Rockwood Music Hall

Rockwood Music Hall

Rock Club and Music Venue
Lower East Side, New York
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  • balcony
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  • Amy C.
    Live music. Chill vibes.
  • Michael G.
    Michael GlassMay 5
    Been here 5+ times
    come for cover-free live music most nights
  • Rachel C.
    Rachel CApril 23
    Been here 5+ times
    A musician friend described it as a music factory. They cram in the sets but it's a nice intimate venue while you're there. Great sound engineers!
  • Jingjing Y.
    Jingjing YangJanuary 13
    security s funny ~he asks me to wait two seconds to get in then some other peolpe just got in without any warning lol
  • Teresa C.
    Teresa CenDecember 24, 2016
    Venue is very small. 10%-15% of the people will get seats and the rest will have to stand.
  • Martha
    MarthaJuly 10, 2016
    tiny venue with a few different rooms.
  • amy s.
    amy sheridanJune 10, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Gregg Allman just showed up tonight! How cool. You never know who will show up at this amazing NYC venue. Rockwood 2 is one of my favorite rooms to hear music in New York.
  • Karen S.
    Karen StephensMay 31, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Excellent live music on every stage
  • Joe B.
    Joe BurgessMay 20, 2016
    Usually free shows on weeknights
  • JM P.
    JM ParveauxMay 8, 2016
    Always amazing people playing, never been disappointed
  • Matthew C.
    Matthew CheirsApril 29, 2016
    Small venue, but there's always a great view.
  • Damian B.
    Damian BayonaApril 17, 2016
    Like a movie theater but for small concerts. Multiple intimate stages to watch musicians. Seats, tables and dedicated waitstaff in each room. 2 drink minimum.
  • Venera V.
    Venera VarbanovaApril 9, 2016
    Live music! New band every hour! Free!
  • Lower East Side Partnership
    So many stages, so little time! Rockwood Music Hall is located in the heart of the LES and includes three separate stages with a range of talent, running the gamut from blues to jazz, pop to rock.
  • Living Jazz A.
    Living Jazz ArchiveJanuary 15, 2016
    Emerging but developed talent
  • Emily K.
    Emily KaneDecember 20, 2015
    What's not to love about free concerts? Pay it forward and make sure to save some cash for artist donations.
  • Karl W.
    Karl With A "K"December 17, 2015
    Great venue for events.
  • Cole K.
    Cole KennedyDecember 8, 2015
    Best place to go if you want to kick back, relax with a drink, and just listen to some quality live music.
  • DoubleDeuce
    DoubleDeuceNovember 30, 2015
    Fantastic live music joint.
  • Foursquare Insiders
    Foursquare InsidersOctober 29, 2015
    "Great place to find new acts on any given night. I really dig the monthly Communion Music showcase." - Roy LaManna, Music Entrepreneur Read more
  • Florence N.
    Florence NguyenOctober 8, 2015
    Fun here. Good wine
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesSeptember 16, 2015
    Awesome smaller music venue. Great acoustics and an intimate feel. If you can find space, watch the show from the balcony.
  • Anat
    AnatAugust 21, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Come here any night of the week for free concerts!
  • Christen C.
    Great intimate show space.
  • Calvin M.
    Calvin MultanenJuly 18, 2015
    Really cool venue and awesome acts
  • Kavita B.
    Kavita BabaJune 15, 2015
    Really great venue for small live concerts
  • Abigail A.
    A great spot for intimate shows. No cover. One drink minimum. Definitely recommend.
  • Sonja
    SonjaApril 16, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    This place is one of the reasons I love New York!! Amazing free live music every single night of the week!! #love
  • Tom J.
    Tom JosephApril 12, 2015
    Good place to hear some free live music
  • Daniele C.
    Daniele CodegaApril 11, 2015
    Never been disappointed with the music selection here.
  • Jackson I.
    Jackson IsaacsonApril 6, 2015
    Very cool little venue for smaller artists.
  • Asuka T.
    Asuka TsujiMarch 15, 2015
    Great place to hang w/ good music. Sometimes you need to pay $10-15 for the admission but mostly it's FREE. Highly recommend stage 2 rather than stage 1.
  • Lindsay T.
    Lindsay ToussaintFebruary 1, 2015
    There's always a great show any night of the week. And so many amazing free shows too.
  • David G.
    David GreenbergerJanuary 25, 2015
    Consistently best indie shows in LES
  • Destiny C.
    Destiny ChambersNovember 15, 2014
    Too much, too much, too much, too muuuuuuuuch.
  • Gonzalo F.
