Live Music Every Night of the Year

NYC concert venues host the world’s most famous talent in the BEST venues imaginable! Our top New York City Concert Venues include the brand new Barclays Center, Madison Square Garden, Met Life Stadium, Radio City Music Hall, Beacon Theatre and lots of smaller, more intimate venues. The big headliners, filling our huge outdoor stadiums, usually perform June through September.

Madison Square Garden

Madison Square Garden

Madison Square Garden is a favorite concert and sports venue of every New Yorker! When it comes to concerts, it would be far easier to list who doesn’t play here! Billy Joel monthly, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake are just a few highlights of the last few years. MSG, Beacon Theatre and Radio City Music Hall are all owned by the same company.

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Barclays Center, Brooklyn

Barclays Center Brooklyn

Partially owned by Jay-Z – need I say more about the level of talent Barclays Center attracts? Barbra Streisand, Beyonce (obviously), Neil Diamond, Elton John, Linkin Park, Justin Timberlake – and that’s in less than a year! The food is awesome, the venue is still new and getting there could not be easier.

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Beacon Theatre

Beacon Theatre Tickets

The Beacon Theatre is a classic, intimate concert and show venue with New York landmark status and a strong, loyal local following. Typical talent performing at the Beacon Theatre includes: Allman Brothers Band, John Legend, Steely Dan, Culture Club, Cyndi Lauper, Barenaked Ladies, Jeff Beck, the Annual Night of Too Many Stars, hosted by Jon Stewart and much more.

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Radio City Music Hall

Radio City Music Hall

Radio City Music Hall is not just for the Rockettes, although they are spectacular. All year round, Radio City hosts talent like Alicia Keys, Diana Ross, Lady Gaga, Lil Nas X, The Doobie Bros, Jazz Musicians, The Philharmonic, Classical Musicians and more.

Lincoln Center - Opera, Ballet, NY Philharmonic, Jazz, Broadway

You really haven't been to NYC until you experience THE beating heart of our Arts & Culture scene, Lincoln Center, home to the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera, NYC Ballet, Julliard School, Broadway and so much more. See what NYC's (always amazing) classic cultural scene has to offer while you are here.

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Jones Beach Ampitheater, Long Island

Jones Beach Summer Concert Schedule

The Jones Beach Amphitheater is one of THE coolest places for a summer concert and they attract an amazing summer line up every year. The world’s top talent, outdoors, easy access from the City, a great audience, and overlooking the ocean…could you ask for more?

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NYC Events Today

NYC events today, like every day, include shows, concerts, Broadway, sports, kids events and much more. Check our NYC events calendar to see things to do in NYC today, NYC Events, shows in NYC tonight, events in NYC tonight, NYC events this weekend and more New York City upcoming events!

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Smaller NYC Concert Venues

Sometimes you want a more intimate setting, smaller bands or the ability to get tickets for tonight, in which case, here are some of our best smaller venues for live music:

  • Joe’s Pub
  • Irving Plaza
  • The Bowery Ballroom
  • Cafe Wha?
  • Village Vanguard
  • Union Hall
  • The Living Room
  • City Winery

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NYC 2023 Concerts Shows by Month

Billy Joel, Jerry Seinfeld, Bruce Springsteen, Josh Groban, Lorde, Mötley Crüe with Def Leppard, Poison, Joan Jett , Coldplay, Governors Ball Music Festival, Electric Zoo Festival and more being announced daily. Plus, see Billy Joel continue his monthly residency @ MSG and Jerry Seinfeld monthly at The Beacon.

Billy Joel at MSG

Billy Joel at MSG happens every single month, making us New Yorkers the luckiest people on earth for over 70 consecutive months of sold out shows! Billy LOVES to perform for his home fans and he never disappoints.

Billy Joel at MSG

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  • Billy Joel - Dec 19, 2022 + Jan 13, Feb 14, Mar 26, Apr 22 & May 5, 2023 @ MSG

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Insider Guides to NYC Concert Venues

Our insider guides to Barclays Center, Madison Square Garden, Met Life Stadium, Radio City Music Hall, Beacon Theatre and lots of smaller, more intimate venues. Get discount ticket insider tips, hotels and dining information.

Concert Schedule and Tickets

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