National Jazz Museum in Harlem
Harlem is the cradle of jazz culture, and home to the National Jazz Museum in Harlem and its diverse resources. Offering weekly evening public events featuring a unique blend of thoughtfully curated talks, recordings and live music.
National Jazz Museum in Harlem, 58 West 129th St., NYC (212-348-8300)
Rockwood Music Hall
All shows are free in most cases.
Stage 1 opens at 6:00 pm Monday through Friday and 3:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Stage 2 opens at 6:30 pm daily.
Stage 3 opens at 6:30pm daily.
Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen St. NYC (212-477-4155)
Stone Pony Asbury Park
Since the club opened in 1974, many of the world's most popular musical artists have played on the fabled Pony stage in Asbury Park, N.J., U.S.A. The club was renovated in 2000, preserving its character while adding a permanent exhibition of art and artifacts.
The Stone Pony, 913 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ. (732-502-0600)
B.B. KING Blues Club
The premier live music venue & restaurant in the heart of Times Square. Open daily from 11am-1am for lunch, dinner, & drinks. Concerts vary in their start time, but most shows begin at 8pm and 10:30pm. Lucille's Bar & Grill is a separate bar/restaurant located inside B.B. King's. There is free live music nightly in Lucilles!
B.B. KING Blues Club 237 W. 42nd St. (between 7th & 8th Ave) NYC. (212-997-4144)
Open every day until 4am ~+
Open for dinner Monday through Friday starting at 5pm ~+
Open for brunch Saturday and Sunday starting at 12pm ~+
Baby's Allright, 146 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY (718-599-5800) CLICK for schedule of events
Bowery Ballroom on the Lower East Side
Located in a 1929 Beaux Arts building on East Houston Street was completed weeks before the stock market crash of 1929, it replaced a three-story brick theater. What remains of the earlier theater is its stone foundation, exposed in the lower-level lounge. Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St, NYC. (212-533-2111)
Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg
Centered around a 16-lane bowling alley, this 600-capacity performance venue, with food by Blue Ribbon, in the 23,000-square foot former Hecla Iron Works (1882), one block from the burgeoning Williamsburg waterfront.
Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NYC (718-963-3369)
A functioning winery and 21,000 square foot restaurant/event space, City Winery is also equipped with a full stage, state-of-the-art sound system and in-house A/V-making it one of the most interesting venues in Manhattan and it presents some of the world's most exciting entertainers.
City Winery, 155 Varick Street, NYC. (212-608-0555)
Cornelia Street Cafe
Cornelia Street now offers some 700 shows a year, two a night, ranging from science to songwriting, from Russian poetry to Latin jazz, from theatre to cabaret. In 1980 Stash Records released the award-winning album, Cornelia Street: The Songwriters Exchange, a collection of songs born at the café.
Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, NYC. (212-989=9319)
Musicians and vocalists who performed with the Big Bands of The Cotton Club’s glimmering early days continue to grace its stage. The Cotton Club’s smooth, mahogany floors allow for fluid and flawless movement of any style dance, from slow, graceful moves to the hopin’ steps of the Swing. Our main dance floor spans 600 sq. ft., and our upstairs dance floor covers 225 sq. ft. – so there’s plenty of room to let your creative energy flow.
Cotton Club, 625 W. 125th Street, NYC (212-663-7980)
Dixon Place, NYC's Laboratory for Performance - What began in 1985 as a literary reading space, a throwback to Paris salons, is now one of the city's most important and fiercely experimental artists' nests." - The Village Voice
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Dixon Place, 161 Chrystie Street, NYC (212-219-0736)
Duplex Cabaret Theatre in Greenwich Village
The Duplex Cabaret Theatre is a 70 seat off-Broadway venue that features performances of all types nightly. CLICK for show schedule
Duplex Cabaret Theatre, 61 Christopher Street (@ 7th Avenue) Greenwich Village, NYC. (212-255-5438)
Fienstein's 54 Below
An unforgettable New York nightlife experience, combining performances by Broadway’s best with world class dining in an elegant setting. 54 BELOW features up to three shows nightly as well as a late night lounge. Accommodating 144 people in the main dining room, with all tables no more than 24 feet from the stage.
