When: Fall, 2014 TBA
Where: New York City
Hosted by Downtown Records in (you guessed it) downtown Manhattan, the Downtown Festival aims to showcase forward-thinking acts in intimate spaces around the Lower East Side. Now in the festival’s fourth year, venues like Pianos, Mercury Lounge, Cake Shop, and Bowery Ballroom will host artists spanning plenty all sorts of genres. Last year everyone from Earl Sweatshirt to Sky Ferreira to Autre Ne Veut to Nguzunguzu performed. With plans to expand the festival to downtowns in other cities like Philadelphia, Toronto, Boston, Los Angeles, Denver and Las Vegas, Downtown Fest might just be the most ubiquitously cool festival on this list.