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 2017’s most exciting performers including Flying Lotus, Dai Burger, Chastity Belt, Innov Gnawa, 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 showcase 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 on a rooftop with the sun setting in the distance and your image projected on a big screen behind you.

For our 22nd 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: Jojo Abot, Braids, The Antlers, Mitski, Danny Brown, Jay Boogie, Toro Y Moi, Dai Burger, Kurt Vile, Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, Denitia and Sene, Julianna Barwick, Vagabon, 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, + more!

For more information, please contact our Music Programmer, Danielle Kourtesis, at