NYC Free Concerts and Music Events – Summer 2014 – New York City – New Yorkled

Free and Cheap Concert Listings for the New York City Metropolitan Area

Be sure to check the official sites for inclement weather updates. The following are free unless otherwise noted.

  • Mets Jam Music Festival
    At Brooklyn Bridge Park
    Join local NYC radio DJs for the Mets Jam Music Festival – a free event with live music and performances, Mets legends, sports games and activities, free swag and more!
    Sat, September 6, 2014
    12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Madison Square Music
    Saturday, September 20
    Aoife O’Donovan (4pm) | Cahalen Morrison and Eli West (3pm)
  • Madison Square Music
    Saturday, September 27
    Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge (4pm)| Front Country (3pm)



Newly Updated:

Thursday After Work Dance Cruise

New Music in Bryant Park

Taking place on Fridays

Seaport Music Festival

July 11 – August 29, 2014
7:00 – 9:00 pm
FREE

Music Under the Stars at Waterside Plaza

Broadway in Bryant Park 2014

Featuring performances from some of the hottest Broadway shows!

Flushing Town Hall Summer Concert Series

Annual Summer Organ Series

at Riverside Church

Richard Tucker Park Free Summer Concert Series

Returns to the Upper West Side at the Lincoln Square

At Richard Tucker Park : Wednesdays from July 2 – August 27

Grand Central Partnership’s Lunchtime Summer Concert Series

Taking place throughout the Summer at various locations

¡Arriba! Community Dance Parties at the High Line

Taking place in June, July and August

Central Astoria Waterfront Concert Series

Astoria Park, Queens

Shore Blvd. between the Hell GateBridge and Astoria Pool

Harlem Meer Performance Festival

Taking place at the northern most end of Central Park

June 15 – August 31

Summer in the Square at Union Square Park

Featuring on Thursdays

Lunchtime Jazz with The New School and Dance Performances

Warm Up 2014 Outdoor Music Series

MoMA PS1 courtyard

Saturdays, June 28–September 6, 2014
3:00–9:00 p.m.; doors open at noon

TICKETS
$18 in advance, $20 day-of

Fox & Friends After the Show
All American Summer Music Series

Every Friday this Spring and Summer!

Taking place right outside the News Corp Headquarters Building at 48th Street and Avenue of the Americas

Tudor City Greens Concert Series

Taking place South Park of Tudor City Greens Park (between 41st & 42nd Streets, and 1st & 2nd Avenues)

Summer on the Hudson
Riverside Park Events

5th annual Chelsea Music Festival

Hear  |  Taste  |  See

June 6-8, 2014

Tickets range from $8-68

Governors Island Summer Events Schedule

Special Events taking place at Governors Island this season are listed within which are numerous performing arts and music events.

Remember Folks! The Island is set to open on May 24 and will be open every day until near the end of the Summer Season.

56th Annual

Washington Square Park Music Festival

Three Free Concerts taking place in June & August

ABC Good Morning America Concert Series

GMA Concerts

Featuring such stars as Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, Kings of Leon, Robin Thicke amongst others!

Madison Square Park’s

Oval Lawn Series

June 18 – August 6

Dancing in Bryant Park

Taking place every Wednesday
from May 7 – June 11

Hudson River Park Summer Events Schedule

Featuring numerous Music Performances taking place along the Hudson

International Accordion Festival

Accordions Around the World

is Back this year

With Park-Wide performances by soloists and bands from May through June, 2014

Philharmonic and Met in the Park Performances

Taking place in the outdoors at various parks with some of the Philharmonic Performances followed by Fireworks!!!!

Celebrate Brooklyn! 

Listing of Summer Music Performances

at the Prospect Park Bandshell

Today Show 2014 Summer Concert Series

Listings Have Been Updated!!!!

Featuring such stars as Mariah Carey, Austin Mahone, Pharrell, Train, Phillip Phillips, Ed Sheeran, Jason Mraz, OneRepublic, Maroon 5 and other big Names!!!!!

SummerStage Events / Concert Listings

Soon many of those listings on the SummerStage page will be included to this page’s calendar.

Target Free Thursdays

at the David Rubenstein Atrium in Lincoln Center

Stay Tuned

for

Additional Updates

Coming Soon!!!!

:-)

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Seaside and Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series in Brooklyn

Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series

EVERY MONDAY NIGHT AT WINGATE FIELD AT 7:30 pm (FREE!)
Winthrop Street between Brooklyn Avenue and Kingston Avenue. Across the street from KingsCountyHospital.

  • Monday, July 21
    Anthony Hamilton
  • Monday, July 28
    TBA – Announcement to come
  • Monday, August 4
    Old School Night:
    Roxanne Shante
    Biz Markie
    Rob Base
    Kool Moe Dee
  • Monday, August 11
    VP Records Presents: Reggae Night
    Gyptian and Special Guest
  • Monday, August 18
    Annual Gospel Night:
    Tamela Mann
    Christian Cultural Center Choir

A long standing Brooklyn tradition, music under the stars. (718-469-1912)
Official Site is here…

Seaside Concert Series in Brooklyn

EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT AT 7:30 pm (FREE!)
At West 21st Street and Surf Avenue in Coney Island, Brooklyn:

Seaside Concert Series Cancelled for this year.

