Taking place over May 10th and 11th, Downtown will take over New York’s Lower East Side with new, influential artists playing shows at intimate venues like Element, Mercury Lounge, Bowery Ballroom, Pianos, Cake Shop, Tammany Hall, and more. Unlike any other festival of it’s kind, the focus of Downtown Festival is on providing the audience with the most intimate, rewarding concert experience possible, keeping fans up-close and personal with the rising artists they love.

And for the first time, the Downtown Music Festival is expanding beyond New York’s borders, with six additional festival dates in the downtown areas of Philadelphia, Toronto, Boston, Los Angeles, Denver and Las Vegas. Continuing throughout summer and fall each festival date will include its own city-specific lineup with national acts sharing local stages with the best emerging acts from multiple genres in each city.

About Downtown Events:

Downtown Events, LLC is an independently owned events and lifestyle brand founded by Downtown Records. The inaugural Downtown Music Festival, commemorating Downtown’s 5th Anniversary in March 2011, featured sold out performances from some of today’s hottest acts across multiple genres, including Santigold, Major Lazer, Miike Snow, A-Trak, White Denim and others, over 2 nights at New York’s Webster Hall and Terminal 5. Downtown has since produced numerous events for an impressive list of clients, including Bing, Puma, Theory, Mini Cooper, Wired,, Thrillist and others. Downtown has also collaborated with Helmet Lang and Rag & Bone to produce its merchandise lines. In 2013, Downtown will launch a national music festival series in major downtown metropolitan markets featuring the best national and emerging artists in select metropolitan neighborhoods – big acts in small spaces.

About Downtown Records:

Downtown Records LLC is home to a wide spectrum of artists representing the vanguard of contemporary music. Downtown’s artist roster and catalog feature cutting edge artists including Gnarls Barkley, Major Lazer, Miike Snow, Santigold, Justice, Cold War Kids, Electric Guest, White Denim, Duck Sauce, Vacationer, Kate Earl, David Gray, Mos Def, and White Denim among many others. Music fans and tastemakers everywhere look to Downtown to deliver today’s freshest music.