The CMJ Music Marathon is set to take over New York City next month from October 15-19th for five days of non-stop music. The festival will feature over 1,400 artists at more than 80 venues across NYC.
So far they have announced the first round of performing artists for this year’s festival, with hundreds of more artists to be announced in the next few weeks. Highlights of the already announced artists include The Dismemberment Plan, Savages, and the Neighbourhood, along with Menomena, ASTR, Half Moon Run, HAERTS and many more. The full current list of artists can be found here
CMJ has also partnered with Spindio, so you can get the whole artist lineup, a map, streaming radio, and the ability to organize your itinerary in an app. This will be really helpful come marathon time when you are running around the city trying to find where the bands you like are playing.
The CMJ Music Marathon is absolutely the best way to discover new bands, so I recommend everyone get a badge and head out to see as much music as they can that week. It’s always a fun time. Student ($275) and full ($495) badges are now on sale, go here for more info.