Best NYC Music Spots to Visit!

Music is the soul of the Big Apple! From the sounds of the street to the amazing music venues, music is everywhere! If you’re a music lover, here are the top spots to visit in the city!

Lincoln Center

Along our Uptown Tour, you can visit the world’s premier performing arts center, Lincoln Center! If you choose to take the Lincoln Center Tour, you will get the behind the scenes look at this iconic NYC music spot. Learn about the legendary artists who have performed there including Paul McCartney, and about the art and architecture of the many theaters and halls.

Fun Fact: Lincoln Center is home to the New York Philharmonic, NYC Ballet, Metropolitan Opera, Juilliard School, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and the Film Society of Lincoln Center!!!

Roam around the Theatre District

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Just walk around the Theatre District and you can see a ton of music spots! From live music venues/clubs to the endless Broadway Theatres! Experience the magic of Broadway by seeing a show yourself! If it’s your first time seeing Broadway, we highly recommend Wicked, The Phantom of the Opera and The Lion King.

Carnegie Hall

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Hop-off at Downtown Tour stop Park Central Hotel and visit the classic NYC music spot Carnegie Hall! Located on 7th Avenue between 56th & 57th St, Carnegie Hall has been around for 125 years! Many great artists have performed there over the years including Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, Bob Dylan, Liza Minnelli and Tony Bennett. If you would like to take a tour of this historic location, click here!

Radio City Music Hall

Home to the world-renowned Radio City Rockettes and concerts year-round, this is a must visit music venue and iconic NYC location! If you don’t have time to see a show at Radio City, you can take the exclusive Stage Door Tour! You will learn about the history of the hall and even get to meet a Rockette!!! It is truly a unique tour you can’t get anywhere else!

Barge Music

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Bargemusic is a great music venue to visit for those who LOVE classical music! Just off of our cruise stop Brooklyn, DUMBO, it’s located on a barge in the river offering fabulous performances for all ages. There’s also plenty do in the area including visiting Grimaldi’s Pizza and riding Jane’s Carousel!

Steinway & Sons Factory

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A little off the beaten path in Queens is the Steinway & Sons Factory! The only other Steinway & Sons Factory is located in Hamburg, Germany! So, taking the tour of the factory is a once in a lifetime experience! Tours of the factory are available every Tuesday 9:30am until noon. You will get to see the process of how their pianos are made from start to finish. It’s truly amazing how much time and passion they put into each piano. For more information on the tour and to schedule yours, email info@steinway.com or call 718-721-2600.

These are some amazing music spots to visit during NYC trip! Share with us your photos using #BestThingsNYC!

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