These are the places that automatically spring to mind when you think of musical extravaganzas in the Big Apple. They not only tend to host the biggest and best talent from America and beyond but the huge, tangible atmospheres they generate add to the excitement of seeing your favorite acts in person.
) Head over to Brooklyn, where you’ll find this opulently decorated music venue truly fit for royalty. Kings was originally a place where trendy New Yorkers could catch vaudeville shows, and you can still enjoy the classic sounds of an orchestra and live stage shows, harking back to the fun of the Roaring 20s.
The City That Never Sleeps is well known as a place of innovation, and it’s quite possibly the best place to witness the trend for repurposing buildings falling into disrepair, and giving them new life as magnificent music venues. These places also tend to have an unmistakable trendy vibe that attracts a more alternative crowd than the big, flashy establishments in Midtown Manhattan.
Head to Queens for something a little different, where this relatively compact but incredibly impressive venue has hosted legendary names for decades. In the 1990s a group of music-loving developers decided to give it a full renovation and by 2013 it was once again a shining star in the New York City music venue scene.
If you’re taking the family on city vacation and are looking for a big night of entertainment to suit all age groups, you need look no further than these great venues.
Again in Brooklyn, this is another excellent place to catch big-name musical acts and basketball games, but also events and shows aimed at families. These include the Fall Family Fest, but there’s a lot more to see throughout the year, too.