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Highline Ballroom Announces Performance Schedule for 5/17 -5/ 31

Highline Ballroom announces its performance schedule for May 17th to May 31st. Performers ranges from Nas and Damian Marley to the Backstreet Boys. It is located at 431 West 16th Street between 9th Avenue and 10th Avenue. Tickets may be purchased through Ticketweb, at the Highline Box Office from noon until doors close, or at 866-468-7619. Highline Ballroom is a full-scale restaurant with a menu described as American Continental with a Southern flair. There is a full bar with all premier liquors and domestic and international cold beer, and they serve a full menu at all of their concerts. A $10 food and/or beverage minimum is standard for table seating during shows.

Unless otherwise noted, all shows are suitable for all ages and offer general admission seating. Seating for all shows is first come, first seated; advance table reservations are not taken, except where noted as a condition of a VIP ticket. Incomplete parties cannot be seated and standing room for all shows is available at the bar. For further show information, directions to the venue and for the latest updates visit on the web at or call 212-414-4314.

The Rewind Show is every Saturday night at The Highline Ballroom with live performances and celebrity DJs. Patrons must be 21 or over to enter. Doors open at 10:30pm and show is at 11:00pm. Tickets are $20 at door or to RSVP, e-mail The Rewind Show combines the live music of the 80's Rock & Roll era along with the best DJ's spinning the present hits. More information can be found at

On Monday, May 17th, Distant Relatives, an upcoming collaboration album by rapper Nas and raggae artist Damian Marley, is having a record release show. Doors are at 8:00pm and the show starts at 9:00pm. Tickets are $49.50. The album is scheduled to be released on the 18th. News of the album first came at the 2009 Grammy Awards. More information at the venue's website: link

Wednesday, May 19th, brings Murs with Sick Jacken, Nocando and Outasight to the Ballroom. Doors open at 7:00pm with the show starting at 8:00pm. Tickets are $15. He is the only rapper with his own music festival. Each album he releases sells more than its predecessor. He toured the world without having a major record deal. Murs wants to be rap's leader and spokesperson, the artist who helps give rap a credible face to fans, the media and critics. After all, the Los Angeles rapper is articulate and well read. He doesn't use drugs and his platform consists of peace, love, unity and having fun. More information at the venue's webiste: link

For two nights, Thursday, May 20th and Friday, May 21th, The Bogmen will perform at 9:00pm with doors at 8:00pm. Tickets are $35 per show and $60 for a two-show pass. VIP tickets available for $75 which includes VIP seating, cocktail service, personalized Bogmen merch, meet & greet with the band. Formed in 1993 and reunited just after 9/11, the band came together again in 2006 to celebrate the five-year-anniversary. Because of the overwhelming response to the 2006 reunion concert, The Bogmen have reunited every December since to raise money for charity. In 2008, they even staged two summer shows at famed L.I. venue, The Stephen Talkhouse, in addition to the winter gig. Don't miss The Bogmen's indie rock at the Highline Ballroom, where they will perform songs from the new album. More information at the venue's website: link

The Sunday, May 23rd's "An Evening with the Backstreet Boys" is only for members of the official fan community. Doors open at 6:00pm and show starts at 7:00pm. Tickets are $199 and include an acoustic performance, Q&A and Meet & Greet. To become a member and purchase tickets, visit the official site at:

On Tuesday, May 25, Richie Kotzen's Peace Sign World Tour hits the Highline. Doors open at 6:00pm and the show starts at 8:00pm. General tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. VIP tickets available for $100 each which includes show ticket, early soundcheck entry, reserved seats in the balcony (first come, first seated), post-show meet & greet and merch pack. Touted as one of the best guitar players in the world, Richie Kotzen also possesses a voice on par with some of the greatest rock/soul singers and is highly regarded as a gifted songwriter. With guitar styles ranging from rock, blues, jazz and fusion to pop and soul, Kotzen has built a remarkably diverse 20 year career as a guitarist, singer and songwriter. During that span, he has not only built an incredibly successful solo career, but has also found himself writing, recording and playing live with a variety of different artists, ranging from Pop/Rock bands like Poison and Mr. Big to Jazz/Fusion groups like Vertu featuring Kotzen and Jazz legends Stanley Clarke and Lenny White. More information at the venue's website: link

On Wednesday, May 26, WFUV Presents: Bettye Lavette and Peter Wolf. Doors open at 6:00pm and the show starts at 8:00pm. Tickets are $50. Bettye Lavette's new CD, Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook, will be released by Anti- Records the day before, but for this show, she will perform the entire CD for the first time in a live setting, here at The Highline Ballroom. More information at venues website: link 

The Reverend Horton Heat will perform with Cracker and Miss Derringer on Thursday, May 27th and Friday, May 28th. Doors open at 6:00pm and show starts at 8:00pm. Tickets are $30. Undeniably, The Reverend Horton Heat, aka Jim Heath, is the biggest, baddest, grittiest, greasiest, greatest rocker that ever piled his hair up and pounded the drinks down. Without question, for all of his outlandish antics, blistering stage performances and legendary musical prowess, the one thing The Rev always gets asked about is the story behind his unusual and rather clerical moniker.It's been an almost 20-year journey for Heath, whose country-flavored punkabilly and onstage antics have brought him and his band a strikingly diverse fan base and a devoted cult following, not to mention the respect of fellow musicians worldwide. Revival, the band's first release for Yep Roc Records, is a return to Heath's roots - musical and geographical. More information at venue's website: link 

On Saturday, May 29, Unisex Salon with 7 Mornings and Mike Borgia performs. Doors are at 6:00pm and the show begins at 7:30pm. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. 80s to the point of excess, Unisex Salon is everything everyone loves to love about the "Me Decade": shameless, upbeat and heavy on the synths. Garishly tattooed, pansexual lead singer Kenyon Phillips brings to mind a modern Adam Ant, mincing, growling and crooning his way through danceable New Wave soundscapes crafted by keyboard player Brian Gumbel, bass player Jansen Cinco and former Fun Lovin' Criminals drummer Stephen Borgovini. Backup singer Autumn Ready Potter rounds out the sound with disarmingly pretty harmonies that, like The Osmonds, are a little bit country and a little bit rock n' roll. The band's Bacchanalian live sets have garnered quite a following in their hometown of New York, where they have opened for the likes of The Fratellis and Heloise & The Savoir Faire. More information at venue's website: link 

On Sunday, May 30, The Highline Ballroom presents "OH! YOUR PRETTY THINGS 'KILLER QUEENS'" which is a Glam-Rock Retrospective in honor of Queen, Roxy Music & Bowie. Doors are at 8:00pm and the show is at 9:00pm. Tickets are $15 and admittance is ages 18 and older. Live performances by .357 LOVER at 9:30pm, Judas Priestess at 10:30pm, Michael T & the Vanities at 11:30pm, Benjamin Ickies & This Ambitious Orchestra at 12:30am & 1:30am plus other special guests. Rock 'n Roll DJ's include Keanan Duffty, Kelle Calco, Patrick and Twig the Wonderkid. The hosts are Kayvon Z and Lady Valtronic. There will also be a late night burlesque performances by The Flying Fox & Nasty Canasta. More information at the venue's website: link

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