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New Music in Bryant Park

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Seaport Music Festival

July 11 – August 29, 2014

7:00 – 9:00 pm
FREE
Stage at Water and Fulton Streets within the Seaport Area

  • Friday, July 11
    Protomartyr, Alvvays
  • Friday, July 18
    Calvin Love, Las Rosas
  • Friday, July 25
    Torres, High Highs
  • Friday, August 1
    Snowmine, The Casket Girls
  • Friday, August 8
    Black Bananas, Shockwave Riderz
  • Friday, August 15
    Boogarins, Jacco Gardner
  • Friday, August 22
    Dead Gaze, TBA
  • Friday, August 29
    Joanna Gruesome, Big Ups

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Music Under the Stars at Waterside Plaza

Free outdoor concerts from 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Enter Waterside Plaza via the footbridge on East 25th Street right before the FDR Drive. Waterside Plaza is located on the East River between 25th and 29th streets, east of the FDR Highway. A complete listing can be found at www.watersideplaza.com/events or the public can call (212) 340-4200 for details

June 11, 18, 25, and July 9, 16, 23
Admission is free and open-to-the-public. A cash-only beer/wine bar is available for light snacks. Please check back soon for the full summer schedule
Location: Outside on the Plaza Stage

  • Wednesday, June 11
    7:00 – 9:00 pm
    George Gee Swing Orchestra & Syncopated Swing Dance Company
  • Wednesday, June 18
    7:00 – 9:00 pm
    Cocomama
    (Afro-Caribbean ryhthms)
  • Wednesday, June 25
    7:00 – 9:00 pm
    United Nation Singers
    (Folk songs and choral music mostly sung acappella)
  • Wednesday, July 9
    7:00 – 9:00 pm
    The Jerry Fuentes Band
  • Wednesday, July 16
    7:00 – 9:00 pm
    Kaissa
  • Wednesday, July 23
    7:00 – 9:00 pm
    Nu D’Lux (Latino/Salsa++)

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Broadway in Bryant Park 2014

Bryant Park is one of those parks situated in one of the most opportune of places. Nearby are such hotspots as Times Square, Grand Central Terminal, Fifth Avenue with all its many shops and of course the NY Public Library, located right beside the park itself, at which there’s actually a small art museum. So make the best of your day when visiting this grand midtown locale by planning your trip accordingly!
Enjoy songs from all your favorite current Broadway shows sung by the stars themselves
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm / Thursdays
presented by 106.7 LiteFM

  • Thursday, July 10
    STOMP, Rocky, Wicked, If/Then
    12:30pm – 1:30pm | Lawn
  • Thursday, July 17
    Pippin, Chicago, Les Misérables, Atomic
    12:30pm – 1:30pm | Lawn
  • Thursday, July 24
    Phantom of the Opera, Piece of My Heart, Cinderella, Avenue Q, Bullets Over Broadway
    12:30pm – 1:30pm | Lawn
  • Thursday, July 31
    Rock of Ages, ONCE, Holler If Ya Hear Me, Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
    12:30pm – 1:30pm | Lawn
  • Thursday, August 7
    Jersey Boys, Heathers, 50 Shades! The Musical, Cabaret
    12:30pm – 1:30pm | Lawn
  • Thursday, August 14
    Matilda, On The Town, Mamma Mia!, MOTOWN The Musical
    12:30pm – 1:30pm | Lawn

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Flushing Town Hall Free Summer Concert Series

Buy tickets to any of these events now through their online box office or by calling (718) 463-7700 x222

July

  • Wednesday, July 2
    Monthly Jazz Jam
    Whether you’re a student, jazz musician, or music educator, come join the Queens Jazz OverGround as they lead the house band in this monthly jam session. Don’t play? Come listen! Starts at 7:00 PM.
  • Friday, July 11
    YOGA IN THE GARDEN
    For Families: Bring your yoga mats and enjoy a beautiful sunset yoga session in our beautiful garden. Teachers from Yumcha Yoga Studio will lead everyone in a series of poses, followed by kirtan singing from the Indian bhakti devotional tradition. Suitable for all levels. Starts at 7:00 PM.
  • Sunday, July 13
    SOUL PARTY – OLD SCHOOL R&B
    For Families: Soul Party weaves through the “Old School Rhythm & Blues” music that set the tone in America during the turbulent changes of the 1960’s, featuring popular songs of Junior Walker & The All Stars, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, Bill Withers and Johnnie Taylor. Starts at 1:00 PM.
  • Sunday, July 27
    YOUNG DANCEMAKERS
    For Families: Join the Young Dancemakers Company, directed by Alice Teirstein, as they present live music and dance. The concert features percussionist/YDC Music Director William Catanazaro and excerpts of work by renowned choreographer Paul Taylor. Starts at 1:00 PM.

