Summer’s in full swing, and so are the rooftop concerts at Pier 17. With its second Summer Concert Series underway, the Lower East Side waterfront venue boasts some huge names from the world of rock and pop — two particularly major shows are still coming up. Here’s what you can expect:
Sheryl Crow, July 28
From James Bond theme “Tomorrow Never Dies” to mid-90s floor-filler “If It Makes You Happy,” the music of Sheryl Crow is known and adored by millions. Here’s a chance to get to know the work of the nine-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter better. Up on the Pier 17 rooftop, Crow will perform songs from her stunning back catalog, alongside newer hits, for an evening sure to win you over. Her special guest for the night is soulful singer, songwriter, and storyteller Patrick Droney.
Ben Folds & Violent Femmes, Aug. 1
You read that right: Two legends for the price of one will appear at Pier 17, in the form of songwriter-pianist extraordinaire Ben Folds, and folk-punk trio Violent Femmes. You’ll be utterly spoiled by the sheer number of hits thrown your way, including (we hope) “Still Fighting It” and “Gracie” by Folds, and the Femmes’ “Blister in the Sun” and “Gone Daddy Gone.” We can already tell this is going to be one of those shows you’ll be talking about for years to come.
A Bespoke VIP Gig Package
Of course, the big luxury for residents of One Manhattan Square is that these two blockbuster shows are just a few blocks away. In fact, you and your closest friends can make a night of it, creating your own VIP gig package. The evening starts off luxuriously right in your own building: Enjoy a glass of chilled fizz in the Wine Room, followed by a delicious meal in the Culinary Lounge and Demonstration Kitchen (making sure, of course, to have Sheryl, Ben, and the Femmes on the stereo). Then, after strolling home once the gigs are finished — singing the hits as you go — unwind, refresh, and cool off with a dip in One Manhattan Square’s 75-foot saltwater swimming pool. Finally, give your (possibly ringing) ears some much-needed rest, courtesy of the Sunken Tranquility Garden. You don’t get that from your average concert experience.