You know what’s awesome? Free concerts. What’s even better? Free concerts on Governors Island, in the middle of the beautiful (but let’s face it, unswimmable) Hudson River. And what’s even better than that? Free ferry transport to the shows so you don’t have to swim across the Hudson (you can if you want to, of course — that’s your prerogative).
You’ll get everything described above thanks to this summer’s Converse-sponsored Gone to Governors live music series — held, as always, on the Beach at Governors Island — and kicking off on June 5 with a performance by alt-rock darlings Yeasayer. Things get even better from there, with a lineup that features an array of musical talent, from the indie-rock awesomeness of She & Him (featuring actress Zooey Deschanel) to the psychedelic stylings of Dr. Dog.
As we may have mentioned earlier, all shows are free… with the exception of the Aug. 7 Local Native gig (boo!). A partial list of this summer’s concerts is below. For more info and a complete list of bands, head over to TheBeachConcerts.com.
June 5: Yeasayer (6 PM doors, 8 PM show)
June 19: The Morning Benders, Freelance Whales(6 PM doors, 8 PM show)
July 3: Portugal. The Man (6 PM doors, 8 PM show)
July 4: She & Him (Noon doors, 4 PM show)
July 10: Lucero (6 PM doors, 8 PM show)
July 16: Caribou, Phantogram, The Chain Gang of 1974 (6 PM doors, 8 PM show)
July 17: Dr. Dog (6 PM doors, 8 PM show)
August 7: Local Natives (6 PM doors, 8 PM show)
August 8: Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band, Justin Townes Earle,
Dawn Landes & the Hounds (6 PM doors, 8 PM show)
August 14: Neon Indian (6 PM doors, 8 PM show)