August

  • Wednesday, August 6
    Monthly Jazz Jam
    Whether you’re a student, jazz musician, or music educator, come join the Queens Jazz OverGround as they lead the house band in this monthly jam session. Don’t play? Come listen! Starts at 7:00 PM.
  • Sunday, August 10
    BRIAN CLAYTON & THE GREEN RIVER BAND
    For Families: Influenced by Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, John Mellencamp, and Creedence Clearwater Revival, Brian Clayton & The Green River Band blend modern contemporary country music with today’s commercial pop rock sound. Starts at 1:00 PM.
  • Sunday, August 10
    FULL MOON DRUMMING WORKSHOP
    For Families: Join us for a drum circle under the August moon in Flushing Town Hall’s beautiful garden with master drummers Babloe Shankar. Begin with workshops on Indian tabla drums and other percussive instruments, then jam with the entire group. Starts at 7:00 PM.
  • Sunday, August 24
    THE AFRI-GARIFUNA JAZZ ENSEMBLE
    For Families: Known for exciting and exhilarating performances, The Afri-Garifuna Jazz Ensemble infuses the indigenous rhythms and music from Saint Vincent and The Grenadines with African, Latin and Jazz Rhythms, creating a high-energy music-and-dance spectacular. Starts at 1:00 PM.
  • Wednesday, August 27  – Fri Aug 29
    KOREAN CULTURE SUMMER CAMP
    For Families: Join us this year for the 5th annual Korean Culture Summer Camp, and explore the magical wonderland of Korean goblins through traditional folk songs, dance theater, and art! Students will have the opportunity to make their own dokkaebi (Korean goblin) costumes, learn how to perform a sogo dance, and play traditional games.

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Annual Summer Organ Series at Riverside Church

The RiversideChurch, Nave
490 Riverside Drive
(Betw. 120th – 122nd Streets)
MorningsideHeights

Each concert will feature music performed by talented organists on the Church’s 206-rank Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ, the second largest instrument in New York City, with over 12,000 pipes. Learn more here…

  • Tuesday, July 1
    Gordon Turk, Auditorium Organist, Ocean Grove, NJ. A program of American composers in honor of the July 4th holiday includes works by Francis Hopkinson, Philip Phile, Charles Ives, Horatio Parker, Hugh McAmis and McNeil Robinson.
  • Tuesday, July 8
    Joyce Jones, International Concert Organist, Waco, TX.  A legendary American virtuoso plays works by Bach, Van Hulse, Dupréand Boulnois.
  • Tuesday, July 15
    Christopher Creaghan, Associate Organist, The Riverside Church, NYC.  Pictures at an Exhibition by Mussorgsky.
  • Tuesday, July 22
    Robert McCormick, Director of Music and Organist, St. Paul’s Parish, K Street, Washington D.C. Renowned organist and improviser plays Elgar’s monumental Sonata in G, improvisation on submitted themes.
  • Tuesday, July 29
    Jelani Eddington,Concert Organist, Racine, WI. A special concert of live organ improvisation accompanying the 1926 silent film comedy classic, The General, starring Buster Keaton.
  • Tuesday, August 5
    Christopher Johnson, Director of Music, The Riverside Church, NYC. Works bySaint-Saëns, Whitlock, Borodin, Cocker. With “Terra Voce:” Elizabeth Brightbill (flute) and Andrew Caggert (cello).

Prior to each concert at 6:30 p.m., audiences will also have the chance to enjoy an incredible recital performed on one of the most famous carillons in the world—the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial Carillon.  The carillon’s centerpiece, the Bourdon Bell—weighing 20 tons—is the world’s largest and heaviest tuned bell ever cast. Its smallest bell weighs ten pounds.  Featuring 74 bells in total, in terms of physical size and weight (over 100 tons), the Riverside carillon has never been surpassed.

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Free Summer Concert Series Returns to the Upper West Side at the Lincoln Square

Lincoln Square Heats Up with Outdoor Music and Yoga at Richard Tucker Park
Wednesday, July 2 – August 27, Noon to 2:00pm at Broadway and 66th Street from Noon until 2:00 pm. at Broadway and 66th Street.

  • Wednesday, July 2 – Celebrating America’s Jazz
    12:00 – 1:00 – Yaz Band
    1:00 – 2:00 – Robert Anderson Jazz Band
  • Wednesday, July 9 – World Beats
    12:00 – 1:00 – Brown Rice Family
    1:00 – 2:00 – Underground Horns
  • Wednesday, July 16 – Classical with a Twist
    12:00 – 1:00 – Asylum Quartet
    1:00 – 2:00 – Yut & the Hot Four
  • Wednesday, July 23 – Old Timey Roots Music
    12:00 – 1:00 – The Good Morning Nags
    1:00 – 2:00 – The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn
  • Wednesday, July 30 – A Caribbean Percussion Discussion
    12:00 – 1:00 – Afrikumba Utibe Drummers
    1:00 – 2:00 – Tyrone Owusu Slater
  • Wednesday, August 6 – Diva Power
    12:00 – 1:00 – Sister Monk
    1:00 – 2:00 – Toli Nameless
  • Wednesday, August 13 – Modern Mix
    12:00 – 1:00 – Karikatura
    1:00 – 2:00 – Flor de Toloache
  • Wednesday, August 20– Brass and Buckets
    12:00 – 1:00 – Lucky Chops Brass Band
    1:00 – 2:00 – Drumadics
  • Wednesday, August 27 – Celebrating Richard Tucker
    12:00 – 2:00 – Opera Collective

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Grand Central Partnership’s
Lunchtime Summer Concert Series

