Posted in music | tour dates on June 26, 2009

Dan Dyer @ Terminal 5...the JFK one 5/22 (jetblueflickr)
Dan Dyer

JetBlue will be hosting a concert series, Live from T5, from inside JFK airport's new Terminal 5 building. The six-month, 12-date concert series will "feature hand-picked emerging artists from around the U.S. as well as bands chosen based on public votes in a national online competition hosted by" Which means you can apply to play at the airport.

The series kicked off with a show by Dan Dyer at the airport on May 22nd. Its upcoming schedule includes Nicole Atkins (June 26th/today), American Princes and Justin Townes Earle. Three dates are set aside for "contest winners," and three more will be booked by concert promoter Superfly Productions.

About that contest..

Based on votes, five artists will win a spot during 'Live from T5' by uploading original music to; grand prize winner will also open for a headlining act at Bowery Presents' Terminal 5 or another New York City venue.
As you can read, the other Terminal 5 (a Bowery Presents venue in Manhattan) is involved too, but only to possibly host the top contest winner. Confusing, I know.

Schedule of JFK concerts, and all Nicole Atkins tour dates, below...

shows @ Jet Blue's Terminal 5 @ JFK Airport (not Bowery Presents' Terminal 5) *
Jun 26 Nicole Atkins
Jul 03 American Princes
Jul 10 Alberta Cross
Jul 24 Justin Townes Earle
Jul 31 Juliette Commagere
Aug 14 Two contest winners
Aug 21 Two contest winners
Aug 28 Two contest winners
Sep 04 Superfly artist
Oct 30 Superfly artist
Nov 25 Superfly artist

* each artist will play two sets. Times are 5:00 - 5:45 and 6:15 - 7:00 pm

Nicole Atkins - 2009 Tour Dates
June 26 - Jet Blue's Terminal 5, JFK Airport
Jul 10 - Paramount Center for the Arts (Solo) Peekskill, New York
Jul 18 - Boarding House Park (Solo) Lowell, Massachusetts
Jul 23 - Community Theatre at Mayo Centre (Solo) Morristown, New Jersey
Jul 25 - Ramshead On Stage (Solo) Annapolis, Maryland
Aug 6 - The Bell House Brooklyn, New York
Aug 12 - Robert Norcross Memorial Dell Haddon Heights, New Jersey
Oct 18 - House of Blues Boston, Massachusetts
Oct 20 - Englert Theater Iowa City, Iowa
Oct 21 - The Barrymore Theater Madison, Wisconsin
Oct 23 - Turner Hall Ballroom Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Oct 24 - The Canopy Club Urbana, Illinois
Oct 26 - Michigan Theater Ann Arbor, Michigan



Comments (29)

i have to go to jfk to see justin townes earle? jeez...

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2009 9:27 AM

ahahahahhahah. i can't believe this shit.

Posted by imkoreansowhat | June 26, 2009 9:28 AM

nicole atkins is awful.

Posted by beast | June 26, 2009 9:30 AM

Maybe Steve Miller can come in and perform a little Jet Blue rock Blues with "Jet Airliner".

Posted by BigOleJetAirliner | June 26, 2009 9:35 AM

free terra blue chips will be served

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2009 9:54 AM

I called this!!

whenimmobile tweet 5/16: in JetBlue Terminal 5 at JFK. I wish Gomez would play here instead, it's so much nicer than that other terminal 5 5:32 AM May 16th from mobile web

Posted by hipster replacement | June 26, 2009 9:56 AM


Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2009 9:56 AM

You know your career is in the shitter when you got to do this. Best play on a nyc subway for free - At least you'd keep your dignity intact.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2009 9:58 AM

This is a gig Murray would get for Jermaine and Brett

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2009 10:06 AM

beast, you should never voice your opinion about music in public because you're clueless.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2009 10:12 AM

wtf, why is "hand-picked" in every press release now? "hand-picked emerging artists" as opposed to what, having a computer program pick them? do the retards who write these things literally just throw in meaningless phrases in order to make their press release sound like everyone else's?

Posted by ugh | June 26, 2009 11:06 AM

"All winners are based on the following equally weighted criteria:

• Creativity
• Originality
• Musicality
• Vocal ability
• Completeness of profile (photographs, bios, other songs and/or videos)"

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2009 11:16 AM

Our Stage is a TOTAL SCAM

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2009 11:18 AM

Must be some interesting acoustics in there. Could be kind of a challenge to have some intercomm/page come over the PA in the middle of your song with, "Please meet your party in baggage claim"

Posted by BaggageClaimBlameGame | June 26, 2009 11:21 AM

The sad thing is that going all the way to JFK to see a band play in the airport is more appealing to me than going to see them in Manhattan at Terrible 5.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2009 11:37 AM

This is such a scam. The bands playing are all either managed by Superfly, ATO or are handled by Big Hassle. ATO & Big Hassle are in the same office, Big Hassle does all the press for Superfly and their Bonnaroo fest. It's a shady inside hookup designed to generate press (hey, you covered it vegan!), and to provide opportunities for their "insider" bands while making it look like an "equal" opportunity by opening it up as a contest. The other acts need the exposure desperately but how Justin Townes Earle got talked into this I'll never know.

Why can't they just say Superfly/ATO/Big Hassle present a showcase of their developing acts instead of making it sound like objectively chosen developing acts of all sorts?

Posted by BUSTED! | June 26, 2009 11:47 AM

Well at least they list the last 3 shows as Superfly artists so there's some transparency there.

Posted by Anon | June 26, 2009 11:51 AM

Would anyone actually go to the airport for a gig? Will you need a boarding pass?

Posted by JG | June 26, 2009 12:01 PM

1201: Of course not.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2009 2:31 PM

Justin Townes Earle just happens to be flying back in town that day with his gear so he said why not

Posted by anonymous2 | June 26, 2009 3:04 PM

in the entry rules, it says that you must submit tracks w/o drums. this is pussy ass bullshit.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2009 3:47 PM

hey guys. meet me on the tarmac outside gate 22 for a fucking cool indie rock show.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2009 4:49 PM

Spinal Tap played here also and they are quite the serious musicians. Big Bottom was played I believe.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2009 6:15 PM

I hope someone has the presence of mind to request James Taylor's "Fire and Rain" (Google for the lyrics).

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2009 11:06 PM

hey thanks for turning me on to that Google thing. Never heard of it before, but it seems pretty cool

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2009 11:26 PM

so fucking spinal tap

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2009 10:02 PM

Went there to see Atkins. Yes, YOU DO need a boarding pass. Unless you work there and have security clearance or are flying that day, you are MISSING the show. Oh sure, I could hear her for a few seconds at a time, but only about 10-20% of a song. Add to that the piped-in music playing in the lobby, gate check announcements over the loudspeaker, people on cell phones in multiple languages, and the fact that the performer is at least an eighth of a mile away from you through a small but moving wall of security people and people flying, and well, this is not much of a concert experience. It's no wonder she didn't advertise this, but thanks to Brooklyn Vegan for getting my hopes up. Too bad, she sounded good in those isolated moments. My advice, don't make the trip unless you are already making a trip using Jet Blue on the day of the gig.

Posted by Anthony Mouse | June 28, 2009 11:37 PM

Probably bribed them with loads of free flights, god knows they have the money

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2009 3:18 PM

nicole atkins is awful.

Posted by AprilLewis | January 10, 2013 4:08 PM

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