The New Colossus Music Festival is a fairly recent addition to the festival circuit that began in 2019 and that takes place in early- to mid-March at various venues on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. It doubles as a music industry conference, hosting talks and discussion panels in addition to concerts. The musical lineup focuses on emerging indie artists from around the world and has a distinctly international flavor. Its timing, being just before SxSW, makes it a convenient warmup for many artists heading there afterward and there is, indeed, a good bit of overlap between the lineups. The name of the festival comes from a poem about the Statue of Liberty and pays homage to New York City's status as an entry point into America.
Venues are expected to include Mercury Lounge, Berlin, Arlene's Grocery, Bowery Ballroom, The Bowery Electric, Heaven Can Wait and Pianos.
New Colossus distinguishes itself by being an incredible bargain with passes costing only $150 plus ticket seller fees and taxes. That being the case, tickets for individual shows are not guaranteed but may be available at the door. All shows 21+.