Live music is an integral part of the Rooftop Films experience. Alongside our films, we highlight a wide spectrum of music, sound, and performance styles with upwards of 50 performances by both emerging and established artists from all over the world. Last summer we hosted some of 2016’s most exciting performers including Danny Brown, Jay Boogie, Vagabon, Pavo Pavo and more!

For our 21st season, we are proud to continue our tradition of introducing audiences to the most current and dynamic new artists and bringing a new crop of unforgettable live performances to the rooftops.

Past highlights from Music at Rooftop Films: Braids, The Antlers, Mitski, Danny Brown, Jay Boogie, Toro Y Moi, Bachelorette, Kurt Vile, Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, Denitia and Sene, Julianna Barwick, Jojo Abot, Hot Sugar, Lydia Ainsworth, Widowspeak, A K U A, Autre Ne Veut, Teengirl Fantasy, Pavo Pavo, Beverly, Diet Cig, Big Thief, Mutual Benefit, Sharon Van Etten, Olga Bell, Chairlift, Buke and Gass, TV on the Radio, Titus Andronicus, Mr. Twin Sister, The Hypnotic Brass Band, Members of Fugazi and Califone, Elle King, Janka Nabay, Hospitality, Class Actress, Deer Tick, Mountains, Marissa Nadler, Phosphorescent, Shilpa Ray and Her Happy Hookers, and more!

Rooftop Films screens a wide variety of films from all over the world and we always try to match the music with the appropriate films. That said, we are interested in musicians working in any and all genres: rock, blues, country, metal, R & B, world, folk, electronic, punk, jazz, latin, hip-hop, experimental— you name it. There is nothing like performing your music live on a rooftop with the sun setting in the distance and your image projected on a big screen behind you. We are excited to have you be a part of one of our unforgettable events.

Please email your submissions to our Music Programmer, Danielle Kourtesis, at

Please include the following in your submission: website with audio samples, live videos (if you have them), and your availability for this summer (May through August). We are very busy and get hundreds of emails.

Unfortunately, we do not have the manpower to reply to all submissions. If we have a slot for you we will be in touch on a rolling basis.