POP/ ROCK CLUBS+ VENUES
APOLLO THEATER The historic Harlem venue has launched the careers of a myriad of legendary performers, including James Brown, Ella Fitzgerald and Michael Jackson. Every Wednesday at 7:30 pm: Amateur Night talent competition. 253 W. 125th St., btw Adam Clayton Powell Jr. & Frederick Douglass blvds., 212.531.5300. BARCLAYS CENTER Brooklyn’s state- of-the-art entertainment and sports arena. Highlights: June 3: Viktor Drobysh and friends.
June 6-7: The Weeknd. June 10: New York Salsa Festival.
June 27: New Kids on the Block with Paula Abdul and Boyz II Men. 620 Atlantic Ave., at Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, 800.745.3000. B. B. KING BLUES CLUB & GRILL Dedicated to the musical legend, who died in 2015, this intimate space has been in Times Square for 15 years. Lucille’s Bar & Restaurant within the club is named for King’s beloved Gibson guitar and also features live music nightly. Highlights: June 2: El DeBarge. June 3: Kool & the Gang. June 6: Gary U. S. Bonds. June 7: Rosana. June 9: Robert Cray Band. June 15
16: America. June 17: Valerie Simpson. June 22: Three Dog Night. June 23: Jerry Lee Lewis. June 25: JeanLuc Ponty. Every Saturday
at noon: Beatles Brunch. Every Sunday at 1: 30 pm:
Gospel Brunch. 237 W. 42nd St., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 212.997.4144. BEACON THEATRE A classic Upper West Side theater seating close to 3,000 guests has been revamped to house pop- music concerts, comedians and other
acts. Highlights: June 8: Jerry Seinfeld. June 10: Pat Metheny. June 13-14: Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds. June 16: Jermaine Dupri. June 17: The Ultimate Doo-Wop Show. June 21: Diana Krall. June 22-24: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit. June 28: Sheryl Crow. 2124 Broadway, at W. 74th St., 866.858.0008. HAMMERSTEIN BALLROOM A wide range of cultural and entertainment events, including musical performances, inside the former Manhattan Opera House. Highlights:
June 10: City & Colour. June 18: Broadway Bares. June 24: New York Pride Masterbeat Game Show. Manhattan Center Studios, 311 W. 34th St., btw Eighth & Ninth aves., 800.745.3000.