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.

  • Beck
    At Central Park
    As part of SummerStage
    Tuesday, July 1, 2014

 

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.

 

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!

  • Sunday, May 25  – West Harlem Piers  (2:00 – 9:00 pm)
  • Sunday, June 15 – Jackie Robinson Park Bandshell (12:00 – 6:00 pm)
  • Saturday, August 2 – West Harlem Piers (2:00 – 9:00 pm)
  • Saturday, August 30 – Pier I (2:00 – 9:00 pm )

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 by visiting this official page.

Verdi’s La Traviata
Saturday, August 24, 8:00 pm

Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor
Sunday, August 25, 8:00 pm

Adès’s The Tempest

Monday, August 26, 8:00 pm

Verdi’s Otello

Tuesday, August 27, 8:00 pm

Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito

Wednesday, August 28, 8:00 pm

Berlioz’s La Damnation de Faust

Thursday, August 29, 8:00 pm

Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda

Friday, August 30, 8:00 pm

Massenet’s Manon

Saturday, August 31, 7:45 pm

Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera

Sunday, September 1, 8:00 pm

Verdi’s Aida

Monday, September 2, 8:00 PM

Target Free Thursdays at the David Rubenstein Atrium at LincolnCenter

61 West 62 Street
Official Page(s)

Thursday, July 4 at 7:30 pm
Fendika featuring Melaku Belay

Saturday, July 6 at 11:00 am
Fendika featuring Melaku Belay

Thursday, July 11 at 7:30 pm

Les Chauds Lapins

Friday, July 12 at 6:00 pm

Art and the Senses Panel Discussion

Thursday, July 18 at 7:30 pm

Free: Amplified
Presented as part of BLINK YOUR EYES: Sekou Sundiata Revisited
Presented in collaboration withLincolnCenter Out of Doors

Thursday, July 25 at 7:30 pm

Let Freedom Swing
Presented in collaboration with Jazz at LincolnCenter

Thursday, August 1 at 7:30 pm

The Pantones
Presented in collaboration with Lincoln Center Institute

Saturday, August 3 at 11:00 am

Parallel Exit

Thursday, August 8 at 7:30 pm

Sofia Rei

Thursday, August 15 at 7:30 pm

NYCHA Talent Show

Thursday, August 22 at 7:30 pm

Lulacruza

Thursday, August 29 at 7:30 pm

A Bookmobile for Dreamers
Presented in collaboration with The Bogliasco Foundation

International Accordion Festival

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.

Thursday, June 6 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Thursday, June 13 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Thursday, June 20 from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Thursday, June 27 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm


Thursday, July 4 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm


Thursday, July 11 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm


Thursday, July 18 from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Thursday, July 25 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm


Thursday, August 1 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm


Thursday, August 8 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm


Thursday, August 15 from 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

August 15 marks the 75th Anniversary of the American Accordionists’ Association, so we’re adding a few special events to our usual accordion-themed Thursday evenings!
Featured Accordionists & Styles:
Award-winning American accordionists will be stationed throughout the park.
Nathan Chapeton – CT
Cody McSherry – PA
Amanda and Michael Parziale – NYC
Rachel Quirbach – NH
Tor Stumo – MA
Sam Thomas – WA

Thursday, August 22 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm


Thursday, August 29 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Sunset Salsa

Taking place at 14th Street Park in the Meatpacking District within Chelsea
Every Thursday, except July 4th, from June 6th through August 29th
Official Page(s)

Free salsa lesson 6.30-7.30 pm, dancing 7.30-9:00 pm.

Thursday, June 6
Introduction to Salsa

Thursday, June 13
Salsa on 1 “Keeping it simple”

Thursday, June 20

Salsa on 2 “NY style” Summer Solstice

Thursday, June 27

Cuban Salsa “Going back to the roots”

Thursday, July 4

No Event due to national holiday

Thursday, July 11

Partner Dance “Connecting with your partner”

Thursday, July 18

Shines “Freestyle salsa”

Thursday, July 25

South American Style “Keeping it fun”

Thursday, August 1

Turning Patterns “NY style turns”

Thursday, August 8

DWTS “Taking it to the next level”

Thursday, August 15

Mambo & Chacha “Going old school”

Thursday, August 22

Choreography “Getting fancy”

Thursday, August 29

Salsa in NY “Special Closing Event”

Seaside and Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series in Brooklyn

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

Special Friday Night Show
Cheap Trick
Friday, July 12

To be Announced

Thursday, July 18

Smokey Robinson

Thursday, July 25

The Go-Go’s

Tom Tom Club
Thursday, August 1

Huey Lewis and the News’

‘SPORTS’ 30th Anniversary Tour
Thursday, August 15

Wednesday Night Show

An Evening with Chicago
Wednesday, August 21

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.

