NEW YORK’S MODERN SKY: The forecast now is that Hurricane Joaquin will spare New York City. That is welcome news for organizers of Sunday’s Modern Sky Music Festival in Central Park. Yoko Ono will be the final performer in what will pretty much be an all-day event at Rumsey Playground. The fans who weather the elements will not only catch Ono, but also a few of her musician friends who she plans to bring along. In the hours leading up to her closing act, the other scheduled talent will include New Pants, Gang of Four, Song Dongye, Mark Sultan, Miserable Faith and Lower.
Built By Wendy’s Wendy Mullin has collaborated with a Finnish designer to develop T-shirts, tote bags, guitar straps and other Modern Sky memorabilia for Modern Sky-ers to buy. Her creations will also be sold when the first Modern Sky Music Festival is held October 11 in the Seattle Center’s Mural Amphitheater. Mullin will also be developing signature pieces for Modern Sky when it branches out to more U.S. cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sydney, Paris, San Paolo and London next year, according to Modern Sky’s Michael LoJudice.
This weekend’s Modern Sky Music Festival in Central Park will also be livestreamed. When the Beijing-based company livestreamed its first Helsinki festival earlier this fall, 1.2 million people tuned in to hear 40 artists on five stages.