration of the city’s music industry and is organized in partnership with NY is Music, an organization is dedicated to advancing the importance of music in New York.
Apart from a plethora of free concerts across the city, there are more than 2,000 hours of free rehearsal space for musicians, panels lead by industry leaders, and much more.
Apart from the festivals we all know and love (SummerStage, BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn and Northside Festival etc.), the mayor’s office, in conjunction with local organizations, is giving tourists and locals the opportunity to take guided tours of the neighborhoods that have had a global impact in music, in everything from hip-hop to salsa.
There is a lot going on to cover in just one humble blog post so we encourage you to check out the full calendar of events HERE.