That adorable red building that used to occupy Pier 17 in South Street Seaport has been replaced with a new sleek-looking thing, which is less charming and does not house a Pizzeria Uno. But it will open this July 28th nonetheless, and with it will come upscale shops and a new summer music series.
The Seaport Music Festival has hosted concerts over on the Pier for 15 years (going on 16), with free shows and lineups mostly featuring local bands (The National, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Ted Leo, Sugar Hill Gang, to name a few).
This new series is much more LiveNation-y. Because it's booked by LiveNation. And that comes with Ticketmaster prices and fees. These shows will be held in a different area, as well — on the rooftop of the new Pier 17 building (the series is fittingly called the Pier 17 Rooftop Concert Series), which, fine, looks pretty sweet. The open air space is 1.5-acres, and holds 2,400 (seated) to 3,400 (standing). You can check out the lineup below.
And as for the Seaport Music Festival (which returned last summer after a three-year hiatus), this afternoon organizer Stephen Dima told us that while they haven't announced it yet, they'll be back this year, too.
The Pier 17 Rooftop Concert Series
July 28: Jon Batiste with the Dap-Kings (this one's free)
Aug 1: Amy Schumer & Friends
Aug 2: Kings of Leon
Aug 3: Kings of Leon
Aug 9: Bebe Rexha
Aug 12: Trevor Noah
Aug 19: The Summer Ever After Tour featuring All Time Low + Dashboard Confessional with Gnash
Aug 21: Michael McDonald
Aug 24: Hunter Hayes with Maggie Rose
Aug 25: Gladys Knight + The O’Jays
Sept 6: Jeff Dunham
Sept 7: Rebellion Rises 2018 Tour featuring Ziggy Marley, Steel Pulse and Tribal Seeds
Sept 8: deadmau5
Sept 21: St. Lucia
Sept 28: STS9 with Papadosio
Sept 29: STS9 with Slow Magic
Sept 30: Diana Ross (revisit her 1980s Central Park show here)
Oct 5: Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators
Oct 6: Pink Martini
Oct 7: Paul Anka Sings Frank Sinatra - His Songs, My Songs, My Way
Oct 12: Thievery Corporation
Tickets (some of which, like Kings of Leon, are in the $200 range!) go on sale today if you have a Chase card, and on May 18th if you do not.