Country on the Rooftop at Pier 17
Bluegrass. Southern rock. Straight up country. This year’s Summer Concert Series on The Rooftop at Pier 17 has it all. The annual series is known for hosting acts from a wide variety of genres — welcoming artists such as Blondie, Flogging Molly, 5 Seconds of Summer and Pusha T in 2022 alone — but this summer happens to feature a generous serving of country performers in the mix. And here’s the good news: if you’re a country or bluegrass fan (or simply country-curious), there’s still time to snag tickets to these epic rooftop shows. Here’s what’s on tap:
June 24 & 25
This bluegrass jam band from Kalamazoo, Michigan, mixes acoustic strings, electric effects, and a rock and roll spirit with a full light show. Greensky Bluegrass fans may recall their last visit to The Rooftop in the summer of 2019, and can expect a similarly high-energy night (or nights) this time around.
“Whenever I write something emotional that might be difficult to sing, I’m reminded of the fact the crowd is there,” says the band’s Paul Hoffman. “Hopefully, it’s a reminder for other people as well and we all have something to chant together.” Joining Greensky Bluegrass on June 24 and 25 is special guest Holly Bowling.
One of the biggest country artists to take The Rooftop stage this summer is Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and musician Billy Strings, whose latest record, Renewal, offers a personal and honest interpretation of his wide range of influences. Come and catch Strings on The Rooftop and enjoy his blend of bluegrass and classic rock, with dashes of metal, psychedelic music and more.
Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit
September 1 & 2
These performers are another act returning to Pier 17 this summer. Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit will showcase Isbell’s poetic songwriting and Southern rock-fused country over two nights this September. “There’s no better songwriter on the planet … no one operating with the same depth, eloquence or feeling,” American Songwriter Magazine once wrote of Isbell. On September 1, the group’s special guest will be Adia Victoria. On September 2nd, they’ll be joined by Bully.
Plenty of country acts today put a contemporary spin on their genre. But Jon Pardi is proud to be a traditional country singer, one whose craft was honed in West Coast honky tonks. His songs have drawn comparisons to stars like Dwight Yoakam and George Strait, and audiences can see those chops on display this September. Pardi will be joined by special guests Lainey Wilson and Hailey Whitters.
Navy veteran turned country performer Zach Bryan released his major-label debut, American Heartbreak, in May this year. The triple album was one of the biggest chart successes for a country album in 2022. Curious to see what all the fuss is about? Catch Bryan — and special guest Charles Wesley Godwin — on The Rooftop on September 27. Crooning along to his hits with views of the Brooklyn Bridge in the background sure sounds like a sweet way to close out the summer.
About the Venue
The Rooftop at Pier 17 is an ADA-compliant venue and accessible seating, restrooms and concessions are available. The Heineken Green Zone, an exclusive fan section with a prime location near the front of the stage, offers ticket holders access to premium drink stations and gourmet food trucks.
To get to Pier 17, you can take the subway, PATH, ferry or car. The entrance is located at the intersection of Fulton and South Streets, at 89 South Street. Learn other need-to-know concert info and even special pre-show dining discounts at the Guest Experience page.
Tickets to the Summer Concert Series are available to purchase at Ticketmaster or in-person at the Pier 17 Box Office.
For the latest concert announcements and future pre-sales, follow @Pier17ny on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter. For more info on shows at The Rooftop — named Best New Concert Venue at the 30th Annual Pollstar Awards — visit Pier17ny.com.