The Rooftop at Pier 17

Pier 17 on Manhattan is at 89 South Street, by Fulton & South Street. It overlooks the old South Street Seaport to the direct south. It lies within the...
Pier 17

Pier 17

St. Lucia

Pier 17 on Manhattan is at 89 South Street, by Fulton & South Street. It overlooks the old South Street Seaport to the direct south. It lies within the Seaport tourist area in southern Manhattan, right upon the East River. It is a new venue, having only opened in 2018, after the whole area was reconstructed post-Hurricane Sandy.

The stage is on the rooftop of Pier 17 (fourth floor). There are two entrances, one for VIPs with an elevator on the northwest side of the building, and another on the south side up escalators, both letting out on the west side of the rooftop. There is also an emergency staircase inside the south end that is opened up when concerts end. Bathrooms and the merch table are located on the third floor.

The rooftop itself is large and wide, with the stage on the north side. There are bars in the southwest corner and along the eastern side; the eastern ones also serve tacos and sliders. There is a VIP area near the west side entrance, and slightly raised area (with benches around it) on the southern side. The stage itself is flanked by two large screens, and Pier 17 has video cameramen who shoot live video for the screens. The whole set-up is definitely classy, from the views of downtown & East River to the drinks. The lighting and sound are excellent, though surprisingly don’t carry down to the street level as much as one might expect (hard to listen for free).

We all miss the old free shows at South Street Seaport, and The Rooftop at Pier 17 is anything but free, leaning distinctly towards the higher-end crowd. But it’s got all the amenities that being high-end brings, from live video to spectacular view. If you’re willing to spend the bucks and the weather is right, can make for a wonderful night.

Capacity: 3,400 standing/2,400 seated

all ages


89 South Street (by Fulton & South Street)

By Subway:

A, C, 2, 3, 4, 5, J or Z trains to Fulton St. – walk 6 blocks east to the river


QRO Coverage:

-Old 97’s, with Drive-By Truckers, September 28th, 2023 – Old 97’s photos, Drive-By Truckers photos

-Local Natives, August 29th, 2023 – live review, photos

-Shakey Graves, with Lucius, August 15th, 2023 – Shakey Graves photos, Lucius photos

-The Wood Brothers, with Shovels & Rope, June 9th, 2023 – The Wood Brothers photos, Shovels & Rope photos

-Frank Turner, May 12th, 2023 – photos

-Tegan & Sara, October 29th, 2022 – live review, photos

-The Gaslight Anthem, September 28th, 2022 – live review, photos

-Vance Joy, with Budjerah, June 4th, 2022 – Vance Joy photos, Budjerah photos

-NEEDTOBREATHE, with Switchfoot, October 9th, 2021 – NEEDTOBREATHE photos, Switchfoot photos

-Rufus Wainwright, with José González, September 30th, 2021 – live review, Rufus Wainwright photos, José González photos

-Thievery Corporation, with Escort, October 11th, 2019 – Thievery Corporation photos, Escort photos

-Avril Lavigne, with Jagwar Twin, October 1st, 2019 – Avril Lavigne photos, Jagwar Twin photos

-The Psychedelic Furs, with James and Dear Boy, July 12th, 2019 – James live review, The Psychedelic Furs photos, James photos, Dear Boy photos

-Passion Pit, with The Beaches, May 19th, 2019 – Passion Pit live review, Passion Pit photos, The Beaches photos

-St. Lucia, with LPX, September 21st, 2018 – St. Lucia photos, LPX photos

Passion Pit

Pier 17

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