Tuesday tickets: One of your New Year’s resolutions should be to go out more, and pay less. Enjoy these great live music performances and dance parties in NYC for $25 or less, including Mardi Gras celebrations. Get discount tickets for while they are available, before they are gone:
Get good vibrations with the legendary The Beach Boys. The Grammy-winning group is the soundtrack of fun in the sun and unfading youth.The group is lead by Mike Love and Grammy-nominated songwriter Bruce Johnston, with Christian Love, Randell Kirsch, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill and Scott Totten, singing such hits such as “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “I Get Around,” “Help Me Rhonda,” “California Girls,” the Grammy nominated “Good Vibrations” and chart-topping “Kokomo.” The Beach Boys perform at Brooklyn’s recently renovated Kings Theatre.
- One night only, Tuesday, Feb. 9, discount tickets from $15, instead of $35-60.
Africa Now Festival returns to the Apollo Theater in March with some of the hottest musicians from across Africa, including artists that are rarely heard in the U.S. This annual concert is always a highlight of the Apollo’s season, tickets generally sell out fast.
This year’s musicians include Niger’s Bombino, melding his cultural roots with “snatches of Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix and even Jerry Garcia” (No Depression magazine). Called “Africa’s most internationally successful young band” by The Guardian, Afro-fusion band Mokoomba mixes infectious, high-energy beats, funk grooves and instruments and Zimbabwe’s Tonga musical traditions. Ghanaian singer-songwriter Jojo Abot creates a sultry blend of everything from electronica and afrobeat to jazz, soul and reggae. Alsarah and the Nubatones cap off the evening with their Nubian/Sudanese-inspired East-African retro-pop.
- One night only, Saturday, March. 8, discount tickets are $24, instead of $38-43.
Let the good times roll and your feet tapping with singer and accordion-player extraordinaire C.J. Chenier, son of legendary “King of Zydeco” Clifton Chenier, at this Lundi Gras dance party. C.J. has led his father’s famed Red Hot Louisiana Band since his 1987 death, with the foot-stomping dance music of Southern Louisiana’s Creole people, even expanding the traditional Bayou sound with funk, blues, swamp rock and even country.
He’ll be joined by Nathan & Zydeco Cha-Chas at The Hall MP Brooklyn, which hosts this partially-seated, dance floor-style concert, complete with drink specials and items for purchase from a special New Orleans-inspired menu.
- One night only, Monday, Feb. 8. Half-price tickets are $14.75.