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.
Sharon Van Etten
People Get Ready
Buke and Gase
Missy Mazzoli and Victoire
My Brightest Diamond + yMusic
Oneohtrix Point Never
Janka Nabay & the Bubu Gang
Brooklyn Youth Chorus
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.