It’s been nearly six years since CBGB closed up shop on the Bowery, but the venue has not been forgotten. As ground zero for punk in New York, the club’s memory still looms large. For the first time, the venue’s legacy will be celebrated with a four-day festival of music and related films, as well as a spirits festival with artisan distillers. But rather than sticking to the Lower East Side vicinity that CBGB once occupied, the event will also take over Central Park’s Summerstage and Times Square. Similarly, while there will be bands that actually played CBGB’s small stage (Agnostic Front, D Generation, The Dead Boys’ Cheetah Chrome, David Johansen), there is also plenty of new blood.
As such, we’re extremely excited to be giving away a pair of passes to the festival. To be entered in the drawing, send an email with the subject “CBGB” that includes your name to “contest (at) agitreader.com.” You can increase your chances of winning by following us on Twitter and Facebook. To gain an additional entry in the drawing, follow us on Twitter and retweet our tweet about this contest. And to gain yet another entry, share this page on Facebook and tag the Agit Reader in your post. In other words, it is possible to have your name in the proverbial hat up to three times. All entries must be received by 11:59pm on July 1. The winner will be notified on July 2.