Astoria
Aug 22, 2014

Astoria Music Now! Between 2 Bridges is Almost Upon Us!

The annual summer live music festival from Astoria Music & Arts is almost here! This is their 6th annual event and will take place in or around the main lawn (…)

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The annual summer live music festival from Astoria Music & Arts is almost here! This is their 6th annual event and will take place in or around the main lawn at Astoria Park on Saturday, September 6 from noon to 10 p.m.

There will be five stages set up as so:

  • Stage 1—mainly theater and dance troupes
  • Stage 2—solo acoustic and smaller acts
  • Stage 3—comedy
  • Stages 4 & 5—full bands showcasing the headlining act as well as other rock, fusion, funk, hip hop, and blues bands based in Queens

Here are some of the musicians involved in this year’s festival:

Lancaster County Prison * Mainline Gypsy * Vic Thrill * The Bone Chimes * BAD BUKA * Vessio * The Internet Disagrees * Space Jump Live! * The Band CC * The Greenstreets * Dirty Creatures * Jump For The Sails * Beechers Fault * Billy Conahan * The Ophelia Theatre Group * Jeanne Marie Boes & her band * Sigi Fraud and the Broads * Andrew Sydor * Nimrod Texieria * Michael Orourke (hosting the comedy tent) * Doris Cellar (making unusual art for all) * Jamie Stellini * Rick Rocker * Rebel Nation * Moose

You’ll find local artists throughout the festival grounds who are planning on mounting visual and dynamic (interactive) pieces. And there will be food vendors, including Tea n’ Milk (iced teas), Frittering Away (lemonades), Arborio King (rice balls), and An Artistic Taste (snacks).

UPDATE, 9/4/14: This year there will be the addition of a 4-hour short film festival later in the day, the screening area and will be located near the Astoria Pool. A Bill Murray silent disco is in planned, too.

If you’d like to donate to their efforts, check out their Go Fund Me page.

This sounds like a great event!

About Meg Cotner

Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver.

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