Every Friday and Saturday night this summer, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor rooftop garden will be transformed into an electronic music venue, with a diverse lineup of electronic musicians like Liondub, Kristine Barilli, Toribio , the Uklon collective and others celebrating the freedom, inclusivity and creativity of the city’s ever-evolving electronic and underground music culture. Title Sunsetsthis is the Met’s first popular rooftop concert series.
The Sun Sets series will run Friday and Saturday nights, 5:30-8:30 p.m., through September 3 and is free with museum admission; no reservation is required. Access to the Cantor Roof Garden will be on a first-come, first-served basis, weather permitting and subject to capacity restrictions. The Rooftop garden bar is open Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 11am-4:30pm and Friday and Saturday from 11am-4pm and 5pm-8:30pm (last call at 8:15pm) and offers refreshments including cocktails, wine, beer and light fare created by Enjoy your food. The Sun Sets musical series takes place during the Museum’s popular “Date Night at The Met” nights, which take place every Friday and Saturday from 5-9 p.m. and feature live music and drinks.
List of July artists
Friday, July 8: David Paglia
A Brooklyn-based artist and passionate craftsman with releases on Soul Clap Records, Gator Boots, Nervous Records and his own eponymous label.
Saturday July 9: Liondub
A New York native, label owner and producer of reggae/dub/dancehall, hip-hop, jungle and afrobeat, he has held residencies at The Box, Miss Lilly’s and, currently, Temple Bar.
Friday, July 15: Connie
New York native, drummer, producer and resident of ReSolute, one of the hottest traveling underground parties in the world.
Saturday July 16: Uklon presents Stealthy, Vyper and Raw Unkut
The Brooklyn-based Ukrainian collective is dedicated to bringing the hardcore techno and bass sounds of Kyiv’s rave scene to New York City.
Friday, July 22: Kristine Barilli
Barilli effortlessly weaves unexpected genres into her own sonic storybook and can be heard on The Lot Radio or live at Public Records in Brooklyn, where she serves as musical director.
Saturday July 23: Toribio
Previously featured in MetLiveArts Sonic Cloisters series, Toribio is a New York Dominican passing through Tampa and leader of the group Conclave.
Friday, July 29: Vivian Wang
A music enthusiast who encompasses elements of house and techno mixed with the soul of Detroit.
Saturday July 30: Lauren Murada
A resident of Good Room in Brooklyn bringing a mix of weird disco, funk rock and soul soul house.