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No Cover Live Music in NYC This Week - December 16-December 23


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Say no to cover charges the next time you're in New York City and looking for live music. From bars to clubs to museum shows, you can catch all kinds of great music without having to pay for a ticket. City Guide's calendar has all the no cover live music in NYC this week rounded up below.

Estas Tonne: Breath of Sound World Tour - Tribeca Performing Arts Center
December 16, 2018 - Tribeca

As a modern-day Troubadour Estas Tonne travels countless places and finds himself in several cultural references without identifying himself with a single nation or country, rather with the cultural richness of the world. His music is therefore a reflection of a classical structure, technique of Flamenco, roots of Gypsy, characteristics of Latin and Electronic Soundscapes. His Song of the Golden Dragon surpassed over 40 million views on Youtube. The upcoming tour, The Breath of Sound, reaches the followers of bold guitar music and unique art & culture, as well as spiritual wellbeing. Through his music Estas Tonne invites people to close their eyes, open their hearts and dive into a sacred space where one can experience music in the purest form.

Dj Zionysus Free, Lautaro Feldman, Malka, Pie Pie Teach Party - Pianos
December 16, 2018 - New York

This event is 21 and over DJ ZIONYSUS (10PM) FREE LAUTARO FELDMAN MALKA PIE PIE TEACH PARTY

Jazz for Kids - Jazz Standard
December 16, 2018 - New York

The Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra is a performance driven program that gives talented and dedicated young jazz musicians the opportunity to perform regularly in one of New York City's leading jazz clubs often with guest artists from the New York scene. The visiting guests give a workshop to the band members in addition to providing the experience of playing with the top musicians on the scene. On Sundays during the school year, the students rehearse and workshop in the room before opening the doors at 1:00pm and giving a concert that is free and open to the public at 2:00pm.

Lester Holt the Rough Cuts - Hill Country Live
December 16, 2018 - New York

Lester Holt + The Rough Cuts Lester Holt + The Rough Cuts Lester Holt and the Rough Cuts are a band like no other. This group is comprised of award winning journalists who all share a love ... to ROCK OUT. These hard rockers are driven by the powerful bass foundations of Newsman extraordinaire Lester Holt. Keeping the beat behind the kit is Chad Bergacs. The Rough Cuts have two guitarists driving the music- Justin Cece and Joe Andre. Julie Kim fills everything in by adding her talent on keyboard. Justin Balding keeps things interesting on woodwinds. And last but most certainly not least, there's the voice of the Rough Cuts- Irene Trullinger- a powerhouse that is at home belting out loud, rock notes or mellow, soulful tones.

Dj Zionysus Free, Malka - Pianos
December 16, 2018 - New York

DJ ZIONYSUS (10PM) FREE MALKA

Annual West Village Chorale Village Caroling Walk - Judson Memorial Church
December 16, 2018 - New York

"45th Annual Village Caroling Walk" Gather in the Meeting Room of Judson Memorial Church, in the heart of Greenwich Village, then join us strolling through the historic, Dickens-like blocks singing seasonal carols and songs. Teams of singers head out from Judson through the late afternoon. Refreshments, conviviality and more singing follow back at Judson. Songbooks provided. A Village tradition since 1974!

Antonio Truyols, piano - 92Y
December 16, 2018 - Upper East Side

Antonio Truyols is an educator, composer, and performer with a Bachelor's Degree in Jazz Studies from UNC Greensboro and Master's Degree in Film Composition from NYU. In addition to teaching at 92Y, he is currently a Lead Teacher at the Harmony Program, an El-Sistema inspired non-profit organization. He served as Faculty at the Music Academy of North Carolina where he specialized in improvised music and led youth ensembles. As the Music Director for the Prebyterian Church of the Covenant, Truyols has led bell choirs, adult choirs, and children's choirs in performances across the east coast. As a performing pianist, Truyols has made appearances at the French Embassy in Washington D.C., Palace Hall in Bucharest, Romania, and multiple tours in Mainland China where he also presents Master classes. He was a finalist in the Nottingham International Jazz Piano Competition and leads an award-winning jazz piano trio Unit Three. As a composer, he has garnered awards from the American Viola Society and the Downbeat Awards, and writes music for short films. You can read more about Antonio Truyols at TruyolsMusic.com.

