With so much great music happening in New York this summer, it can be hard to decide which shows to attend. Fortunately, we here at UrbanMatter have already done the legwork for you. Here are July’s unmissable concerts (All dates per Oh My Rockness).
Saturday, July 1 @ 12pm — Canada D’EH 2017 @ The Well
Canadian bands White Lung, Operators, Mobina Galore, Kasador, Castlefield and Common Deer will be playing a FREE show at The Well in Williamsburg to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday.
Tuesday, July 4 @ 4pm — Tiesto @ Governor’s Island
Celebrate July 4th with DJ Tiesto and fellow DJs KSHMR, Cheat Codes and AAZAR on Governor’s Island.
Thursday, July 6 @ 8pm — Dispatch & Guster @ Forest Hills Stadium
Two of the better acoustic rock-bands in recent memory play Forest Hills Stadium in Queens.
Friday, July 7 @ 5pm — Umphrey’s McGee @ Central Park SummerStage
Jam out with Umphrey’s McGee in Central Park.
Friday, July 7 @ 8pm — Eric B. & Rakim (Paid in Full 30th anniversary) @ Apollo Theater
One of the most famous DJ/MC teams in all of hip-hop will be reuniting at the Apollo Theater to commemorate the 30-year anniversary of their debut album “Paid in Full.”
Friday, Saturday, July 7, 8 @ 8pm — BRONCHO @ Union Pool
The Oklahoma-based pop-punk quartet plays Williamsburg with Billy Changer.
Sunday, July 9 @ 8pm — Raekwon @ B.B. King’s
Ex Wu-Tang Clan member Raekwon plays in Midtown.
Tuesday, July 11 @ 5:30pm — John Mellencamp @ Forest Hills Stadium
Heartland rocker John Mellencamp plays under the stars in Queens.
Friday, July 14 @ 7pm — Taking Back Sunday @ Webster Hall
We just want to bring you down so badly…to Webster Hall to see this early 2000’s rock band.
Friday, July 14 @ 8pm — Meek Mill, Yo Gotti @ Hammerstein Ballroom
Two of the biggest rappers in the country play in Midtown.
Saturday, July 15 @ 6pm — My Morning Jacket w/ Gary Clark Jr. @ Forest Hills Stadium
Texas guitarist Gary Clark Jr. joins the rock/country/psych band for a show in Queens.
Tuesday, July 18 @ 6pm — Sufjan Stevens @ Prospect Park Bandshell
Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner and James McAlister join the guitarist for this outdoor show.
Tuesday, Wednesday, July 18, 19 @ 5pm — Common, OK Go @ Lowdown Hudson Music Festival
Common plays Day 1, and OK Go plays Day 2 at the Waterfront Plaza at Brookfield Place.
Wednesday, July 18 @ 7:30pm — Nas @ Brooklyn Steel
Young M.A., Dave East and Biz Markie join Nas at this new Williamsburg venue.
Thursday, July 20 @ 7pm — Guns N’ Roses @ Apollo Theater
Come see one of the most famous rock bands at one of New York’s most famous venues.
Thursday, Sunday July 20, 23 @ 7pm — Kendrick Lamar @ Barclay Center
K. Dot brings Travis Scott and D.R.A.M. with him to Brooklyn.
Friday, Saturday July 21, 22 @ 7:30pm — Iron Maiden @ Barclay Center
The heavy metal heavyweight plays two shows in Brooklyn.
Sunday, July 23 @ 4pm — Fat Joe, Remy Ma, M.O.P., Naughty by Nature, Big Daddy Kane, Charly Black @ Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk.
Enjoy a throwback to 90’s rap in Coney Island.
Tuesday, July 25 @ 8pm — The Mighty Mighty Bosstones @ Webster Hall
One of the most influential ska bands in history comes to Webster Hall.
Friday, July 28 @ 6pm — Blink 182, Linkin Park, Wu-Tang Clan and Machine Gun Kelly @ Citi Field
Punk rock and rap powerhouses come together in Queens.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday July 28-30 @ 12pm — Panorama Music Festival @ Randall’s Island
Headliners include Frank Ocean, Solange, Tame Impala, Alt-J, Tyler The Creator, Nine Inch Nails, MGMT, Spoon, A Tribe Called Quest and more.
Sunday, July 30 @ 6pm — Eagles, Journey, Earth Wind & Fire, Fleetwood Mac, The Doobie Brothers @ Citi Field
A quintet of stadium rockers rock Citi Field.