Most musicians and venue staff will be Santa’s helpers this weekend, so there are not as many concerts as usual. Nevertheless, nothing sooths the soul like good live music. There are many reasons to get out and enjoy the joyous sounds.
Everynight Charley recommends the following 20+ performances in New York City this holiday weekend. Contact the venue to confirm show times, ticket availability, COVID compliance, and other updates. Note that several artists and indoor venues continue to require proof of COVID vaccinations and/or mandate the wearing of masks.
Friday, December 23
Chris Botti at the Blue Note
Yo La Tengo at the Bowery Ballroom
Suzanne Vega at City Winery NYC
Justin Vivian Bond at Joe’s Pub
The National Reserve at Skinny Dennis, Brooklyn
TRIST, Barbicide, Abbie Roper, Shadrach Reid, Luxury Bones at Otto’s Shrunken Head
The Michael Hill Acoustic Trio at Terra Blues
SaRon Crenshaw Band at Terra Blues
Galdort Gumbo & His Righteous Cats at the Bitter End