Big Lawn Music Festival

Annual Music Festival

The Big Lawn Music Festival is an annual outdoor DIY festival held in upstate New York. This year, we're proud to be back at Plan Bee Farm Brewery in Poughkeepsie New York, where we'll host 10 acts for a full day of live music. 

The line up consists of a mix of local Hudson Valley bands with NYC artists, ranging from indie, to rock, to rap. We're especially proud to have women, queer, and gender non-conforming folks highlighted on our stage. This festival is a way for up and coming artists to reach an audience and get to know other bands. Audience members are encouraged to tip the bands and follow along with their journeys.

This is a true DIY festival. Creators Emma and Gianna organize the acts, lighting, video, and sound all on their own. Any profit is put back into the festival to make sure the next year is even better!

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Introducing: Writer's Round

We're excited to introduce a new workshop to the Big Lawn Music Festival 2024. This workshop is specifically tailored to songwriters, and will take place from 2pm-4pm in the Pavilion. Songwriters are encouraged to sign up for one of twelve, 10-minute slots where they can perform their works in progress and receive feedback from other songwriters. 

The Writer's Round will be hosted by Siren Songs, a female led community of songwriters that showcases women non-binary folks in the arts. 

*sign-ups start May 1st on a first come first served basis*



80% of ticket sales go directly to the festival musicians. We're proud to be able to compensate our musicians for all their hard work. 

Free admission for children 12 and under. 


We are now accepting submissions to perform as a musician in the 2024 Big Lawn Music Festival. The submission link is available here, and on our instagram. We are specifically seeking LGBTQIA, women-led, black, and indigenous bands.

Plan Bee Farm Brewery

We're so excited to be partnering with Plan Bee Farm Brewery in Poughkeepsie NY for this year's festival! The farm is no stranger to music, they regularly host local bands outside on their 25 acre property. The stage faces the beautiful 1830's barn that has been completely renovated to house their brewhouse and taproom. Owners Emily and Evan have poured their heart and soul into creating a sustainable, 100% NY ingredient brewery that serves their community. 

For more information check out their website below. 

The Big Lawn Music Festival is only an hour and forty-five minute drive from the city, or a two hour train ride on Metro North. Just hop off at the Poughkeepsie station and uber on over!

Community Partner

This year we're excited to announce our new community partner, Dutchess County Pride Center! They're a great organization that supports, educates, and advocates for all LGBTQ+ individuals through outreach, support groups, and social events. With their help, we hope to reach more of the queer community and involve them in Big Lawn. Dutches County Pride Center will also be tabling at the festival, so make sure you stop by to say hello!

Check out their website.


We're Gianna Tucci and Emma Nicoletti! We are both graduates of the Crane School of Music from SUNY Potsdam. We currently live in Brooklyn, NY where Gianna works as a professional singer/teacher and Emma as a recording engineer. In 2021 we decided that we wanted to put together a backyard music festival of all our talented friends, and thus began Big Lawn. Since then we've widened our horizons to all local Hudson Valley and New York City musicians, and turned this festival into a community event. We hope that as the years go on we're able to highlight more and more women, queer, gnc, and minority groups, and build an even more vibrant and creative community.