Best Live Streams To Watch At Home

The Best Live Streams To Watch At Home

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Live entertainment is one of the many things that has been changed by the coronavirus pandemic, as so many of our favorite artists have had to postpone upcoming tours and concerts. Even if it is for the best, it’s still a disappointment to all of us, especially the performers.

Fortunately, social-distancing doesn’t have to mean social isolation, and many bands are taking to various sites and social media platforms to stream their live shows. Artists are staying busy by hosting weekly, or even daily, live streams. We’ve rounded up a few of these artists who believe, even in the face of a global pandemic, the show must go on.


Benjamin Gibbard

The indie stalwart and Death Cab for Cutie frontman has been hosting a daily live stream from his home. Expect to hear renditions of classic songs from his catalog as well as various covers of current and past pop hits. Each concert benefits a charity and he takes fan requests. Win-win! You can tune in on YouTube and Facebook at 7 p.m. ET daily.

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Diplo

EDM music hasn’t skipped a beat (pun intended) during this season of social distancing, and Diplo is no exception. He’s been hosting his “Corona World Tour” five days a week, featuring various guests and his unique remixes of popular songs. There’s no better soundtrack for your self-quarantine. Check it out on YouTube, Twitch and Instagram every Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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Miley Cyrus

For a more eclectic experience, head to Instagram to hear Miley check in with various artists and celebrities. These casual conversations have covered any number of topics, and tend to veer off in just about any direction—it’s a much-needed distraction. Guests have included Demi Lovato, Amy Schumer, Ellen Degeneres and more. To see what Miley and friends are up to, tune in Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m. PT.

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La Blogothèque

For years, the filmmakers at La Blogothèque have made a name for themselves with their Take Away Shows, capturing beautiful, yet sparse live renditions of popular artists’ work. For our current climate, they’ve reimagined their videos for Instagram as Stay Away Shows (get it?).  Check in every day at 2 p.m. ET to see special performances from your favorite artists.

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Waxahatchee and Kevin Morby

Katie Crutchfield, aka Waxahatchee, and Kevin Morby have been busy on social media, providing intimate concerts that pair particularly well with an in-home evening cocktail. Their March 19 live stream was very well attended and they are planning another March 26. Get your mixers ready and head to Instagram at 9 p.m. ET for a special performance from two of today’s most essential indie artists.

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Honey Harper

Releasing his debut, Starmaker, earlier this year, Honey Harper introduced us to his unique blend of country, new-age and soft-rock. He’s stayed very active on social media during the outbreak, playing two songs at 3 p.m. ET every day on Instagram and YouTube. If you’re not yet familiar with his work, tune in and prepare to be wooed.

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Christine and the Queens

Look to Christine and the Queens’ Instagram page every day at 6 p.m. ET for what we can only describe as “the unexpected.” The theatrical, electro-pop icon has promised guests and weird concepts nightly. We’ll be looking forward to this all day.

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It’s up to all of us to stay safe, and sane, during this unprecedented outbreak. You may not realize it, but music has an incredible power to lift our spirits and add some much-needed distractions during a stressful time. We can’t think of a better way to ride this thing out with a good, strong drink and some even better music. Stay safe out there and keep up to date with the latest developments at Attendee.


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What's Hot This Week: Social Distancing

What’s Hot This Week: Social Distancing Edition

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Looking for something to watch at home during coronavirus quarantine? Check out our selection of what’s hot online when we can’t be out and about in the New York City area.

While we all take part in our social distancing duty, Attendee wants to focus on bringing everyone together, even when we have to be apart. So, while the usual Three Hot Tickets is on hiatus, we hope that our roundup of this week’s best live-streamed content will help you continue to enjoy music, theater, culture and a sense of community during these unprecedented times.


“Together at Home”

Supported by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Global Citizen, Coldplay’s Chris Martin put out the campaign’s first live-streamed concert, singing hits like “Yellow” and a cover of David Bowie’s “Life on Mars.” The next performance came from a suited and serenading John Legend, with a towel-clad Chrissy Teigen bringing her usual levity to the video. John summons Miguel and Charlie Puth to perform next—stay tuned.