Funkbox Nyc | Salah, Jigue & Dj Tony Touch - Cielo
December 16, 2018 - New York

The Legacy Continues. Tony Touch A.K.A Tony Toca continues to be a force to be reckoned with. Tony Touch, an icon in Hip Hop and in the Urban Hispanic genre plus seasoned player in the game, is a true innovator and has revolutionized the DJ game over and over. From his legendary mix tapes, to his skills on the 1's and 2's, he has become one of Hip Hop's most recognized DJ's. This C.E.O/Artist/Producer is now currently working on his 7th commercial release titled "The Piece Maker 3…Return of the 50 MC's" and is expected to make history once again. Tony Touch began as a B-Boy during the rap music renaissance era of the early 80's. Heavily influenced by pioneers like the Rock Steady Crew, Grandmaster Flash, Red Alert, "Little" Louie Vega, and Jam Master Jay, he quickly shifted his interests towards the turntables. Toca is known for his legendary mix tapes like the original 50 MC's parts 1, 2 and 3. Included in this series are some of the hottest artists in the game such as KRS ONE, Kool G Rap, Big Daddy Kane, Wyclef, M.O.P., Big L, Mos Def and many more all coming together for one collective piece. This along with the countless other mix tapes, Tony became recognized in the streets a... (read more)

Ron Grant And Friends At Mist Harlem - MIST Harlem
December 16, 2018 - New York

Join us for THE ANNIVERSARY SHOW, Sunday December 16th and the CHRISTMAS SHOW special, Sunday December 23rd. MIST Harlem welcomes Ron Grant and Friends to their new home. The most famous open mic in NYC every Sunday... an incredible experience.

Sugar x Spice Holiday Makers Market 2018 - Brooklyn Bazaar
December 16, 2018 - Greenpoint

??? BROOKLYN HOLIDAY MARKET ??? VENDORS WANTED! We're back after last year's successful market featuring 30+ handmade vendors! The Sugar x Spice Maker's Market is returning to Brooklyn Bazaar, Sunday December 16th 2018. We're looking for local Brooklyn vendors who create homemade, DIY, indie products. ?? Are you Etsy-tastic? ?? Do you DIY? ?? Do you make something that every New Yorker should have on their gift list? Grab a table and join us! Last year we had over 400 shoppers show up despite the G Train being down. This is one of the BEST areas for foot traffic. Despite this prime market location, table prices are kept LOW to support local makers. We also had a photo booth, swag bags, tarot card readings, and a cash bar serving up festive holiday cocktails. ???

Ypc Participates in New York's Oldest Christmas Tradition - Church of the Intercession
December 16, 2018 - New York

Young People's Chorus at Washington Heights (YPCWH) conducted by YPC Assistant Conductor Maria Peña return to the Church of the Intercession to open the church's century-old holiday tradition: a performance of holiday music, followed by a candlelight reading of Clement Clarke Moore's "Twas the Night Before Christmas," and a lantern procession and wreath-laying ceremony at Clement Moore's mausoleum at Trinity Church, across the from The Church of the Intercession.

