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Music Venues

Music Venues
Music Venues

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Hundreds of music artists have segued to stardom from renowned venues like the Bowery Ballroom, Village Vanguard and Cafe Wha? to large-scale performance halls like Madison Square Garden and Lincoln Center. From underground indie music to the New York Opera, you'll find both on this small island.

New York City | Music Venues

Bowery Ballroom
  • Bowery Ballroom
  • Music venues aren't hard to find in Manhattan. But one that's seen more history than the Bowery Ballroom? You'd have to look a bit harder. The venue sits at 6 Delancey Street in the Bowery, one of the oldest sections of Manhattan and infamously afflicted by the Great Depression.
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Galapagos Art Space
  • Galapagos Art Space
  • A new species indeed. Evolutionary, revolutionary, the Galapagos Art Space in Brooklyn proves that inspired night spots are no longer relegated to Manhattan.
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Hammerstein Ballroom
Hiro Ballroom
  • Hiro Ballroom
  • The Maritime Hotel's Hiro Ballroom is not only a hot club, but a popular venue for performances and events. The ballroom is 3,600 square feet, with the option of combining with the Hiro Lounge for an even larger space.
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Knitting Factory – Main Space
  • Knitting Factory – Main Space
  • The Knitting Factory, founded in 1987 by Michael Dorf and Bob Appel, has evolved from a small art gallery with a performance space to a hugely popular experimental music venue with concert locations in Boise, Idaho and Spokane, Washington and Reno, Nevada.
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Nokia Theatre
  • Nokia Theatre
  • Designed by an award-winning architect and boasting an 85 foot-long marquee, the Nokia Theatre in Times Square is a spacious venue for concerts, live television tapings, and special events. The stage is easily viewable from the spacious wooden floors or the balconies lining the sides of the room.
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Radio City Music Hall
  • Radio City Music Hall
  • You may recognize Radio City Music Hall from its cameos in popular movies such as The Godfather, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, or especially 1982's Annie.
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Roseland Ballroom


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