Converse is set to warm the cockles of New York indie music fans this summer when the perennially cool shoe brand puts on a series of shows that will take place on The Beach at Governor's Island. Among the acts set to headline on various dates include Yeasayer on June 5th, She & Him on July 4th, M.I.A. on July 24th and Neon Indian on August 14th, with more shows to be announced in the coming weeks.
The shows will be held rain-or-shine and booze and food will be available for purchase, But let's just hope that Converse and its partners like The Bowery Presents learn from the mistakes of the likely kaput All Points West festival, which earned many a complaint from attendees during its two-year run about things like lack of transportation and strict beer limits. All the updates, lineups and more are available at The Beach concerts site.