QUEENS ARTS & CULTURE FESTIVAL KEEPS EVERYONE ENTERTAINED
The Meadows is an arts and culture festival that looks to blend all the creative parts of life in Queens into a three-day (Sept. 15-17) jam at Citi Field. This year’s event was an ambitious effort, covering many of the borough’s diverse forms of expression, but one that did not fall short of accomplishing its goal. Music, murals, interactive video booths, and good weather were among the main draws of the festival, which closed out the summer with a bang. Here’s what stood out to me the most in my two days there:
// MUSIC AND GUEST APPEARANCES
It goes without saying, but I’ve got to say it: The lineup this year was absolutely killer. 2017’s Meadows featured a variety of musicians from different genres and walks of life. There were your big-name hip hop headliners (Migos, Future, Jay Z, Run The Jewels) who all brought the house down as expected. But there was also an equal emphasis on R&B, EDM, rock, and even golden age hip hop that was both refreshing and overwhelming. With so many performances to catch, often simultaneously, it would take 20 pages to give a full summary of every set. Check out a breakdown of my favorite five here.