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23 Nov 2015

RIhanna announced a 2016 tour with Travi$ Scott

Global superstar, Grammy Award®-winner and multi-platinum selling artist, Rihanna, announced today THE ANTI WORLD TOUR. The tour, produced by Live Nation, will kick off in North America on Friday, Feb. 26, 2016 at Viejas Arena in San Diego, CA with nearly 40 shows lined up in New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto, Chicago, Vancouver, Washington DC and more. Samsung is the presenting partner on the North American leg of the tour, while PUMA is a supporting partner. Travis Scott will be the special guest on North American dates. The European leg of the tour will then follow with dates set up in London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Milan, Vienna and more. The Weeknd and Big Sean will be featured as special guests on all European dates. Tickets for all North American and European dates go on sale on Thursday, Dec. 3 at  A full list ofANTI WORLD TOUR dates is below.

American Express® Card Members can purchase North American ANTI WORLD TOUR tickets before the general public beginningMonday, Nov. 30 at 10:00 a.m. local time through Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 10 p.m. local time. Be sure to download the American Express UNSTAGED App to purchase your Rihanna American Express® Presale tickets on the go, watch exclusive content from other top artists and learn more about upcoming music events.

Global sports brand PUMA has been a partner of Rihanna’s since December 2014.  The superstar has rocked the fashion and sneaker world with the launch of the FENTY PUMA by Rihanna label and coveted PUMA Creeper sneaker.  As part of the ANTI WORLD TOUR, PUMA will create unique on-site activations and retail programs in select North American tour venues to support and drive awareness of the upcoming launches within Rihanna’s collection.

TIDAL members will have access to an exclusive presale for ANTI WORLD TOUR tickets beginning on Monday, Nov. 30 at 10:00 a.m. local time through Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 10 p.m. local time.  Members can find details for purchasing tickets by logging in to their TIDAL accounts via web browser, desktop app or mobile app.  New users can sign up for TIDAL membership at

Rihanna has become a modern music, entertainment and fashion icon. As an accomplished performer, she has sold 54 million albums and 210 million digital tracks worldwide making her the top-selling digital artist of all time. She’s released 7 albums in 7 years, achieved 13 Number One singles and won 8 Grammy Awards. She is the most viewed artist on Vevo/YouTube with over 7 billion views and 23 Vevo certified videos, the most of any artist.  She is also one of the biggest artists on Facebook with over 81 million friends. In addition, she’s successfully launched six fragrances, two capsule collections with Armani, as well as four River Islandcollections and is currently the spokesperson for MAC & Viva Glam and the new face of Dior’s “Secret Garden” campaign. Rihanna is PUMA’s global ambassador for Women’s Training and now serves as the Creative Director, bringing her styling sensibilities and innovation to PUMA’s collections. As of July 2015, Rihanna will also serve as Contributing Creative Director and Punk & Poet brand ambassador for Stance.

The Weeknd’s path to Beauty Behind The Madness has defied all conventions. He avoided revealing his face until over a year after he released his very first song online. The story itself is now legendary. In 2011, he released an untouchable series of three critically revered free mixtapes — House of Balloons, Thursday and Echoes of Silence — and the internet exploded with praise and a whole lot of theories about him as he personally remained silent. Soon though, his reach and appeal exponentially expanded. He teamed up with Ariana Grande for the platinum-selling hit “Love Me Harder.” He then had the mainstream completely in his grip with the release of “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)” in early 2015. The first release from the chart-dominating, platinum Fifty Shades of Grey Original Motion Picture soundtrack became a triple-platinum smash that enjoyed 27 weeks on Billboard’s Hot 100. “Can’t Feel My Face” formally ushered in Beauty Behind The Madness. The song quickly shot to #1 on iTunes worldwide and within weeks, it reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Beauty Behind The Madness went gold just two weeks after being released. In addition, “The Hills” has officially been certified 5x platinum as recognized by the RIAA. The Weeknd has also become a touring force. The 2014 King Of The Fall Tour sold out all dates as did the 2015 The Madness Fall Tour and since then, The Weeknd’s festival appearances, including Coachella, Lollapalooza and HARD Summer, have drawn massive crowds.


*All dates, cities and venues below subject to change.