THE PLAZA AT

101 PARK AVENUE
Park Avenue at East 40th Street
Wednesdays, 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

  • Wednesday, July 2
  • Wednesday, July 9
  • Wednesday, July 16
  • Wednesday, July 23
  • Wednesday, July 30
  • Wednesday, August 6
  • Wednesday, August 13
  • Wednesday, August 20
  • Wednesday, August 27

COOL MUSIC FOR WARM SUMMER DAYS

345 Park Avenue at East 51st Street
Except where noted, Tuesdays, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

  • Tuesday, June 10
    Fleetwood Maxx
  • Tuesday, June 17
    XELLE
  • Thursday, June 19*
    Get Back New York
  • Tuesday, June 24
    Broken Banjo Strings
  • Tuesday, July 1
    The Lagond Honors Band
  • Tuesday, July 8
    Squeaky Clean
  • Tuesday, July 15
    A Tribute to Frank Sinatra
  • Tuesday, July 22
    Café Ole
  • Tuesday, July 29
    Shotgun Wedding
  • Tuesday, August 5
    Linda Ipanema & Stan Edwards
  • Tuesday, August 12
    Jeff Newells New Trad Octet
  • Tuesday, August 19
    Gerard Carelli Orchestra
  • Tuesday, August 26
    A Tribute to Ray Charles

THE PLAZA AT

600 THIRD AVENUE
East 40th Street at Third Avenue
Fridays, 12:30 pm to 1:45 pm

  • Friday, July 11
  • Friday, July 18
  • Friday, July 25
  • Friday, August 1
  • Friday, August 8
  • Friday, August 15
  • Friday, August 22

JAZZ ON THE PLAZA

AT 601 LEXINGTON AVENUE
Lexington Ave at East 53rd Street
Thursdays, 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

  • Thursday, June 5
    Kevin Hays ‘New Day’ Trio
  • Thursday, June 12
    Bill O’Connell and the Latin Jazz All Stars
  • Thursday, June 19
    Cecilia Coleman Big Band
  • Thursday, June 26
    Chareneee Wade Project
  • Thursday, July 10
    Laila Biali Band
  • Thursday, July 17
    Eric Person & Meta-Four
  • Thursday, July 24
    Billy Hart Ensemble
  • Thursday, July 31
    Susan Pereira and Sabor Brasil
  • Thursday, August 7
    Marshall Gilkes Big Band
  • Thursday, August 14
    John Ellis Band
  • Thursday, August 21
    Terell Stafford Group
  • Thursday, August 28
    Amina Figarova Sextet

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¡Arriba! Community Dance Parties at the High Line

Chelsea Market Passage
On the High Line at West 16th Street
Official Page(s)

This High Line Program is free and open to visitors of all ages. No RSVP required.

  • Wednesday, June 25
    Orlando Marin, the Last Mambo King, and his dynamic band from the Bronx kick off ¡Arriba! with traditional salsa and merengue rhythms that get visitors of all ages shaking to the beat of the timbales drums.
  • Wednesday, July 23
    Sonido Costeño transcends salsa by bringing together guaracha, merengue, bachata, and American jazz influences – a harmonious blend that is sure to bring listeners to their feet.
  • Wednesday, August 27
    Inspired by the guajiro musical rhythms of Cuba, Nu D’Lux of New York City offers a funky mix of son montuno, rumba, danzon, and timba styles to close out the ¡Arriba! series.

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Central Astoria Waterfront Concert Series

Taking place in Astoria Park, Queens
Visit the official page for more information
Astoria Park Lawn on Shore Blvd. between Hell Gate Bridge and the Pool
Central Astoria Waterfront Concert Series 2013 Will Continue Thursday, evenings in July and August.

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Harlem Meer Performance Festival

Located at 110th Street near Fifth Avenue within Central Park between Fifth and Lenox Avenues
On more than one occasion yours truly has had the wonderful opportunity to witness what goes on at this locale last year and allow me to tell you! It was quite the occasion! Although the music on each particular night was neither the sort that I’d venture out of my way to purchase nor witness, these performances were wholeheartedly the type that makes one wonder, Gee! What took me so long to experience them in the first place? We’re not guaranteeing that they’ll be your cup of tea but they’re definitely worth investigating at least once.
In the case of inclement weather, concerts will be canceled (no rain dates). For more details, day-of weather-related changes or cancellations and accessibility information, please call 212-860-1370.
Sundays through the Summer
June 15 through August 31
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

  • Tipica 73
    Sunday, June 15, 2014, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • The Chuck Braman Quartet
    Sunday, June 22, 2014, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Festival: Ballet Hispanico
    Sunday, June 29, 2014, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Sonido Costeno
    Sunday, July 6, 2014, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • ‘The Captain’ and the NU Gypsies
    Sunday, July 13, 2014, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • The Paul Handelman Blues Band, ft. Dee Dee Michels
    Sunday, July 20, 2014, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Max Pollak RumbaTap
    Sunday, July 27, 2014, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Annette Aguilar and String Beans
    Sunday, August 3, 2014, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Frankie Morales and Mambo of the Times Orchestra
    Sunday, August 10, 2014, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Elliot Rivera and the New York Boogaloo Orchestra
    Sunday, August 17, 2014, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Susan Pereira and Sabor Brasil
    Sunday, August 24, 2014, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Sarah Mclawler
    Sunday, August 31, 2014, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

 

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Summer in the Square at Union Square Park

