Apollo Theater

253 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027, USA

Since it first opened its doors in 1914, this celebrated Harlem concert venue has hosted some of the brightest lights of R&B, jazz, blues, gospel and soul music. In fact many stars (including Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan and James Brown) got their start here, performing in the Apollo’s long-running amateur-night lineup. Performances are held daily, and happily many of them take place during the daytime. Tickets and a calendar of events are available online.

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