Concert schedule for live music in New York City in July

Check out forthcoming major live music shows in New York with our concert schedule for July and buy tickets before these New York concerts sell out

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Ingrid Michaelson + Neulore

  • Critics choice

Singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson has a cute, husky voice, which she applies to pretty, quirky songs. When discussing her latest disc, Lights Out, the New York native says she's gone from "the poppy ukulele girl to platforms-and-eye-makeup pop." Well, maybe it's Maybelline, but we get the feeling this talented songstress was born with it. Nashville folk duo Neulore opens.

  1. Central Park SummerStage Mainstage Rumsey Playfield, Central Park, enter at Fifth Ave and 72nd St
  2. Wed Jul 30
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Amel Larrieux + Avery*Sunshine + The Jones Family Singers

  • Free

Former Groove Theory vocalist Amel Larrieux is one of alterna-R&B’s bright lights, primarily because her delivery comes with jazz seasoning. She also has a sizable globalist streak. Tonight she joins singer-pianist Avery*Sunshine and the gospel-funk Jones Family Singers.

  1. Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center W 62nd St, between Columbus and Amsterdam Aves
  2. Wed Jul 30
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Wiz Khalifa + DJ Drama + Ty Dolla $ign + IAMSU + Jeezy + Rich Homie Quan + Mack Wilds + Sage the Gemini

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

"Black and Yellow" MC Wiz Khalifa, who is set to release his fifth album, Blacc Hollywood, on Aug 19, tops a stacked bill of rappers and producers. Joining him are Gangsta Grillz–series mastermind DJ Drama, "Paranoid" crooner Ty Dolla $ign, Def Jam vet Jeezy and a crew of young talent, including Mack Wilds, best known offstage for his role as Michael from The Wire.

  1. Nikon at Jones Beach Theater Jones Beach
  2. Thu Jul 31
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Bettye LaVette

  • Critics choice
  • Free

More than 50 years into a career that has taken her from the R&B charts to Motown and Broadway, raspy-voiced soul singer Bettye LaVette is making the most of her long-delayed close-up. Here, as part of the River& Blues series, she gigs at the southern tip of Manhattan.

  1. Robert F. Wagner Park Battery Pl, between West St and 1st Pl
  2. Thu Jul 31
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Joe Bataan

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  • Free

"Afro-Filipino / Average sort of guy / That's what I am," crooned Joe Bataan on 1968's "Ordinary Guy," which served as a handy introduction to both his mixed ethnic background and his self-dubbed "salsoul" musical blend. The Spanish Harlem veteran plays two free outdoor gigs this week: July 31 in Staten Island with Boogaloo Assassins and DJ Turmix, and Aug 6 on the LES as part of the Mobile

  1. East River Park FDR Dr, between Montgomery and E 12th Sts
  2. Thu Jul 31 - Wed Aug 6
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The Dan Band

  • Price band: 2/4

You remember the wedding-reception scenes in Old School and The Hangover, in which the band’s singer keeps tossing out obscenities, to the befuddlement of the guests? Said act is L.A.’s real-life Dan Band, which busts out tongue-in-cheek—yet intensely passionate—pop covers laced with wanton profanity. If you’re a sucker for the gimmick, you probably already have tickets.

  1. Gramercy Theatre 127 E 23rd St, between Park Ave South and Lexington Ave
  2. Thu Jul 31
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José González + yMusic

  • Free

Swedish guitarist José González, accompanied by contemporary-classical ensemble yMusic, performs new chamber-orchestra versions of his work, arranged by yMusic's Rob Moose.

  1. Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center W 62nd St, between Columbus and Amsterdam Aves
  2. Thu Jul 31
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Sonny Landreth

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Blues musician Sonny Landreth is underappreciated for the level of songwriting and guitar skill he's exhibited over his long career. But those in the know, namely fellow musicians like Allen Toussaint and Mark Knopfler, recognize him as one of the greats for his excellent country-tinged slide technique and ability to evoke images of his native Louisiana in pastoral song.

  1. Iridium 1650 Broadway, at 51st St
  2. Thu Jul 31 - Sat Aug 2
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AVAN LAVA + Uproot Andy + Cookies

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Brooklyn indie-pop outfit AVAN LAVA's high-energy gigs include choreographed dance routines and trippy light shows. Plan to work up a sweat.

  1. Rough Trade NYC 64 North 9th St, between Kent and Wythe Aves, 11249
  2. Thu Jul 31
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The Temper Trap + Walking Shapes

The Temper Trap is a massively successful London-via-Melbourne quartet dabbling in spacey pop-rock.

  1. Music Hall of Williamsburg 66 North 6th St, between Kent and Wythe Aves
  2. Thu Jul 31
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