The National to Curate a Music Festival for BAM: Crossing Brooklyn Ferry

A music festival grows in Brooklyn!

(Sorry, had to.)

Call them the future of Indie Rock, Brooklyn Rock, Dad Rock, or Adult Contemporary, two key members of home-grown Brooklyn band The National—Bryce Dessner and Aaron Dessner—are going to be curating a music festival for the Brooklyn Academy of Music, called Crossing Brooklyn Ferry.

Crossing Brooklyn Ferry‘s going to be taking place from May 3—May 5 at BAM’s Peter Jay Sharp building in Fort Greene, and tickets will go on sale in March.

They haven’t released the lineup, but if you want a clue as to their tastes, just look at the long list of opening acts (Sharon Von Etten, The War on Drugs, Wye Oak, et al) and guest appearances (St. Vincent, Nico Mulhy, Wye Oak, Phish’s Trey Anastasio, et al) of those who accompanied the band at their recent six-night Beacon Theater run.

According to the website, the lineup will be leaked over the next few weeks, but given the way things usually sell out at BAM (quickly) and the quality of their tastes (high) if you think you’re going to want to go, you probably will. This isn’t the first music event of their new season BAM’s announced with a popular curator to go with it; ?uestlove of The Roots is also getting in on the fun as well.

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