Power Couple Live Streams

More famous couples joined the live-streaming action, like Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman with this live performance out of Urban’s Nashville warehouse. Katherine McPhee and husband David Foster have also promised daily concerts every day at 8:30 p.m. ET, sweetly dubbed the “Kat & Dave Show.”


Dance Like Nobody’s Watching (Literally)

Tune into SiriusXM’s Ultra Virtual Audio Festival, a limited-run channel set up to replace the cancelled Ultra Music Festival. Work off some pent-up energy dancing to exclusive DJ sets by Armin van Buuren, Martin Garrix, Afrojack and Major Lazer.


Bright Minded: Live with Miley

Take a break from WFH by watching Miley Cyrus’ live-streamed talk show every weekday on Instagram at 2:30 p.m. ET. Watch her discuss well-being, lead mini workouts, sing and chat with celebs like Demi Lovato—all to the end of “keeping it LIT in dark times.”


Broadway All Day

Broadway shows are a mainstay of New York City culture. Go behind the scenes and the music with Broadway.com’s “Live at Five” segment, which lets viewers delve into the world of shows like Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, Jagged Little Pill and more.


Stream for a Cause

Amy Adams joined Instagram solely for Save with Stories, a live-stream campaign that she and Jennifer Garner launched in partnership with Save the Children and No Kid Hungry. Tune in when your reading voice isn’t cutting it for the kids anymore, or if you just want to see Reese Witherspoon read “Uni the Unicorn” or Jimmy Fallon read his own story, “This is Baby.”


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Three Hot Tickets This Weekend: March 13-15*

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*With mounting event cancellations and postponements due to the coronavirus outbreak, be sure to check the event website to find out the status of the event.
Check out our selection of tickets currently available for this weekend in music, sports and theater.


Styx

March 15, 8:00 p.m.
Beacon Theatre

This weekend calls for a throwback to the late 1970s. As one of the age’s true arena bands, Styx hit it big when their progressive rock grew into real-deal stadium rock, producing well-known hits like “Renegade,” “Come Sail Away,” and “Mr. Roboto.”

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Top Rank Boxing: Stevenson vs. Marriaga

Saturday, March 14
Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden 

The pride of Newark, southpaw Shakur Stevenson, defends his WBO World Featherweight Title against three-time world challenger Miguel Mirriaga when Top Rank Boxing returns to the World’s Most Famous Arena. The line-up also features Junior Featherweight World Champion, Jessie Magdaleno, against undefeated Sakaria Lukas in a 10-round showdown.

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Riverdance 25 – Composed by Bill Whelan

Mar 13, 2:00 p.m.
Radio City Music Hall

There’s truly no better way to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day than kicking things off with  Riverdance live. Best known for its thunderous and coordinated choreography set to lilting Irish tunes, the artistry and skill involved in Riverdance make it a can’t-miss show.

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Latin Music Spotlight: Aventura

Latin Music Spotlight: Aventura

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Aventura is back.

The legendary four-man bachata band takes over Radio City Music Hall for five nights in one week this month, beginning with a concert on Monday, March 16.

The award-winning, self-styled “Kings of Bachata” — made up of Anthony “Romeo” Santos (lead singer), Henry Santos (singer), Max Santos (bass) and Lenny Santos (guitar) — perform on the next three nights (March 17-19), finally punctuating their highly anticipated run with one more show on Sunday, March 22.

Aventura released five albums, three live albums and many hits from 1999 to 2009, solidifying itself as a force in Latin music with 2002’s “We Broke the Rules” behind the mega-hit single “Obsesión.”

The band disbanded amicably in 2011 following the tour attached to the 2009 album “The Last,” which netted the quartet an American Music Award for Favorite Latin Artist (2009).

Each member subsequently embarked on solo efforts, leaving fans wondering if or when there would ever be a reunion beyond occasional live performances, such as the one at Yankee Stadium in July 2014 and another at MetLife Stadium last September alongside “I Like It” rap star Cardi B.

Leading up to the April 2019 release of Romeo Santos’ fourth solo album, “Utopía” — a 13-track opus that included “Inmortal,” Aventura’s first single since splitting up — we asked the singer whether an eventual reunion was in the works.