NYC Penthouse Silent Disco - 230 Fifth
Through December 16, 2018 - New York

There’s a chill in the air but it’s always party season with Quiet Events. This December our silent disco comes steaming through the Flatiron District at 230 Fifth. This upscale venue is ideal for your next birthday party or girls night out. We’ll we rocking out on the 20th floor penthouse with our 3 live DJs playing a bit of everything for everyone. Your 3 Live DJs are spinning all night: DJ 1 (Green): Top 40 Dance Hits DJ 2 (Red): 80’s, 90’s & 2K Throwbacks DJ 3 (Blue): Hip Hop, Reggae, Soca Your experience includes: • A pair of Quiet Events headphones • Glow in the Dark gear • 3 DJs battling for your attention Special notes: • 21+ to party • Rain or shine • Limited tickets available at the door • Dress code: No athletic wear (sneakers, baseball caps, yoga pants, etc.); no baggy or destroyed jeans What to bring: • Valid ID • You MUST have a credit or debit card for the check-in process. If the headphones are NOT returned, there will be a $100 charge to your credit or debit card after the event. • No need to print your ticket, just show the code on your phone or they will have your name at the door. How it works: When you arrive you’ll receive a pair o... (read more)

Vitruvi Pop-Up at Kotn - Kotn
Through December 16, 2018 - New York

Vitruvi is a Vancouver-based brand offering premium essential oils minus the markups. Using sustainably-sourced ingredients, all of their essential oils are 100% pure with absolutely no fillers, diluting oils, synthetic fragrances or unnatural components of any kind. Vitruvi will be popping up at Kotn December 14 - 16.

Ingrid Michaelson in New York - Beacon Theater
December 17, 2018 - New York

Ingrid Ellen Michaelson is an American singer-songwriter and actor. Her first album, Slow the Rain, was released in 2005, and she has since released six more albums, Girls and Boys, Be OK, Everybody, Human Again, Lights Out, and her most recent, It Doesn't Have to Make Sense. Her two highest-charting singles are "The Way I Am" and "Girls Chase Boys," at No. 37 and No. 52 on the Billboard Hot 100, respectively.

The Jam Of Now - Open Jam Session - Silvana
December 17, 2018 - New York

Danceable, rousing, and energetic, Jack Ross is all about fusing styles to create an unforgettable live show. The group displays virtuosic talent and precision musicianship. Drawing on his experience as a jazz, funk, and afrobeat drummer, Graham Doby (The Funk Ark, John Lee, John D'earth) formed Jack Ross almost immediately upon moving to New York City in 2014. The initial lineup – which included bassist Clint Greenlee, guitarist Brett Jones, and keyboardist Peter DelGrosso – wasted little time blending elements ranging from hip hop to math rock. With the addition of vocalist and frontwoman Noël Simoné Wippler, Jack Ross incorporated qualities of pop and soul to their sound, and new levels of fire and energy to their live performance.

Pentatonix - The Christmas Is Here! Tour in New York - Beacon Theater
December 18, 2018 - New York

Pentatonix (abbreviated PTX) is an American a cappella group from Arlington, Texas, consisting of vocalists Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi, Kirstin Maldonado, Kevin Olusola and Matt Sallee. Avi Kaplan was formerly a member of the group; he was replaced by Sallee in 2017. Characterized by their pop-style arrangements with vocal harmonies, basslines, riffing, percussion and beatboxing, they are widely known for their covers, mostly of modern pop works or Christmas songs, sometimes in the form of medleys, along with original material. Pentatonix formed in 2011 and subsequently won the third season of NBC's The Sing-Off, receiving $200,000 and a recording contract with Sony Music.[1][2] When Sony's Epic Records dropped the group after The Sing-Off, the group formed its YouTube channel, distributing its music through Madison Gate Records, a label owned by Sony Pictures.[3][4][5] With over 15 million subscribers and 2.7 billion views, Pentatonix's YouTube channel is currently the 50th most-subscribed-to YouTube channel. The group's video tribute to Daft Punk had received over 250 million views as of mid 2017.[6][7]

Pentatonix : Christmas Is Here - Beacon Theatre
December 18, 2018 - New York

The Christmas Is Here! Tour will feature songs from their new holiday album, "Christmas Is Here!," which will be released on October 26 and feature brand new Pentatonix arrangements of modern and classic seasonal favorites. Three-time Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum selling group Pentatonix has sold nearly ten million albums worldwide and performed for hundreds of thousands of fans at sold-out shows across the globe. Their YouTube channel boasts more than 15.5 million subscribers, yielding over 3.4 billion video views. Their 2015 self-titled album is certified gold after debuting at number one on Billboard's 200 chart. Additionally, nine of their albums have reached the top ten on Billboard's 200 chart, with two albums reaching number one, and have received multiple RIAA certifications for multi-platinum, platinum and gold selling albums and singles. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, September 28, 2018 at 10:00AM and will be available through Ticketmaster Charge By Phone (1-866-858-0008) and all Ticketmaster Outlets. Tickets will also available be available in person at the MSG, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre box offices beginning on Saturd... (read more)