Come join in the celebratory atmosphere of music at Union Square Park + www.unionsquarenyc.org

Music & Dance

  • Thursday June 12
    12:30 PM – Lunchtime Jazz with The New School
    5:00 PM – Performance by Peridance Contemporary Dance Company
  • Thursday June 19
    12:30 PM – Lunchtime Jazz with The New School
    5:00 PM – Salsa with Baila Society
  • Thursday June 26
    12:30 PM – Lunchtime Jazz with The New School
    5:00 PM – Hip Hop with Princess Lockerooo
  • Thursday July 3
    12:30 PM – Lunchtime Jazz with The New School
    5:00 PM – Salsa with Baila Society
  • Thursday July 10
    12:30 PM – Lunchtime Jazz with The New School
    5:00 PM – Hip Hop with Princess Lockerooo
  • Thursday July 17
    12:30 PM – Lunchtime Jazz with The New School
    5:00 PM – Performance by Peridance Contemporary Dance Company
  • Thursday July 24
    12:30 PM – Lunchtime Jazz with The New School
    5:00 PM – Hip Hop with Princess Lockerooo
  • Thursday July 31
    12:30 PM – Lunchtime Jazz with The New School
    5:00 PM – Zumba with Sifa
  • Thursday August 7
    12:30 PM – Lunchtime Jazz with The New School
    5:00 PM – Salsa with Baila Society

 

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Fox & Friends After the Show All American Summer Music Series

Taking place every Friday at 48th street & 6th avenue right on the Plaza of the Fox building.

Join them every Friday from 6:00 – 9:00 am ET for free music and free Famous Dave’s BBQ. Official Site

  • Friday, May 23
    Sara Evans
  • Friday, May 30
    Charlie Daniels Band
  • Friday, June 6
    Daughtry
  • Friday, June 13
    Cassadee Pope
  • Friday, June 20
    Boyz II Men
  • Friday, July 4
    Rick Springfield
  • Friday, July 11
    Scotty McCreery
  • Friday, July 18
    Bret Michaels
  • Friday, July 25
    Twisted Sister
  • Friday, August 1
    Trace Adkins
  • Friday, August 8
    Gin Blossoms
  • Friday. August 15
    The Beach Boys
  • Friday, August 22
    Tyler Farr
  • Friday, August 29
    Thompson Square

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Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden Concerts

SUMMER GARDEN CONCERTS

421 East 61st Street
New York, NY 10065
212 838-6878
Listen to live music while relaxing in the garden. Museum tour and
complimentary beverages included. Join as a Museum Member and admission
is free for all concerts. $15 Adults, $5 Children under 12, Babies free.

  • Tuesday, June 17 at 6:00 pm
    An Evening of Tavern Tunes with STOUT
  • Tuesday, June 24 at 6:00 pm
    Spirited Irish music with Celtic fiddler, Cady Finlayson
  • Tuesday, July 1 at 6:00 pm
    Harpsichord performance by Alexandra Dunbar, Washington Heights Musical Society

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Annual Washington Square Music Festival

WASHINGTON SQUARE MUSIC FESTIVAL PRESENTS

Washington Square Music Festival – 56th Season

Three Free Concerts at 8:00 pm in June and August
Music Director Lutz Rath has announced the 56th Season of the Washington Square Music Festival, taking place on the Main Stage in the center of Washington Square Park. Seating is first come, first served.

Programming subject to change (Info: 212-252-3621)

  • Tuesday, June 17, 8:00 pm
    Harmonica & Harp with Festival Orchestra
    Soloist: Robert Bonfiglio, harmonica (called “the Paganini of the harmonica” by The Los Angeles Times), conductor: Lutz Rath and the Washington Square Music Festival Orchestra performing Heitor Villa Lobos’ Concerto for Harmonica, Gustav Mahler’s Adagietto for strings and harp from his Fifth Symphony, and works by JP Saxe and Peter von Winter.
  • Tuesday, June 24, 8:00 pm
    Vocal Music/Baroque to Modern with Festival Chamber Ensemble
    Soloists: Lucia Hunju Song, soprano; Laila Salins, mezzo-soprano and the Washington Square Music Festival Ensemble performing four centuries of vocal music by Alessandro Scarlatti, Jacques Chailley, Luigi Cherubini “Nino” Rota, Cathy Berberian, Francis Poulenc, Laila Salins (texts by Anne Sexton).
  • Friday, August 8, 8:00 pm
    A Partnership Concert with the International Double Reed Society/NYU | Hosted by Oboist Matthew Sullivan

Visit this site for more information as well as for confirmation of changes in scheduling.