“It’s like we never left,” Santos said of producing “Inmortal,” which won Aventura a Billboard Latin Music Award (Tropical Duo/Group of the Year) and is the name of the group’s current concert tour. “The chemistry from that dynamic that we feel, whether we’re in a studio session, on the stage, it’s always a beautiful thing. Those guys are my brothers. We’re family; we just have this complete chemistry that you can’t even explain in words. Lenny knows exactly the accompaniment on the guitar that I need. Mikey’s baseline … everything is just basically perfect.”

“It’s nearly a decade since the group broke up, though I don’t like describing it that way,” he added. “Creatively, we had evolved and just went our separate ways. (With ‘Utopía’), I wanted to give people a musical journey of my culture, and I felt like you can’t tell a bachata history story without mentioning Aventura. I say that humbly; I don’t mean that in an arrogant way. I just feel like Aventura revolutionized bachata, and I figured that this was a good moment to do something with the (band).”

"The chemistry from that dynamic that we feel, whether we’re in a studio session, on the stage, it’s always a beautiful thing."

- Romeo Santos

Before rebranding themselves as Aventura in 1996, the Bronx-reared Dominicans were originally known as Los Tinellers upon forming a year prior, when they released the album “Trampa de Amor.”

Brothers Lenny and Max Santos met Anthony Santos (no relation) through a mutual acquaintance, and Henry Santos (Anthony’s cousin) joined shortly afterward.

The latter part of the band’s original name marketed the members’ youth and multicultural upbringing, as it’s a Spanish phonetic spelling of the word “teenagers.” Additionally, Aventura was modeled after the late-1990s boy band archetype, and its interpretation of bachata was heavily influenced by hip hop, rock and R&B.

The Aventura sound, as it were, was resisted by genre traditionalists, but anyone left in that faction of bachata artists, consumers and critics after the group’s 1999 album, “Generation Next,” became the converted with the aptly-titled “We Broke the Rules” three years later.

They broke the rules very successfully, making Dominican blues — as bachata is alternatively labeled — palatable to Latinos born in the 1970s and ’80s in the U.S. and Latin America.

Said influence extends to bachata followers and artists born during the 1990s and 2000s, because that younger generation doesn’t know a world in which the genre’s rules weren’t already broken.

Aventura featured Wyclef Jean and Ludacris on its album “The Last” (“Spanish Fly”), and Anthony Santos featured Drake, Nicki Minaj, Carlos Santana, Marc Anthony, Lil Wayne and Usher on previous solo albums, so the group’s vision has attracted noted collaborators from well outside of a genre that it redefined.

What’s next? So far, fans have gotten the single “Inmortal,” the so-named tour currently taking place — but no announcement of another Aventura album.

“The fans are not gonna have (any) time to process what happened and just enjoy it — whatever it is we’re doing as a group,” Romeo Santos said when we spoke last spring, adding that he wants any huge announcement to be a surprise.

For now, New Yorkers who love Aventura will have to “settle” for watching their favorite bachateros perform at Radio City Music Hall later this month.

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Three Hot Tickets This Weekend: March 6-8

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Looking for tickets this weekend? Check out our selection of what’s hot in music, sports and theater in and around New York City.


bbno$

March 6, 8:00 p.m.
Bowery Ballroom

Hailing from Vancouver, Canada, bbno$ (“baby no money”) put his name on the map with his 2019 single, “Lalala.” With a style that weaves together self-produced trap-style beats with old-school groove and upbeat lyrics, his music makes for a guaranteed good time.

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SheBelieves Cup

March 8
Red Bull Arena, Harrison, NJ

Fresh off their World Cup victory, the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team is seeking more thrilling wins in 2020. Warm up by watching Japan vs. England (2:15 p.m.), before the world champs take on Spain’s speedy and strong team (5 p.m.).

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Mean Girls

Multiple showtimes
August Wilson Theatre

Relive everyone’s favorite early-aughts movie, portraying the catty yet undeniably truthful trysts that define life in American high school. With music by Jeff Richmond and lyrics by Nell Benjamin, Tina Fey’s original, hilarious script takes on new depth—and new drama.

