A two-day celebration of independent music, merchandise, and workshops lands in the center of New York City on September 17th and 18th, 2022, co-hosted by Rough Trade and Rockefeller Center. The inaugural indieplaza festival features a headlining performance by Ali Shaheed Muhammad of the pioneering hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest, a thoughtfully curated lineup of the most exciting up & coming artists, a band merchandise market, hands-on music-making workshops, plus favorites of the food and drink scenes. indieplaza is accessible, inclusive and free for all New Yorkers.

First opened in 1976, west London, on the doorstep of punk, Rough Trade soon came to define what it was to be an independent music store, being as much a hang-out for likeminded independent artists as it was a place to purchase music from the emerging DIY music scene. Over the next forty years, Rough Trade never lost sight of its independent ethos, accruing a trusted and respected reputation across the globe for championing exciting new music. Today, Rough Trade operates stores in New York (Rockefeller Plaza), online (www.roughtrade.com), and the UK. Follow @RoughTradeUS on Twitter & TikTok; @RoughTradeNYC on Instagram and Facebook.

Tishman Speyer is a leading owner, developer, operator and investment manager of first-class real estate in 30 key markets across the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America. We develop, build and manage premier office, residential and retail spaces for industry-leading tenants, as well as state-of-the-art life science centers through our Breakthrough Properties venture. With global vision, on-the-ground expertise and a personalized approach, we are unparalleled in our ability to foster innovation, quickly adapt to global and local trends and proactively anticipate our customers’ evolving needs. By focusing on health and wellness, enlightened placemaking and customer-focused initiatives such as our tenant amenities platform, ZO., and our flexible space and co-working brand, Studio, we tend not just to our physical buildings, but to the people who inhabit them on a daily basis. Since our inception in 1978, Tishman Speyer has acquired, developed, and operated 484 properties, totaling 219 million square feet, with a combined value of over $121 billion (U.S.). Our current portfolio includes such iconic assets as Rockefeller Center in New York City, The Springs in Shanghai, TaunusTurm in Frankfurt and the Mission Rock neighborhood currently being realized in San Francisco.

MerchFriends is a new 501(c) 6 organization that’s bringing together some of the top names in the merch business to produce content, events, and educational material aimed at influencing and supporting a healthy independent music merch ecosystem. Led by Hello Merch co-founder Sam Means (The Format), MerchFriends’ mission is to unite independent merchandise makers to support and sustain the industry and artists that they serve. 

Vivobarefoot, is a natural health lifestyle B Corp on a mission to reconnect people into the natural world and human natural potential, from the ground up, foot by foot, person by person. 

Created by two cousins from a long line of cobblers, Galahad and Asher Clark, Vivobarefoot draws upon simple barefoot design principles: wide, thin and flexible, for optimum foot health and natural movement. Check out the science and start your barefoot journey on VivoHealth, a growing body of courses and experiences guided by natural health experts.  

From its grass-roots founding in 2014, Soho Radio has grown to be an influential voice and amplifier for music and culture, bringing together people from Soho, London, the UK and globally. Encompassing a community-driven radio station, an industry-leading podcast studio, artist management and live events production team, Soho Radio breaks its own boundaries at every opportunity. Soho Radio broadcasts 250+ shows a month live from Soho and New York to the world, featuring two channels: Soho & NYC + Culture.