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ABC Good Morning America Concert Series at Rumsey Playfield
within Central Park

Looks like ABC has been really busy in trying to bring us the very best in music for this year’s concert series! What with a great startup and so many other great names, one can’t help but get excited over what’s to come! Look below for current Friday Concert listings (Which ARE subject to change)
Approx.: 7:00 am – 9:00 am

  • Friday, May 23 at 7:00 am
    Lady Antebellum
  • Friday, May 30 at 7:00 am
    Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson*
  • Friday, June 6 at 7:00 am
    Demi Lovato
  • Friday, June 13 at 7:00 am
    Paramore
  • Friday, June 20 at 7:00 am
    Jennifer Lopez*
  • Friday, June 27 at 7:00 am
    Afrojack
  • Friday, July 4 at 7:00 am
    Jason Derulo
  • Friday, July 11 at 7:00 am
    Keith Urban
  • Friday, July 18 at 7:00 am
    Zedd
  • Friday, July 25 at 7:00 am
    Kings of Leon
  • Friday, August 1 at 7:00 am
    Enrique Iglesias
  • Friday, August 8 at 7:00 am
    Luke Bryan
  • Friday, August 15 at 7:00 am
    Florida Georgia Line
  • Friday, August 22 at 7:00 am
    Magic!
  • Friday, August 29 at 7:00 am
    Brad Paisley

*All concerts are free to the public (note: the Jennifer Lopez and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson concerts will be free, ticketed events). Tickets will be available closer to the performance date and fans should check back for more information on how to obtain free tickets.*

Visit also the GMA site.

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Madison Square Park Music Concerts

Additional details regarding these musical events and other items of interest can be found at the Madison Square Park Events Page on New Yorkled as well as the official site.

These Performances are from either 6:00 or 7:00 pm

Madison Square Music: Oval Lawn Series
Wednesdays

  • Wednesday, June 18 · 7:00 pm
    NICOLE ATKINS
  • Wednesday, June 25 · 6pm
    ESTER RADA & MAYA AZUCENA
  • Wednesday, July 2 · 6pm
    THE STEELDRIVERS & Cricket Tell The Weather
  • Wednesday, July 9 · 7pm
    JOHN FULLBRIGHT
  • Wednesday, July 16 · 7pm
    JACKY TERRASSON QUARTET
  • Wednesday, July 23 · 7pm
    JON CLEARY 
  • Wednesday, July 30 · 6pm
    FORRO IN THE DARK & DEBO BAND
  • Wednesday, August 6 · 7pm
    SISTER SPARROW & THE DIRTY BIRDS

Other Music Performances
Saturdays

 

Mad. Sq. Kids 2013 & More
Tuesdays & Thursdays

  • Saturday, May 17 – 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
    Spring Kids Fest: May 17th!
  • Tuesday, Jun 10 – 10:30 am – 11:30 am
    Mad. Sq. Kids: Father Goose
  • Thursday, Jun 12 – 10:30 am – 11:30 am
    Mad. Sq. Kids: Josh & the Jamtones
  • Tuesday, Jun 17 – 10:30 am – 11:30 am
    Mad. Sq. Kids: Audra Rox
  • Thursday, Jun 19 – 10:30 am – 11:30 am
    Mad. Sq. Kids: Rabbit Days and Dumplings
  • Tuesday, Jun 24 – 10:30 am – 11:30 am
    Mad. Sq. Kids: Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights
  • Thursday, Jun 26 – 10:30 am – 11:30 am
    Mad. Sq. Kids: Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band
  • Tuesday, Jul 1 – 10:30 am – 11:30 am
    Mad. Sq. Kids: Alastair Moock and Friends
  • Thursday, Jul 3 – 10:30 am – 11:30 am
    Mad. Sq. Kids: Walter Martin
  • Tuesday, Jul 8 – 10:30 am – 11:30 am
    Mad. Sq. Kids: Dog On Fleas
  • Thursday, Jul 10 – 10:30 am – 11:30 am
    Mad. Sq. Kids: JazzReach Presents ELLINGTON!
  • Tuesday, Jul 15 – 10:30 am – 11:30 am
    Mad. Sq. Kids: Mister G
  • Thursday, Jul 17 – 10:30 am – 11:30 am
    Mad. Sq. Kids: Bari Koral
  • Tuesday, Jul 22 – 10:30 am – 11:30 am
    Mad. Sq. Kids: Alex & the Kaleidoscope Band
  • Thursday, Jul 24 – 10:30 am – 11:30 am
    Mad. Sq. Kids: The Dirty Sock Funtime Band

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Dancing in Bryant Park

Taking place every Wednesday from May 7 – June 11
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm by the Fountain Terrace
in Bryant Park…A social dance party after work — featuring popular dance instructors plus an incredible band each week

  • Wednesday, May 7, 2014
    Dancing in Bryant Park: Salsa
    Dancing with live music: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    Mitch Frohman and The Bronx Horns Mambo Orchestra
    Lesson: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Talia Castro-Pozo and Sekou McMiller
  • Wednesday, May 14, 2014
    Dancing in Bryant Park: Brazilian
    Dancing with live music: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    Nanny Assis Group
    Lesson: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Danielle Andrade and Jim Bulgatz
  • Wednesday, May 21, 2014
    Dancing in Bryant Park: Argentine Tango
    Dancing with live music: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    Sofia Tosello y Los Varones del Tango
    Lesson: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Mariana Parma and Hernán Brizuela 
  • Wednesday, May 28, 2014
    Dancing in Bryant Park: Swing
    Dancing with live music: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    The Glenn Crytzer Quintette
    Lesson: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Evita Arce and Peter Bullen
  • Wednesday, June 4, 2014
    Dancing in Bryant Park: Bachata
    Dancing with live music: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    Grupo Voz a Voz
    Lesson: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Talia Castro-Pozo and Alejandro Bouza
  • Wednesday, June 11, 2014
    Dancing in Bryant Park: Motown
    Dancing with live music: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    Pete Brown and The Rhythm Dogs
    Lesson: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Marielys Molina and Rickey Tripp from Motown The Musical on Broadway

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Taking place at Bryant Park in midtown Manhattan
Bryant Park can be found between 5th and 6th Avenues and between 40th and 42nd Streets behind the NY Public Library.

