Live Music Venues in New York City

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Live Music Venues in New York City

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  • asklepios
    New York City, NY15 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were performing Mozart's Coronation mass in this venerable institution. There are no seats on the risers, which can be tough for some performers. Moreover we had zero ability to evaluate our sound, and make adjustments as needed. However, the audience seemed to like what we did. Later we sat in the back of the audience for a performance of the Beethoven 5th. From that perspective the sound was excellent. As old and venerable as it is, it's probably time for the Carnegie to undergo a fundamental refurbishment.
    Written April 12, 2024
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  • Debra F
    East Stroudsburg, PA1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    AWESOME AND SO COOL
    Went with my husband stayed in a hotel in jersey and walked around in the city then the concert… wow we both love it there and thought it was the best place to go for a concert.🎵
    Written April 6, 2024
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  • EnlaceCA
    Houston, TX139 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I love jazz music but yesterday I decided to taste some masterworks series with violin and piano. It was marvelous!!!
    Mark Peskanov the artistic director of bargemusic was performing the violin with the fantastic Maureen Volk at piano.
    It was my best gift to my ears since long ago.
    I’ll return and recommend this place!
    Written October 14, 2018
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  • km0ye
    Plano, TX4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Such a fun night we went back again a couple weeks later, and I’m going to bring my sister when she visits me from out of town next month.
    Written March 12, 2024
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  • Draculas_Bride666
    Rothwell, UK710 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We came here to see Jinjer. The venue itself is great - not too big or too small.

    The drinks however are super expensive and there isn't a wide selection but htere are plenty of eating and drinking places near by.
    Written March 11, 2020
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  • Carolyn
    Toronto, Canada2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Saw The Hot Sardines Saturday night. Was a fabulous concert and what a great place to spend an evening. Food and service were fab as well. Would love to go back!
    Written May 29, 2022
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  • HeyItsDanInNY
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    DCINY continuously puts on incredible shows for the entire family. I bring my kids (one high school age and one in elementary school) and they both love the shows. Carnegie Hall is an experience on its own and the music and acoustics can’t be beat!
    Written March 29, 2024
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  • JLM1229
    Toms River, NJ3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We have seen the best talks and pre-screenings here! We see at least two things a year here when we can.
    Written March 5, 2020
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  • femaleboxer
    New York City, NY580 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Came here for a concert recently. Despite being a very small venue for a show, the sound quality was great. Really, my only criticisms of the place is that it's so small, even waiting for the bathroom feels cramped. You can't get away from the crowd at all. But hey, got to see a great show at a great price, so I won't complain!
    Written March 31, 2022
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  • Martin D
    Aberdeen, UK35 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent intimate venue for a gig. Drink prices weren’t over the top either. Had heard there might be a delay getting our coats back at the end of the night but found the whole experience to be quick and efficient. We would definitely come back.
    Written December 18, 2019
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  • Sunset92
    Brooklyn, NY1,751 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We won free tickets from 1iota to see Sabrina Carpenter on the GMA SummerConcert Series. We were there at 5:30am, check in closed at 6am. Everything was well organized. We waited on line for about 30 minutes. After, we walked to the venue inside the park. It was general admission and most people were standing. There were bleachers in the back for those who wish to sit. The mini concert was nice.
    Written July 6, 2019
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  • Jacek_Polska
    Poland222 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    First of all - The Stone is NOT a jazz club.

    There is only a place for musicians (not even a stage as such) and several rows of chairs for listeners. There is no bar, no merchandise, nothing but the set of live jazz music. I was there for one of the Sunday 3pm concerts. It is a series of shows taking place every Sunday, during which different musicians play John Zorn's so called "Bagatelles". Excellent music!!!!!!!!!!! Mr Zorn, who as I understand is a founder and spiritus movens of the place, was also there listening to his music played by other musicians.

    What I liked the most (apart from the music itself) is the fact, that opposite to the other, famous scenes like Blue Note or Village Vanguard, only real jazz lovers are coming to the place and there are no accidental tourists.

    For those interested in avant-garde jazz this is the top NYC jazz place to visit. I will come back for sure.
    Written June 9, 2016
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  • GoPlaces64556956254
    14 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was a great show. It was humorous but I don’t think I would take a 5 yr old. We enjoyed the music, the comedy and the theater. It was a smaller theater but not a bad seat in the house. There was a lot of content with a subtle sexual undertone that a smaller child probably wouldn’t get but 10+ definitely would. I would recommend seeing it but don’t know that I would pay to see it again.
    Written October 15, 2023
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