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Summer is in full swing and there’s nothing like seeing live music inside the open corridors of a flashy venue or atop a sun-drenched rooftop. As we roll to the end of July, NYC Plugged wanted to share our list of recommendations for shows this season. You already know about the big shows hitting Madison Square Garden and Barclays Center, but the city is full of entertainment throughout the boroughs and we’re here to help highlight some of the shows that you might not be on your radar yet. Scroll on below to see our list!
The Brooklyn Mirage – (East Williamsburg)
One of Brooklyn’s newest venues transports you to an area that feels nothing like New York City. Brooklyn Mirage serves as a counterpart to the Avant Garner and the open-air facility offers attendees with the option to revel in tunes via an inner courtyard or walk an upper-level catwalk that oversees all the madness below. Open from early May through September, Brooklyn Mirage is a must-go-to this summer. Click here for a full calendar of events.
July 27 – Elrow NYC: Rowllywood
August 9 – 11 – RÜFÜS DU SOL
August 25 – Angie Martinez Summer BBQ
September 14 – Alesso
Pier 17 – (Downtown Manhattan)
As advertised on their website, Pier 17 boasts loads of history but their performance space is one of the most exciting parts of the area. With their Summer Concert Series, the one-of-a-kind mega-rooftop offers attendees with brand-new technology and sound system, which illuminates when simply passing it on the West Side Highway. Oh, and there’s nothing like that special view of the Hudson River with the Brooklyn Bridge. After all, Pier 17 wasn’t named the Best New Concert Venue by Pollstar for nothing. Click here for a full calendar of events.
July 28 – Sheryl Crow
August 8 – 21 Savage
September 7 – Bob Moses
September 25 – Janelle Monáe
Elsewhere Rooftop – (Bushwick)
When you want to get a scenic view of Manhattan, head on over to Elsewhere, Bushwick’s newest outdoor bar and venue. Much like the borough’s other venues, Elsewhere offers you counterpart rooms to get your dance on, but the rooftop provides just what you need on a warm summer afternoon or evening. While their summer calendar is stacked with different performers and DJs, the rooftop also features no cover parties during the week, a happy hour starting at 5 PM, film nights and so much more to things interesting. Click here for a full calendar of events.
July 25 – Tomasa del Real
July 26 – Le Youth
July 27- Soul Summit
August 11th- Everyday People
Circle Line – (Hudson River)
Escaping to the smaller venues of New York City is easy, but escaping the mainland entirely is always an option, too. If you’re looking to leave behind the crowds of people in the boroughs, take to a boat cruise to hear some of your favorite tunes. Sure, it sounds a little unconventional to plot your calendar with boat parties, but when you need a breeze, drink, and view of the beautiful city around us, it’s an easy option to opt for.
August 2 – Gayflower: It’s Britney, Boat
August 17 – Dirty South
September 14 – SNBRN Boat Party
September 14 – Markus Schulz
Prospect Park Bandshell – (Park Slope)
Keeping the spirit of outdoor concerts going, the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival is New York City’s longest-running free outdoor festival. Head over to Park Slope in Brooklyn for an electric mix of acts scheduled throughout the summer. From renowned international performers to hip-hop chart-toppers, this festival is in partnership with the Prospect Park Alliance and brings all kind of variety to parkgoers. Click here for a full calendar of events.
July 26 – Jidenna
August 2- Kimbra
August 8 – Mac DeMarco
August 10 – Bomba Estereo
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