Don’t Miss These 5 Upcoming Downtown Concerts

by | Jun 29, 2017 | Culture, Music

On Tuesday, July 4, a New York Downtown rooftop is the only place to be. A drink in your hand, fireworks in the sky and friends by your side make for a celebratory day of merrymaking in honor of our country’s history and freedom.

But for the rest of the week, try celebrating with music. Downtown is home to a wealth of venues, and we’ve highlighted upcoming shows from some of our favorites. Be sure to buy your tickets early, as many sell out on the day of. “We the People” shall revel in the music of New York this week.

Dustbowl Revival at City Winery

This multi-piece Americana group is taking over the City Winery tomorrow night. Formed in 2007 in Venice, Cali., the group brings together as many as 15 members to create a stomping, rollicking sound, rooted in folk, swing and bluegrass. Don’t miss their NYC show.

Tickets are available on the City Winery website.

Tomorrow, June 30, 8 p.m., doors at 6. 
City Winery, 155 Varick St. 

The Mae Trio at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3 

The Mae Trio is a sweet Aussie triad from Melbourne. Members Maggie Rigby, her sister Elsie and Anita Hillman incorporate elements of bluegrass and folk to create a pleasing harmony. Their second album, “Take Care Take Cover,” was released in April. Skilled in instruments like the banjo, cello and ukulele, they are sure to make your foot tap.

Tickets available at Ticketfly.

Sunday, July 2, 8:30 p.m., doors at 8:15.
Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3, 185 Orchard St. 

Rooney, Run River North and ROMES at The Bowery Ballroom 

You’ve probably forgotten about Rooney, the group made famous for their song “When Did Your Heart Go Missing?” – which probably circled your high school playlists a few times in 2007. It turns out they’ve been making music since then – three albums worth – and now they’re taking on 2017 with a summer tour. Run River North, a six-member group from California, joins them this Wednesday at The Bowery Ballroom. You’ll fall in love with the charming group, who filmed a music video in the back of a Honda.

Tickets available here.

Wednesday July 5, 9 p.m., doors at 8.
The Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St.

(Sandy) Alex G, Japanese Breakfast and Cende at The Bowery Ballroom

(Sandy) Alex G has made one of the best and most interesting albums so far this year, as hailed by the likes of NPR and Pitchfork. His record “Rocket” has been praised by indie rock fans and critics alike. Japanese Breakfast is another up-and-coming soloist, and released a new single, “Boyish,” this month.

Tickets are sold out, but may be available from third party sellers.

Friday, July 7, 8:30 p.m., doors at 7:30. 
The Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. 

Animal Reporters at Mercury Lounge

This band got its start right here in Lower Manhattan, when members created their group on the Lower East Side in 2013. They combine funk, rock, blues and garage music to create their danceable sound. The Mercury Lounge hosts them at the end of the week for lively jam session.

Tickets available here.

Friday, July 7, doors at 10:30 p.m.
Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. 

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