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Concerts in New York - October 2016

Our carefully curated selection of the Best Concerts in New York for the month of October 2016


: Closes 17th December 2016

The New York native will be belting out his old favorites with the help of his revolving piano, in an on-going series of monthly concerts at this world-famous venue. He has sold more than 100 million records over a career spanning more than 40 years, and reigns as one of most popular recording artists and respected entertainers in the world. More info

: Closes 29th October 2016

Get ready to swing to the Rockabilly, Tex Mex and Neotraditional Country styling of one of the most original and eclectic bands of the last quarter century - The Mavericks are back! The Grammy Award-winning innovators fuse their Latino roots with a vintage Country flair that culminates in a sound so diverse yet so distinctively theirs; genres are ingeniously blurred but the band's energy never waivers, consistently drawing crowds to their high-octane, sold out shows. More info

: Closes 29th October 2016

One of the most iconic bands in American music history, The Four Seasons ruled the airwaves of the 1960s with their staggering harmonies and classic pop hits. The group's Broadway engagement will feature all of their greatest hits, plus Frankie's biggest solo numbers. Expect to hear 'Sherry', 'Big Girls Don't Cry', 'Walk Like A Man', 'Rag Doll', 'Can't Take My Eyes Off You', and 'Grease'. More info

: 27th October

Power 105.1's annual Powerhouse concert at the Barclays Center rolls around again this October with a star-studded line-up. ​Usher is topping the bill, a month after the release of his eight studio album Hard II Love, which features guests Future and Young Thug. More info

: Closes 29th October 2016

The legendary jazz rock pioneers Steely Dan take over the Beacon Theatre this October, for an incredible ten night residency! The concerts will be a mixture of Greatest Hits and By Popular Demand shows, as well as performances of their classic albums Aja, Gauncho and The Royal Scam in their entirety. More info


Michael Feinstein, the multi-platinum-selling, five-time Grammy-nominated entertainer dubbed "The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook," is considered one of the world's foremost interpreters of American standards, especially for Irving Berlin's work. His 200-plus shows a year have included performances at Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House and the Hollywood Bowl as well as the White House and Buckingham Palace in London. He is currently serving as artistic director in Indiana at The Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel.

This show is happening at multiple venues in Oct 2016:

Judy & Arthur Zankel Hall

Oct 19-21, 2016

Count Basie Theatre

Oct 30, 2016

: 29th October

Freestyle is back with a bang! A celebration of the style of syncopated dance pop that enjoyed massive popularity during the 1980s, this third annual concert reunites some of the genre's biggest names, on one Halloween-themed night. Topping the bill is one of the genre's true pioneers TKA, the Latin-American trio hailing from New York who helped to shape Freestyle with singles like 'Come Get My Love' and 'I Won't Give Up On You'. More info


It is argued that the B-52s could be the world's greatest party band. And thirty years and over twenty million albums into their career, there can be no doubt as to why the band behind 'Loveshack' remain among the most beloved rock stars ever.

This show is happening at multiple venues in Oct 2016:

The Space at Westbury

Oct 28, 2016

Webster Hall

Oct 29, 2016

: Closes 27th October 2016

Brian Culbertson's latest album is simply titled Funk!...with good reason. It's a full-on, no-holds barred funk odyssey, and has been produced with the help of a hugely successful Indie Go Go funding campaign. To show his appreciation to the fans, Brian is taking Funk out on the road with his first ever nationwide bus tour, hitting stops that he's never visited before. More info

: Closes 30th October 2016

Leading the British punk rock revolution that would also birth The Sex Pistols and The Clash, The Damned released their debut single 'New Rose' in 1976. Their debut album, Damned Damned Damned, a full throttle assault of poppy hooks and machine gun riffage, followed soon after and their place in the punk history books was assured. More info

: 26th October

Yes have had so many incarnations over the years that forming a new band from former members seems like a natural idea. Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman (ARW) does just that, bringing together Yes' founding frontman Jon Anderson, legendary one-time Yes' keyboardist Rick Wakeman and Trevor Rabin, who was with the group 1982 - 1994. More info

: 27th October

From the producers that brought you RAIN - A Tribute to The Beatles, Let It Be, Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience, PFX - The Pink Floyd Experience, THE AUSTRALIAN BEE GEES SHOW is a celebration of one of the most influential and famous musical groups of all time. More info

: Closes 10th December 2016

Doo Wop Extravaganza will take you back to the hey-days of the 50s with a night full of some of the best Doo Wop artists! Acts include John Kuse and the Excellents, Lou Christie, The Legendary Teenagers, The Marcels, The Elegants, Lenny Coco & the Original Chimes and of course, Danny and the Juniors. More info

: Closes 31st October 2016

The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter is the sweetheart of Americana music! Her first studio album, Living With Ghosts, was released in 1996 and received critical acclaim (it featuring only Griffin and her acoustic guitar). Her music style is particularly revered for its stripped-down songwriting, and is mainly centered around folk music. Many of her work has been covered by musicians including Emmylou Harris, Ellis Paul, Rory Block, and the Dixie Chicks, and constantly receives praise from her peers including Willie Nelson. More info

: Closes 26th October 2016

Folk songstress Suzanne Vega is playing a number of dates in 2016, in support of her latest release Lover, Beloved: Songs from an Evening With Carson McCullers. A huge inspiration for Vega, author Carson McCullers explored issues of sexuality, race and mental illness in 1940s and 50s America. More info

: 30th October

Considering his father was the late great psychedelic-jazz-prog space wizard, many might assume that his son Dweezil has some big shoes to fill. However, the prodigious guitarist and producer came into his own as a solo performer in his own right, mesmerizing audiences with his technical prowess on the axe. He's regularly on the road with the Zappa plays Zappa ensemble as well as the Experience Hendrix Tour. More info

: 26th October

Known for her breezy, sound-of-summer aesthetic, pop singer songwriter Colbie Caillat was first noticed when she uploaded her self-penned tunes to MySpace at the tender age of 21. She solidified her status as one-to-watch with the release of smash hit single 'Bubbly' in 2007, going on to win two Grammys for her collaborations and writing. With a new release on the horzion, catch Caillat on the special Malibu Sessions Acoustic Tour. More info

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