Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. and The Howard Hughes Corporation ® (NYSE:HHC) announced today that the Pier 17 Rooftop Concert Series at the Seaport District will be programmed exclusively by Live Nation. The highly anticipated 1.5-acre rooftop is a 3,400-standing, 2,400-seated capacity open-air venue which will feature unmatched views of the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, and the city skyline. The concert series will bring elite artists to New York’s newest entertainment destination, with the musical lineup to be announced May 7.
“Pier 17 is going to be a terrific addition to the New York music landscape and is quickly going to become one of the city’s favorite music venues for both fans and artists alike,” said Alan Ostfield, President, Live Nation North Atlantic. “Pier 17, with its flexible configuration, memorable experiences and views that are as good as it gets in New York, is going to be a one-of-a-kind venue.
The Seaport District is going through a dynamic transformation, reemerging as a revitalized hub of culture and entertainment that brings music, sports, and culinary powerhouses together in one place for everyone in the city to enjoy. Live Nation couldn’t be happier to be part of this project with our partners at The Howard Hughes Corporation.”
“We are pleased to be partnering with Live Nation as we launch the inaugural rooftop concert series at Pier 17,” said Saul Scherl, President of the New York Tri-State region, The Howard Hughes Corporation. “We look forward to opening the Pier 17 rooftop this summer and providing a new amenity which will gather people together through live music and vibrant experiences, allowing New Yorkers to reconnect with their city’s waterfront and the storied history of the revitalized Seaport District.”
An essential part of the city for over 300 years, the re-envisioned Seaport District will continue to function as a community anchor and “port of discovery” for the rapidly growing population of Lower Manhattan. The Howard Hughes Corporation is building upon the Seaport’s history as the birthplace of innovation as it transforms an area spanning several city blocks into an integrated district totaling more than 400,000 square feet of dynamic culinary, fashion, entertainment and cultural experiences.
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Pier 17 stands as a prominent highlight of the revitalized district. The first two floors of the four-story building will include waterfront restaurants from culinary powerhouses such as Andrew Carmellini, David Chang of the Momofuku Group, and Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Pier 17 will also include ESPN’s new live broadcast studios, which will launch in early April. Poised to become an iconic entertainment destination, the Pier 17 rooftop will be one of the most unique venues in the world.
The Seaport District is easily accessible via 11 subway lines through the Fulton Transit Center and World Trade Center stations, as well as by the New York Water Taxi and Staten Island Ferry. The venue is a 20-minute bike ride from Brooklyn and ample bike racks will be available for all shows.
Tickets for Seaport District Concerts can only be purchased through Seaport District strategic partner Ticketmaster. Additional announced strategic sponsors of The Rooftop at Pier 17 are Lincoln Motor Company and Heineken. The Lincoln Motor Company will implement year-round customer-centered activations and drive experiences throughout the district.