It looks like we’ve got yet another summer on our hands here in NYC. The inaugural Catalpa Festival is set to take place July 28-29 on Randall’s Island and they’ve announced their initial , including The , , , and Umphrey’s McGee in the top slots.

Per the ’s promoters, they’ll host a mix of bands playing from 1-11pm over two days, along art installations, structures and unique elements including the Arcadia Spectacular, Frisky’s Church of Sham Marriages, a Tent, bumper cars, and of course, plenty of local grub.

Catalpa NYC Festival Initial Lineup:

(playing Doggy Style)

Umphrey’s Mcgee

Early-bird are on-sale now starting at $99 for a weekend pass.

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