The CBGB Festival (named for the classic music club where American punk and New Wave acts like Talking Heads, The Ramones, Television, Misfits, Patti Smith, and Blondie got their start) will take place this July 5, 6, 7, & 8 in over 30 venues in Manhattan and Brooklyn– and you get to go for free (check your email inbox later today for coupon codes in this week’s DIY Musician Newsletter)!

The festival presents music industry panels and performances by over 300 emerging and established artists.

Oh, and if you have the endurance to make it to the last day, the CBGB will also be presenting the Spirits Festival on July 8th, incorporating some of the best distillers of artisan spirits. (But you’ll have to pay for entrance to that part separately).

As I mentioned above, we’ll be sending you coupon codes for free festival badges in this week’s DIY Musician Newsletter, so check your email later today. But if you really can’t wait to reserve your spot, we also have discount codes (not quite as cool as FREE badges, but still nice) below:

Music Showcases Pass Discount

Music Conference Pass Discount

If you do attend, feel free to stop back here and comment in the section below about your favorite bands, the most interesting panel discussions, the dirtiest bathrooms, the worst drinks, and more!