7 Incredible Concerts & Shows You Need to Ring in 2017 with This January in NYC

New year means new music, right? Well, sometimes.

Let's just say we're still half- aboard the nostalgia train. We're firm believers that you don't always have to be out with the old to be in with the new.

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But whether you're looking to discover your next favorite song, or reminisce with some classic hits, you absolutely must work some time to see some live music this month.

Most notably, Billy Joel kicks off 2017 with a bang at Madison Square Garden January 11th, and if you thought you never had a chance to get into a sold-out show, then you haven't met our friends at Seaters

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1. Winter Jazzfest (January 5th - January 10th)


Since 2005, Winter Jazzfest has established itself as a "hotbed of cultural discovery" in NYC. From its original one-day single- location program, their itinerary for 2017 includes 14 stages over five nights, featuring over 600 artists, and more than 150 groups.

They'll be performing in venues all over downtown Manhattan and beyond, including Le Poisson Rouge, Littlefield, and The Quaker Friend Meeting Hall.

Specifically, their music marathon, that takes place on the Friday and Saturday nights of the festival, are recognized as essential NYC nightlife. Check out their full lineup, schedule, and purchase tickets on their website.

2. Celebrating David Bowie: A Very Special David Bowie Concert With Bowie People Playing Bowie Music Bowie Style (January 10th)


Excuse us any typos, because our eyes have obviously misted over. In honor of Bowie's 70th birthday, band members, friends, and an enormous ensemble of top recording and touring musicians worldwide will be gathering to aid local charities.

Most likely, this will be the closest anyone's ever going to get to experiencing a live David Bowie concert ever again. Do not miss this one- time only series' New York stop at Terminal 5– get your tickets now.

3. Billy Joel (January 11th)


Could you really pass up a chance to see the incomparable Billy Joel live? 

Oh, that's right. Like nobody. He's an icon. He's a living legend. He's on your bucket list whether you knew you had a bucket list or not. 

This will be his first 2017 show at MSG, and his 37th consecutive show since his residency began in January 2014. All 36 of these shows have sold out and this one is not the exception.

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4. Bey Nite - A Beyonce Tribute Night (January 13th)


The legendary west coast party Tribute Night highlights certain artists that define a generation and can withstand the test of time– so duh, Queen Bey definitely makes the cut. 

Ante Up PDX Crew will be taking over Brooklyn Bowl for a dance party of epic proportions, they'll be playing Bey's best, including Destiny's Child classics, remixes, and features. 

There will also be a free Bey Photo Booth, Snapchat filter, and all night long, projections of Bey will envelope the Brooklyn Bowl.

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5. Planned Parenthood Benefit: Noble Kids/ Snack Cat (January 22nd)

If you haven't already, discover how dope Noble Kids and Snack Cat are at Mercury Lounge; the proceeds will also be going towards Planned Parenthood. Tickets are only $10, and you can get them here.

Noble Kids is a Brooklyn-based folk rock quartet who draw influences from a variety of artists and genres, but maintain their own honest and unique sound. Check out their debut full-length record from "Fawn."

Snack Cat is a band with a sound that's like a cross between soul/rock/jazz/blues and funk. Since forming in the Fall of 2014, they've already played in some of NYC's top venues, including The Bowery Electric, and Radegast Beer Hall in Williamsburg, where they also have a residency.

6. I Love The 90s with The Fresh Kids of Bel-Air (January 27th)


Le Poisson Rouge puts on the best throwback nights, in our totally unbiased opinion. The Fresh Kids of Bel-Air, an NYC-based group of 6 musicians, serve up '90s hits every Friday night, so there are plenty of other dates for you to check them out.

Flannel is probably optional, but we feel like you should wear it anyway. Get your tickets here.

7. New York Philharmonic's Chinese New Year Celebration (January 31st)


Your New Year's resolution should be to realize that if you don't appreciate classical music, you're doing it wrong.

Celebrate the Year of the Rooster with a festive rendition of Puccini's Turandot, Chinese folk songs including "Jasmine Flower," Ravel's timeless Bolero, and more with the New York Philharmonic at David Geffen Hall. 

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