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Published: 2014/04/11

Thievery Corporation, Michael Franti and More to Play New NYC Venue

Live Nation will open JBL Live at Pier 97 this summer, a new 6,000-capacity venue located just blocks from the recently closed Roseland Ballroom. Among the shows already confirmed for the venue are The Fray (July 9), 311 (July 19), Michael Franti and Spearhead (July 21), Thievery Corporation (August 15) and Robyn and Royksopp (August 20).

Located at New York’s Pier 97 on 57th St. and the West Side Highway, JBL Live marks the second outdoor concert venue created in partnership with NYC’s Hudson River Park. The first of those being Pier 26 in Tribeca, booked by Bowery Presents. Jason Miller, president of Live Nation, told Billboard, “As we close one important chapter in New York history, we’re starting another one, and that’s exciting.”

Tickets to the shows are available via Ticketmaster.


There are 5 comments associated with this post

TCinNYC April 11, 2014, 12:53:06

We’ll see. I welcome any place that serves up live music, but i’m not sure something like this will have legs beyond a year. But here’s hoping.

What's Old is new Again? April 11, 2014, 13:20:00

I think they used to have a concert pier before. I want to say it was Pier 84 or 81. I believe it lasted from the mid 1980’s through the early 90’s. Saw Stevie Ray Vaughan there a couple of times. Once saw a guy holding a giant peace flag, put down the flag, pick up a glass mason jar and crack it over some guy’s skull, at that venue. Blood all over the place. And, this was at a Monkey’s reunion, with Gary Puckett & The Union Gap Band, and Herman’s Hermits. Don’t ask why, I won tickets off the old K-Rock radio station.

Brian April 11, 2014, 13:26:48

So stoked to see 311 here this summer! I saw fun. last summer at the pier in tribeca..being way out over the water and the amazing sunset (and subsequent reflection off the glass buildings behind us) was so effin cool. Also Franti is heady, I bet they’re really gonna love the venue and so hopefully that’s a particularly good show. Btw no cops and great access to beer.

Molly April 11, 2014, 14:38:02

Help support Goods! Awesome new music!!

jk April 13, 2014, 22:38:27

In 1984 went to Frank Zappa and Lou Reed for free on the pier.Those were the days….

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