Fienstein's 54 Below, 254 W, 54th Street, NYC (646.476.3551)
New York City's hippest midtown venue presenting pop and rock music stars and comedy performers live on stage.
Gramercy Theatre, 127 East 23rd Street, (Between Lexington Ave. and Park Ave. South) NYC. (212-614-6932)
Irving Plaza is an all ages venue. You must get a wrist band and prove that you are 21 or older to drink. If you are under 16 years old, you MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Place, on the corner of 15th Street and Irving Place, one block west of Third Avenue. NYC. (212-777-6800)
Joe's Pub @ the Public Theater
A warm and intimate candlelit atmosphere with impeccable sound and lighting, a comfortably elegant setting for performances by some of the world's finest performing artists.
Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette St. @ Astor Place NYC. (212-539-8778)
Knitting Factory Brooklyn
The Knitting Factory, home of exciting entertainment is a 4 minute walk from the L/G Train (Lorimer-Metropolitan) and a 7 minute walk to L Train (Bedford Ave).
Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NYC. (347-529-6696) CLICK for Schedule of Events
Le Poisson Rouge in Greenwich Village
A multimedia art cabaret founded by musicians on the site of the historic Village Gate. Dedicated to the fusion of popular and art cultures in music, film, theater, dance, and fine art, the venue’s mission is to revive the symbiotic relationship between art and revelry; to establish a creative asylum for both artists and audiences.
(Le) Poisson Rouge,158 Bleeker St. NYC (212-796-0741
Music Hall of Williamsburg
The talented musicians that the Bowery Ballroom has been presenting for years are now also appearing LIVE in Brooklyn at
Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N. 6th St. (between Wythe & Kent) Brooklyn, NYC. (718-486-5400)
A modern-day blues saloon on the second floor overlooking
Bleecker Street in the heart of Greenwich Village. For twenty-one years it's arched ceiling has carried the sound of some of the best blues guitar players and singers from New York and around the country.
Terra Blues, 149 Bleecker Street, between Thompson Street & LaGuardia Place, NYC (212-777-7776)
The Bowery Electric
Two floors each w/ DJ’S. All Music piped in to VIP ROOM and VAULT complete with Lounge-style seating, disco ball, dance floor and private bar.
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The Bowery Electric, 327 Bowery at 2nd Street, NYC (212-228-0228) between 2nd (Joey Ramone Place) and 3rd Streets on the Bowery (3rd Avenue). Accessible to the 6 train at Bleeker Street or Astor Place or the F train at Houston and 2nd Avenue.
The Cutting Room
New York's newest midtown night spot is the brainchild of actor Chris Noth.
The Cutting Room, 4 East 32nd Street, NYC (212-691-1900)
by Subway Take the 6 train to 33rd Street
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An Artists' Space in the East Village. featuring MUSIC every night at 8 and 10pm
ADMISSION $10 per set unless otherwise noted
students 13 to 19 admitted half price
children 12 and under free
no advance ticket sales. all admissions are at the door prior to each performance
The Stone, at the corner of Avenue C and 2nd street. NYC. (212-339-4095)
Union Hall in Park Slope
A 5,000 square foot bar, restaurant and live music venue in the heart of Park Slope, Brooklyn, converted from a warehouse, it offers cozy firesides, a stately library, two indoor bocce courts, outdoor garden seating, and a downstairs bar and music venue.
Union Hall, 702 Union Street @ 5th Ave. Brooklyn, NYC ( 718-638-4400)
Bethel Woods Center For The Arts
An outdoor performing arts center and museum located approximately 90 minutes from New York City at the site of the 1969 Woodstock Music and Art Fair. The 15,000 seat outdoor performing arts venue and The Museum are set within nearly 2,000 bucolic acres. The Pavilion seats 4,500 under cover with another 10,000 on a natural sloping lawn.
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY (845-583-2051)