    Gonzalo FiorinaNovember 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    If you're looking to listen to live music, you can't go wrong here
  • Caroline
    CarolineNovember 9, 2014
    If you can snag a VIP seat upstairs, you'll get primo views of the stage below. Free music pretty much every hour. Lots of talent.
  • Arnaud R.
    Arnaud RéautéOctober 7, 2014
    Cosy place to enjoy the music. Simple bar but you can be close to the musicians and chat.
  • Edd M.
    Edd MartinezSeptember 30, 2014
    Execlent rock place! I went to to see some friends playing and the sound is perfect and the nice small room has just enough to have great time!
  • Christina S.
    Christina SeesSeptember 15, 2014
    one of the best places for live music. I dare you to go to a show right now. Pick an artist, any artist. They'll all impress.
  • Jesper B.
    Jesper BröringAugust 19, 2014
    Great little intimate place, had some good music and some bad, then ended with good stuff again!
  • Frank V.
    Frank VidalAugust 17, 2014
    Cozy atmosphere, where you can here some great live music.
  • AFAR Media
    AFAR MediaAugust 12, 2014
    The venue’s soft lighting and its bar, that offers a nice selection of wine, create an intimate and enjoyable experience to listen to live music. Read more
  • Vic C.
    Vic C.August 11, 2014
    Cool music venue with a typically ridiculous minimum
  • JoEllen L.
    JoEllen LynnAugust 3, 2014
    You must buy one drink per set.
  • Steve
    SteveJuly 1, 2014
    Jeremy Bass Rocked the house!
  • Elvis R.
    Elvis RodricksJune 20, 2014
    One of a kind music acts at this les joint. An intimate atmosphere. Weekends are cover and weekdays like a Thursday have good acts for free.
  • Felipe S.
    Felipe SimõesJune 5, 2014
    In between sessions, step outside, ask someone for a cigarette and meet an amazing random person
  • David T.
    David TaylorJune 1, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Shut up and listen to the show - plenty of other bars where you can shout about work with your friends.
  • The Infinite Zoo
    The Infinite ZooApril 19, 2014
    Communion showcases every month are always great fun.
  • Stefano G.
    Stefano GuidolinMarch 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Best place for live music in the lower east side!! 3 stages and awesome musician every night! Check the website if you are looking for a particular sound or just go there and prepare to get surprised!
  • Viviana E.
    Viviana EFebruary 2, 2014
    Always something interesting.
  • J.R.Suso
    J.R.SusoJanuary 24, 2014
    Really nice place, live music.
  • Cate M.
    Cate MooreJanuary 8, 2014
    Intimate venue and so much fun!
  • Rishe G.
    Rishe GDecember 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best spots in the city for live music. Intimate experiences with soon-to-be-famous bands. Great place to stop off for a chilled out vibe on a weeknight.
  •  Deon P.
     Deon ParconNovember 8, 2013
    Great Acoustic venue ever!
  • Terri O.
    Terri O'rourkeNovember 3, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Always amazing staff love all you guy
  • Maja M.
    Maja MicunovicOctober 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Mikaela Davis angel's voice! Wonderful!
  • Sass Conf
    Sass ConfOctober 5, 2013
    Free shows every night.
  • Spotted by Locals - city guides by locals
    If you’re lucky you’ll get to see one or maybe even two amazing shows for the price of a beer. Read more
  • Songza Music
    Songza MusicSeptember 27, 2013
    This institution for NYC singer-songwriters is intimate, inclusive, and free. You might even see local resident Norah Jones play an impromptu set here on occasion.
  • Patrick F.
    Patrick FrankAugust 26, 2013
    Don't want to pay cover at the mainstage? Head around back where it's always free
  • Joe F.
    Joe FrohAugust 17, 2013
    Terrific intimate space to hear live music. Saw Glen David Andrews here and he melted the place like butter...
  • Kathryn S.
    Kathryn SerranoAugust 4, 2013
    Great Spot, cute & quaint...
  • Stacks
    StacksJuly 19, 2013
    No ac in this heat wave? No good!
  • Stacy P.
    Stacy PittJuly 9, 2013
    The Neighborhood
  • Ace A.
    Ace AtienzaJune 30, 2013
    Cool place. Pretty small though so get there early if you expect a crowd coming to see your band
  • amNewYork
    amNewYorkJune 27, 2013
    This venue has given the stage to local NYC bands since the ’90s. Every day, a few indie, bluegrass and Americana bands take to either one of the two stages to showcase their talent.
  • Jessica B.
    Jessica BailisJune 24, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Wander in on Sunday night for an intimate performance of great jazz, blues, or acoustic singer/songwriter. And enjoy with a glass of Malbec...or 2. Show is free so make sure to tip the musicians!
