Despite the horrific weather, Catalpa NYC, the little festival that could, and did, was great for it’s first year!
Another week, another festival in New York. Randall’s Island is getting quite the workout this summer, and this weekend the tri-boro island hosts the inaugural Catalpa Music Festival. The two-day festival (Saturday and Sunday) has an admirable concept, to create “a truly authentic, fresh and unique musical experience featuring over 50 artists that traverse many styles and genres from rock and indie to hip-hop, reggae and the world of electronic music.”
And they do accomplish that to some degree. The lineup is eclectic and bloggable enough to be our MOST BLOGGED show for the week; thanks in no small part to the two mammothly huge headliners: The Black Keys and Snoop Dogg. Also worth mentioning: TV on the Radio, a newly non-Hasidic Matisyahu, Girl Talk, Araabmuzik and Zola Jesus.