Best New York City Concerts Happening in July, 2016 [Zumic Staff Picks]

Francesco Marano

by Francesco Marano

Published July 06, 2016

July is shaping up to be a great month to get out and see live music if you live in the New York City region! From the Panorama Music Festival to Billy Joel and Bob Dylan, there's certainly something to fit everyone's music taste. Below are our picks for concerts to check out.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - Pat Benatar and Melissa Etheridge at Beacon Theater

In what will surely be an exciting night fronted by two excellent female rockers, Pat Benatar and Melissa Etheridge will be performing at the Beacon Theatre. Expect the pair to deliver hits that fans will surely enjoy. TICKETS

Thursday, July 7, 2016 - Eric Krasno at Brooklyn Bowl, NY

Eric Krasno (co-founder of funky jambands Soulive and Lettuce) will be hosting an album release party at one of Brooklyn's best venues, Brooklyn Bowl. Late last month, "Kraz" released his second solo album, Blood From A Stone, that is full of excellent guitar playing. Expect the Brooklyn-based artist to draw a nice crowd and maybe even some special guest musicians on stage. TICKETS

Friday, July 8, 2016 - Bob Dylan at Forest Hills Stadium, Queens, NY

The legendary singer-songwriter will be visiting the beautiful outdoor venue of Forest Hills Stadium. His latest album, Fallen Angels, features his versions of classic cuts from the likes of Frank Sinatra and others. We imagine he'll throw in a few songs from his lengthy catalogue as well. Opening is the soulful Mavis Staples, making this a show that can't be missed! TICKETS

Friday, July 8, 2016 - John Carpenter at Playstation Theater, NY

Legendary filmmaker and composer John Carpenter will bring his chilling music to the spacious Playstation Theater in the heart of Times Square, NY. Expect a setlist full of music from his films as well as original compositions. TICKETS

Friday, July 8, 2016 - Karl Denson's Tiny Universe at Brooklyn Bowl, NY

If funk, soul, and jazz is your thing, then the place you should be at is Brooklyn Bowl for Karl Denson's Tiny Universe. The talented saxophonist will have you dancing until the late hours with his blend of uptempo music and feel good vibes. TICKETS

Saturday, July 9, 2016 - 4Knots Music Festival at South Street Seaport, NY

The annual 4Knots Music Festival will be returning to the South Street Seaport for a free concert from 1-8 PM. Highlighting today's up-and-coming indie musicians, the all-ages event draws a big crowd every year, and is one of NYC's best free summer events. Performing will be Guided By Voices, The Strumbellas, Protomartyr, Car Seat Headrest, Diane Coffee, Mothers, Kirk Knight, Girlpool, Bayonne, Promised Land Sound, Boulevards, and Mild High Club. FREE

Saturday, July 9, 2016 - Sick Of It All at Webster Hall, NY

NYC hardcore band Sick Of It All will be celebrating their 30th anniversary at Webster Hall where we imagine loyal fans will show up in droves to mosh and sing to their favorite anthems. TICKETS

Sunday, July 10, 2016 - Hollywood Vampires at Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk, NY

A new supergroup comprising of Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, and Joe Perry, the band will be bringing heavy doses of rock to Coney Island's newest venue. Judging from their prior setlists and 2015 album, expect them to satisfy fans' rock cravings of The Doors, David Bowie, The Who, and many more. TICKETS

Thursday, July 14, 2016 - Brand New and Modest Mouse at Madison Square Garden, NY

Two of indie rocks most well-known bands come together on this bill at the historic venue. Last year, Modest Mouse released the excellent album Strangers To Ourselves, and Brand New have released two new songs, "I Am a Nightmare" and "Mene." Expect the two to deliver a rock solid performance of new and old songs. TICKETS

Friday, July 15, 2016 - Jane's Addiction and Dinosaur Jr. at Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk, NY

Another exciting concert happening just steps away from the beach at Coney Island will be Jane's Addiction, with opener Dinosaur Jr. This perfectly suited double bill should be an exciting show, with Jane's Addiction celebrating their second studio album, Ritual de lo habitual! TICKETS

