New York City Fall Concert Preview


NYC music venues: Roseland Ballroom, Irving Plaza and Terminal 5 (Tammy Lo/Beyond My Ken/Ames/Wikipedia Commons)


NYC music venues: Roseland Ballroom, Irving Plaza and Terminal 5 (Tammy Lo/Beyond My Ken/Ames/Wikipedia Commons)

You could argue that one of the greatest perks of living in a cultural center like New York City is being able to see your favorite musical artists perform live just a short subway ride, or even walk, away.  The following five venues have some spectacular acts lined up for this fall.

Barclays Center

The long-awaited, brand-new Barclays Center is Brooklyn’s latest allure and will celebrate it’s opening with eight nights of Jay-Z.  If sports are more of your thing, the Barclays Center is also a sports arena and home to the National Basketball Association’s Brooklyn Nets, whose season begins mid-October.

Must-See Concerts:
Sept 28-30, Oct 1, 3-6 – Jay-Z
Oct 29 – John Legend
Oct 30 – Journey

Irving Plaza

Located in the heart of the Union Square area, Irving Plaza hosts everything from old-school acts like The Starting Line and New Found Glory to today’s most popular rappers like Big K.R.I.T.

Must-See Concerts:
Oct. 9 – Waka Flocka Flame
Oct. 18 – GZA, Killer Mike, Sweet Valley, Bear Hands
Oct. 20 – Electric Guest

Roseland Ballroom

Historical music hall Roseland Ballroom has been a highly recognized center for music and dance for almost one hundred years.  It continues to bring A plus acts to 18,000 square foot venue, which is located only eight blocks away from the Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) campus.

Must-See Concerts:
Sept. 27 – A$AP Rocky, ft. Schoolboy Q & Danny Brown
Oct. 3 – Crystal Castles
Oct. 13 – Santigold

Terminal 5

Only a five-minute walk from the FCLC campus, Terminal 5 boasts some of the biggest musical performers in the city (recent past acts have included Frank Ocean, The xx and fun.).  The venue has three levels, multiple bars, and holds up to 3,000 concertgoers…

Must-See Concerts:
Oct. 17 & 18 – Fiona Apple
Oct. 27 – Major Lazer
Nov. 15 – Matt & Kim

Williamsburg Park

Williamsburg Park opened early this summer and welcomed acts such as the Counting Crows, Sublime, and the New York Mad Decent Block Party to occupy its 7,000-person capacity outdoor space.  Located only one subway stop out of Manhattan, the venue is surrounded by other attractions such as McCarren Park, the Williamsburg Waterfront, and an endless number of affordable bars and restaurants.  The venue will close for the season after the Oct. 5 show, so end your summer with one of these three shows.

Must-See Concerts:
Sept. 27 – Gotye
Sept. 29 – David Byrne & St. Vincent
Oct. 5 – Animal Collective