summertime tunes

mark your calendar with these must-go music festivals
June 11, 2012  |   column: DELIBERATE POLISH

this summer we’re devoting our monday posts to all things musical (at kate spade new york, we do love our music.) with the summer festival scene heating up fast, our first installation is a roundup of song-fests we’re planning to catch, plus some show-going staples we always keep on hand. (don’t miss a beat: since these shows tend to sell out fast, we suggest you book your tickets now.)

in the meantime, if you need a quick music–fix you can always tune into our radio station on pandora, for a live-streaming mix of our favorite melodies.



williamsburg, brooklyn

june 14th – 17th

vibe: buy a badge and wander through more than a dozen venues across williamsburg for this indie rockfest, which includes free food and drinks.

we’re going for: asobi seksu, jens lekman, the starlight girls


governor’s ball

randall’s island, nyc

june 23rd & 24th

vibe: just a ferry ride away from the city, enjoy sunshine, indie pop and hip hop acts in a grassy setting with lobster rolls and croquet.

we’re going for: cults, passion pit, the jezebels, james murphy (of lcd soundsystem)



union park, chicago

july 13th – 15th

vibe: no-frills lineup of indie masters and up-and-comers from the online arbiter of indie rock, pitchfork.

we’re going for: we’re going for: feist, hot chip, sleigh bells, vampire weekend, real estate



dover, delaware

july 20th – 22nd

vibe: cushy camping and experimental and indie rock under a lush forest canopy (including air-conditioned wine & beer lounge and hot air balloon rides).

we’re going for: cold war kids, ra ra riot, the black keys



golden gate park, san francisco

august 10th – 12th

vibe: seriously rocking bay city music bash complete with on-site wine tastings, and loads of epicurean treats.

we’re going for: justice, norah jones, beck, stevie wonder, jack white, foo fighters


electric zoo

randall’s island park, nyc

august 31st – september 2nd

vibe: electropop extravaganza featuring plenty of sweet beats and delicious eats from area food trucks.

we’re going for: axwell, benny benassi, steve aoki, tiesto, sasha

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