Going into New York City for a weekend? Why not check out a great live-music venue for the night? These venues have been drawing crowds for years and there is no question why…

City Winery
155 Varick Street
Anything from singer-songwriter to R&B and Jazz can be heard coming from this winery and bar. Enjoy wine made on-site and a Mediterranean meal before sitting back to enjoy the show. Guests usually sit and stay for the whole show and at only 300 seats there is no shortage of a good view.

Village Vanguard
178 7th Avenue South
Village Vanguard is one of New York’s most famous and not to mention oldest jazz clubs. Entertaining crowds since 1935, this jazz club is best known for its history, legends, and acoustics.

The Living Room
154 Ludlow Street
At this music venue intimacy is key. The Living Room has a maximum capacity of only 170 guests and music-lovers can enjoy up to 10 performances per night! A handful of performances are free with a one-drink minimum and a suggested donation to the musicians.

Joes Pub
425 Lafayette Street
Variety is key at this downtown club; here you’ll find anything from well-known artists to aspiring musicians. With up to three acts per night, you can even enjoy occasional comedy, poetry readings, and other performances. Reserve your seat or place at the bar ahead of time because this club is always packed.

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Ellen Studer

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