Second annual New York Music Month will take place in June
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office announced on May 17 that New York will welcome New York Music Month back for its second annual year of programming in June. New York’s “official celebration of the past, present, and future of its music scene,” New York Music Month will acknowledge its thriving and diverse musical landscape with a variety of programming events including its Music & Nightlife Conference on June 8, a calendar of free concerts, free walking tours of iconic music sites, highlighting key areas in the South Bronx, Greenwich Village, and Morrisania, more than 2,000 hours of free rehearsal space for city based musicians, and much more.
“We are so pleased to present New York Music Month, back for a second year with even more programming for musicians and music lovers alike,” the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment Commissioner, Julie Menin, says. “This initiative is a celebration of all that our city’s incomparable music industry has to offer, whether you’re an artist trying to make your mark, a sound engineer interested in honing your craft or simply a music fan looking for free concerts this summer.”
The product of a partnership between the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment and New York Is Music, New York Music Month will coincide with other city based music events slated for the month of June, including Governor’s Ball Music Festival, the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, and SummerStage.
For more information, visit New York Music Month’s official website, here.
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