In a move hardly anyone could have predicted, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has announced a series of electronic music events throughout the summer.
“Sun Sets” is the first concert series to ever grace the Met, with performances scheduled on Fridays and Saturdays beginning July 8 and ending September 3. Don’t expect the events to run late at night, the music starts at 5:30 p.m. and ends at 8:30 p.m., according to The encounter.
The series of events “celebrates the freedom, inclusivity and creativity of electronic music culture,” according to The Met. A slew of DJs and dance music producers have been confirmed to perform on the rooftop this summer, such as David Paglia, Liondub, Connie, Stealthy, Vyper, and Raw Unkut, among others.
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While the ever-popular and often pretentious Met Gala will remain the museum’s most prestigious event, “Sun Sets” seeks to provide refuge for those drawn to the lure of New York’s nightlife.
Those interested in discovering “Sun Sets” will be able to attend with the purchase of an entry to the museum. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis and events will only take place as long as time permits.
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