New York City Music Venues

There’s nothing like going to a concert in New York City! We’ve got you covered on all the spots in the Big Apple to catch your favorite artists and live music from all different genres.

Live Music in New York City

Justin Aharoni (@jaharoni) for NYCountry Swag

1. Madison Square Garden
This coveted venue is the holy grail of places to catch a live show. With over 20,000 seats, MSG is the place to go to catch all the A-list artists on their headlining tours. On September 20th, Thomas Rhett is bringing his ‘Very Hot Summer Tour,’ to the Garden, accompanied by Russell Dickerson, Dustin Lynch, and Rhett Atkins. Grab your tickets to the show here.

2. Webster Hall
After a two year hiatus, Webster Hall finally reopened its doors. Renovated and better than ever, Webster Hall hasn’t skipped a beat and is regaining its title as one of the fan’s favorite music venues in NYC. The three-floor venue boasts a grand ballroom that houses 1,500 people, a middle-range room for 600, and an intimate studio floor for 400 concert goers. We can’t wait to Mitchell Tenpenny’s headlining tour with Seaforth at Webster Hall this December!

3. Gramercy Theatre
Owned by Live Nation, the Gramercy Theatre is an approximately 500 capacity concert hall in Manhattan. The venue promotes shows across many genres, including country music. In the next few months, Mason Ramsey, Jimmie Allen with Michael Ray, and HARDY will all play shows there.

4. Mercury Lounge
Mercury Lounge has housed some great country artists, such as Tucker Beathard and Walker Hayes. The 250 capacity room is a place where up and coming artists play show after show. It’s the perfect intimate venue to catch your favorite new artist, while still feeling the same energy you get in the pit at bigger shows.

5. Rockwood Music Hall
We love going to the Rockwood to check out the rising talent in country music! We’ve caught sets from Houston Bernard Band, Jill and Kate, and Kelleigh Bannen. If you want an intimate experience with one of your favorite artists or a chance to fall in love with new talent, head downtown to the charming spot.

6. Bowery Ballroom
Located on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Bowery is in a prime location with tons of bars and restaurants to enjoy both before and after a country music show! This venue has a knack for premiering artists just as they are on the cusp of accomplishing something great. We caught Devin Dawson and Ryan Hurd there earlier this year.

7. Hammerstein Ballroom
The Hammerstein Ballroom is one of the few on this list that boasts both general admission and balcony seating. The capacity of the room depends on the configuration of the show, but it can house up to 3,500 concertgoers! Most recently, both Luke Combs and Dan + Shay sold out the ballroom! This fall, Jon Pardi and Tyler Rich will perform there.

8. Radio City Music Hall
Radio City Music Hall is another iconic venue in NYC. This fall, we’ve got some talented female artists headed to perform at the regal theatre. Both Maren Morris and Kacey Musgraves are slated to play shows there, with Morris coming to Radio City in September and Musgraves playing two nights in October.

9. Irving Plaza
In the last year, Irving Plaza has housed some great shows by some talented artists in the industry, such as Morgan Wallen, The Cadillac Three, and Cody Johnson. The venue is currently undergoing renovations, and we can’t wait to see how the place gets even better in 2020!

10. Beacon Theatre
If you prefer an intimate, but seated venue than Beacon Theatre is the place to choose! Located uptown, the Beacon Theatre provides all the glitz and glam of a NYC Broadway show, while being a staple place for musical performers, such as Jessie James Decker.

11. SubCulture
SubCulture is a chic new venue in Manhattan, where many different country events are hosted. We attended Thomas Rhett’s Pandora Album Release party there, as well as, saw prolific singer-songwriter Lori McKenna on tour with one of our favorites, Hailey Whitters. The ambiance of the space rivals any intimate settings in the city.

12. PlayStation Theatre
Rounding out our list is the PlayStation Theatre. The venue houses over 2,000 fans and has hosted some fantastic country artists in its many years of business. Chase Rice plays the theatre in October, which is sure to be a great show. Make sure to check out one of your favorite artists there soon, as the venue is closing its doors on December 31st of this year! Thanks for the memories PlayStation!


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