Irving Plaza Information
The Irving Plaza, situated at 17 Irving Pl, New York City, NY 10003-239, has existed in many different forms. Originally four separate buildings which were combined into a hotel in the 1870s, the building was transformed into the first incarnation of the Irving Plaza in 1927. Over the years that followed, the building served many different functions, including that of a Polish Army community center, a performance area for folk dancing, a union meeting house, and the host of the People’s Songs Hootenannies with Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie.
Since 1978, the Irving Plaza has primarily functioned as a rock music venue, with names passing through its doors including Eric Clapton, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bob Dylan, the Talking Heads, and countless more. The venue continues to this day to provide a performance space for the world’s greatest musical acts.