What’s going on Friday? (cancellations, venue closures, and more)
Due to coronavirus fears, most of tonight's shows are cancelled (and even for the few that are still happening, we don't necessarily recommend attending one). You can stay up to date on what's happening and not happening by checking our NYC show calendar and our roundup of cancellations, which we're constantly updating.
Some of tonight's cancelled NYC-area shows include Phil Lesh at the Capitol Theatre, Dashboard Confessional at Starland Ballroom, Nathaniel Rateliff at Town Hall, Jerry Seinfeld at Beacon Theatre, and A Place to Bury Strangers at Bowery Ballroom.
New York State governor Andrew Cuomo is enacting a ban on gatherings of 500 or more people in the state, starting today at 5 PM, and the capacity of smaller bars and venues is being cut in half.
Several NYC venues are closed temporarily. MSG and Barclays Center are expected to be closed for "a number of months." Terminal 5, Brooklyn Steel, Music Hall of Williamsburg, Rough Trade NYC, Brooklyn Bowl, Town Hall, Knockdown Center (and its techno club Basement), UCB Theater, and House of Yes are closed until further notice. Le Poisson Rouge, Market Hotel, Public Records, Trans-Pecos, and Union Pool are closed through this weekend. Elsewhere is closed through at least March 19. Bowery Ballroom, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Shed, Avant Gardner, Mercury Lounge, TV Eye, and Baby's All Right have closed for the rest of March.
All Live Nation arena tours are on pause until further notice, which doesn't make a difference at the moment in NYC because there are now no arenas to play in anyway.
If you're looking for some musical entertainment from the comfort of your own home, we picked 8 amazing live videos to watch while you’re home and every show is cancelled. Also, check out this week's new albums in Notable Releases and Bill's Indie Basement.