There are many concert venues in Midtown Manhattan, but one that has taken off recently is Terminal 5. The venue has had soaring ticket sales since it opened, with Terminal 5 ranking consistently in the top five of Pollstar’s 100 Club Venues by worldwide ticket sales, ranking #1 in 2010 and 2011. Located in Hell’s Kitchen, Terminal 5 is part of the Bowery Presents group, which also owns the Bowery Ballroom and Mercury Lounge. The venue is on the larger side, providing 40,000 square-feet of space for 3000 revellers on three levels. Terminal 5 makes creative use of the three-level club model, purposefully placing the mezzanine of the top two levels closer to the stage than its competitors, allowing concert-goers to experience the music up close regardless of where their seats are. Terminal 5 frequently fills up with concert-goers, such that it is wise to book Terminal 5 parking ahead of time, rather than be late to the concert.
The name of the club is a homage to the old, iconic Terminal 5 at JFK Airport, which is now known as the TWA Flight Center following alterations that left only the terminal’s head house still intact. The Terminal 5 club itself opened in 2007, on the site of a former nightclub known as Club Exit. Rather than following in its predecessor’s footsteps, Terminal 5 is focused on live entertainment, special and private events. Over the short stretch of time that it has been open, Terminal 5 has booked several headlining artists, including MIA, the National, My Morning Jacket, the Raconteurs, Girl Talk, Justice, the Decemberists, They Might Be Giants, Flying Lotus, Squarepusher, Matisyahu and Animal Collective.
Space is always a precious commodity at concert venues, and Terminal 5 is no exception, despite the size of the building, as there is no official Terminal 5 parking facility. With legendary bands regularly featured and ticket sales that any terminal (airport or otherwise) would be thrilled to have, it always saves time to book Terminal 5 parking in advance with ParkWhiz.
ParkWhiz makes it easy to find Terminal 5 parking; select your concert, book your Terminal 5 parking spot, print out your ParkWhiz parking pass (or use your mobile pass) and enjoy your concert!