Met Roof Garden Bar Events in Central Park, New York

The Met’s Roof Garden will be transformed into a special electronic music venue on Fridays and Saturdays in the summer of 2022!

For Summer 2022 only, enjoy MetLiveArts’ first-ever concert series at the Met Roof Garden on Friday and Saturday nights, titled: Sunsets. This exciting weekly series replaces the usual Art Commission events (which will return in Spring 2023).

You can expect a diverse lineup of DJs from New York’s underground electronic music scene, such as Liondub, Kristin Barilli, Brooklyn-based DJ collective Uklon, Dominican-American DJ Toribio, and many more.

The event takes place from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. during Date Night at The Met (5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.), so whether the Roof Garden is at capacity or whenever the set is over, you can enjoy live music, drinks, and 5,000 years of art through the Museum.

2022 Summer Event Details

What: Sunsets Live DJ / electronic music sets

Where: Roof Garden, Metropolitan Museum of Art, floor 5

When: The event takes place on Fridays and Saturdays from July 1 to September 3, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Roof Garden and Bar are open (weather permitting) Sunday through Tuesday and Thursday (closed Wednesday) 11 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. h 30.

Cost: Free with admission to the Museum. Drinks and food are available for purchase.

To access: First come, first served, weather permitting and subject to capacity restrictions.

List of artists

Friday, July 1: Lauren Flax

A Detroit native and longtime Brooklyn resident, known for his original work and collaborations across all genres, including his work with Sia, Little Boots and Tricky.

Saturday July 2: Ray Zuniga and NIKITA

A musical partnership and collaboration resulting in world-class house music.

Friday, July 8: David Paglia

A Brooklyn-based artist and passionate craftsman with releases on Soul Clap Records, Gator Boots, Nervous Records and his own eponymous label.

Saturday July 9: Liondub

New York native, label owner and producer of reggae/dub/dancehall, hip-hop, jungle and afrobeat who has held residencies at The Box, Miss Lilly’s and, currently, Temple Bar.

Friday, July 15: Connie

New York native, drummer, producer and resident of ReSolute, one of the hottest traveling underground parties in the world.

Saturday July 16: Uklon presents Stealthy, Vyper and Raw Unkut

The Brooklyn-based Ukrainian collective is dedicated to bringing the hardcore techno and bass sounds of Kyiv’s rave scene to New York City.

Friday, July 22: Kristine Barilli

Barilli effortlessly weaves unexpected genres into her own sonic storybook and can be heard on The Lot Radio or live at Public Records in Brooklyn, where she serves as musical director.

Saturday July 23: Toribio

Previously featured in MetLiveArts Sonic Cloisters series, Toribio is a Dominican from New York passing through Tampa and leader of the group Conclave.

Friday, July 29: Vivian Wang

A music enthusiast who encompasses elements of house and techno mixed with the soul of Detroit.

Saturday July 30: Lauren Murada

A resident of Good Room in Brooklyn bringing a mix of weird disco, funk rock and soulful house.

Friday, August 5: Companion

Tim ‘Journeyman’ Fielding is a Balearic School graduate and one of the key figures behind two of London’s most famous clubs of the 1990s: The Brain and The End.

Saturday August 6: Joy presents Douglas Sherman, Nari, Yuji and Takaya

This collective adheres to an age-old ethos that dates back to David Mancuso’s legendary downtown disco lounge, The Loft.

Friday August 12: MKL

Born in Belize and raised in New York during the birth of hip-hop, MKL has a wide range of influences embedded in his art and a performance career spanning three decades.

Saturday August 13: Jenifa Mayanja

Mayanja has been contributing to the world of electronic music for over 20 years as a performer, producer and record label executive with three imprints: Bumako Recordings, Sound Warrior and EDJ Records.

Friday, August 19: Rambo Springsteen

A Brooklyn-based electronic music artist and co-founder of Plus Eight Equity Partners, a music technology venture capital firm.

Saturday August 20: Elon

A native of Israel who arrived in New York in 2001, Elon has released dozens of records and remixes. He is a member of the ReSolute team, produced his own KOLEKTi event series and founded his own label, Balagan.

Friday, August 26: Malik Hendricks

A rhythm-leaning aesthetic enthusiast born in the 1980s and raised in the 1990s whose raw house productions appear on his own Money Cat records.

Saturday August 27: Pablo Romero

Born in Queens, owner of Archivio Record Shop and resident of Public Records.

Friday, September 2: Musclecars

New York natives Brandon Weems and Craig Handfield are musicians whose desire to share their admiration and passion for the art form drives their community outreach. Since 2018, the duo have been hosting their own monthly event, “Coloring Lessons.”

Saturday, September 3: Analog Soul

The Brooklyn-based twin sisters are beloved far and wide for their groove-based sets encompassing house, Detroit techno, acid, electro and electro.

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