No plans for the weekend yet? No complaining now! Kicking off tomorrow, August 12th through the 19th is a new, free music festival right in Queens, New York with a sweet lineup and itinerary that you won’t want to miss out on. The inaugural ASTORIA MUSIC NOW! Between Two Bridges Festival will fill the neighborhood with 8 days of music in 44 performances across 9 venues – so you’ll have plenty of chances to get out with all the cool kids and enjoy it this week. Acts at the top of the bill include Dirty Wings, whose performance will mark their 10-year anniversary show, indie rock/synth pop outfit Beecher’s Fault, and Single Girl, Married Girl, whose folk-pop set was fantastic when we covered them back in March.

ASTORIA MUSIC NOW! Between Two Bridges Festival 2017

ASTORIA MUSIC NOW! Between Two Bridges Festival 2017 – Art by Hissxx


The first-of-its-kind Queens fest is presented by some awesome groups bringing attention to local artists and musicians, namely Astoria Music Collective X Astoria Music & Arts, in association with Venus Envy Artist Coalition and Queensfolk – all of whom you should check out and support! And if the psychedelic poster art caught your eye (and your eye, and your other eye..), it’s because it was designed by beloved local street artist Hissxx, who has been creating some dope stuff for Astoria Music Collective in recent weeks.

There’s no cover for entry, but be prepared to go nuts on drinks & snacks since this fest will take you to some tasty spots – including the cozy Quays Pub (where opening ceremonies are happening tomorrow), LIC Beer Project, and Astoria Bier & Cheese-Ditmars, among other fine local establishments. See below for a breakdown by day, and plan your schedule with the full run of Facebook invites here.


Day 1 / Opening Ceremonies:

The Quays Pub, Astoria NY

Saturday, August 12th at 8PM

Norwood Band

Lesley Barth

Muxedo Task (Henry Anderson)

Emily Frembgen

Nathanael Lay


Day 2

LIC Beer Project

August 13th at 5PM

People Vs. Larsen


Sek’end Sun

August 13th at 7PM

Chrissi Poland

Kaylyn Marie Scardefield

Tobi D’Amore


The LetLove Inn

August 13th at 9PM

Verrazano Brothers


Day 3

Astoria Bier and Cheese – Ditmars  

Monday, August 14th at 7PM

Shannon Söderlund

La Chasse


The LetLove Inn

Monday, August 14th at 9PM

Adam Platt Trio


Day 4

Irish Whiskey Bar

Tuesday, August 15th at 7:30PM

The Greenstreets


The LetLove Inn

Tuesday, August 15th at 9PM

Charlie Rauh

Flightless Birds

TJ Dumser


Day 5

Flattopps Astoria

Wednesday,  August 16th at 6PM

Doris Cellar

Billy Conahan ft. Kev Vargh

Negativity Mission Center



Day 6

The Bonnie

Thursday, August 17 at 8PM

The Cosmic Coronas


The Quays Pub, Astoria NY

Thursday, August 17 at 8PM

The Good Morning Nags

Christian Apuzzo

Brandon Glasgow

Going to Antarctica

Andrew Sydor


Day 7

Singlecut Beersmiths

Friday, August 18th at 8PM

Single Girl, Married Girl

All Types of Kinds

Virginia Marcs

The Bumper Crop Boys

Yours & Mine


Day 8 / Closing Ceremonies

LIC Beer Project

Saturday, August 19th at 1PM

Dirty Wings

Beecher’s Fault


Toy Animals

Space Jump Live

Coyote Cinema

The Thirsty Bandits

Barbara Dragun


Jeanne Marie Boes



Lord Plek

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