CBGB got its start in The Bowery in New York City’s East Village and this year they will be covering new ground with the CBGB Music and Film Festival. Taking place from October 9-13 in New York City to celebrate 40 years, the conference will have venues from Manhattan to Brooklyn with the headquarters located at The Landmark Sunshine Theater. CBGB was deemed the birthplace of genres such as American indie, punk, and new music with bands such as The Ramones, B-52s, Talking Heads, Television, and Blondie.
The Film Festival is said to premier 40 new movie titles focused on music-themed movies, and some include a question and answer session with the directors, producers, and/or actors. In order to attend the event you must have a badge, which can be purchased on CBGB’s website. There are four different badge structures you can purchase from the site, with multiple options under each tier. There is also an art exhibit at NYC’s Metropolitan Museum of Art which is covered in detail in this New York Times article.
Watch the CBGB’s festival video here for more information.