Friday, February 26, 2016

San Diego, CA

Viejas Arena

Sunday, February 28, 2016

San Jose, CA

SAP Center

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Phoenix, AZ

Talking Stick Resort Arena

Friday, March 04, 2016

Austin, TX

Frank Erwin Center

Saturday, March 05, 2016

Houston, TX

Toyota Center

Sunday, March 06, 2016

Dallas, TX

American Airlines Center

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

New Orleans, LA

Smoothie King Center

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Atlanta, GA

Philips Arena

Saturday, March 12, 2016


Jacksonville Arena

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Tampa, FL

Amalie Arena

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Miami, FL

American Airlines Arena

Friday, March 18, 2016

Nashville, TN

Bridgestone Arena

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Cincinnati, OH

U.S. Bank Arena

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Charlotte, NC

The Time Warner Cable Arena

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Washington, DC

Verizon Center

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Buffalo, NY

First Niagara Center

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Auburn Hills, MI

Palace of Auburn Hills

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Hartford, CT

XL Center

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Brooklyn, NY

Barclays Center

Saturday, April 02, 2016

Newark, NJ

Prudential Center

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Philadelphia, PA

Wells Fargo

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Quebec City, QC

Centre Videotron

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Montreal, QC

Bell Centre

Saturday, April 09, 2016

Baltimore, MD

Royal Farms Arena

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Boston, MA

TD Garden

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Toronto, ON

Air Canada Center

Friday, April 15, 2016

Chicago, IL

United Center

Monday, April 18, 2016

Winnipeg, MS

MTS Centre

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Edmonton, AB

Rexall Place

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Calgary, AB

Scotiabank Saddledome

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Vancouver, BC

Rogers Arena

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Seattle, WA


Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Salt Lake City, UT

Vivint Smart Home Arena

Friday, April 29, 2016

Las Vegas, NV

Mandalay Bay

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Los Angeles, CA


Saturday, May 07, 2016

Oakland, CA

Oracle Arena

13 Nov 2015

New York is Paris: Washington Square Park

UPDATE: Location has been changed to Washington Square Park @ 2:00pm

By now you’ve heard the terrible news that’s sweeping the world of an horrific tragedy in Paris. New York City is always there to mend hearts and offer support no matter who or where you are in this world. Tomorrow we’ll be joining in support for Paris at Washington Square Park. Please read the details below of the event and join the Facebook event page for up to date information:



Facebook Event Description:



Join Us today for a peaceful gathering in WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK (November 14th starting from 2pm) to send our love and support to the people of France and stand with them in these terrible times.
Please, we insist, this is not a demonstration, this is a peaceful gathering.



10 Nov 2015

The Backstreet Boys and The Spice Girls reportedly in talks for possible 2016 tour

Backstreet may be back with some major spice.

The 1990s boy band The Backstreet Boys are reportedly in talks for a 2016 tour with girl-power group The Spice Girls.

“The Spice Girls tour has been this idea bouncing around for the past year and a half, and it’s something we’re still talking about,” Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean told Rolling Stone in a recent interview.

Rumors have been circulating for the last couple of years for a possible Spice Girls/Backstreet Boys joint tour — and if the rumors of a 2016 tour are true, it would be a match made in bubblegum pop music heaven.

“Scary Spice” — also known as Melanie Brown — told Ellen Degeneres in a 2013 interview on her talk show that she would “love to” go on a reunion tour “in the next year or two.”

The last time the Spice Girls performed together was during the 2012 Olympics closing ceremony in London.

Why not bring the Backstreet Boys along for the ride?

The boys went on a tour last year with singer Avril Lavigne and perhaps the most recognized Backstreet Boy, Nick Carter, is currently a front-runner on the 21st season of “Dancing With the Stars.”

This week he danced to the group’s hit song, “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)” which received rave reviews from the judges and a standing ovation from audience members.

05 Nov 2015

Jack Daniel’s Motel No. 7

This week, we learned about something cool that our colleagues at Mirrorball have been working on. They’ve rented out a 32,000 sq ft Greenpoint warehouse for their upcoming collaboration with Jack Daniel’s, Motel No. 7. On November 11th and 12th, from 9 p.m. – 1 a.m., the motel will open its doors to New Yorkers. Think Sleep No More meets Hard Rock, but the difference is, in this hotel, every room has an element of participation and interaction.

