New York City Concerts: 
Music and Dance Tickets
for A Song!

New York City concerts abound in this undisputed capital of music and dance! Every night of the week presents endless opportunities to hear classical
music, jazz, punk, or pop, or to see ballet, modern or any kind of dance, whatever your little heart desires...and for chump change or for free! There is no reason not to enjoy concerts here!! Take a look at all the opportunities that I've presented you with and enjoy.



Barge Music
This unique barge affords astounding views from its docked station near the Fulton Ferry landing in Brooklyn Heights. Expect to hear first-rate classical music and a vast array of New York City Concerts.
  • Student tickets can often be found at for $5 and allows you to bring another student or adult for just $5.
  • Barge Music often features free Saturday afternoon New York City Concerts so check their calendar.

Carnegie Hall
57th Street at 7th Avenue
I don't think that Carnegie Hall needs any introduction. How do you get to Carnegie Hall? You know...practice, practice, practice. Open since 1891 and famous for its acoustics, Isaac Stern Auditorium, the largest hall, has showcased some of history's greatest musicians.
  • Save 10% on tickets during the 2015–2016 season when you use your Bank of America card and promotional code BAC21827 to purchase your tickets.
  • Goldstar often features half-priced tickets!
  • Score big with $10 partial-view tickets available for performances in Carnegie Hall’s Isaac Stern Auditorium. Same-day tickets, two-person limit, are on sale at the box office beginning at noon.
  • Senior and student rush tickets, $10, are sold at noon on the performance day until 1 hour before the performance. Given that music is an auditory art, these are a steal!!!!

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
  • Students may purchase tickets at a 50% discount in advance at the Alice Tully Hall Box Office, pending availability.
  • Student rush tickets are $10, pending availability. Present a valid student ID beginning one hour prior to curtain for up to two tickets.
  • Middle and high school students are invited to attend select concerts free of charge.
  • CMS Now, a program designed for young professionals ages 21-39, offers its members exclusive ticket prices, invitations to sophisticated private events, and access to select post-concert receptions.
  • Goldstar often features half-priced tickets!

Goldstar almost always provides a vast array of half-priced tickets to all forms of musical performance, dance theater and more.

Julliard School Concerts
Lincoln Center
Students from Juilliard are THE up and coming artists, prodigies, and the like. Enjoy free and low cost music, dance, and drama.
  • Tickets are available, for free or for a very minimal charge, two weeks before the show and there is a standby line you can join one hour prior to curtain.
  • Although many events are free, tickets may be required. These tickets are distributed, quickly, on the day that they become available.
  • For free concerts, standby admission is possible--the line usually forms one hour prior to curtain.
  • All student recitals are free and no tickets are required!

Lincoln Center Concerts
Students can purchase up to two $20 tickets for the following series: Mostly Mozart, The American Songbook, Great Performers, and Lincoln Center Festival Events.

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Lincoln Center Out of Doors Concert Series
This outside summer series provides an impressive lineup of FREE music and dance events.

Mannes College of Music
150 East 85 Street
Another superb music school that offers hundreds of free concerts throughout the school year. You’ll hear students, faculty, alumni, and special visiting artists-in-residence. Log on to their calendar for a look. Most concerts are free and do not require tickets.

New York Philharmonic
Lincoln Center
The New York Philharmonic is the oldest symphony orchestra in the United States! They perform about 180 times a year mostly in Avery Fisher Hall--a super hall.
  • Students enjoy $12.50 tickets for select concerts up to 10 days before the concert online. You can purchase up to two tickets per valid student ID. Student rush tickets are available at the Avery Fisher Hall Box Office on the day of the performance only.
  • Goldstar often features half-priced tickets!
  • Save big by seeing the New York Philharmonic for just $18 during an open rehearsal in Avery Fisher Hall from 9:45 am until approximately 12:30 pm. Tickets can be purchased online, by phone, or in person.
  • For those 35 years old or younger, purchase $32.50 tickets to a series (you pick the concerts) of at least three performances.
  • New York Philharmonic presents a series of free annual concerts in the parks. These are very popular!

People's Symphony Concerts
Town Hall
123 West 43rd Street and
Washington Irving High School
40 Irving Place
The Peoples’ Symphony Concerts was founded in 1900 by the conductor Franz Arens, with the purpose of bringing the best music to students and workers for minimum prices. They offer high quality concerts for a great price.
  • With a series ticket set, prices are as low as $6.17 per ticket.
  • A set of series tickets for the Sunday Afternoon Festival Series at Town Hall is $39 or $59, depending upon seat location.

Trinity Church and St. Paul’s Chapel
Enjoy FREE New York City concerts on Mondays at St. Paul’s Chapel at 1 pm, and Thursday at Trinity Church at 1 pm.

Free Summer Music Concerts
SummerStage, a program of City Parks Foundation, presents performances of outstanding artistic quality, free of charge, set throughout all boroughs of New York City. Pack a great picnic and enjoy these wonderful New York City concerts!


