Travel Guide

Manhattan, New York City 


Music Venues 


Among New York City's big name venues for music entertainment is Madison Square Garden, located at Seventh Avenue between 31st and 33rd streets in Midtown Manhattan. Many big name pop stars and groups have performed here including Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Mariah Carey. Another major music venue is the Radio City Music Hall at the Rockefeller Center with famous musicians such as Elton John, Willie Nelson, and Paul McCartney having played here. The Beacon Theatre at 2124 Broadway is known for its great acoustics and famous bands that have played here include the legendary Deep Purple, Queen, Roxette, and Rolling Stones.

Radio City Music Hall, New York City

Radio City Music Hall by Andy C

Other destinations for live music in Manhattan are the music clubs, which are smaller venues for live entertainment. Music clubs host a variety of music performances including rock, hip-hop, blues, blue grass, folk, and techno pop just to name a few. Though most musicians and groups playing at the clubs are lesser known, it is not unusual to find big name stars playing here as well. Most clubs operate dining or bar services and while some cater to all ages, some are restricted to adults.
Club Midway, New York City

Club Midway by brandi

Most of the music clubs in New York City can be found in the Midtown and Downtown areas of Manhattan. Among the well-known music clubs is the B.B. King Blues Club in Times Square. The B.B. King Blues Club is a top-end club offering quality performances throughout the week. One of the oldest rock clubs in New York City is the Bitter End at Bleecker Street in Greenwich Village. Opened in 1961, many emerging musicians have performed here and was conferred landmark status in 1992 by New York City.

B.B. King Blues Club, New York City

 B.B. King Blues Club by Chad Ossman


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