Can you believe it’s already June? 2017 is flying by.
I’m getting in the spirit of summer by filling my calendar with music, dancing, and of course, friends. I’ve stalked the internet (and my email) to choose 5 shows that you just HAVE to get out to this June. It’s harder to Netflix binge in New York than almost any other city I’ve lived in, there’s always something going on. Whether it’s food or music, I find myself exploring new areas, tasting new things, and listening to new music weekly. So, check out my list of exciting things happening around the city. And, if you feel so inclined, feel free to add some of your own!
June 1st – Tove Lo at Irving Plaza
The “Cool Girl” herself is coming to Irving Plaza, ahead of her performances at The Governors Ball. It’s bound to be one filled with dancing and booze, bringing you back to those young days at Britney Spears concerts, only with bad language and a whole lot of bass. Click the link above to get tickets.
June 2nd – Muna at Brooklyn Bowl
We all know how much I love Muna. The fact that they’re playing a stones throw away, is one of the best things that could happen to me this month. Be sure to check out these women do their incredible thing, you really won’t be sorry.
June 2nd-4th – Governors Ball
One of the biggest festivals to come through New York all summer is The Governors Ball. With 60+ artists of all genres across 4 stages, there is something for everyone. But the heavy-hitters this year include Chance the Rapper, Lorde, Flume, Phoenix, and Childish Gambino. Click the link for the website and information about tickets.
June 5th-8th – Indie Week / A2IM Awards
I already told you about this, so refer to this post for all the important deets. But, I felt like it needed a second mention, because Indie Music.
June 10th – The Chainsmokers at Forest Hills
You can’t turn the radio on without hearing a Chainsmokers song. Love them or hate them, they’re huge in pop music. And what is one of my favorite things about pop music? How fun it is. How it preps the canvas for a perfect summer night to get lost in feel good vibes. That’s why this is on my list. And that’s why I can’t WAIT to see these guys in person. Again, click that link for more.
June 15th – Stephanie Quayle at Rockwood
I love Stephanie Quayle. She is an adorable, bubbly country singer that knows a thing or two about how to rock. Her newest song, “Winnebago” is a pop/country mix that’s all about getting out of town and exploring. The actual, perfect, summer anthem. Bonus: She’s sweet as pie. Country lovers should make sure to mark their calendars for her Rockwood show.
June 27th – Imelda May at Webster Hall’s Grand Ballroom
Imelda May brings her beautiful voice and subtle rockabilly-folk flair to the stage at Webster Hall for all to sink into. Her newest album, Life Love Flesh Blood, was recorded over seven days in Los Angeles, the songs were written over the course of May’s tumultuous past year. May states that she began writing songs for the album with “no preconceived notions of where it was going to go. My plan was to have no plan because it was freedom. It was liberating.” This is one autobiographical night of music you don’t want to miss.
Various Dates – SummerStage
SummerStage is the largest FREE performing arts festival in New York City. By presenting artists and genres that reflect the diverse cultures and communities in neighborhood parks across the five boroughs, we help to build new audiences and foster a broader interest in the arts. There are various stages throughout the boroughs where you can catch a variety of music throughout the week. For a full listing, visit their calendar.