The Northside Festival is one of the few in New York that makes the city part of the event. The fest, which covers music, innovation and content, features 300 bands and 150 speakers in 30 venues across Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Bushwick. It also includes a two-day block party that will fill Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg with interactive installations, sculpture and performance art.
This year's headliners include Dirty Projectors, Miguel, Kamasi Washington and Thursday. Here are some other acts worth seeking out.
The music portion of the festival runs June 7-9. For the full schedule, check northsidefestival.com.
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