The Beginning

On September 27, 2015, New York City witnessed the birth of the first music festival for fans of showtunes past and present.  Thousands of people gathered all day at Pier 97 to watch stars of the stage and screen sing their favorite songs from shows such as Hamilton, Glee, Cabaret, Nashville, Frozen, Empire, Aladdin, Les Miserables, Cinderella, Rent, and so much more.

First Broadway-Centric Music Festival Is A Smash... undoubtedly, the pinnacle event of the season
— The Huffington Post
The seven-hour Elsie Fest was an audacious, electrifying success. ... beautifully executed, Elsie Fest was easily the coolest Broadway event of the year
If this Coachella-for-show-tunes is back again next year, I’m sure word of mouth will bring even more artists and audience to party Broadway style
— TheKnockturnal