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Seaport Music Festival

Founded in 2002, Seaport Music Festival consistently brings crowds by the thousands to the Seaport’s Pier 17. Rain or shine and always FREE, the festival’s summertime Friday night shows showcase the cool breezes and gorgeous views of downtown Manhattan afforded by the Seaport’s location.

Called “an essential indie-rock series” by The New York Times, Seaport Music Festival books bands from just over the East River in Brooklyn to across the Atlantic in England or Denmark.  With 2007’s breakthrough season featuring Animal Collective, Battles and The National, SMF garnered rankings alongside summer institutions Summerstage & Celebrate Brooklyn (New York magazine). A darling of music blogs like Brooklyn Vegan, Seaport Music Festival is now a trusted name in the downtown music scene with crowds of 3,000+ arriving for little known bands like The xx double that for more established acts such as The New York Dolls.

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