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Why The Meadows is 2017’s Biggest NYC Music Festival

Posted by Collin McGorty on Sep 7, 2017 10:00:00 AM

The Meadows

From September 15 to 17, The Meadows Music and Arts Festival will be taking over Citi Field in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, located in Flushing, Queens. Last year, the festival lasted two days and hosted performers like The Weeknd and Kanye West. This year, its back and better than ever! There will be three days of all-star performances from Jay Z, Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Migos.

A Look Ahead at The Meadows 2017

The Performers

Riding off the success and popularity of last year’s shows, The Meadows has quickly risen through the ranks to becoming one of the most popular music festivals in the New York Tri-State area.

As a result, some of the most well-known, prolific musicians in the entire world have been enlisted for this year’s efforts.

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On Friday, September 15, festival-goers will experience an exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime performance from one of the biggest names in music history: New York City’s very own, Jay Z. Not to mention, hip-hop fans can also enjoy Atlanta’s two biggest rap groups, Migos and Run the Jewels.

You can also catch alternative rock bands like Northern Ireland-based Two Door Cinema Club, Milky Chance and Tegan and Sara, as well as up-and-comers like 21 Savage, Sky Ferreira and Marian Hill.


Real music fans can expect quite the show on Saturday, September 16. since the Gorillaz, Future, Erykah Badu and LL Cool JJ featuring DJ Z-Trip are headlining. M.I.A., TV on the Radio, Tory Lanez and De La Soul will also be performing.  

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There’s a little something for everyone on Sunday, September 17. For instance, rap fans have NAS, Action Bronson and Ghostface Killah. Rock fans can see the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Weezer and Foster the People. Dance and electric fans also have the legendary Bassnectar.

The Experience

Granted The Meadows is a music festival first and foremost, but it also has plenty of other amazing features to keep concertgoers busy. When you visit, make sure you check out one of the many exciting, sponsored amenities like:

  • Bud Light Beer Garden
  • Tito’s Bloody Mary Bar
  • Viceland Bus
  • VITAMINWATER Experience

There’s also plenty of fascinating, hip street art installations and displays that you could spend days admiring!

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Food and Drink

When you bring together the most popular acts from around the world, you need to have quite the food and drink selection to match. That’s why some of the most delicious food trucks and vendors from New York City can be found here.

Make sure to get a few bites from:

Luckily, every single one of these options is just as tasty as the next, meaning you really can’t go wrong with any of them!

If you like listening to amazing music, looking at exclusive art installations and trying mouthwatering local eats, The Meadows Music and Arts Festival is perfect for you! Tickets for each day can be found here.

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