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Three Hot Tickets This Weekend: February 28-March 1

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No weekend plans? Check out our selection of what’s hot this weekend in music, sports and theater in and around New York City.


Fetty Wap, Prostyle, & Friends

February 29, 10:00 p.m.
Stereo Garden, Patchogue, NY

After his single “Trap Queen” charted number two on Billboard’s Hot 100, Fetty Wap became an unstoppable force in the rap scene. This momentum has culminated in his anticipated album, Trap & B, which is just weeks old.

Get Tickets To Fetty Wap, Prostyle, & Friends This Weekend Here!

New York Guardians vs. Los Angeles Wildcats

February 29, 2:00 p.m.
MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ

The newest thing in sports is the XFL — a winter and spring professional football league launched by WWE CEO Vince McMahon. With only eight teams nationwide, New Yorkers are lucky enough to get their own home team, the New York Guardians. Shorter games and a shorter season mean it’s essential to catch the action while you can!

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WICKED – Behind the Emerald Curtain

February 29, 10:00 a.m.
Gershwin Theatre, New York, NY

Wicked opened on October 30, 2003, and to this day it runs eight shows a week, making it the fifth longest-running show in history. If you’ve always wondered what makes a show like this tick, Behind the Emerald Curtain allows a close look at the logistics, including award-winning set models and costumes, entirely led by the show’s cast members.

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March 2020 Concert Calendar: 15 Can’t-Miss Shows

March 2020 Concert Calendar: 15 Can’t-Miss Shows

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Hang in there. We’re within shouting distance of warmer months here in the New York City metropolitan area, and the music scene is starting to take notice. March is shaping up to be a killer month for live music.

This month’s concert calendar is chock full of under-the-radar indie shows, headliner acts and just about everything in between. Sure, Billie Eilish and Pearl Jam may have sold out in record time, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of fun to be had all around.

Temperatures may not be warming up quite yet, but the music scene sure is. Here are 15 can’t-miss live shows for March.


Wye Oak

March 4, 9:00 p.m.
Music Hall of Williamsburg

Formed in Baltimore in 2006, Wye Oak have been honing their autumnal indie-pop sound over the course of five critically acclaimed studio albums. Drawing from folk, electronic and R&B influences, their eclectic and transformative live performances are something to behold. They aren’t a well-kept secret anymore; tickets won’t last for this one.

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Boyz II Men

March 6, 8:00 p.m.
NYCB Theatre at Westbury, NY

There seems to be a sort of Boyz II Men renaissance going on, with the venerable group popping up all over the place—even for a collaboration with Tyler, the Creator at the 2020 Grammy Awards. We’re definitely not complaining. The most successful R&B act of all time can’t get enough credit for their silky smooth harmonies. You’ve got to see them live.

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The Jayhawks

March 6 & 7, 8:00 p.m.
Brooklyn Bowl

It’s hard to believe that The Jayhawks have been making quality, relevant music for 30 years. Gary Louris and company emerged in the ‘80s with a sound that was equal parts Byrds, Beatles and Petty—and they’ve been flying under the radar ever since. Their music is essential, and the beautiful harmonies alone are worth the price of admission. 

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Tickets on sale for these 2020 Jayhawks shows. February 15 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue & 7th St Entry (Ed Ackerson Celebration of Life Benefit at First Avenue) March 5 – Homer, NY – Center for the Arts of Homer * March 6 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl * March 7 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl * March 8 – Northampton, MA – Academy of Music Theatre * April 16 – Iowa City, IA – The Englert Theatre * April 17 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall * April 18 – Chicago, IL – Old Town School of Folk Music Music (SOLD OUT) * April 19 (afternoon) – Chicago, IL – Old Town School of Folk Music (SOLD OUT) * April 19 (evening) – Chicago, IL – Old Town School of Folk Music (SOLD OUT) * May 6 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater * May 7 – San Antonio, TX – Sam's Burger Joint Music Hall * May 8 – Austin, TX – 3TEN Austin City Limits Live * May 9 – Austin, TX – 3TEN Austin City Limits Live * May 10 – Houston, TX – House of Blues Houston * May 29 – Barcelona, Spain May 30 – Zaragoza, Spain June 2 – Valencia, Spain – Moon Valencia June 4 – Madrid, Spain – OCHO Y MEDIO June 5 – Bilbao, Spain – BBK Music Legends Festival June 6 – Pontevedra, Spain – Pazo da Cultura de Pontevedra June 18 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre ** June 19 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall ** June 20 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel ** June 21 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel ** * = with The Mastersons ** = with Those Pretty Wrongs

