The legendary Webster Hall will reopen next week, and Jay-Z will be the first performer.
The iconic venue has been in the East Village for over a century, and while it closed its doors in 2017 for renovations, it’s finally gearing up to reopen this spring. Re-opening the 133-year-old venue on Friday, April 26, will be none other than rapper and New York City native, Jay-Z. The performance will be Jay-Z’s first at Webster Hall, and has been labeled “B-Sides 2” (a sequel to his unique NYC “B-Sides” concert for TIDAL back in 2015 where he performed rare songs at NYC’s Terminal 5).
Webster Hall will have a star-studded first month of performers with artists like Patti Smith and her Band,Dillon Francis, MGMT, Vampire Weekend, Rosalía, and Sharon Van Etten following HOV’s big night. Tickets for the opening show will go on sale to the public this Friday, April 19, but you can already snag tickets to some of the other performances coming up. (Note: if you’re an AMEX member you’ll be able to purchase a limited amount of B-Sides 2 tickets on April 18, beginning at 10 a.m.)
Located at 125 East 11th Street, the massive venue will re-open with renovations including what was formerly The Marlin Room, which is now The Lounge, as a bar and waiting area; enhanced acoustics in the Grand Ballroom; expanded bathrooms; central air conditioning; additional stairwells; and their first-ever elevator.
Where: Webster Hall – 125 East 11th Street
When: Friday, April 26
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