New NYC outdoor venue to open at the Seaport

Live Nation has announced today that they will be exclusively booking the just revealed Pier 17, located at the renovated Seaport District in New York City. The 3,400-standing, 2,400-seated capacity open-air venue is said to feature amazing views of the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, and the city skyline.

“Pier 17 is going to be a terrific addition to the New York music landscape and is quickly going to become one of the city’s favorite music venues for both fans and artists alike,” states Alan Ostfield (President of Live Nation North Atlantic) in a press release. “Pier 17, with its flexible configuration, memorable experiences and views that are as good as it gets in New York, is going to be a one-of-a-kind venue. The Seaport District is going through a dynamic transformation, reemerging as a revitalized hub of culture and entertainment that brings music, sports, and culinary powerhouses together in one place for everyone in the city to enjoy. Live Nation couldn’t be happier to be part of this project with our partners at The Howard Hughes Corporation.”

The announcement continues to say: “Pier 17 stands as a prominent highlight of the revitalized district. The first two floors of the four-story building will include waterfront restaurants from culinary powerhouses such as Andrew Carmellini, David Chang of the Momofuku Group, and Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Pier 17 will also include ESPN’s new live broadcast studios, which will launch in early April. Poised to become an iconic entertainment destination, the Pier 17 rooftop will be one of the most unique venues in the world.”

The venue is accessible via numerous MTA subway lines at the ‘Fulton Transit Center’ and ‘World Trade Center’ stations, as well as the New York Water Taxi and Staten Island Ferry. Plus, bike racks will be available for all shows in-case you want to bike ride over the Brooklyn Bridge. The lineup for the 2018 concert season at Pier 17 is set to be announced on May 7.

From the above photo, the spot looks pretty dope! Let’s hope we get some good rock shows.

You can read the full press release here. Stay tuned for more.