The Meadows Music & Arts Preview

The Meadows

The Meadows Music & Arts Festival is the weekend and rBeatz Radio will be there to capture photos, videos, and interviews. Follow rBeatz on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and of course the radio station to get live updates. This years headliners include Jay-Z, Gorillaz, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Future, Migos, Nas, Bassnectar, and so many other acts that sell out stadiums on the regular.

The Meadows Music & Arts Festival is held at Citi Field in Queens, New York City. The festival is produced by Founders Entertainment, the same production company that produces Governors Ball Music Festival. This will be the second year the festival was in operation. Last year, headliner Kanye West had to cut his set short due to the unfortunate kidnapping incident by his wife, Kim Kardashian.

Our resident DJ, BRB, has created an exclusive mix for the festival. You can find this tracklist towards the bottom of this article.

Below, I’ve outlined the entire schedule from Friday to Sunday. Listing each act I will see in order of set time with a bit about each and their newest piece of content.

Friday, September 15th


DJ/Producer from San Francisco. His song, Sunrise, was a hit song in the summer of 2015 and was featured on FIFA 15 and his song Walls was on FIFA 16.

Jordan Bratton

R&B artist from New York City.


Music is in her blood. Her month is cellist and her father a composer. She’s was listed as an artist to watch by Spotify, Paper Magazine, Buzzfeed and Snapchat.

Big Wild

It’s a big, wild world out there kid….and this guy has unique productions that will catch you off guard.

Marian Hill

This duos catchy minimal melodic approach has gained them a feature on an Apple commercial, with their single, Down.


Trio from Atlanta crushing the Billboard Charts. No explication needed.

Joe Bada$$

An authentic hip-hop vibe from New York City, Joey and Schoolboy Q are going on a Fall tour together.

Run The Jewels

They’ve been critically acclaimed as a cncompromisingly raw, forward thinking hip-hop duo from notable publications such as Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, XXL, SPIN, New York Times, and more.

Milky Chance

Stolen Dance was #1 in so many countries for like an entire year. Crazy success from that single.


JAY-Z’s new album, 4:44. A New York City rap legend.


Saturday, September 16th

Mike Floss

Her grew up the under the tutelage of his father and renown jazz musician, Rod McGaha. He’s opened for major acts such as Future, Pusha T, Wale, Stalley, Yo Gotti, Dom Kennedy, Big K.R.I.T. and more.

Public Access TV

Both Entertainment Weekly and NME listed the Public Access TV as one of the “Top 10 Best Artists” at SXSW.


A completely live electronic act. A one man electronic band.

Flatbush Zombies

Flatbush Zombies released their first-ever full length album 3001: A Laced Odyssey in March. It become #1 on the US iTunes Album chart and debuted #10 on the Billboard 200.

Big Boi

Big Boi’s first solo album, Sir Lucious Left Foot…The Son of Chico Dusty debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 Charts. He also has a side project with Phantogram, called Big Grams.

Erykah Badu

The first lady and queen of neo soul.


Founder of Fool’s Gold Records. Winner of the DMC World DJ Championship in 1997 at the age of 15. One of the best party DJ’s I’ve witnessed live.


The Future is NOW. I’m going to have to split my time between Future and Big Gigantic.

Big Gigantic

The GOD of Sax EDM.

TV on the Radio

BBC called them “one of the most compelling American rock and roll stories of the modern age.”


All I want to do is *bang* *bang* *bang* *bang* and a *open cash register* And take your money


They’re back and headlining. Boss

Sunday, September 17th


Their album, Morning Report was their “ weirdest, funniest, saddest record yet, and therefore, our most honest one, too.”

Fantastic Negrito

The man’s truth told in the form of black roots music has experienced the highs of a million dollar record deal and the lows of a near fatal car accident that put him in a four-week coma. He’s playing and crushing stages despite his playing hand being mangled.

Wild Belle

They were a major feature in one of Major Lazer’s more iconic songs.


Thirty push-ups and a shot of tequila before each set. that’s all the preparation Julio Mejia and Matt Toth need to crush their set.

St. Paul & The Broken Bones

The multi-piece band from Birmingham, Alabama recently opened for the Rolling Stones in Atlanta and Buffalo.

Action Bronson

His show on Viceland, Fuck, That’s Delicious is hilarious.

Ghostface Killah

A member of the Wu-Tang Clan.


Legend. MTV ranked him at #5 on their list of “The Greatest MCs of All Time.”


He’s produced for Chance the Rapper, A$AP Mob, and Halsey. He also recently reworked Kanye’s ‘The Life of Pablo’ into an eight-minute reimagining called ‘Life of Peder.’ It his 1 million streams in less than 24 hours.


The act I’m looking forward to the most: one of the most respected artists in American electronic dance music.


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