Roots Nyc |Roots Closing Party W. Louie Vega & Kevin Hedge - Cielo
December 19, 2018 - New York

A godfather of global dance music, Louie Vega has painted an award-winning career from a palette mixed with everything from salsa and afro-beat, to jazz, hip-hop and soul. A godfather of global dance music, Louie Vega has painted an award-winning career from a palette mixed with everything from salsa and afro-beat, to jazz, hip-hop and soul. What distinguishes the Grammy winner and 4-time nominee as one of the best living house music deejays is his ability to evolve alongside the times, distill the current musical landscape through his unique taste and put his own timeless spin on it. "Little" Louie Vega, as he is sometimes affectionately known, was born in the Bronx into a musically gifted family (his father, a jazz saxophonist, and his uncle, Salsa King Héctor Lavoe). The "Little" moniker is ironic, given the fact that by the 80s he was deejaying at clubs he wasn't even old enough to attend, holding residencies at Studio 54, Devil's Nest, Hearthrob, Roseland, and the Palladium. Soon Vega was producing his own remixes, which included Information Society's "Running", Noel's "Silent Morning" and Debbie Gibson's "Only in my Dreams". Then in 1991 he joined Atlantic Records—and hit th... (read more)

Pentatonix : Christmas Is Here - Beacon Theatre
December 19, 2018 - New York

The Christmas Is Here! Tour will feature songs from their new holiday album, "Christmas Is Here!," which will be released on October 26 and feature brand new Pentatonix arrangements of modern and classic seasonal favorites. Three-time Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum selling group Pentatonix has sold nearly ten million albums worldwide and performed for hundreds of thousands of fans at sold-out shows across the globe. Their YouTube channel boasts more than 15.5 million subscribers, yielding over 3.4 billion video views. Their 2015 self-titled album is certified gold after debuting at number one on Billboard's 200 chart. Additionally, nine of their albums have reached the top ten on Billboard's 200 chart, with two albums reaching number one, and have received multiple RIAA certifications for multi-platinum, platinum and gold selling albums and singles. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, September 28, 2018 at 10:00AM and will be available through Ticketmaster Charge By Phone (1-866-858-0008) and all Ticketmaster Outlets. Tickets will also available be available in person at the MSG, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre box offices beginning on Saturd... (read more)

City Love NYC - Showcase - Silvana
December 20, 2018 - New York

City Love NYC is a monthly showcase for up and coming artists to share their talent with others. Accompanied by a house band, the artists perform their original material along with covers creating a quality music experience! #citylovenyc

Handel Messiah - Carnegie Hall
December 20, 2018 - NYC

Handel's Messiah and Christmas are Perfect Together. There is no better way to enjoy the Christmas season than hearing The Masterwork Chorus' presentation of Handel's Messiah at Carnegie Hall in New York City. it's one of the best shows in town. When combined with the window displays on 5th Ave., the tree at Rockefeller Center, and dinner with family and friends, it is a wonderful way to prepare for Christmas. Masterwork's Messiah features orchestra, top-notch soloists, and the glorious sound of the chorus singing the beauty of Christ's birth, passion, and resurrection. Thursday, Dec. 20th at 7:30 PM. Tickets are available through Carnegie Hall's website, www.carnegiehall.org or through CarnegieCharge 212-247-7800.

