Brooklyn’s state- of-the-art entertainment and sports arena hosts regular live music events by major commercial performers and is home to the New York Islanders and Brooklyn Nets. 620 Atlantic Ave., at Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, 800.745.3000.
Host to indie and alternative bands and frequent solo acoustic performing artists, this 575- capacity Beaux Arts theater has a subterranean bar and is known for its acoustics. 6 Delancey St., at Bowery, 212.533.2111.
CENTRAL PARK SUMMERSTAGE
Check centralpark.com for a frequently updated list of performers gracing the stage at this major outdoor music venue in the heart of Central Park. Rumsey Playfield, Central Park, enter at Fifth Ave. & 72nd St., 212.360.2777.
FORD AMPHITHEATER AT CONEY ISLAND BOARDWALK
This 5,000-seat boardwalk amphitheater is just yards from the Atlantic Ocean. 3052 W. 21st St., at Riegelmann Boardwalk, West Brighton, Brooklyn. ford amphitheater coneyisland.com. No phone.
FOREST HILLS STADIUM
Originally opened in 1915, this coliseum-style venue hosted the US Open tennis tourney annually from 1924 to 1977, as well as visits from The Beatles, Barbra Streisand and other music greats, before shuttering in 1978. Renovated and reopened for live music in 2013, the 14,000-plus capacity open-air stadium is now a premium NYC music venue. 1 Tennis Pl., at Dartmouth St. & 69th Ave., Forest Hills, Queens, 888.929.7849.
This intimate concert venue, a former movie house and Off- Broadway theater, offers general-admission standing room and seating. 127 E. 23rd St., btw Lexington Ave. & Park Ave. So., 212.614.6932.
This 1,025- capacity rock music venue frequently hosts intimate and off-the- cuff performances by major commercial artists, the likes of which have included The Ramones, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Eminem. 17 Irving Pl., btw E. 15th & E. 16th sts., 212.777.6800.
MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
The entertainment and sporting venue hosts concerts and live events in The Hulu Theater at MSG and in its arena, which is home to the New York Rangers and New York Knicks. This month, The Smashing Pumpkins, Rod Stewart, Shakira, Jason Aldean, Billy Joel and Drake perform in the arena. Seventh Ave., btw W. 31st & W. 33rd sts., 866.858.0008.
ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL
Local musicians shine at this no-frills club with three stages featuring several sets nightly including an always-free-admission Stage One. 196 Allen St., btw Stanton & E. Houston sts., 212.477.4155.
The largest standing-room music hall in the Midtown area welcomes a mix of musicians and has a rooftop smoking deck. 610 W. 56th St., btw 11th & 12th aves., 212.582.6600.