Long a hotbed for jazz, soul, funk and R&B — not to mention rock, disco and classical music — New York’s musical legacy is a living and breathing embodiment of the city’s diverse population. It’s here that the early 20th century saw the rise of popular sheet music. The birthplace of Broadway and the home of Tin Pan Alley — synonymous with the golden age of American songwriting — New York has cemented its place in American, and global, music history.
Want to experience some of the city’s best live music for yourself? Whether you prefer the stylings of local acts or dig world-renowned musicians, catch a show at these fun, funky and unforgettable live music venues.