The best way to celebrate Thanksgiving? Lots of food and a trip to the inaugural MetaMoon Music Festival which is “dubbed as a celebration of Asian artistry and culture”. The fest, hosted by MC Jin and founded by Grace Chen‘s Graceful Media, will take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY on November 26.
A partnership with Live Nation, MetaMoon is set to be a platform to showcase AAPI and Asian artists and culture. This year’s inaugural lineup features different genres of music from some of Asia’s biggest stars all on one stage, with Lay Zhang making his US arena debut while Tyson Yoshi and Sury Su will make their United States debut.
“I’m very excited to be performing live in front of my fans at Barclays Center, “ said Lay Zhang. “It will be great to be in New York to share my music with my fans who have always supported me.”
The lineup also includes Amber Liu of f(x), Chinese urban/soul singer Tia Ray and Hong Kong-based pop punk artist Tyson Yoshi as well as 9m88, Karencici, ØZI, and Sury Su.
The cultural celebration and fan experience at MetaMoon will also include a food crawl and a market in partnership with Gold House, which will feature and support AAPI-owned businesses and brands.
The MetaMoon Food Crawl is set to kick off November 1, with participating restaurants including Nom Wah Nolita, 886, Ho Foods, Yumplings and more to be announced. The food crawl allows fans to further explore Asian culture and embark on a culinary journey across the city while supporting local AAPI-owned businesses. Participating restaurants and MetaMoon Festival will make a donation to Heart of Dinner, a nonprofit organization combating food insecurity and isolation within New York City’s elderly Asian community.
The MetaMoon Market will take place at Barclays Center during the festival. In partnership with Gold House, the Market will feature a host of AAPI-founded brands including Lunar, Popadelics, Kitsby, Recoup, Frontman and Moshi, with more brands to be announced soon.
“MetaMoon Music Festival’s mission is to bridge the gap between Asia and the US and showcase the fact that pop culture and music are universal languages that can foster a stronger understanding,” said Grace Chen, founder of Graceful Media. “The Asian community has historically been underrepresented in American entertainment and media, and MetaMoon hopes to be that cultural exchange that shines a light on such talent, their stories, the fans and overall Asian excellence.”
“Live Nation is committed to creating endless opportunities to connect artists of all genres and backgrounds with their fans,” said Geoff Gordon, Regional President, Live Nation Northeast. “The inaugural MetaMoon Music Festival will inspire and create new and exciting opportunities for many of today’s Asian artists, from both here and abroad, to shine brightly, and engage their fans in this epic and unforgettable event.”
For more details about the MetaMoon Music Festival and to purchase tickets visit www.metamoonfest.com.