The 2020 edition of New Colossus Festival, which happens right before SXSW and features a lot of international bands on their way to Austin, was one of the last festivals to happen in the United States, wrapping up just days before lockdown was enacted in 2020. They took 2021 off but have just announced they'll be back in 2022 from March 9-13 at venues all over the East Village and Lower East Side. Details, obviously, still to come.
Meanwhile, New Colossus is presenting an in-person, socially distanced show on Sunday, April 4 at 18th Ward Brewery from 2 - 6 PM. It's a record release show for former Pains of Being Pure at Heart frontman Kip Berman's solo debut as The Natvral, and also playing are Charlotte Rose Benjamin and Jelly Kelly. It's free and all-ages. "Wear a mask, be safe and all that jazz," says Kip. Poster for the show is below.