Taking place from 5:00 pm – 7:15 pm throughout Bryant Park
Soloists, 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Band, 6:00 – 7:15 pm

  • Tuesday, May 6
    5:00 pm – 7:15 pm
  • Tuesday, May 13
    5:00 pm – 7:15 pm
  • Tuesday, May 20
    5:00 pm – 7:15 pm
  • Tuesday, May 27
    5:00 pm – 7:15 pm
  • Tuesday, June 3
    5:00 pm – 7:15 pm
  • Tuesday, June 10
    5:00 pm – 7:15 pm
  • Tuesday, June 17
    5:00 pm – 7:15 pm
  • Tuesday, June 24
    5:00 pm – 7:15 pm
  • Tuesday, July 1
    5:00 pm – 7:15 pm
  • Tuesday, July 8
    5:00 pm – 7:15 pm
  • Tuesday, July 15
    5:00 pm – 7:15 pm
  • Tuesday, July 22
    5:00 pm – 7:15 pm
  • Tuesday, July 29
    5:00 pm – 7:15 pm

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Philharmonic and Met in the Park Performances – Various Locations – These are FREE events.Opera Singer

New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks

Here are dates provided by the NY Philharmonic Site continue checking here or their site for updates

All concerts will begin at 8:00 pm unless otherwise noted.
For weather updates, call the Parks Hotline: (212) 875-5709.
Featuring the works of: R. Strauss, Smetana, Tchaikovsky, Nielsen, Bruch, Grieg, Liszt

  • Prospect Park, Brooklyn
    Wed, Jul, 9, 2014 at 8:00 PM
    Followed by Fireworks
    Enter at Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park West at 9th Street or Bartel-Pritchard Circle at the intersection of Prospect Park West, Prospect Park Southwest, and 15th Street.
  • Cunningham Park, Queens
    Thu, Jul, 10, 2014 at 8:00 PM
    Enter at 193rd Street, near 81st Avenue or Union Turnpike. Concert site is at 193rd Street Field.
  • Great Lawn, Central Park, Manhattan
    Fri, Jul, 11, 2014 at 8:00 PM
    Followed by Fireworks
    Westside entrances: West 81st or 86th Streets at Central Park West
    Eastside entrances: East 79th or 85th Streets at Fifth Avenue
  • Indoor Concert: College of Staten Island CUNY, Staten Island
    Sun, Jul, 13, 2014 at 3:00 PM
    The entrance to College of Staten Island, CUNY, is located on Victory Boulevard on Staten Island.
  • Great Lawn, Central Park, Manhattan
    Mon, Jul, 14, 2014 at 8:00 PM
    Followed by Fireworks
    Westside entrances: West 81st or 86th Streets at Central Park West
    Eastside entrances: East 79th or 85th Streets at Fifth Avenue
  • Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx
    Tue, Jul, 15, 2014 at 8:00 PM
    Followed by Fireworks
    Enter the park from Broadway, near West 251st Street. Concert site is north of the baseball fields.

MET IN THE PARKS – Summer Recital Series

(Latest Season of Free Metropolitan Opera Performances)

Here are dates provided by the Metropolitan Opera Site
Visit their site for details regarding all events and to learn more about the Metropolitan Opera
Please call 212-362-6000 for current information concerning raindates.
All performances are free of charge.

  • Monday, June 23, 2014, 8:00 pm
    Central Park SummerStage
    Amber Wagner, soprano
    Jamie Barton, mezzo-soprano
    Russell Thomas, tenor
    Dan Saunders, pianist
  • Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 7:00 pm
    Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1, Brooklyn
    Amber Wagner, soprano
    Jamie Barton, mezzo-soprano
    Russell Thomas, tenor
    Dan Saunders, pianist
  • Tuesday, July 1, 2014, 7:00 pm
    Crotona Park, Bronx 
    Ying Fang, soprano
    Mario Chang, tenor
    Brandon Cedel, bass-baritone
    Bradley Moore, pianist
  • Thursday, July 3, 2014, 7:00 pm
    Clove Lakes Park, Staten Island
    Mary-Jane Lee, soprano
    Ginger Costa-Jackson, mezzo-soprano
    Yupeng Wang, baritone
    Dan Saunders, pianist
  • Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 7:00 pm
    Jackie Robinson Park, Manhattan
    Mary-Jane Lee, soprano
    Ginger Costa-Jackson, mezzo-soprano
    Yupeng Wang, baritone
    Dan Saunders, pianist
  • Thursday, July 10, 2014, 7:00 pm
    Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens
    Mary-Jane Lee, soprano
    Ginger Costa-Jackson, mezzo-soprano
    Yupeng Wang, baritone
    Dan Saunders, pianist

Celebrate Brooklyn!

The Summer Roster of Concerts and other Music Performances taking place at the Prospect Park Bandshell has been updated and chock full of performances for all to enjoy!

So why not head over to that special page to learn more?!?!? :-)

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NBC’s Annual Today Show Concert Series at Rockefeller Plaza
– 49th Street between 5th & 6th Avenues

Taking place in the outdoors at the PLAZA. Be sure to be there extra early due to the crowds that will form. Have Fun!