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Destroyer

March 7, 8:00 p.m.
Brooklyn Steel

Slow and steady wins the race sometimes, and Dan Bejar has been at it since his debut in 1998. His music works because he retains his artful eccentricity, but everything else seems to change on a whim. Each album is distinct, and the same goes for his live show.

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The Brothers: Celebrating 50 Years of The Allman Brothers Band

March 10, 7:30 p.m.
Madison Square Garden

While The Allman Brothers may be retired, obviously their legacy lives on. Madison Square Garden is going to be packed with ABB fanatics on March 10 for good reason—this celebration’s lineup includes Jaimoe from the original lineup, along with an all-star lineup of country-rock stars.

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KRS-One

March 12, 9:00 p.m.
Sony Hall

KRS-One was as controversial as he was influential during the hip-hop boom of the ‘80s and ‘90s with his hardcore style. As an MC and rapper, he epitomizes that classic sound. While his career and outlook may have shifted over the years, his influence and clout definitely have not.

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Nathaniel Rateliff

March 12 & 13, 8:00 p.m.
Town Hall

Nathaniel Rateliff, with or without his band, has been on a victory lap over the past few years, dominating the Americana scene in many ways. He recently released his solo album And It’s Still Alright, which is the perfect reason to head to Town Hall to experience his gravelly voice and unmistakable stage presence.

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Against Me!

March 15, 8:00 p.m.
The Paramount, Huntington, NY

Laura Jane Grace and company have gone from an upstart indie-punk project out of Florida to veteran status over nearly 20 years in the scene. Against Me! has a knack for combining traditional thrash-punk simplicity with irresistible pop style. In other words, their shows apply to just about anyone.

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Best Coast

March 18, 8:00 p.m.
Brooklyn Steel

It’s March in NYC. It’s cold. So, we recommend heading out to Brooklyn Steel for the sunny, California-evoking vibes of Best Coast. They’re reliably great, combining throwback pop in the same vein as Blondie, and just the right amount of indie grunge.

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Stephen Marley

March 20, 8:00 p.m.
Sony Hall

Anytime a Marley rolls through town, it’s a good rule to mark it on your calendar. Stephen makes it hard to forget he’s carrying the torch for his legendary father, bringing socially conscious reggae into the 21st century. It’ll be mellow and mind-blowing all at once.

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Blood Orange

March 20, 8:00 p.m.
Radio City Music Hall

Blood Orange is the epitome of talent. Dev Hynes has become famous for bringing art into R&B and hip-hop, and he almost never ceases to surprise. He’s highly regarded across the music industry in just about every genre, which definitely says something, and you’ll understand when you see his live show.

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Indigo Girls

March 22, 8:00 p.m.
The Paramount, Huntington, NY

You’re not going to get a better sample of the ‘90s singer-songwriter scene than Amy Ray and Emily Saliers. As the Indigo Girls, they helped channel Joni Mitchell’s threadbare style into the pop mainstream. These women are music legends by now, and now’s your chance to catch them at their can’t-miss show at The Paramount.

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Caamp

March 29, 8:00 p.m.
Asbury Lanes, Asbury Park, New Jersey

If you needed an excuse to head out to the land of Springsteen, Caamp is the perfect one. They’re modern Americana at its best, incorporating traditional folk/bluegrass melodies with soulful vocals to a hypnotic effect. This show will be warm, intimate and unforgettable.

