How to Secure a Music Venue in NYC

4 Steps on How to Secure a Music Venue in NYC

There is no place better in the world to put on a concert than in New York City. That's why as a music promotor or musician looking to book a venue for a concert, it's essential to get the size, capacity, and location right. Let's take a tour of how to secure a music venue in NYC that meets all your unique requirements.

1. Establish a Budget

Before you book a venue, the first step is to determine an event budget. Creating an event budget will help narrow down your search. Then, all that’s left to do is to pick the best location, and put on an amazing show for your guests.  

2. Select the Right Space

When choosing a venue for your concert, make sure to take into account your guest list size, and your preferred neighborhood. BLACE makes this step easy by offering unprecedented access to exclusive spaces across NYC. We've even curated a lineup of a few of our favorite music venues for you to explore.  

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When you're in search of a white box space that can be customized to your production's needs and accommodate a large crowd, Chelsea Industrial is your go-to music venue in NYC. This 22,000 sq. ft. venue can host up to 1,100 guests and boasts 18 ft. ceilings, multiple rooms, and floor-to-ceiling windows.  

Chelsea Industrial

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Harlem Church is a must-book if natural acoustics are high on your list. This iconic 10,260 sq. ft. former church in Harlem boasts incredible architectural details, original finishes, and a towering ceiling that'll leave a guest list of up to 450 people in awe.

Harlem Church

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Terminal 5 is NYC's top multi-level music venue for large-sized live events. This 20,969 sq. ft. space in Hell’s Kitchen spans three floors and offers additional rooftop space. It features a substantial stage to host a concert and 40 ft. ceilings that allow for large-scale installations and experiential events.

Terminal 5

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Named by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the best music venues in America, Brooklyn Steel is an 11,000 sq. ft. large-scale music venue in Brooklyn, NY. It can host up to 1,800 guests and features a main floor, a balcony, three bars, and a private VIP room on the balcony level.

Brooklyn Steel

3. Determine Your Preferred Show Dates

When do you want to have the show? The time of year and whether you’d prefer a weeknight or weekend may influence price, so it’s vital to consider these factors ahead of time. That being said, if you’re able to be flexible with the date, you’ll have a better chance of securing your dream venue. 

4. Connect with the Venue  

Now that you've narrowed down your selection on the right music venue, it's time to connect with them through BLACE. All you need to do is click the "Start Booking" button, where you'll find a convenient form to submit all your event details. Once the form is submitted, a venue representative will be in contact with you shortly to book a walkthrough of the space and help bring your music production dreams to life.

Book Your Next Music Event with BLACE 

Ready to book a music venue in NYC? BLACE has all your requirements covered with the space and vendors you need. Book online today!