Imagine this…

A 15’ flickering neon sign brings a retro Vegas chic to the quiet Greenpoint waterfront, it’s color radiating onto the sidewalk below. Moving through the main doors, you slow to a stop, now surrounded by the excitement of the motel’s lobby. Maids bustle about, dust busting unsuspecting guests and playfully ruffling their aprons as they observe the incoming throng. Room key in-hand, (these will be necessary for collecting the photos from your visit) you turn the corner and enter a courtyard, coming face-to-face with a two-story motel facade. The transformation of the space is incredible. A lifeguard keeps watch over a pool off to the side, “accidentally” knocking an unsuspecting woman into the water. Music and light flare through an opening in the motel facade, beckoning you onto the dance floor. You’ve checked into Motel No. 7, but will you ever find your way out? More importantly, will you want to?

The moral of the story is… This sounds awesome and, if you can, you should totally check it out. We are stoked to be able to offer a limited number of tickets to our friends. The tickets are free and no strings attached. Trust us; if you want to come, RSVP to join the us by using the promo code below— .


Wednesday, November 11th & Thursday, November 12th @ 9 pm

Warehouse In Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Admission: Complimentary


Promocode: 2PHKWS4


-A Vegas-style wedding chapel that will host legal weddings and several fakes, all ordained by musician Andrew W.K.

-A seedy supply room where Jake the Janitor allows you to explore luggage from the lost-and-found, each item activating a group activity like a headbangers contest (don’t worry, wigs are provided and it’s all on tape)

-A functioning salon where you can unleash your inner punk or let the Wheel of Makeover decide your fate

-A donut shoppe with whiskey-infused fare and a breakfast sandwich refuge for the tipsy

-Charcoal mellowing portraits of Instagram photos posted during the evening

-Headliners T-Pain (Wednesday) and Cloud Nothings (Thursday)

-A game room with pinball, skeeball, and prizes

03 Nov 2015

Your kids can see Broadway shows for free this February

If your kids, tweens and teens can’t get enough of Broadway’s best, you’ll be happy to know that for one week every year, children 6-18 can see Broadway shows for free when accompanied by a fully-paying adult. This year, Kids’ Night on Broadway will be held on Feb 9th, 2016, and tickets will go on sale Tuesday, Nov 3rd at 11am on

Kids’ Night on Broadway tickets will include pre-theatre activities, local restaurant discounts, parking discounts and access to educational programs. Many Times Square eateries will also offer specials to attendees. Some of the participating shows include:


Disney’s Aladdin, based on the popular animated film from 1992, tells the story of a street-smart commoner who retrieves a magic lamp (and gets more than he’d bargained for) in the quest to win a princess’ love.


Ever wondered about the witches’ side of The Wizard of Oz? See their lives long before Dorothy drops in and learn how two unlikely friends [the Wicked Witch and Glinda the Good] grew to earn their titles.

The Lion King

Simba, a lion cub prince of the African heartland, runs away after a tragedy at home. Will he return to take his place in the animal kingdom where he belongs to protect his pride and his friends?

Mamma Mia!

It’s time for Sophie to get married, and all she wants is for her father to walk her down the aisle…only she doesn’t know who he is. From her mother’s diaries, she finds three men that could possibly be her father and sends them wedding invitations in hopes of finding out. When all three show up, will it be the celebration she hoped for?

Matilda The Musical

A very bright little bookworm overcomes her horrible parents, terrible school and evil headmistress all while learning to harness her special powers of telekinesis.

Jersey Boys

A musical biography of the Four Seasons, this production pays homage to frontman Frankie Valli, tells the story of a group of good friends and the honors music of a generation.

30 Oct 2015

Adele to Perform at Radio City Music Hall

NBC confirmed Friday that Adele will perform at New York’s Radio City Music Hall on Nov.17, and the show will be taped for a broadcast,Adele Live In New York City, that will air Dec. 14 on the network. Sign-up to receive updates about how you can get tickets to attend Adele’s live show in New York City. Sign up here

She’ll also perform on NBC’sToday show on Nov. 25. As previously announced, Adele is set to be the musical guest on the Nov. 21 edition of Saturday Night Live.

News of the stateside performances follow BBC’s announcement that it will air a one-hour special, Adele at the BBC, in which she’ll perform tracks from her new album as well as old classics.

