July 19-21, 2013 in New York City

Announcing the 2013 Music Frees All Festival

JULY 19-21, 2013 in New York City


Purchase Festival Pass: $35 (includes entry to all three days of the festival at a discounted price)

July 19: Bowery Electric, 6:30pm, $15, featuring Chicha Libre, Mokaad, Smoota, People’s Champs, La Mecanica Popular, Nikhil Yerawadekar & Low Mentality, BAM, The Bailen Brothers)
AFTERPARTY: Rockwood Music Hall, 11pm, free, featuring EMEFE and Cuddle Magic

July 20: The Bell House, 7pm, $25, featuring Antibalas, The Stepkids, DJ Prince Paul, Pegasus Warning, and more

July 21: Hostelling International NY, 1pm, $10, featuring No Mirrors Orchestra (20-piece afro-rock exploration), Zongo Junction, Xenia Rubinos, Super Hi-Fi, Gabriel Garzon-Montano, Karikatura, Nickel and Dime OPS, and The EMEFE Horns


Now in its third year, the 2013 Music Frees All Festival will take place over three days, July 19-21: a Friday night kickoff event, a big Saturday night show, and a Sunday full-day party with bands, vendors, and food/drinks.

Originally conceived by Miles Arntzen (drummer/bandleader with Antibalas, EMEFE, Superhuman Happiness and more), the 2013 Festival is powered by a team of up-and-coming heavyhitters in the industry who have worked with Red Hot Organization, Lincoln Center, BadaBing Records, Newer Sounds, and a plethora of venues around and outside of NYC.

A portion of the proceeds will go to the Scotty Hard Trust, raising funds for legendary Brooklyn-based producer Scott Harding. On February 16 2008, as Scotty was leaving a late night session at his Brooklyn studio, a stolen car broadsided the taxi he was traveling in, paralyzing him below the chest, sending him into complicated spinal reconstruction surgery and hospitalization. To friends and admirers alike, Scotty is a true inspiration. Though his spirits remain high throughout his tough times, Scotty Hard continues to need our support.


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