NEW YORK, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CBGB, the legendary New York venue and music icon, announces its 3rd Annual CBGB Music and Film Festival which will take place from Wednesday, October 8th through Sunday, October 12th. The annual festival presents new music, films, industry talks and special events all across New York City.
The five-day annual event will take place in theaters, clubs, galleries, private spaces, roof tops & hotels throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn; from Williamsburg to Times Square. Center 548, the 35,000 sq. ft. converted warehouse, located on East 22nd street, will serve as the central hub for the entire festival which will include the CBGB Icon Awards, music themed art exhibitions, concerts, comedy performances and much more.
"We continue to support emerging and established talent who represent music & film in all their forms. For us, music transcends space and sharing it with fans in a unique form is something we are very passionate about," said Tim Hayes, CBGB Co-Owner.
True to the Club's roots, the CBGB Music Festival will feature emerging and established artists covering a variety of genres. As in the past, the festival will partner with numerous venues presenting live performances throughout New York City including showcases at Center 548. Last year's festival included performances from My Morning Jacket, James Murphy, Puss N Boots feat. Norah Jones, The Wallflowers, Ice-T and Divine Fits.
The CBGB Film Festival, one of the largest in the country and the only to feature music-focused films, will showcase a myriad of cinema including scripted narratives, documentaries, concert films, shorts and other cutting edge stories. Last year, CBGB premiered over 50 music-based movies including the New York premiere of the Academy Award Winning Film, 20 Feet from Stardom.
The CBGB Festival schedule including performers, speakers and films will be announced in the weeks leading up to the event. For more information and live updates please visit www.cbgb.com and follow CBGB OMFUG Facebook Page or Twitter @cbgbandomfug
About CBGB & OMFUG and CBGB Festival Productions:
CBGB has been discovering and presenting the best in live music and culture for 40 years. Since 2012, CBGB Productions has been creating unique and unforgettable experiences through the production of live events, such as the annual CBGB Music and Film Festival, the country's largest entertainment festival of its kind. In 2014, the CBGB Festival produced a historic concert for Amnesty International at Barclays Center that featured Madonna, Imagine Dragons, Blondie and the first ever U.S. appearance of Pussy Riot. Learn more at www.cbgb.com.