Coming to re-light the summer festival flame is Nas’s “Live at the BBQ”.
It’s cool to see festivals in NYC that are built to bring people together. The current festival scene plays a little too hard on niche markets, leaving possible attendees excluded either through cost, location, or having a narrow style.
At $35 for entry, “Live at the BBQ” is at a more than reasonable price point for day packed with music and food. The lineup that’s been announced so far looks sweet, with enough variety to work to a few different moods throughout the day. They have guys like Fashawn and Danny Brown to rip things up during the day, and then can pull in Ty Dolla $ign and Nokia to slow up the vibes. Keeping it in Central Park also plays to the benefit of making it rather accessible for people from all boroughs.
The solid amount of sponsorship also promises it to be a well organized event, and having it tied to Nas’s film The Land might mean we’ll get to see some sneak peeks before it premiers in theaters on August 4th.
You can trust Mass Appeal to put in work and throw together a good event; one that’s definitely worth attending.