CBGB Eyeing 30 Date Festival Benefit

CBGB is hoping to host a 30-date festival of big-name acts this summer in a last-ditch effort to save the legendary punk rock club, founder and owner Hilly Kristal told the handful of journalists and supporters who turned out yesterday (May 16) for the start of a fund-raising push.

Kristal indicated that he would invite Patti Smith, David Byrne and many of the other one-time fringe acts who played the New York landmark on their way to mainstream stardom. “If the Beastie Boys are around, I think they’d play,” said Kristal. “Green Day came in one night and just played. Maybe they’d come back.

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