Live Music Roundup: August 16 – 23, 2015

In our continuous efforts to “connect the fun to the fun people”, here are our recommendations for live music in NYC for the week of August 16 – 23, 2015. Attention musicians: feel free to post your upcoming gigs in the comments section below.

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Sunday, August 16

Every Sunday:

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Monday, August 17

  • blazesBlazes Concert Preview: Blazes will be previewing his upcoming free concert coming up at the Surf Pavilion at Coney Island this Friday night.  Free admission. 11:30pm at Pinks: 242 E. 10th St. (between First & Second Ave.) New York, NY. (646) 918-6231
  • The Dirty Water Dogs 12am – 3am at The Ear Inn: 326 Spring St. (between Washington & Greenwich St.) New York, NY. (212) 431-9750

Every Monday:

  • Blarney Star Trad session: Don Meade and friends 8-11pm at Landmark Tavern: 626 Eleventh Ave. (46th St.) New York, NY (212) 247-2562.
  • Piano Karaoke with Joe McGinty hosted by Armando Alexander 8pm – 12am at The Club Room at Soho Grand: 310 W. Broadway, New York, NY
  • Siamsa – Celtic Night at Theatre 80: 80 St. Marks Place (near 1st Ave.) New York, NY (212) 388-0388
  • Tara O’Grady 7:30-10:30pm at LOCL Bar @ NYLO Hotel: 2178 Broadway (77th St.) New York, NY
  • Bluegrass 7:30pm at Paddy Reilly’s: 519 Second Ave. (29th St.) New York, NY (212) 686-1210.

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Tuesday, August 18

Every Tuesday:

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Wednesday, August 19

Every Wednesday:

  • The Gramercy Seisiun traditional Irish session 7pm at The Gramercy House: 272 Third Ave. (between 21st & 22nd St.) New York, NY
  • The Turn 8:30-11:30pm at Mad River Bar: 1442 Third Ave. (between 81st & 82nd St.) New York, NY (212) 988-1832

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Thursday, August 20

  • billy-joel-gardenBilly Joel at Madison Square Garden: [see our list of bars near MSG for pre & post-concert suggestions]

Every Thursday:

  • Niall O’Leary Irish Culture Night at Paddy Reilly’s: 519 Second Ave. (29th St.) New York, NY (212) 686-1210.


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Friday, August 21


  • blazes


    Blazes annual free show 8pm at the Surf Pavilion: Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY.  Entrance on Stillwell Ave., near the Bowery.

  • Jim Roberti Trio 6:30pm – 10:30pm at Bierhaus: 712 Third Ave. (45th St.) New York, NY. 212-867-BEER (2337)
  • Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen w/ Melissa Ferrick (album release) at City Winery: 155 Varick St. (Vandam St.) New York, NY (212) 608-0555 [tickets]
  • Enda Keegan 10pm at Playwright Tavern: 202 W. 49th St. New York, NY. (212) 262-9229
  • Latin Grooves with Funky Guajiro 8pm at S.O.B.s: 204 Varick St. New York, NY. (212) 243-4940
  • Super Hero 11pm at Session 73: 1359 First Ave. (73rd St.) New York, NY.(212) 517-4445
  • Fausto Bozza & the Weeds at 9pm at An Beal Bocht Cafe: 445 W. 238th St. Bronx, New York (718) 884-7127

Every Friday:


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Saturday, August 22


Every Saturday:

Please note: The Lost Tribe of Donegal’s Saturday residency at Rocky Sullivan’s is on hiatus for the month of August.

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Sunday, August 23

Every Sunday:

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Please note: All listings here are subject to change. We will do our best to keep this listing accurate, but it is a good idea to confirm with the venue before heading to a show.

Please report any corrections in the comments below. Thanks.


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