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


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
People Get Ready
JACK Quartet

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

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

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.