The 21 Can’t-Miss NYC Concerts Through The Tail Of 2017

The top shows for music lovers of every stripe

September 11, 2017 9:00 am

Weather’s changing, but being stuck indoors doesn’t have to mean the end of spirited group outings. To help, we’re rounding up the 21 Best Concerts coming to NYC between now and the end of 2017.

Because it’s punk poetry in motion
Patti Smith at Central Park Summerstage, September 14

Because dancing till you sweat through your shirt counts as exercise
James Brown Tribute Show at BB Kings Blues Club, September 14

Because it’s the last great festival of 2017
The Meadows at Citi Field, September 15-17

Because you’re a lover, not a fighter
Paul McCartney at Madison Square Garden, September 17

Because it’s the perfect compromise between what you both want for date night
NY Philharmonic: The Empire Strikes Back at David Geffen Hall, September 26

Because you want to drink wine and listen to classical music in a crypt underneath a church
David Greilshammer at the Crypt Sessions, September 27

Because you’re lookin’ to have your ears bleed
Dinosaur Jr. at Brooklyn Bowl, October 2

Because the first date went very well
NY Philharmonic: The Return of the Jedi at David Geffen Hall, October 4

Because your aunt is in town visiting
Air Supply at BB Kings Blues Club, October 12

Because you’re dating someone who lives in Williamsburg
Cults at Music Hall of Williamsburg, October 17

Because he’s the Boss
Springsteen on Broadway at Walter Kerr Theater, October 17

Because he’s the king
Smokey Robinson at Tilles Center Concert Hall, October 21

Because you’re a really good dad
Lana Del Rey at Terminal 5, October 23

Because you’re dating someone who lives in Bushwick
Death From Above 1979 at Brooklyn Steel, October 25

Because like us, you have Painted Ruins on repeat
Grizzly Bear at Brooklyn Steel, November 2-4

Because they sell pierogis out of a crockpot
Swans at Warsaw, November 2-4

Because you want to get drunk on flowing guitar
Slowdive at Terminal 5, November 12

Because they want to “change the way the world sees refugees”
Refugee Artists Orchestra at National Sawdust, November 12

Because you miss The Factory days
John Cale: The Velvet Underground & Nico at BAM, November 16-18

Because one man should have all that power
Jay Z at Nassau Coliseum, December 2

Because Jay Z doesn’t run New York — he does
Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden, December 20

Main Photo courtesy of Chris Polk

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