With the opening of a new rooftop music venue at Pier 17 this summer, the Seaport is upping the ante when it comes to downtown attractions. The new open-air space will occupy the new four-story-building’s 1.5-acre rooftop and feature stellar waterfront views and a wildly arty canopy covering.
On Monday, the opening acts for the venue’s inaugural Pier 17 Rooftop Concert Series were announced. On Wednesday, August 1, Amy Schumer will kick things off with a stand-up performance, followed by a show from indie-rock dude-bros Kings of Leon on August 2. Each of these acts comes with a level of kitschy A-list appeal. Kings of Leon is a regular summer music festival headliner; Schumer has filled up Madison Square Garden and has racked up some box office wins with films like Trainwreck and I Feel Pretty in recent years. If the initial headliners are any indication, one can expect more of these kinds of bookings at the rooftop this summer.
The new venue has a capacity of 3,400 for standing shows, and 2,400 for seated gigs. Tickets to the first two shows are available via an exclusive pre-sale to Chase cardholders for 48 hours beginning Monday, May 7 at 10am, with general ticket sales kicking off on Friday, May 11.