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Thom Yorke

March 31 & April 1, 8:00 p.m.
Manhattan Center Hammerstein Ballroom

Thom Yorke has well surpassed ‘legendary’ status as a solo artist, composer and with Radiohead, so hurry up and grab your tickets for this show—it will definitely sell out. With 2019’s Anima and multiple side projects/compositions under his belt, this show will most likely continue his streak of being unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before.

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4 NYC Mardi Gras Celebrations To Hit This Year

4 NYC Mardi Gras Celebrations To Hit This Year

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On the night of Mardi Gras, as celebrations of Fat Tuesday heat up, little pockets of NYC will suddenly feel more like the French Quarter than the cold Northeast in February. You just have to know where to look. We put together a list of some local hotspots and restaurants that are sure to be hits during next week’s festivities.


Good Eats: Aqua Boil, The Jones

New York isn’t known for its Cajun cuisine, but you might be surprised at the hidden gems around town that make for a delicious Fat Tuesday. If you didn’t think a seafood boil was a reasonable ask in NYC, check out Aqua Boil in Hell’s Kitchen, and don’t be afraid to get a little messy. Shrimp, crawfish and lobster boils abound, plus starters like oyster sliders and lobster rolls. Also, be sure to check out the casual seafood concept The Jones, which replaced the longstanding The Great Jones in Noho in 2018.


Mardi Gras Celebration With Ross James’ Gotta Serve Somebody at Brooklyn Bowl

If Brooklyn’s nightclubs aren’t your scene, but you want to make your Mardi Gras musical, check out Brooklyn Bowl, where Ross James, of Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band, is bringing his new project, “Ross James’ Gotta Serve Somebody: A Celebration of Dylan & The Dead” to this hotspot. Get ready to rock to Ross’ interpretations of his favorite Grateful Dead and Bob Dylan songs by some of the best players in the jam-band scene. Add that to a diverse food and drink menu, and you’ve got a Mardi Gras party. Get tickets to the show here.


Third Street Becomes Bourbon Street in Williamsburg

On the evening of February 25, South Third Street in Brooklyn will be transformed into Bourbon Street for just a few hours as New Yorkers gather for Cajun food, drinks, music and more. While the street will have no shortage of activity, try exploring tastes of local favorites like the southern fare of Root and Bone, where shrimp and grits won’t be in short supply on Mardi Gras.


Mardi Gras Murder Mystery At Windfall

Go on your own, or grab friends and experience a totally different kind of Mardi Gras celebration where everyone plays a character, and every character is a suspect. The story of the murder mystery begins with the annual Mardi Gras celebration at Fat Tuesday’s Pub on Bourbon Street. The music, food and drinks are all “perfect” until one party-goer meets a mysterious end. Make this a Mardi Gras to remember and reserve your spot here.


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Three Hot Tickets This Weekend: February 21-23

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No weekend plans? Check out our selection of what’s hot this weekend in music, sports and theater in and around New York City.


Drive-By Truckers

February 22, 8 p.m.
Webster Hall, New York, NY

To the Drive-By Truckers, the sound of the south is equal parts Americana, alternative and country rock. Inspired by their Alabama and Virginia roots, and the group’s origin in Athens, Georgia, they keep crowds on their feet with hits like “Goddamn Lonely Love” and “Where the Devil Don’t Stay.”

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New York Knicks vs. Indiana Pacers

February 21, 7:30 pm
Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

Ranking 13th in the Eastern Conference, the Knicks have had yet another tough season. This weekend, they meet the Pacers, who’ve just come out of a six-game losing streak. Get your tickets now to see which team will show up to win.  

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Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Multiple showtimes
Al Hirschfeld Theatre, New York, NY

Based off of Baz Luhrmann’s iconic movie, Moulin Rouge! The Musical brings all the spectacle and grandeur of the Montmartre district to stage. Since opening in 2018, this jukebox musical has had guests mouthing the words to the hit soundtrack, while watching Christian and Satine’s beautifully doomed love story.

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Attendee Festival Lookout: March 2020

Festival Lookout: March 2020

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Festival season hasn’t officially begun yet, but that means we’re in the most important part of the process—planning for festival season. As we pointed out in our more broad look at the year in festivals, there are more than a few to pick from and it will take some strategy on your part. 

