The famed CBGB & OMFUG (Country, BlueGrass and Blues and Other Music For Uplifting Gormandizers) was more than a music club at 315 Bowery; it was also a focal point underground culture and a launching pad for punk, rock and new wave bands. When it closed in 2006, plenty of people mourned its demise. Thus, the CBGB Festival was born: an ode to what the music club was and a celebration faithful to its original purpose–to showcase emerging artists and provide an environment to help them get started.
Below the jump are our five must-dos for the jam-packed weekend offerings (panels! screenings! rock shows!) of the inaugural festival. Read More