The Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Festival, Starring The Walkmen, St. Vincent, Beirut, And A Bunch Of Other Bands, Is Happening In May

St. Vincent headlines BAM on May 4.
St. Vincent headlines BAM on May 4.

The Brooklyn Academy of Music has announced the inaugural running of Crossing Brooklyn Ferry, a three-day music, film, and art extravaganza put together by the National's Bryce and Aaron Dessner, and set to take over BAM from May 3 to 5. Named after a poem by Walt Whitman, the festival has a lineup stacked with the borough's biggest musical names on the rock side of things—The Walkmen, St. Vincent, and Beirut will headline, while the lineups are rounded out by quite a few YIMBY alums, including Zs, Oneohtrix Point Never, and Skeletons. Full lineup and ticketing info below.

May 3 The Walkmen Sharon Van Etten Twin Shadow Jherek Bischoff Zs Callers People Get Ready yMusic JACK Quartet

May 4 St. Vincent The Antlers Tyondai Braxton Buke and Gase Sinkane Ava Luna Missy Mazzoli and Victoire NOW Ensemble Hubble Joakim

May 5 Beirut Atlas Sound My Brightest Diamond + yMusic Caveman Oneohtrix Point Never Janka Nabay & the Bubu Gang Skeletons Brooklyn Youth Chorus The Yehudim Benjamin Lanz DJ Set by Pat Mahoney and Nancy Whang (DFA)

Upcoming Events

Film programs, with selections handpicked by a slew of local artists, will take place at BAM Rose Cinemas each night as well.

Three-day passes go on sale to friends of BAM on March 5, and the general public on March 6; those cost $110. Individual nights go on sale to friends of BAM March 8, and to the public March 12; tickets cost $45.

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