Pentatonix : Christmas Is Here - Beacon Theatre
December 20, 2018 - New York

The Christmas Is Here! Tour will feature songs from their new holiday album, "Christmas Is Here!," which will be released on October 26 and feature brand new Pentatonix arrangements of modern and classic seasonal favorites. Three-time Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum selling group Pentatonix has sold nearly ten million albums worldwide and performed for hundreds of thousands of fans at sold-out shows across the globe. Their YouTube channel boasts more than 15.5 million subscribers, yielding over 3.4 billion video views. Their 2015 self-titled album is certified gold after debuting at number one on Billboard's 200 chart. Additionally, nine of their albums have reached the top ten on Billboard's 200 chart, with two albums reaching number one, and have received multiple RIAA certifications for multi-platinum, platinum and gold selling albums and singles. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, September 28, 2018 at 10:00AM and will be available through Ticketmaster Charge By Phone (1-866-858-0008) and all Ticketmaster Outlets. Tickets will also available be available in person at the MSG, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre box offices beginning on Saturd... (read more)

Handel Messiah - Carnegie Hall
December 20, 2018 - NYC

Handel's Messiah and Christmas are Perfect Together. There is no better way to enjoy the Christmas season than hearing The Masterwork Chorus' presentation of Handel's Messiah at Carnegie Hall in New York City. it's one of the best shows in town. When combined with the window displays on 5th Ave., the tree at Rockefeller Center, and dinner with family and friends, it is a wonderful way to prepare for Christmas. Masterwork's Messiah features orchestra, top-notch soloists, and the glorious sound of the chorus singing the beauty of Christ's birth, passion, and resurrection. Thursday, Dec. 20th at 7:30 PM. Tickets are available through Carnegie Hall's website, www.carnegiehall.org or through CarnegieCharge 212-247-7800.

39th Annual A City Singing At Christmas - St. Patrick's Cathedral
December 20, 2018 - New York

The Young People's Chorus of New York City returns to St. Patrick's Cathedral, where they will join the Glen Cove High School Select Chorale directed by Edward Norris, the Cathedral Choir under the direction of St. Patrick's Director of Music Dr. Jennifer Pascual, the Cathedral Organs, and the New York Symphonic Brass in this cherished and much-anticipated celebration of Christmas. This inspiring evening of traditional and contemporary Christmas hymns and carols closes with the performers and entire congregation raising their voices together to sing Silent Night by candle light. Young People's Chorus of New York St. Patrick's Cathedral Choir Dr. Jennifer Pascual, Director Glen Cove High School Select Chorale Edward Norris, Director The Cathedral Organs New York Symphonic Brass

Late Night with the Barnes - Variety Show - Silvana
December 21, 2018 - New York

A weekly open mic hosted by comedian Eugene T. Barnes with live music by Bernadette Barnes and They Call Me Dope. Every 3rd FRIDAY of the month at 7-9pm.

Sal 'the Voice' Valentinetti's 2nd Annual Long Island Christmas - NYCB Theatre at Westbury
December 21, 2018 - Westbury

Sal first learned the American standards at his grandmother's knee and his passion grew further when he discovered his hidden vocal talent in his teenage years. "Sal the Voice," as he is known by everyone form Brooklyn to Bayshore, can be found on most Sundays sipping cappuccino at the cafe, telling stories, making jokes and planning his next move— to bring back to American pop culture the consummate, classy, old-school entertainer with a heart of gold. When his grandmother passed away, her music was all Sal had to remember her by. He had previously tried out for season 14 of American Idol, where he successfully made it past the auditions but did not proceed to the live shows. On season 11 of America's Got Talent Sal wowed the judges and won Heidi Klum's golden buzzer. He then made it past the Semi-Finals and competed in the Final Show.

The New York Pops: Under The Misletoe - Carnegie Hall
December 22, 2018 - New York

Ring in the holiday season with Ashley Brown (Broadway’s original Mary Poppins), who returns to the New York stage with this festive program of classic and contemporary carols.

