Those in the New York City Area looking for an exciting concert for the low low cost of zero dollars better keep themselves available for July 12th. On that day from 1 pm. until 8 p.m. The 4Knots Music Festival will present an impressive set list of bands at the historic South Street Seaport on the southern coast of Manhattan. Across two stages the festival, presented for the fourth year in a row by The Village Voice, will deliver one of the biggest free concerts of the year to anyone smart enough to come early and get a great viewing spot.
Headlining the festival are Alt-Rock icons Dinosaur Jr. and Canadian Indie favorite Mac DeMarco. While DeMarco currently resides in Brooklyn and made a simple acquisition for the festival, the Village Voice had to use guitar skill to coerce the Amherst native Dinosaur Jr. to perform. Rounding out the rest of the list are Those Darlins, Speedy Ortiz, Radkey, Viet Kong, Nude Beach, Juan Wauters, Re-Tros and Dead Stars. The exact schedule is unkown at this point but with a lineup like this it will be sure to thrill no matter what.
For those who will want a bit more when 8 P.M. rolls around, 4knots is teaming with the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival to present an after party at Webster Hall. The Great Ab-Soul will serve as the main attraction for this party with freshmen phenom Jarren Benton, Bronx-born Rapper YC the Cynic and a few others there to assist. While this event does cost money the tickets peak at $30, a measly amount for a killer hip hop celebration in one of New York’s greatest concert halls. Not to mention Ab-Soul will be performing off of his newest album, currently #1 on iTunes. It’s the perfect way to close out a long, incredible day of free concerts while celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Hip Hop Festival.
For more information on the event visit the website right here. You can also find some informative blogs and interviews with the performers on the site as well. The concert is expected to go on rain or shine, so be sure to get there early in order to beat out the huge crowds that are sure to attend.