Adele’s next album 25 is due out Nov. 21, and its first single “Hello”debuted online last week, breaking records on Vevo and YouTube. The album is already set to clear 1 million sales in its first week.

This article originally appeared on

20 Oct 2015

Spooky Mansion: A Four Night Halloween Concert Experience (Presented by The Wild Honey Pie)

Come celebrate Halloween with us this month at Spooky Mansion, a four-night, multi-room haunted warehouse in Brooklyn. Featuring interactive games, crazy installations and drink specials, our spook-tacular lineup of artists includes Talib KweliBad RabbitsBlue HawaiiAlissia, and more TBA, made possible by the kind folks at Otter Creek Brewing and JanSport!

RATKING (10/28)
ALISSIA (10/29)






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19 Oct 2015

Nightmare: Horror Show

Psycho Clan, the artistic team behind Nightmare Haunted House, will forego designing it’s unique brand of theatrical haunted house for a 12th season and present the inaugural Nightmare Horror Show: New York’s Most Terrifying Theater Festival running October 7th-31st. All performances take place at the same venue where the haunted house ran, the Flamboyan theater at The Clemente, located at 107 Suffolk Street between Rivington and Delancey on Manhattan’s lower east side. All tickets are $25. For complete schedule of events, more information and to buy tickets visit


For four-weeks, eight new mini-horror productions will take place. There are four programs, each premiering two new horror works that will thrill even the most jaded theater goer. Each evening will feature either 2 or 3 programs (late nights on the weekends and closer to Halloween). In addition to the 5 productions accepted into the festival, Psycho Clan will be premiering 3 original works from members of the Nightmare creative team including Eddie by Nightmare production designer Paul Smithyman, Me_irl by Nightmare specialty props and puppet maker Aaron Haskell and the World premiere of Nightmare creator and director Timothy Haskell’s SMILE. The other hand-selected shows include Necromancer byJohnathan Frost, Bane from APT Theater, Night of the Touching Zombies from Figment, and Anthony Giorgio’s Broken.


“When I started the haunted house 12 years ago it was the only one in town. Part of the reason I started NIGHTMARE was because I loved haunted houses so I built one to go to. Now that they are somewhat ubiquitous, I am returning to my roots as a theater director in an attempt to create actual, honest-to-goodness scary theater. Something that has proven to be very difficult since the Grand Guignol, and what I believe can be the most terrifying live experience. Better than the most spine-chilling scary movie”


Tickets for NIGHTMARE HORROR SHOW are $25 and can be purchased at the box office prior to each performance or in advance on the website. For a full schedule of performances visit



 Psycho Clan Productions

SMILE (Produced by Psycho Clan, written and directed by Timothy Haskell): a new play by Nightmare Haunted House creator Timothy Haskell’s 4-D cross between a haunted house and a Dario Argento film. Weird. Disturbing and Super Scary. (approximate running time 35 minutes)


Timothy Haskell recently directed the visual spectacle James and the Giant Peach at St. John’s University in addition to Sex You (I’m Gonna) by Nathan Phillips at the ACE Hotel and then in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  Other credits include Off-Broadway’s Stitching (The Wild Project and The Elephant in Los Angeles), The Jaded Assassin (Ohio Theatre), Fatal Attraction: A Greek Tragedy starring Corey Feldman at the Classic Stage Company, the Paris Hilton spoof I Love Paris by Doug Fields also at the Blue Heron Arts Center and the cult hit Road House: The Stage Play, which transferred from Off-Off Broadway to Off-Broadway at the Barrow Street Theatre. Mr. Haskell is also the creator and director of the annual Nightmare: New York’s Most Horrifying Haunted House, which has run each fall for the past eleven years.


Eddie (produced by Psycho Clan and written by Paul Smithyman, directed by Matt Acheson): Eddie is simple Wisconsin fella, keeping the lamp lit on the family homestead, working hard in the Gein Summer Kitchen, creating all kinds of American artifacts. In 1954 America’s first high sensation serial killer, ED GEIN, was arrested following the murder of respected towns-woman. Following the arrest the local police searched the Gein residence and were horrified by what they found in Eddies Summer Kitchen. Eddie is a new play exploring the internal dialogue of a serial killer. ‘EDDIE’ takes you right inside the venom-soaked heart and mind of the man who inspired ‘Psycho’, ‘Leatherface’ and ‘Buffalo Bill’. Featuring one of the most amazing puppets you will ever see (approximate running time 22 minutes)


Paul Smithyman is a core member of Psycho Clan, scenic designing the Nightmare Haunted Houses since they began.

