Tired of jumping fences at big festivals?  Get free entry when you arrive at noon with an instrument to participate in the Guitarkestra, a giant jam session that kicks off the Hideout Block Party on Saturday, September 24!

You even get a wristband to come and go as you please.  Otherwise, tickets are $25 online and $35 day-of to see White Mystery (1PM) with Mavis Staples and Andrew Bird.


  1. by ed bornstein

    On September 22, 2011 at 8:13 pm


  2. by wmband

    On September 22, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Yup, common down Ed!

  3. by Shepy

    On September 23, 2011 at 1:05 am

    Wait… I don’t need to donate the instrument or anything? Can I just show up at noon with my harmonica in my pocket and get in free, jam out, and take it home at the end of the night? F’real? Thank you Miss Alex White!

  4. by wmband

    On September 23, 2011 at 8:52 am

    Yup, show up with your instrument, and be ready to blow hard in the Guitarkestra! Here’s the official info: “Guitarkestra

    The Plastic Crimewave Vision Celestial Guitarkestra returns to the Hideout Block-Party, Sept. 24th at NOON. Yes, if you play, you also get in FREE to a $35 show featuring legends like Booker T Jones and Mavis Staples…
    I need as many guitarists as possible at the Hideout by 11:30am! Whether you can shred or you’ve never played a note, you are needed–even small children have participated! All string instruments and some other sound-generators allowed, amps/power strip/extension cords preferred, but an acoustic instrument or 2 is ok. Past Guitarkestras have been bonafide spiritual sonic happenings in NY, at the Hyde Park Art Center, Empty Bottle, etc that i loosely conduct into “E” infinity, with up to 70 guitarists! So invite any friends/acquaintances to play too…!”

  5. by nancy

    On September 24, 2011 at 5:31 am

    I technically cannot play an instrument to save my soul (should it need to be saved). Can I bring my niece’s Playskool xylophone? I swear I’ll do my best to tap along.

  6. by wmband

    On September 24, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    It’s worth trying, right? See you today!

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