Want to hear some awesome music this weekend? The inaugural Meadows Music and Arts Festival is right around the corner.
This two-day festival, taking place in the Citi Field parking lot on Oct. 1 and 2, will feature performances by some of the biggest names in music, including Kanye West, The Weeknd, J Cole, and more just outside of Citi Field. The festival will also be featuring a lineup of local artists.
The festival was created by Founders Entertainment and they expect that the event will draw nearly 80,000 music lovers and aims to replicate the success of its sister festival, The Governors Ball.
Food vendors from across the borough will be there at the “Feastival of Queens,” which was curated by Queens-based food writer Joe DiStefano and is a foodie’s dream come true for local Queens cuisine. For $25, visitors of the “feastival” can chow down on some of the borough’s best Mexican, Colombian, Thai and Nepalese food from Tortas Neza (Corona), Pata Paplean (Elmhurst), Arepa Lady (Jackson Heights), Dhaulagiri Kitchen (Jackson Heights) and La Esquina Del Cameron Mexicano (Jackson Heights).
The Meadows will be giving back to the community in a number of ways throughout the festival. Concertgoers can earn free tickets to the festival by working in the Masbia Soup Kitchens. Proceeds from the festival will go to benefit Answer the Call, an organization that provides financial assistance and a network of support to the families of New York City Police Officers, Firefighters, Port Authority Police and EMS Personnel who have been killed in the line of duty, and Queens Library, who is an official charity sponsor of the event. The Meadows will also be naming the New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund an official charity partner of The Meadows.
Click here to see a complete line up of performances and to learn more about the vendors and transportation.