Location: Midtown West, NYC
Band: The Ventures Get Tickets Here
Show time: 8 PM
Venue: B.B. Kings
Food: Junior’s Restaurant
Drink: The View
Miscellaneous: Madame Tussaud’s
Instrumental rockers and Rock N’ Roll Hall of Famers The Ventures became famous for their surf style, influencing countless bands since, thus being dubbed “The Band that Launched a Thousand Bands.” But their original recordings are just as relevant as ever and catching them live is a great way of understanding how good this band really is. While the original Junior’s Restaurant in Brooklyn is best, this midtown location offers a nearly identical menu of deli sandwiches, diner entrees, and of course soul food fixin’s, on top of some of the best cheesecake in NYC, which is saying a lot! For drinks check out The View . Not the TV show, but the bar high atop the Marriot Marquis. Plus it revolves. If you’re looking for something to do, go to Madame Tussaud’s wax museum. Yes, it’s a cheesy tourist attraction, but where else are you going to get a picture with Nicholas Cage or Samuel L. Jackson?