The Bowery Ballroom is a 500-capacity music venue located on the border of Chinatown in New York City, on the Lower East Side. The building was constructed in 1929 before the year’s iconic stock market crash, and stood vacant through the Great Depression and World War II, before becoming a spot for high-end retail shops. Towards the end of the 20th century, when the neighborhood once again deteriorated, the space housed lighting and carpet stores until converted to a music venue in 1997.

Since its opening, the Bowery Ballroom has achieved legendary status as a mid-size music venue in New York City, often cited as a “home” for popular NY-based bands that held many of their first shows at the venue. The venue is also a top choice for legendary touring acts to play the infrequent club show, due to its pristine sound.

With a downstairs lounge, elements of the 1929 construction still visibly present, and a state of the art sound system, the Bowery Ballroom remains today as one of New York City’s most beloved music venues.

Edited by beyondmountains on 23 May 2011, 01:50

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