There aren’t many cities in the world where there are concerts taking place each night of the week. But we do know of one…
New York City. Where famed venues such as Carnegie Hall, Radio City, Beacon Theatre, and Madison Square Garden have shown host to hundreds of legendary concerts, and where just about every major and emerging star stops to perform.
Because no concert tour is complete without a night in New York City.
Here are the Best Upcoming Concerts in NYC—from the most renown venues to the smallest—in 2020. Follow the link of your favorite artists to find tickets to these incredible Winter concerts.
Large Venue Events
Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, Barclays, Terminal 5, the list goes on. Some of the most storied concerts of all time have taken place in the bellies of these massive venues. Here are the best upcoming concerts set to take place in New York City’s largest venues—digs of 3,000 person capacities or more—this Winter.
Jan 17 & 18: Umphrey’s McGee at Beacon Theatre
Jan 24: Greensky Bluegrass at Beacon Theatre
Jan 25: Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden
Jan 30: Loud Records 25th Anniversary at Radio City Music Hall
The famed, 90’s established label Loud Records will be celebrating 25 years of exceptional, iconic hip-hop at Radio City Music Hall this Winter. Fans, this concert is a must, with a lineup featuring Loud Records musicians such as Wu-Tang Clan, Fat Joe, Mobb Deep, and more. Special guests have yet to be announced.
Jan 31: Matoma & Two Friends at Terminal 5
Feb 1: Grace Potter at Beacon Theatre
Feb 7 & 8: Rex Orange County at Beacon Theatre
Feb 8: Michael Kiwanuka at Terminal 5
Feb 13: Marc Anthony at Madison Square Garden
Feb 14: Josh Groban’s Great Big Radio City Show at Radio City Music Hall
Josh Groban will finally be returning to Radio City Music Hall after co-hosting the Tony Awards with Sara Bareilles in 2018. According to Groban, the show will use segments from his career in addition to a full concert performance and special guest appearances. “Now, I’m excited and honored to call it home for as long as they’ll give it to me to do a show unlike anything I’ve ever done but incorporating everything I’ve ever done. I want each night to have heart, humor, and to embrace the unexpected that can only happen once you’re in the seats. See you there!”
Feb 15: El Gran Combo, Jerry Rivera, Tito Nieves at Radio City Music Hall
Feb 20: Jill Scott at Radio City Music Hall
Feb 25: Eros Ramazzotti at Hulu Theatre
Feb 27 – March 2: Widespread Panic at Beacon Theatre
The Athens, GA-formed rock band Widespread Panic will be stopping off at several American cities this year to play not one, not two, but several shows. For this upcoming Beacon Theatre residency, Panic will be throwing rock-centric ragers for five consecutive nights, making their upcoming NYC stint potentially the best rock concerts money can buy this Winter.
Feb 28: Daryl Hall & John Oates at Madison Square Garden
Feb 28: Celine Dion at Barclays
March 5: Dermot Kennedy at Radio City Music Hall
Small Venue Events
Hammerstein Ballroom. The newly renovated Webster Hall. Brooklyn’s hottest new venue Brooklyn Steel, and more. These venues prove that you don’t need a high capacity to showcase high talent. Here are the best concerts taking place in New York City’s smaller venues, where you can still catch an incredible artist but in that prized, intimate setting.
Jan 10: Motion City Soundtrack at Starland Ballroom
Jan 12: Epica at Webster Hall
Jan 15: Wale at Brooklyn Steel
Jan 17: Cashmere Cat at Webster Hall
Jan 21: The Glorious Sons at Music Hall of Williamsburg
Jan 25: Emo Night Brooklyn at Webster Hall
Emo Night Brooklyn, formed by two best friends, will continue to throw ragers in 2020. Celebrating five years of epic parties and guests, ENB will be expanding their influence to several cities on the east coast, including a night at the renovated and revitalized Webster Hall. Don’t miss out as ENB brings their emo/pop-punk show to one of NYC’s most lit venues in 2020.
Jan 31: Nada Surf at Music Hall of Williamsburg
Feb 1: Miniature Tigers at Rough Trade NYC
Feb 1: ARMNHMR at Music Hall of Williamsburg
Feb 4 & 5: Cold War Kids at Webster Hall
Feb 5: Metronomy at Brooklyn Steel
Feb 6: Calexico and Iron & Wine at Webster Hall
Feb 6: Poppy at Brooklyn Steel
Feb 7 & 8: Ripe at Webster Hall
Feb 7: Tanya Tucker at Town Hall
This year, Tanya Tucker embarks on her “Bring My Flowers Now” Tour with rising female country stars in celebration of her remarkable comeback and Brandi Carlile-produced album, While I’m Livin. Country fans, don’t miss out on seeing Tanya Tucker in 2020 as she tours during this landmark moment in her career.
Feb 11 & 12: Electric Guest at Webster Hall
Feb 12 & 13: Tove Lo at Brooklyn Steel
Feb 14: Juliana Hatfield at Music Hall of Williamsburg
Feb 20: Kamasi Washington at Kings Theatre
It’s been two years since Kamasi Washington released his crown jewel, the enigmatic and deliriously crafted Heaven & Earth. Now, Washington is scheduled to tour for a month this Winter, which will include a stop at Kings Theatre. Fans, if you’re looking to attend a jazz-hop concert this year, look no further than Kamasi Wahsington and his band
—one of the best acts touring in 2020.
Feb 22: Chris Thile at Town Hall
Feb 22: Bag Raiders at Music Hall of Williamsburg
Feb 24: Wolf Parade at Brooklyn Steel
Feb 29: Allen Stone at Brooklyn Steel
March 5: 070Shake at Webster Hall
Danielle Balbuena, better known by her stage name 070 Shake, is an American hip-hop recording artist from North Bergen, NJ. Now signed to Def Jam records, 070 Shake began as a Soundcloud artist and garnered a strong following with singles such as “Proud.” The upcoming 070 Shake concert at Webster Hall finds the artist entering her prime, having worked with artists such as Lil Yachty to Fabulous records; appeared onstage alongside artists like Sonny Digital, Pusha T and Desiigner; and praised for her “gritty realness.”