Pentatonix : Christmas Is Here - Beacon Theatre
December 22, 2018 - New York

The Christmas Is Here! Tour will feature songs from their new holiday album, "Christmas Is Here!," which will be released on October 26 and feature brand new Pentatonix arrangements of modern and classic seasonal favorites. Three-time Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum selling group Pentatonix has sold nearly ten million albums worldwide and performed for hundreds of thousands of fans at sold-out shows across the globe. Their YouTube channel boasts more than 15.5 million subscribers, yielding over 3.4 billion video views. Their 2015 self-titled album is certified gold after debuting at number one on Billboard's 200 chart. Additionally, nine of their albums have reached the top ten on Billboard's 200 chart, with two albums reaching number one, and have received multiple RIAA certifications for multi-platinum, platinum and gold selling albums and singles. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, September 28, 2018 at 10:00AM and will be available through Ticketmaster Charge By Phone (1-866-858-0008) and all Ticketmaster Outlets. Tickets will also available be available in person at the MSG, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre box offices beginning on Saturd... (read more)

The Hip Hop Nutcracker - Rochester Broadway Theatre League
December 22, 2018 - Rochester

A holiday mash-up for the entire family, The Hip Hop Nutcracker, a contemporary work set to Tchaikovsky's timeless music, is performed by a supercharged cast of all-star dancers, DJ and violinist. Digital scenery transforms E.T.A. Hoffmann's story of a palace of sugarplums into a romance set in 1980s Brooklyn. The dance work celebrates love, community and the magic of New Year's Eve.

NYXL Shop & LAN - NYXL Shop & LAN
Through December 23, 2018 - Brooklyn

New York Excelsior (or ‘NYXL’) - New York’s first-ever professional esports team To celebrate New York’s massive, local gaming community, New York's first professional esports franchise, the New York Excelsior, is excited to open its retail shop and gaming center in Brooklyn, NY. Following NYXL’s historic, inaugural season in the Overwatch League, fans and gaming enthusiasts are invited to attend the “NYXL Shop and LAN” each weekend from November 16th through December 23rd to play Overwatch and other popular games. Fans will also gain access to exclusive product drops from local artists and brands, engage in weekly competitions against other local gamers in New York and enjoy food and beverages from NYC-based vendors. Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday November 16 - December 23 Shop hours: Friday: 2PM-12AM Saturday: 12PM-12AM Sunday: 12PM-8PM

Domino + Amazon Holiday Pop-up Shop - Domino x Amazon
Through December 23, 2018 - New York

Amazon’s holiday gift guide is brought to life through an editorially-curated selection of products, bringing the best of #SOdomino into one space and available all on Amazon. In addition to a Domino curated selection, you will find influencer-curated product displays by Alison Roman, Justina Blakeney, Jonathan Adler and more in the vein of the magazine’s “10 Things That Make Me Happy” series. Selection is also available to view online within Amazon Home’s Holiday Gift Guide at www.amazon.com/domino.

Domino + Amazon Holiday Pop-up Shop - Domino x Amazon
Through December 23, 2018 - New York

Amazon’s holiday gift guide is brought to life through an editorially-curated selection of products, bringing the best of #SOdomino into one space and available all on Amazon. In addition to a Domino curated selection, you will find influencer-curated product displays by Alison Roman, Justina Blakeney, Jonathan Adler and more in the vein of the magazine’s “10 Things That Make Me Happy” series. Selection is also available to view online within Amazon Home’s Holiday Gift Guide at www.amazon.com/domino.

Believe In The Wonder Of Giving - Macy's Herald Square
Through January 01, 2019 - New York

Macy's Herald Square will unveil its legendary Christmas windows on Thursday, November 15th at 6:00 pm, signaling the start of the holiday season with a ceremony filled with music, fun, sweet treats and Santaland's elves. This year's theme is "Believe In The Wonder Of Giving." The six enchanted windows will share a tale of friendship, family, adventure, and teamwork as Sunny the Snowpal works to save Christmas with the help of her friends. The windows are sure to delight generations of spectators who have grown up with the annual tradition of visiting the windows, as well as those experiencing the enchantment of a New York City Christmas for the first time.

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