Free indie concert series Underwater Sunshine Fest returning to New York City next week

A band performing at Underwater Sunshine Fest
Underwater Sunshine Fest returns to Bowery Electric Nov. 10-11.
Photo courtesy of Underwater Sunshine Fest

The fifth anniversary of the Underwater Sunshine Fest is coming to New York City next weekend.

On Nov. 10-11, the festival will take over Bowery Electric with a lineup of free shows for fans of indie music to enjoy.

Founded by Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz in 2018, the festival was named for the band’s album “Underwater Sunshine.” The festival aims to highlight and celebrate independent music, honoring both artists and fans alike.

Underwater Sunshine Fest spans multiple genres and stages, bringing in the coolest independent artists curated by Duritz and his team of producers. Duritz and co-producer Barbara Rappaport Garrett announced that the musicians in this year’s lineup include Hodera, Alex Ritchie, James Maddock, Brontë Fall, Marcy Playground, Will Varley, and Mary Elaine Jenkins, among others.

Those who attend must be 21+, with doors opening both days at 5 p.m. There will be free band merchandise and festival t-shirts available for those who arrive early.

Bowery Electric is located at 327 Broadway. Tickets are free to the public and are available at underwatersunshinefest.com.