Resonator Festival, being held this Saturday at National Sawdust in Brooklyn, is what happens when your wildest musical daydreams get a chance to come to fruition. With a curated lineup of the best of NYC’s underground music scene, you’ll find once in a lifetime sets where two acts come together on stage to exchange ideas through performance, including supergroup collaborations you’ve always wanted to see, and some you’ve yet to imagine. Innovative, groundbreaking and forward thinking artists join forces with others to explore the boundaries of modern sound.
An extension of a belief in beauty through collaboration, Resonator Festival celebrates and showcases this musical movement. Hosted by Resonator and National Sawdust, this event will be nothing short of a party, where the sounds of hip-hop, jazz, R&B, soul and rock come crashing upon each other.
There’s nothing complicated at Resonator Festival: good friends, good vibes, and good music. When people of color, women, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and beyond are given the space to freely exist, and the equal representation they deserve, there is no limit to the change that can be made in the world.
This year’s festival is Saturday, October 5, with shows from 4-7 pm and 8pm-12am. NYC ensemble ShoutHouse will be collaborating with hip-hop dancer/choreographer Quilan Arnold, MC Nuri Hazzard, and soloist Connell Thompson, premiering new songs by Will Healy, Jesse Greenberg, and Alix Goffic, with support from the Brooklyn Arts Council. For more info visit National Sawdust for details.
Music all-day by: DJ Likwuid
11pm – Midnight: Royal Khaoz x QNA
10pm – 11pm: ShoutHouse
9pm – 10pm: Edward Spliffington Big Band
8pm – 9pm: OJ in the Yams
6pm – 7pm: Olivia K x Jahlani Roberts Steel Pan Orchestra
5pm – 6pm: EARTHTONE x MNFST
4pm – 5pm: WSABI Fox x Dizzy SenZe