  • lauren
    laurenMay 30, 2013
    No cover shows featuring some amazing up and coming artists!
  • King Tommy
    King TommyMay 29, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    If your bartender is a brunette named Ann, check out her band Mother Feather and tip her very well. She rocks and is a sweetie.
  • Justin K.
    Justin KillianFebruary 20, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Main attractions are obviously the two stages with their entrances on Allen Street. in addition, there is a large bar space that has its entrance on Orchard. lovely spot for a drink before a show.
  • BaxterTheBoss
    BaxterTheBossFebruary 19, 2013
    Rock solid hidden music gem of the lower east side that still manages to hold its ground dispite all the bullshit popping around the neighborhood
  • Jesse H.
    Jesse HumphreyFebruary 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Love in Stockholm at 10pm!!!
  • Shawn C.
    Shawn ChengJanuary 26, 2013
    If you're lucky grab the nook on the balcony right above the stage!
  • Gretchen S.
    Gretchen SchaufflerJanuary 18, 2013
    Amazing, a most go to....Voices LO Amanda Brown can walk in any moment!
  • Fadia K.
    Fadia KaderJanuary 11, 2013
    Such an intimate setting - great live show venue! With two different stages!
  • Michael B.
    Michael BruderJanuary 1, 2013
    Great intimate space. Very crowded so get there early.
  • Tim
    TimDecember 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    You dig epic brass, big harmonies and massive beards? Check out Jesus on the Main Line on 12/4.
  • Iman S.
    Iman SNovember 12, 2012
    Overheard... "Look at all these bearded mothafuckers"
  • Cultivora
    CultivoraOctober 12, 2012
    Be sure to have cash on hand to tip the performers in this intimate space.
  • Joe W.
    Joe WhitmarshSeptember 22, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Grab a seat on the balcony.
  • Lauren M.
    Lauren MooreAugust 28, 2012
    If the stages are too crowded, go to the next door Stage Zero bar and watch the performances on TV with zero risk of claustrophobia.
  • Chris C.
    Chris ConlyAugust 22, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the all new stage 3!
  • Bonobos
    BonobosAugust 10, 2012
    Great small space for good live music.
  • Berner
    BernerJuly 20, 2012
    It took me 4 yrs living in NYC to find this place. Making up for lost time
  • Dana O.
    Dana OMalleyJuly 18, 2012
    One of the best music venues in NYC. Stop in any night and you'll find awesome music.
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatJuly 10, 2012
    The best part about Rockwood? It's free to get in! Come here for a cheap, entertaining, music filled night.
  • Whitney H.
    Whitney HarrisMay 25, 2012
    THE KIN all the way!
  • Stephanie W.
    Stephanie WalshMay 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    One of my favorite venues. Love the atmosphere here!
  • Sarah L.
    Sarah LishinMay 12, 2012
    No cover, intimate setting. Can we say cheap date night?
  • Qello
    QelloMay 2, 2012
    In 2011 Daniel Glover aka Childish Gambino, took the stage at Rockwood for a performance that left the audience begging for more. Watch here on the Q! Read more
  • Qello
    QelloMay 2, 2012
    In 2011 Daniel Glover aka Childish Gambino, took the stage at Rockwood for a performance that left the audience begging for more. Watch here on the Q! Read more
  • Joe Bastianich
    Joe BastianichMay 2, 2012
    No better place for live music in NYC. New bands every hour. Seen some great acts here.
  • Party Earth
    Party EarthApril 16, 2012
    “Not a bad idea to stay to hang with the musicians after the set – you never know when you’re making friends with the next Kings of Leon.” More at
  • 🎉TÄN👸✨
    🎉TÄN👸✨April 14, 2012
    Music Rock
  • Dave Cenaffra
    Dave CenaffraMarch 1, 2012
    Best place for a show for all parties. Stage 2 is my favorite spot.
  • Thompson Hotels
    Thompson HotelsFebruary 24, 2012
    Solid and unpretentious. Just like our taste in music. Rockwood Music Hall is one of our favorite local venues.
  • Jessica D.
    Jessica DelfinoFebruary 24, 2012
    If you arrive early, you will have to stand in line in the cold while people call you names. If you arrive on time, same thing.
  • Justin F.
    Justin FrenchJanuary 17, 2012
    Order a Gin & Tonic
  • Monica M.
    Monica MarchOctober 21, 2015
    A casa tem 3 palcos com shows todos os dias. O palco 1 é sempre gratuito e a qualidade dos artistas sempre excelente. Coloque no roteiro. Sensacional.
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