East Village Rock and Roll Tour *Rock Junket Tours

4.8 (161)
New York, US
4.8 (161)
New York, US
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Experience the wild side of New York City with Rockjunket.com's East Village Rock and Roll Tour. Led by licensed guides who have lived and worked in the music business, this tour takes you to the iconic sites where musicians played, lived, and partied. Discover where legends like the Ramones, Television, and Blondie rocked the stage, and where bands like Led Zeppelin, the Doors, the Allman Brothers, and the Who played until the early hours of the morning. But it's not just about rock and punk sites - this tour also explores pop sites and punk rock album covers. With ex-music executives and musicians as your guides, this 2-hour walking tour is a must for any music lover. Don't miss out on this incredible journey through the heart of the East Village.

About this experience

  • Non Refundable There is no return, refund or cancellation possible with this product
  • 2 hours
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Explore the wild side of New York City
  • Visit iconic rock and punk sites
  • Learn about the history of famous musicians
  • Discover punk rock album covers
  • Walk through the East Village with music insiders
  • 2-hour walking tour
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

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Experience the vibrant and rebellious spirit of rock and roll on the East Village Rock and Roll Tour with Rock Junket Tours. This unique tour offers an insider's look into the iconic music scene that shaped New York City. Led by licensed guides who have lived and worked in the music industry, this tour provides a firsthand account of the wild and electric atmosphere that once thrived in the East Village. Get ready to delve into the history and culture of rock and punk, as you visit the sites where legendary musicians played, lived, and partied.

What to expect?

Embark on a two-hour walking tour that takes you on a journey through the East Village's rock and roll heritage. Discover the iconic venues where influential bands like the Ramones, Television, and Blondie performed, and feel the energy that once filled these hallowed grounds. Immerse yourself in the essence of rock and punk as you explore a myriad of rock sites, punk sites, and pop sites. Marvel at the locations that inspired famous punk rock album covers and pay homage to the legendary CBGB, the birthplace of punk rock.

Who is this for?

The East Village Rock and Roll Tour is perfect for music enthusiasts, history buffs, and anyone with a passion for the rebellious and groundbreaking spirit of rock and punk. Whether you are a die-hard fan of the Ramones or simply curious about the influential music scene of the past, this tour welcomes all who seek an immersive and authentic experience. Don't miss out on this opportunity to connect with the rich musical heritage of New York City.

Why book this?

Unleash your inner rock and roll spirit and book the East Village Rock and Roll Tour for an unforgettable journey through music history. Unlike other tours, Rock Junket Tours is led by experienced music executives and musicians who have firsthand knowledge and stories to share. Their expertise and passion for the subject matter make this tour a truly unique and immersive experience. From the iconic CBGB to the legendary Ramones, this tour offers a deeper understanding and appreciation of the artists and venues that shaped rock and punk music.

Good to know

During the two-hour walking tour, be prepared to walk at a leisurely pace and wear comfortable shoes. While the tour does not include food and drinks, there are plenty of dining options in the East Village to satisfy your cravings. Remember to bring some extra cash for any souvenirs or memorabilia you may want to purchase along the way. Please note that hotel pickup and drop-off are not included, so make sure to plan your transportation accordingly. Lastly, gratuities for the guides are not included, but if you enjoyed the tour, it's customary to show your appreciation.


Customers have raved about the East Village Rock and Roll Tour with Rock Junket Tours. They praise the knowledgeable guides who provide fascinating anecdotes and insights into the music industry. Visitors have expressed their excitement in being able to visit the iconic venues and locations that have been pivotal in rock and punk history. Many have found the tour to be a memorable and immersive experience that allows them to connect with their favorite bands and musicians on a deeper level. Overall, the East Village Rock and Roll Tour has received glowing reviews for its engaging guides, well-paced itinerary, and unique perspective on New York City's musical heritage.

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  • You can book at any time before the event

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A 2 hour tour of the East Village includes where musicians use to live, venues, murals, album cover shots and much more.



4.8 (161)


It was amazing, so many unforgetable knowledge and new not publicly known insight on NYC punk scene! The host is just legend and he knows everything. If you love punk rock, this is a NYC must go, it was a highlight of our stay! I reccomend doint this on one of your first days of stay to be able to discover tips from the tour in following days as well.


Understanding the dynamics around this neighborhood, which led to so much creative incubation in such a concentrated area, was fascinating. Our guide, Bobby Pinn, was excellent and has all the insider bona fides to conduct such a tour.


Rock junket was great! Very knowledgeable. Was great to tour around the neighborhood and learn some rock history.

Han S

Bobby Pinn’s over all knowledge of the punk rock era, included The Ramones primarily but definitely went into neighborhood favorites including Lou Reed, Joe Strummer, Blondie, Madonna, Led Zeppelin, Bill Graham, and The Rolling Stones… etc. We wanted a bit more emphasis on other than the Ramones full-blown heavy handed tour. We enjoyed the Rock Junket rendition of the fascinating story behind Bill Graham’s Fillmore East over all mass appeal back in the late 60s. Bobby Pinn subjected us to quite a dive into The Ramones. However this walking tour could benefit from a more balanced approach that includes personalities other than punk rock artists and personal dives into the many musicians who lived in the Lower East Side. We wanted more behind the scenes into the musical personas much like Bill Graham’s story of rags to riches tell-tales and how he made it from Germany to New York and how he became somebody in the NY of the 70s.


Great tour! Highly recommend very informative and entertaining! have taken this to her several times learn something new every time.


Seeing some if spots where bands posed in famous pictures. Seeing the building which was used on the cover of the Physical Graffiti album


This was a great tour overall, although I think some of places/musicians in the description were cut out of our tour for some reason. Our guide Bobby was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about East Village music history and culture. Without many of the places there anymore, simply walking around the area would not be the same. I would recommend this tour regardless of whether we got the whole experience. I should of bought his book at the end.


Bobby Pinn is a great guide- tour was informative and fun. Cool area of NYC which I had not spent time in


This was the best tour we have ever been on!!! Our tour guide was so nice and literally so knowledgeable of East Village and the history behind it! We are from California and we were so excited for this tour! It went beyond our expectations! I highly highly recommend


Amazing tour around the East Village with Bobby! He was warm, friendly & very knowledgeable with all the music facts and information. We had a small group tour so it felt very personal & was a unique and interesting activity to do whilst we were in New York! We loved seeing the hangouts for all the musical legends gone by. Highly recommend and very well worth the money for 2hours of Music history and lots of fun.
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