Keep your happy hour money in your pocket and check out these FREE Live Events from some of the hottest acts around!
We have included everything from AfroBeat to Jazz so there is no excuse not to check out at least one this summer.
Tell them The Mewve sent you!
Robert Glasper Experiment / Phony Ppl / Tank and The Bangas presented by the Blue Note Jazz Festival
June 25 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pmRumsey Playfield
New York, NY
Musiq Soulchild / People’s Champs
With twelve GRAMMY nominations under his belt, two platinum records and two gold records, Musiq Soulchild visits the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival with a goldmine of timeless hooks, and a hot-as-embers band.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Common at Lowdown Hudson Music Fest
Arts Brookfield’s annual summer music festival, the Lowdown Hudson Music Fest, returns to the heart of downtown New York for its seventh summer. Bringing fun, lively, world-class musical talent to the picturesque Waterfront Plaza at Brookfield Place, this year’s festival will be headlined by rapper and producer Common. The show is free to attend and open to the public.
Free to attend, no tickets required.
PLEASE NOTE: In keeping with the summer concert vibe, this year’s festival will be standing room only on a first come, first served basis.
Event is rain or shine, except for extreme weather conditions.
August 12 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Alt-R&B star and a millennial sensation in smooth rhythms
Adding to the memorable list of mononym performers, once Khalid Robinson truncated his name to simply Khalid, everything just took off from there. With his breakout album American Teen (which takes listeners on a journey through the average high school kid’s day), the nineteen-year-old Khalid erupted onto the scene. The silky-smooth megahit single “Location” has garnered over 26.5 million Spotify streams and 4 million YouTube views (and counting). Speaking to his Millennial contemporaries, the track brought to light the hardships facing young people in today’s world. Mirroring the tech-heavy milieu of modern life, the whole album is loaded with wistful production with whimsical synths. Having lived in Texas, Georgia and even Germany, Khalid has experienced a lot in his juvenile life, and this is vividly expressed in his music (which is often fun and bursting with youthful energy, but can be quite sophisticated as well). Along with artists Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, Father John Misty, Frank Ocean, Grizzly Bear, Chance the Rapper, and James Blake, Khalid credits his mother as his biggest musical influence. An empathetic realist, Khalid quips that “it’s okay to be happy, it’s okay to be sad.”