Since 1993 Paul has worked off-off, off and on Broadway in a myriad of different roles. Co-Director of The Interart Development Series from 95’ to ’04, Paul developed 30 new plays.


Me_irl (produced by Psycho Clan, written and directed by Aaron Haskell):  When an ordinary man enjoying his lunch in a park encounters a gregarious crow things go south quickly.  Featuring some incredible puppetry (approximate running time 22 minutes)


Productions by other companies:


BANE (Produced by APT Theater and written by Kate Dickinson)- After a bizarre accident, James and Natalie find themselves confined to   a cabin in the woods. As more of their lost past comes into focus, they realize their lives are in danger. Paranoia, accusations, and suspicions erupt as the terrifying truth is finally revealed. (approximate running time 45 minutes)


APT Theater is a company co-founded five years ago by Katie Dickinson and Justin Goodemoot. They unleash provocative, original new works, and throw the audience within arm’s reach of the action. They want their original works to be examined by the audience throughout the entire development process, to remind them of things they never realized, and to be influenced by a network of artists and collaborators.


Night of the Touching Zombies (Produced by Figment and written by Jason Ellis) Touching Zombies may be more Raimi than it is Roth, but it is also more Romero than it is Polanski.  Ghouls abound in this homage to Dan O’Bannon’s Return of the Living Dead, and other lighthearted sci-fi horror classics. (approximate running time 45 minutes)

Figment specializes in cabaret theater and off-kilter new plays, including: Robot Uprising (2008), Monster Uprising (2009), Barbarian! (2010, a bawdy 60 minute “nerdcore” Hip-Hopera), Simon Astor’s Strange Tales of Preston Stagger (2013) and World War Bee (2015), and The Last Temptation of Keiko (2014, the true life story of the largest Hollywood celebrity that ever lived).


BROKEN (written and directed by Anthony Giorgio is a psychological thriller, using dance, original music and environmental theatrics to convey a dark world. Inside this world, we find ourselves privy to one woman’s intimate struggle with her inner demons. She is urgently pursued by something/someone unknown and throughout, she fights to escape and battles to remain sane. Because of her intense circumstances, we wonder, is she living inside a fantasy, or has her boogey man actually come to life, stalking her every move?  We’re left with the final question, “if you could have a terrifying moment of your life taken away, erased, no matter what the cost, would you eliminate it? (approximate running time 36 minutes)


Anthony Giorgio (creator/choreographer) brings ‘Broken’ a psychological physical theatre dance piece into the world of Nightmare . He has showcased his work in around NYC since 2008 taking part in The West Village Musical Theatre Festival, Midtown International Theatre Festival, FringeNYC and most recently at The Tree House Theatre. He has assembled 4 of the most talented dancer actors led by Kristen Gehling and original soundtrack by long time collaborator Davey Patterson and has set them on a path to embrace their own strengths, fears and inner demons.


Necromancer (Produced by Macabre Talent and created by Jonathan Frost and Joan Baker): Necromancer is a show unlike any other. Take a brief journey to the ethereal and haunting world of the spirit realm with a participatory gory group seance. The Necromancer will be your guide and medium to the afterlife full of other worldly entities. The thrilling surprises of the spirit world & the dark humor of the Necromancer are sure to tickle the blackest of hearts. (approximate running time 32 minutes)


Macabre Talent is a production company & talent agency based out of NYC. The company focuses on artists and theatrical events of a darker and more demented persuasion. Combining elements of humor, shock, the mysteries of the occult and spell binding charm Macabre Talent is sure to bring an exciting edge to your evening. So sit back and let magic happen, you’re bound to have a memorable night.


18 Oct 2015

Here’s the full list of vendors at this year’s Winter Village at Bryant Park

The countdown to the reopening of the Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park is on! (Opens on October 30). So to get you pumped for one of the merriest holiday markets in the city, we’re sharing an entire list of vendors so you can start planning your holiday shopping now.

Check them out!

