The Village Trip Festival — a nine-day event celebrating music, arts, and culture — is returning this year from Sept. 18-26 in Greenwich Village, with events for everyone to enjoy.
Kicking off the festivities, on 8th street, David Amram a 90-year-old Greenwich Village music legend will be headlining a free concert. This event will include special performances by Rene Manning, Earl McIntyre, and the guitar quartet Bodies Electric.
Throughout the festival, attendees can hear all genres of music featuring jazz, folk, rock, and classical. This year’s opening will be special, since the pandemic altered the festival plans in 2020.
“It means so much for the city for the Greenwich Village trip to come back after a year due to the COVID pandemic. We’re thrilled to welcome so many artists and friends for the 2021 village trip festival, and we’re thrilled to have such a robust and exciting slate of offerings for the city. This year we’re going from three from three days in 2019, to nine days in 2021,” said Village Trip founder Liz Thomson. “So we gather and meet New York as we re-emerge, with a real sense of resilience and hope looking ahead. Nothing could be better! Nothing could be more important right now and we’re delighted to share it all with New York, and people all over the world who come to visit New York.”
The festival will have all types of events like an LGBT History Walk from Washington Square to Stonewall, Sing Out! The Village Trip Hootenanny, and many more. Some events are free and some will cost money to attend but don’t worry it is fairly cheap.
New Yorkers and people all around the world can come together enjoying great food and music to see for themselves why New York City is the greatest place in the world.
For more information, visit thevillagetrip.com.
Ex-Brit turned Manhattan resident since 2008.