22 Feb 2017
New York, NY Madison Square Garden
Billy Joel At The Garden, February 22, 2017

It was unseasonably warm for February 22nd in New York City, with temperatures pleasantly in the 60-degree range. This would be Billy’s February show at the Garden, his 38th consecutive sold-out performance and 84th lifetime performance at the world’s most famous arena. Della, Alexa and Alexis were in attendance, which made the show a Joel family affair. It was Max Loubiere’s birthday! Happy birthday Max. Dennis Arfa, Billy’s longtime agent, would become a grandfather with grandson Luke Arfa born that afternoon on the east side of Manhattan. Congrats to proud parents Stephanie and Jarred.

“What A Wonderful World” could be the theme song for the night, a song which Billy first played in New Orleans on Feb 10th. It entered the set list on Wednesday with a magnificent trumpet solo by jazzman Carl Fischer. A young man proposed in the front row and the bride-to-be accepted. The house rocked, the floor shook, and we danced the night away until the Garden curfew. See you again at the Garden on March 3rd.



Show Setlist

Set list from Billy Joel Madison Square Garden New York, NY concert February 22, 2017