Joes Pub

Name: Joe’s Pub


New York, NY

About Joes Pub

Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater debuted in October 1998 and has quickly became one of New York City’s most celebrated and in-demand showcase venues for live music and performance. With its genre-blind booking and vast diversity of interests, the stage at Joe’s Pub gives voice to a world of varied and stellar artists.

With impeccable sound and lights, the warm and intimate candlelit atmosphere of Joe’s Pub is filled with plush velvet couches, softly glowing lucite tables and gorgeously understated architecture. Joe’s Pub is open seven days a week, regularly hosting as many as three shows a day. Dinner and drink service is available during every performance; the venue offers a classic Italian dinner menu and a fully stocked bar.


The Village Voice voted Joe’s Pub the “Best Excuse to Let a Single Venue Dictate Your Taste”. Newsweek calls the club “one of the country’s best small stages” and New York Magazine raves “you never know what you’ll find next at Joe’s Pub, but you can count on the fact that it will be good, very good.”

In addition to presenting international stars, Joe’s Pub has also developed a strong reputation for showcasing up-and-coming musicians and nurturing New York City-based emerging artists from a variety of disciplines. In 2006 alone, this not-for-profit performance space provided a home for the very best in pop and rock, both classic (Dion, Pete Townshend, Thomas Dolby, Huey Lewis, Bono, Lesley Gore, Laurie Anderson, Shawn Colvin) and new (BETTY, Matmos, Holly Near, Keren Ann, Asobi Seksu, Nellie McKay, Sean Lennon, Evan Dando, Dengue Fever, The Magic Numbers, Ryan Adams, Jason Mraz, The Bellrays, Ben Jelen, Stew, Ryan Star (from RockStar: Supernova), Jose Gonzalez, Damon and Naomi); cabaret (Barb Jungr, Kiki and Herb, Leslie Kritzer, Blossom Dearie, Julie Wilson, Diamanda Galas); world music (Susheela Raman, Asha Puthli, Emeline Michel, Cibelle, Lenine, Tinariwen, Vusi Mahlasela, Gangbe Brass Band, Richard Bona, Susana Baca, Otto ); country and Americana (Bobby Bare Sr, James Luther Dickinson, Guy Clark, Junior Brown, Bela Fleck, Hazel Dickens, Will Oldham, Tony Joe White); jazz (So Percussion, Chico Hamilton, The Bad Plus, Susie Ibarra, Roy Nathanson, Christian Scott, David Gilmore, Ravi Coltrane, Frank Morgan); rhythm and blues (Allen Toussaint, Martha Redbone, Anthony David, Sharon Jones, Nona Hendryx) and the stars of Broadway (Jackie Hoffman, John Lithgow, Sutton Foster, Ana Gasteyer, Capathia Jenkins, Sandra Bernhard).

Over the course of the past eight years, the Pub has hosted literally thousands of artists from every imaginable discipline; including David Byrne, Richard Thompson, Harvey Fierstein, Dolly Parton, Ute Lemper, Mos Def, Eartha Kitt, Ryuchi Sakamoto, Aimee Mann, Kronos Quartet, Alicia Keys, David Grey, Isaac Mizrahi, They Might Be Giants, Norah Jones, Karen Black, Goapele, Maxine Brown, Bettye LaVette, Lillias White, John Cameron Mitchell, Neko Case, Del McCoury, Marty Stuart, Joss Stone, Diamanda Galas, Wallace Roney, Don Byron, Youssou N’Dour, Audra McDonald, Feist, Liz Phair, Calexico, Sarah Silverman, Bebel Gilberto, Macy Gray, Elvis Costello, Avenue Q‘s John Tartaglia, Donna McKechnie, Billy Porter, Konono No. 1, Amadou and Mariam, Anoushka Shankar, Dion, Alice Coltrane, Angelique Kidjo, Mort Sahl, Oscar Brown Jr, Al Franken, Antony and the Johnsons and Emmylou Harris, to name but a few.