Thursday, March 15, 2012

More details emerge about the CBGB music festival this summer

Gothamist first pointed out that the CBGB brand was eyeing opening a club somewhere in the city ... Then, BoweryBoogie heard about a CBGB music festival happening this summer... Now our friends at This Ain't the Summer of Love found some more details on the event (sort of buried) at

In part:

The CBGB Festival is a five day celebratory showcase of music, film, distilled spirits and learning. From The Bowery and the Lower East Side to the streets of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, join them as they turn it up as loud as it will go this year during the 4th of July holiday week. July 4-8, 2012: Named for the greatest rock-n-roll venue in the world; they proudly introduce the first Annual CBGB Festival. Experience four energy-fueled days & nights of music, rock-n-roll films, insider-industry workshops, and intimate storytelling; all LIVE, all in New York City. CBGB has defined music and culture for generations of people around the world. Universally recognized as the birthplace of punk, CBGB continues to define new music and popular culture by fostering live performances & personal expression from artists around the city and across the globe.

You can read the rest of it at This Ain't the Summer of Love.

Interesting... even if it does sound like a treatment for an energy drink commercial...


Marty Wombacher said...

I wish they'd say what bands, films and storytellers are going to be appearing.

Anonymous said...

Who owns the brand now? Family sold it to a couple of guys who went bankrupt, I think.

My prediction about this...Pay to Play.

tiny tim said...

Tiny Tim and the Rock Band Castoffs is going to be headlining. I just got Matt "Guitar" Murphy and "Blue" Lou.