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Free Summer Concerts in New York City

Here is a list of New York City's free summer concerts and music for 2015, including performances by today's hottest artists and your favorite Broadway and Off-Broadway Shows. NYC summer concert series include: Good Morning America (GMA) Concert Series, Toyota Concert Series on the Today Show, FOX and Friends All American Summer Concert Series, Metropolitan Opera's Summer Recital Series, Broadway in Bryant Park, Summerstage, Celebrate Brooklyn, River to River Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Madison Square Park Oval Lawn Series, and more! Check back soon for details on NYC's Free Summer Concerts and music for 2016

"Good Morning America's" sizzling 2016 Summer Concert Series returns Rumsey Playfield in New York City's Central Park, where music’s biggest names will perform live every Friday. GMA's Concert Series lineup is filled with an exciting and eclectic mix of all the hottest and biggest names in music today.
 
It all kicks off Friday, May 22, with Jessie J, live in concert in Central Park. The UK-born singer and songwriter will perform her blockbuster anthem “Bang Bang” and more of her No. 1 hits for the audience. Music super stars Nicki Minaj, Jason Derulo, Ed Sheeran, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, 5 Seconds of Summer, and more chart-topping artists will take to the “GMA” stage all summer long. See the full lineup below and get ready to make your Fridays even better with "GMA."

All concerts are free and open to the public and will take place live during "Good Morning America," Fridays from 7-9am Eastern Time

Viewers interested in joining "GMA" in Central Park are encouraged to arrive at Rumsey Playfield via the 72nd street entrance on Fifth Avenue at 6am when the park opens to the public.  More details about the GMA concert series

Citi Concert Series on the Today Show2016 Citi Concert Series on The Today Show
For the 21st year in a row, we're bringing the hottest hit-makers to Rockefeller Plaza. Fans and visitors are encouraged to join us on the plaza for the live performances, every Friday morning. Viewing is on a first-come, first-served basis outside TODAY's window-on-the-world studio, located at 49th Street and Rockefeller Plaza. Fans should arrive by 6am for best viewing.

 
 
 

FOX All American Summer Concert Series 20152016 FOX and Friends All American Summer Concert Series
Join us every Friday from 6-9am for free music and free Famous Dave's BBQ at the 2015 Fox and Friends Summer Concert Series.
The FOX and Friends All American Summer Concert Series is held outside of FOX studios at 1211 Avenue of the Americas, on the corner of 48th Street and 6th Avenue.


 
 

Metropolitan Opera Concert Series in NYC2016 Metropolitan Opera's Summer Recital Series
The Met’s free concert series in New York City parks of all five boroughs returns Wednesday, June 22 at Central Park SummerStage, with an evening of favorite arias and duets. Rising soprano Angel Blue—who will make her Met debut in a future season—is joined by two young Met stars, tenor Ben Bliss and baritone Alexey Lavrov, and pianist Dan Saunders. The same artists will perform two nights later at Brooklyn Bridge Park. The July concerts feature soprano Michelle Bradley, tenor Kang Wang, and baritone Yunpeng Wang—all three members of the Met’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program—accompanied by Saunders.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 8pm
Central Park SummerStage
Angel Blue, soprano
Ben Bliss, tenor
Alexey Lavrov, baritone
Dan Saunders, pianist

Friday, June 24, 2016, 7pm
Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 1, Brooklyn
Angel Blue, soprano
Ben Bliss, tenor
Alexey Lavrov, baritone
Dan Saunders, pianist

Saturday, July 6, 2016, 7pm
Jackie Robinson Park, Manhattan
Michelle Bradley, soprano
Kang Wang, tenor
Yunpeng Wang, baritone
Dan Saunders, pianist

Thursday, July 7, 2016, 7pm
Clove Lakes Park, Staten Island
Michelle Bradley, soprano
Kang Wang, tenor
Yunpeng Wang, baritone
Dan Saunders, pianist

Monday July 11, 2016, 7pm
Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens
Michelle Bradley, soprano
Kang Wang, tenor
Yunpeng Wang, baritone
Dan Saunders, pianist

Wednesday, July 13, 7pm
Crotona Park, Bronx
Michelle Bradley, soprano
Kang Wang, tenor
Yunpeng Wang, baritone
Dan Saunders, pianist
More details about the 2016 Metropolitan Opera's Summer Recital Series

Broadway in Bryant Park 2016 performances
Thursdays, July 7-August 11, 2016
New York City's most popular Broadway and Off-Broadway shows perform their biggest hits FREE of charge in midtown Manhattan's beautiful Bryant Park. Broadway in Bryant Park will showcase numbers from recent and past Tony Award-winning musicals.
Performances are every Thursday from 12:30-1:30pm
 
NYC Broadway and Theater: Wicked Playbill
See Motown on Broadway
July 14, 2016

• The Fantasticks
Motown

See Fiddler on the Roof on Broadway
July 21, 2016
 
Fiddler on the Roof
• Les Misérables 
• Fuerza Bruta
• The Marvelous Wonderettes
July 28, 2016

• Kinky Boots
Fun Home
• Himself & Nora
See Kinky Boots on Broadway
August 4, 2016

• Beautiful
• An American in Paris
Avenue Q
• Holiday Inn
Something Rotten at Broadway in Bryant Park
August 11, 2016
 
• Cagney
• Ruthless



Central Park Summerstage, NYC Summer FestivalsCentral Park Summerstage 2016 Concert Series
SummerStage, a program of City Parks Foundation, presents performances of outstanding artistic quality, FREE of charge, to serve the diverse communities of New York City. The artists represent a breadth of genres and cultures and perform in an outdoor setting accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds. SummerStage strives to develop audiences' deepening appreciation for contemporary, traditional, and emerging artists as well as the communities in which these artists originate.
Performances take place throughout the city


Complete Summerstage 2016 Schedule of Events


Celebrate Brooklyn at the Prospect Park Bandshell 2016 Schedule

With support from many public and private partners since 2002, The River To River® Festival has become an essential component of Lower Manhattan’s vital and vibrant cultural life.
For more than 100,000 attendees from around the region and overseas, River To River Festival provides an intense and rewarding way to experience Lower Manhattan’s waterfronts, parks, plaza, and other hidden treasures.
The River To River Festival offers a singular artistic experience for audiences of all ages and backgrounds – and every event is free!

Lincoln Center Out of Doors2016 Lincoln Center Out of Doors: July 20 - August 13, 2016
Enjoy longstanding favorites and discover something new when Out of Doors brings three jam-packed weeks of world-class music, dance, and spoken word to the plazas of Lincoln Center. And it’s absolutely FREE!
All events are free and take place on Lincoln Center's Plazas between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenues, from West 62nd Street to West 65th Street (except where noted). Take 1 train to 66th Street/Lincoln Center Station) OR the A, B, C, D, 1 trains to 59th St/Columbus Circle.


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