And, to help with that strategy, we thought it’d be a good idea to take a closer look at which festivals you should attend on a monthly basis. March marks the beginning of the season, so there are plenty of small-to-midsize shows definitely worth checking out (along with one giant exception).

Each month, we’ll pick one or two must-attend festivals for the month, along with some more-than-worthy selections for those who have a more specific taste. Without further ado, here’s your festival lookout for March 2020.


The Headliner

SXSW 2020

March 16-22
Austin, TX

If you’ve never been to SXSW, it’s definitely one to cross off of your bucket list. It’s not your traditional music festival by any means. In fact, the Film and Interactive tracks of the experience are just as well-known as the Music track. 

Running for an entire week, the city of Austin explodes with flocks of creatives, industry insiders, tourists, music fans, you name it. While some locals may feel a bit overwhelmed by the inflow, there may be no better time to get a heavy dose of everything Austin has to offer. 

From a music standpoint, this is maybe the best festival you can attend to catch artists before they break big. Most of the major names—like Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters, Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon, and 50 Cent—are reserved for speaking engagements and panel discussions.

But, this festival thrives in the unknown. We could list some must-see acts, like Justin Townes Earle, Caroline Rose, Frances Quinlan, Algiers and Weeping Icon, but we think you should discover something new for yourself. There are hundreds (literally) of artists hosting showcases around the city, so you’re not going to be short on options. These artists are hungry, and they’re going all out to show their best side to Austin.

Plus, you get to experience the best venues Austin has to offer as well. Be sure to check out:

To get your tickets to SXSW 2020, click here. You may get a bit of sticker shock looking at the price, but think of it this way: You’re getting a full week of incredible shows and experiences, with hundreds of each to pick from. Not to mention access to some of the best taco shops in the world. We’ll see y’all down south.

Supporting Acts

Innings Festival

February 29–March 1
Tempe Beach Park, Tempe, AZ

Talk about a great idea. Tempe, Arizona, is best known for the home of MLB Spring Training for many teams, so someone out there had one hell of an ‘aha’ moment when they came up with the Innings Festival. This two-day festival is the perfect marriage of baseball and music, featuring appearances from legends on both sides.

Seriously, though. Just check out the lineup. You’ve got Portugal. The Man, Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, Death Cab for Cutie, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Dr. Dog and many more playing two different stages. Not to mention, appearances from baseball icons like Ryan Dempster, Jim Thome, Jake Peavy and more. Even if you’re not a baseball fan, this seems like a hidden gem worth anyone’s time.

Okeechobee Music Festival

March 5–8
Sunshine Grove, Okeechobee, FL

If there’s a spring music festival in Florida, that’s a pretty reliable bet for a good time. The Sunshine State is known for its consistent weather, and spring may take the cake. But, cool breezes aside, Okeechobee Music Festival is quickly becoming a go-to among the midsize festival circuit. In fact, it’s flirting with the big time.

For proof, just look at their 2020 lineup. Running Thursday through Sunday, you’ve got Bassnectar, Vampire Weekend, Haim, Clairo, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Blood Orange and dozens more. This festival has a great mix of genres, so it’ll be a crowd-pleaser for anyone in your group.

Campfire Gathering 2020

March 16-18
Camp Lucy, TX

Remember we mentioned some locals may get overwhelmed by SXSW? Well, Campfire Gathering may be the antidote to that. Set conspicuously during the same week as the massive festival/conference, this low-key event is located on a rustic ranch in beautiful Dripping Springs, Texas. It’s advertised as more of a summer camp than a music festival, but we think it’ll fit in on this list nicely.

The lineup is killer for anyone looking for an introduction to Texas music, and the next generation keeping “real country” alive. Headliners include Shakey Graves, Margo Price, Colter Wall, Orville Peck, Delta Spirit, Deer Tick and more. If you’re looking for solitude, country swagger and a Texas experience unlike any other, definitely check it out.

If March is an indicator of the festival season, it’s going to be a very good year. Keep in touch with the latest from Attendee for details on festival lineups, announcements and more:

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