Friday, July 15, 2016 - Michael Franti & Spearhead at Playstation Theater, NY

If reggae is more your style, you can't go wrong with the energetic Michael Franti and his band in NYC. TICKETS

Friday, July 15, 2016 - Wolfmother at The Marlin Room at Webster Hall, NY

With a 600 room capacity, expect the Australian band to fill it up as they bring their raw style of rock from The Land Down Under. Riding high on their newest release, Victorious, the concert should see them playing tracks from that release as well as earlier albums. TICKETS

Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 311 and Matisyahu at Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk, NY

American rock band 311 and Jewish reggae vocalist Matisyahu will bring their feel-good styles of rock, ska, and reggae to the historic neighborhood of Coney Island in Brooklyn. TICKETS

Saturday, July 16, 2016 - The Wood Brothers at Prospect Park Bandshell in Brooklyn, NY

If you plan on staying in the city for the weekend, folk rock trio The Wood Brothers will be performing a free concert in scenic Prospect Park as party of the BRIC summer concert series. FREE

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - Zakk Wylde at Webster Hall, NY

Black Label Society founding member Zakk Wylde will bring his Book of Shadows II Tour to Webster Hall in support of his new album. Expect plenty of headbanging! TICKETS

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden, NY

New York native Billy Joel will continue his record-breaking residency at the famed Madison Square Garden. It will be his 31st consecutive monthly show, and tickets are always in high demand. TICKETS.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - Jeff Beck and Buddy Guy at Theater at Madison Square Garden, NY

It's not every day that two guitar legends come together under one roof to perform, but that's what's happening on July 20. While Billy Joel will be performing in the main space, the rock and blues legends will be in the more intimate Theater. Expect a night of jaw-dropping music. TICKETS

Friday, July 22-25, 2016 - Panorama Music Festival at Randall’s Island Park in NY

The event producers of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival will be presenting the inaugural Panorama Music Festival. The three day event will feature some of today's biggest acts, including Alabama Shakes, Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsystem, Kendrick Lamar, and plenty more.


Friday & Saturday, July 22-23, 2016 - Galactic at Brooklyn Bowl, NY

Brooklyn Bowl is delivering yet another excellent night of music as New Orleans funk / jazz jam band Galactic will kick off the first night of two at the bowling alley / restaurant / music venue. Bring your dancing shoes! TICKETS

Monday, July 25, 2016 - Alice in Chains at Beacon Theatre, NY

Legendary grunge band Alice in Chains will be kicking off the first of two nights at the Upper West Side venue. It should be an exciting concert full of hard rock hits from the '90s. JULY 25, 2016 TICKETS and JULY 26, 2016 TICKETS

Tuesday & Wednesday, July 26-27, 2016 - Radiohead at Madison Square Garden, NY

In one of summer's hottest shows, Radiohead will be kicking off a two night engagement at MSG. Last month, they released their ninth studio album, A Moon Shaped Pool, and we loved it. Expect them to play cuts from that release, as well as songs spanning their impressive career. JULY 26, 2016 TICKETS and JULY 27, 2016 TICKETS

Thursday, July 28, 2016 - Cannibal Corpse and more at Webster Hall, NY

Those looking to throw their devil horns in the air should definitely check out the Summer Slaughter Tour 2016 featuriing Cannibal Corpse, Nile, After the Burial, and more. Doors will open at 5 PM, thus allowing maximum time for headbanging. TICKETS

Saturday, July 30, 2016 - George Thorogood & The Destroyers at Beacon Theatre, NY

If your idea of a perfect Saturday night is rocking out to bad-ass blues and rock, then this is the place to be. Thorogood delivers a high-energy performance like no other. If you've never seen him before, don't pass up this opportunity! TICKETS

Saturday, July 30, 2016 - D Generation at Irving Plaza, NY

NY native Jesse Malin and his band, D Generation, recently announced they'll be releasing a new album titled Nothing Is Anywhere, and have shared two tracks from that release, "Militant" and "Apocalypse Kids." Expect the band to deliver a night of sweaty, fast-paced punk rock. TICKETS
For the best local concerts in your area, check out our constantly updated Concert Listings Page.

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