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Rockefeller Center and Rough Trade Present Indieplaza: A Two-Day Celebration of Independent Music, Merchandise, and Workshops

September 17, 2022 - September 18, 2022


The inaugural indieplaza festival instantiates the return of indie to midtown Manhattan, with musical performances, a band merchandise market, and more on September 17th and 18th, 2022. Free to the public and inclusive to all New Yorkers from Saturday morning to Sunday evening, indieplaza celebrates the freedom of independent thinking and creative practice.

Rough Trade relocated from Brooklyn to Rockefeller Center in June 2021, supporting the ongoing revitalization of the Center which continues with indieplaza. The weekend-long music event is headlined by Ali Shaheed Muhammad of hugely influential hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest, and includes other exciting performances by New Wave trio, Automatic; lo-fi singer-songwriter, Claud; teenage Garage-punks, Horsegirl; R&B artist, Yaya Bey; Brazilian singer and guitarist, Sessa; and Harpist and composer, Mary Lattimore.

Alongside the main stage on the plaza, MerchFriends, will lead an Artist Merch Market that features limited-edition merchandise, Rough Trade vinyl bins, live screen printing, live art demonstrations, artist signings, DIY family fun, interactive games and more. On North Plaza, a Music Maker Fair created by the people behind Moog Fest will present hands-on music making. indieplaza will also feature a raft of the most exciting NYC food and beverage operators to provide an outdoor destination like no other in the city for 48 hours, a place where people of all ages will congregate, engage, interact, dance, learn and celebrate.

More information about the artists and vendors, and a full schedule with showtimes will be released in the coming weeks at indieplazafest.com.


September 17, 2022
September 18, 2022


Rockefeller Center