New Holiday Shops

100% Cool Efi Designs

Best of Pals


Fento Eyewear


Melsy’s Illustrations

Michelle Leon


Shangrila River

South Street Local Artists

Soy Logic

Sticks N’ Stones


Returning Holiday Shops

5th & Madison

Aina NYC

Alex-Star & Kanami


Artisans of New York

Bara Boheme jewelry

BearHands & Buddies

Bergies Sock Shop

Brazilian Home Collection


Bryant Park Shop

Cathie Miranda Potterylady

Christina’s World

CLIFF BELTS: Made in New York



Donna C Jewelry

Eda and Betty By: Nicole Massarelli

Elementem Photography

Exotic Handmade Jewelry

Friction Jewelry

G & G

G & N NY

Gomez & Petrov


Grand Bazaar-New York

Himalayan Artwear

Homart NYC

Hot Hugs

Hudson Apothecary


Intaglio Antique Prints and Maps

Ireland In Prints

It’s Always Christmas in NY


Jessica DeCarlo Jewelry

Kate Laine Jewelry

Kizmet Yogawear

Krogu Jewelers

KTcollection NYC

Kubiya Games

Little Village Crafts

Lucid New York

Lucy & Leo Organic Baby

Made From Coins

Mariasch Studios

MariePierre Collection

Metal Park

Miss Tea

Mistura Timepieces

Momo Glassworks

Mr. Ellie Pooh’s Fair Trade

Natural Olivewood

Northern Tribe NY

NYC Touch

Once Upon a Christmas

Paintings by Yvoni

Pamela Barsky

Pink Cloud Gallery


Santa’s Workshop

Sapphire Glow

Seasonal Illuminations

Silly Puppets

Smart Glass Art

SOVL Candy


Spice Professors

St. Petersburg Collections

The French Mermaid

The Garden of Curiosity

The North Pole

The Raw Art

The Snooze Shack

The Stone Flower

Three Angels

Three Bluebirds Swedish Dishcloths

Trezana Jewelry

Un Pueblo

United Leather



Vivi Sun Jewelry

White Llama

Winter Sense

Wonder Warmers

You Are Here Studios

Yumi Jewelry

Yunka Mini Clocks

Zambala Papier Mache

Zohara Art on Tights

New Food Shops


Marty’s V Burger

Mr. Puffin

Saj Mahal

Super Mac + Cheez


Returning Food Shops

Big Apple Cider

Chimney Cake

Crepe Café

Don Churro

Enfes Turkish Food

La Sonrisa Empanadas

Max Brenner Chocolate Bar

No Chewing Allowed!

Pickle Me Pete

Raaka Chocolate

Soup for the Soul

The Lucky Sailor

This Pie Is Nuts



Wafels & Dinges

Woops! Macarons & Cookies

Holiday Shops: Mon–Fri 11am–8pm, Sat 10am–9pm, Sun 10am–6pm.

15 Oct 2015

Governors Ball Might Be Shutting Down in NYC

It looks like Governors Ball is in jeopardy of shutting down.

Here’s what the team says:

To the Fans, Supporters, and Fellow Music Lovers,

We’re writing you today to ask for your support to help keep Gov Ball alive for many years to come. We started the festival back in 2011 with one goal in mind: to bring a major music festival that New Yorkers could call their own to our hometown. One that was specifically curated for the eclectic music lovers of New York City. One that featured the very best of NYC cuisine. And one that operated with the attendee experience as the #1 priority.

As a small, independent company in an industry dominated by major corporations and rapid consolidation, we’ve come a long way and given hundreds of thousands of you first class entertainment. Sadly, today our future is in jeopardy and we need your help.

As reported in The Daily News and multiple industry news outlets, AEG is lobbying the Mayor’s Office and other city agencies for approval of a major festival in Flushing Meadows Park in Queens two weeks after Governors Ball. The timing of this proposed event is an aggressive, greedy attempt by AEG to push a small independent company of born and bred New Yorkers out of business and out of the market.

We are writing you today to ask for your support and tell the Mayor’s Office and the City of New York to reject this proposed event that would take place two weeks after Gov Ball. We are asking that this proposed event take place at another time of year because this would allow both events to succeed. Please help Gov Ball survive and continue to serve you – the fans, friends, and family – for many years to come!

Sign the petition now.

With Sincerity, and Gratitude,
Team Gov Ball

You can sign the petition here if you’re interested in helping Governors Ball.