Metropolitan Opera
Lincoln Center
The Metropolitan Opera was founded in 1883, with its first opera house built on Broadway and 39th Street. Now housed at the beautiful Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, it is the largest classical music organization in North America. It showcases approximately 39 operas each year. The sets are truly extravagant and the singing is pure perfection. You must attend at least one of these New York City concerts in your lifetime!
  • 200 orchestra seats are made available for $20 for each regular Monday through Thursday performance, excluding galas and the opening nights of new productions. Fifty of these tickets are set aside for senior citizens.
  • Rush tickets can be purchased at the Met box office beginning two hours before curtain, subject to availability.
  • Senior citizens (65 and over) can reserve their tickets beginning at 10 am on the day of performance by visiting the website or by calling 212-362-6000. Weekday rush tickets are available only via the Met website or by phone. Two tickets per order.
  • $25 rush tickets for Friday and Saturday are offered through a weekly online drawing on the Met website. The tickets, in prime seating locations, are available for all weekend performances, except galas and the opening nights of new productions.

New York City Opera
Lincoln Center
The New York City Opera was founded seventy years ago with the goal of making opera accessible to a wider audience. It's known to produce contemporary, unusual and classic operas, with an emphasis on American composers.
  • The New York City Opera offers many $25 tickets to its performances, available both online and at the box office.
  • $10 student rush tickets can be purchased by full-time students age 29 and under beginning two hours before curtain time on the day of the performance, based on availability.

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315 West 44th Street
The original Birdland opened 51 years ago, albeit in a different location, it showcased stars like Charlie Bird, Count Basie, and other giant legends. This club is a must for New York City concerts and jazz lovers.
  • Goldstar often features half-priced tickets to concerts at Birdland.
  • Members of have access to $4 tickets to Birdland upon availability.

Jazz at Lincoln Center
Jazz at Lincoln Center is a non-profit institution dedicated to inspiring and growing audiences for jazz. They produce a year-round schedule of New York City concerts, education and broadcast events for audiences of all ages.
  • Join the Atrium DiscounTix program for free and receive weekly updates about free events, day-of discounted tickets, Target Free Thursdays performances, and news from the David Rubenstein Atrium.
  • Target Free Thursdays provide free public performances, Thursday nights at 7:30, unless otherwise noted, every Thursday of the year at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage. Check their schedule for the huge variety of performances.
  • A new free series at the David Rubenstein Atrium, Meet the Artist Saturdays, is held on the first Saturday of each month at 11:00 am, provides an informal, interactive, one-hour presentation to the public. These Saturday morning shows are specially created for family appeal and are enjoyable for all ages.
  • $10 student rush tickets (two per person with valid student ID) are available for Jazz at Lincoln Center produced events in Rose Theater and The Allen Room, one hour prior performance at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office.

Dizzy's Club
Broadway and 60th Street
  • $10 student tickets are available one hour prior to the performance at the Box Office. Maximum of two tickets per student with ID.
  • Hot Fives Special at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola: $5 Cover and $5 Menu! To get this deal, just swing in every Tuesday or Wednesday night at 11:30 pm. No reservations necessary.
  • Hot Seats: $10 tickets for select Rose Theater and The Allen Room performances, are released for sale on the Wednesday prior to the performance. All hot seats are available for purchase in person only at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office. Maximum of two tickets per person.

Lincoln Center Out of Doors Concert Series
This outside summer series provides an impressive lineup of free music and dance events.

Madison Square Park Music: Oval Lawn
Free summer outdoor concerts in Madison Square Park, 23rd Street between Madison and Fifth Avenues, on Wednesday evenings.

The Jazz Gallery
290 Hudson Street
Founded in 1995, this is a non-profit jazz cultural center providing performance and exhibition space for work in the arts -visual, literary and musical - that takes jazz as its central influence. Very reasonable fees!


The Back Fence
155 Bleeker Street
A very casual place but you’ll find free rock, folk, and country, six nights a week. Admission is charged on Saturday nights only. Free peanuts, too!

The Living Room
154 Ludlow Street
You’ll find a huge array of musical talent including new and returning singers and songwriters. Sets begin at about 6 pm. Norah Jones started here along with many others! Most New York City concerts are free with a one drink minimum. Awesome kids’ shows are offered on Saturday or Sunday afternoons. Great spot for cheap New York City concerts.

Madison Square Music Oval Lawn Series
23rd Street between Madison and Fifth Avenues
Enjoy a series of free Wednesday evening concerts on Madison Square Park's lawn from June to August. Pack a dinner and relax.

Free Summer Music Concerts
Enjoy free summer music concerts throughout NYC. Pack a great picnic and enjoy the sounds. Check out their schedule.


By Subway:
Need help in determing how to best route out your trip to a few New York City concerts? Use this subway map or automatic trip planner!

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By Bus:
If you'd like to use the bus to get to any of your New York City concerts, Use this bus map to help!

By Car:
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By Foot:
Use your handy street map and follow the easiest route to your concert.
I think you’ll agree that attending New York City concerts for discounted prices and/or free is easy as can be. Start enjoying the wonderful music and dance opportunities that await you! Get your calendar out and plan to attend two New York City concerts this month! Go ahead, you can afford it now!

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