The WORLD FAMOUS Apollo Theater. The premier historical landmark in Harlem where Amateur Night catapulted the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, The Jackson 5, and Lauryn Hill to prominence. Having undergone restoration in the early 2000s, the Apollo continues to host amateur night and a smattering of other events including taping of the Conan O'Brien show for a week in December 2016. You can schedule a tour and learn more about the history from Billy "Mr. Apollo" Mitchell who has been doing this tour since well before my high school class visited over a decade ago.
253 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027, USA