Various Mornings this Spring and Summer
Approx.: 7:00 am Of course it’ll always be best to show up much much earlier.

MAY

  • Friday, May 16 – Mariah Carey
  • Friday, May 23 – Tim McGraw
  • Monday, May 26 – Austin Mahone
  • Friday, May 30 – Rascal Flatts

JUNE

  • Thursday, June 5 – Pharrell
  • Friday, June 6 – Sara Bareilles
  • Friday, June 13 – Train
  • Tuesday, June 17 – Little Mix
  • Friday, June 20 – Fall Out Boy
  • Friday, June 27 – Phillip Phillips

JULY

  • Friday, July 4 – Ed Sheeran
  • Friday, July 11 – Fifth Harmony
  • Friday, July 18 – Jason Mraz
  • Friday, July 25 – OneRepublic

AUGUST

  • Friday, August 1 – Aloe Blacc
  • Friday, August 8 – Iggy Azalea
  • Friday, August 15 – Neon Trees
  • Tuesday, August 19 – Jennifer Hudson
  • Friday, August 22 – Hunter Hayes
  • Friday, August 29 – Ariana Grande

SEPTEMBER

  • Monday, September 1 – Maroon 5
  • Tuesday, September 2 – Counting Crows
  • Friday, September 5 – Usher
  • Tuesday, September 23 – Kenny Chesney
  • Tuesday, September 30 – Lady Antebellum

OCTOBER

  • Thursday, October 9 – Fleetwood Mac

Visit the official Today Show Page on the NET

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Free Summer Orchestral Concerts at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park

RAIN or SHINE

New Season of Free Concerts in Central Park. All concerts will be performed at the Naumburg Bandshell which is located mid-park just south of the 72nd Street cross-drive.
No tickets issued. 700 seats provided on a first come first serve basis. Benches around Concert Ground also available.
No rain dates, No rain location.
The concerts are on the following evenings:

  • The Knights
    June 24, 7:30 pm
  • Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
    July 15, 7:30 pm
  • The Knights
    July 22, 7:30 pm
  • Christina & Michelle Naughton
    August 5, 7:30 pm
  • The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
    August 12, 7:30 pm

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Target Free Thursdays at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

61 West 62 Street
Official Page(s)
Every Thursday unless otherwise noted below:

  • Thursday, April 24 at 7:30 pm
    Jenny Lin, piano
    Presented in collaboration with the Mostly Mozart Festival
  • Thursday, May 1 at 7:30 pm
    yMusic
    Commissioned by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts for Target Free Thursdays
  • Thursday, May 29 at 7:30 pm
    James Germain
    Presented in collaboration with Harlem Stages
  • Thursday, June 19 at 7:30 pm
    Poor Rich Boy and The Mast
  • Tuesday, June 24 at 7:00 pm
    JustFilms at AtriumFlix
    A Conversation with Steve James featuring Hoop Dreams, The Interrupters, and Life Itself
  • Thursday, June 26 at 7:30 pm
    Okwui Okpokwasili
  • Thursday, July 10 at 7:30 pm
    Nation Beat

SummerStage

Featuring over 100 Free Performances taking place at 17 parks throughout the five boroughs.

The items taking place within Central Park would be at Rumsey Playfield, located near the 5th Avenue and 72nd Street entrance to the park.

Not all SummerStage events take place within Central Park but rather throughout the 5 boroughs.
Note: Many of the listed items may or may not be a fundraiser and may or may not incur a cost or tickets.

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Harlem Sweet Spot Festival 2014

Celebrate Summer in Harlem with the Sweet Spot Festival

A FREE outdoor event series with world renowned DJ’s, food & vintage market, JetBlue giveaways and family activities

From May through September, the festival will host an eclectic range of musicians, DJ’s, themed dance parties, performance & visual artists, kids art and educational activities, fitness workshops and a market place with an array of food vendors and one-of-a-kind vintage & jewelry selections. The Sweet Spot Festival will have something for everyone! Official Site

  • Sunday, May 25
    West Harlem Piers  (2-9pm)
  • Sunday, June 15
    Jackie Robinson Park Bandshell (12 – 6pm)
  • Saturday, August 2
    West Harlem Piers (2-9pm)
  • Saturday, August 30
    Pier I (2-9pm 
    )

Please Note: Mostly Everything Below this point is from last year and exists here so’s to give you a better idea as to what to expect this coming Spring/Summer/Autumn.

Metropolitan Opera’s Summer HD Festival

Free LIVE in High Definition Screenings at LincolnCenterPlaza.
Beginning times will range from 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm with 3000 seats available on a first come, first served basis with no ticketing required.
Learn More here.

 

Music & Other Entertainment at Riverside Park, NYC

There’s plenty going on at this wonderful stretch of parkland along Manhattan’s upper west side. This park which stretches from 68th street all the way up to 155th street will play host to quite a bit of goings on the entire year through.

Hudson River Park Music and Dance, 2013

There’s a heck of a whole lot goin’ on at Hudson River Park this coming season! From MoonDance to RiverRocks as well as other featured concerts….’we’ll all be in a dancing frenzy as we move to the beat of so many musical performances.