Kenny ‘BabyFace’ Edmonds
Joe
Monday, July 15

Old School Night
Rakim, Whodini, Big Daddy Kane, Chubb Rock
Monday, July 22

Annual Gospel Night

Marvin Sapp
Israel Haughton and The New Breed
Christian Cultural Center Choir
Monday, July 29

Annual Caribbean Night

Morgan Heritage
The KES Band
Mighty Sparrow
Monday, August 5

Toni Braxton

Monday, August 12

Gladys Knight

O’Jays
Monday, August 19

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

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 17 through September 2
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Sunday, June 16
Zon del Barrio with Chocolate Armenteros (Salsa)
Old school Latin Dance music with a new school flavor

Sunday, June 23
Orlando Marin – The Last Mambo King (Mambo)
Jazz, Latin, and Tropical sounds from the Last Mambo King

Sunday, June 30

Howard Johnson (Tuba Jazz)
Music from one of the finest Jazz Tuba players in the World

Sunday, July 7

Michela Marino Lerman & Friends(Rhythm Tap)
Internationally renowned tap dancing and jazz music

Sunday, July 14

Los Soneros de Oriente (Cuban)
Cuban sounds from the countryside region of Son Montuno

Sunday, July 21

Harlem Blues and Jazz Band (Jump Blues)
Lively music from the World’s most authentic Swing Band

Sunday, July 28

David P. Stevens (Contemporary Jazz)
A fusion of Contemporary Jazz, R&B, and Nu-Soul

Sunday, August 4

Vanderlei Pereira and Blindfold Test (Brazilian Jazz)
Brazilian rhythms with dazzling technique and a distinctive touch

Sunday, August 11

Nayibe la Gitana (Salsa)
Emerging sounds from the International Salsa Scene

Sunday, August 18

Sweet Georgia Brown & Her Blues Crusaders (Blues)
Blues music from the Last of the Red Hot Mama’s

Sunday, August 25

Hilliard Greene and The Jazz Expressions (Jazz)
A mixture of classical, jazz, blues, and tango sounds

Sunday, September 1

Ballet Hispanico’s BHdos Company(Dance)
A fully costumed dance performance influenced by Spain and Latin America

Music Under the Stars at WatersidePlaza

Free outdoor concerts from 7:00 – 9:00 pm with a half hour dance lesson before the show, from 6:30 pm to 7:00 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

Wednesday, June 12 at 7:00 pm / Dance Lesson at 6:30 pm
Bud Maltin Metropolitan Music Band

Wednesday, June 19 at 7:00 pm / Dance Lesson at 6:30 pm

Jerry Fuentes Band

Wednesday, June 26 at 7:00 pm / Dance Lesson at 6:30 pm

Harlem Speakeasy Orchestra

Wednesday, July 10 at 7:00 pm / Dance Lesson at 6:30 pm

Harlem Renaissance Orchestra

Wednesday, July 17 at 7:00 pm / Dance Lesson at 6:30 pm

Brown Rice Family

Wednesday, July 24 at 7:00 pm / Dance Lesson at 6:30 pm

Nu D’Lux

Annual Summer Organ Series at RiversideChurch

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.

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. Tickets are available at the door and are $20 for adults and $15 for senior citizens/students. For additional information the public can call 212-870-6721 or visithttp://www.theriversidechurchny.org

Tuesday, July 2, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Christopher Johnson, Director of Music and Organist The RiversideChurch, New York City

Tuesday, July 9, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

John Schuder, Minister of Music St. John’s Lutheran Church, Grove City, OH

Tuesday, July 16, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Christopher Creaghan, Associate Organist The RiversideChurch, New York City

Tuesday, July 23, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Dorothy Papadakos, Concert Organist, NC
Former Organist, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York City
A special concert of live organ improvisation on the 1929 feature film “Phantom of the Opera” starring Lon Chaney.

Tuesday, July 30, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Craig S. Williams, Organist and Choirmaster Cadet Chapel, USMA, West Point, NY

Tuesday, August 6, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Matthew Lewis, Director of Music and Organist Church of the Incarnation, New York City
Organ Faculty, Juilliard Pre-College Division, New York City
Adjunct Faculty, Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ

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

Wednesday, July 10th
Monthly Jazz Jam
Open to General Public: $10; FREE for Performers, Students & Members
Open to professional jazz musicians, graduate students studying jazz, and music educators. Meet new contacts, hone your chops and jam each month with your peers! Open to General Public! Don’t want to play? Come & listen! House band and jam session led by Queens Jazz OverGround. Starts at 7:00 PM.

Sunday, July 14th

Let’s do the Twist – Rock & Roll House Party
FREE (No tickets or RSVP required; first-come, first-served)
For Families: The Karlus Trapp Band presents popular music of the 1960′s. If you loved “Chubby Checker”, “The Beatles” and “Good Vibrations”, take a trip down memory lane with this dance lesson and house party! Starts at 1:00 PM.

Sunday, July 28th

Today’s Teen Dancers, Tomorrow’s Dance Artists
FREE (No tickets or RSVP required; first-come, first-served
For Families: Join the Young Dancemakers Company, directed by Alice Teirstein, as they present live music and dance. This piece features percussionist/YDCMusic Director William Catanazaro and excerpts of work by guest choreographer Doug Elkins ranging from hip-hop to martial arts. Starts at 1:00 PM.

Wednesday, August 7th

Monthly Jazz Jam
Open to General Public: $10; FREE for Performers, Students & Members
Open to professional jazz musicians, graduate students studying jazz, and music educators. Meet new contacts, hone your chops and jam each month with your peers! Open to General Public! Don’t want to play? Come & listen! House band and jam session led by Queens Jazz OverGround. Starts at 7:00 PM.

Sunday, August 11th

Music from Morocco
FREE (No tickets or RSVP required; first-come, first-served)
For Families: Move to the rhythm of Moroccan music with Layali El Andalous, and learn the art of Belly Dancing from dance instructor Zeina al Qamar. Starts at 1:00 PM.

Sunday, August 25th

From Cuba to Mexico
FREE (No tickets or RSVP required; first-come, first-served)
For Families: Experience the sounds of Afro Cuban- Latin Music Styles of Rhumba, Mambo, Son and Bolero. Music from Cuba, Mexico and Puerto Rico performed by Adela Dalto, a featured vocalist with Mario Bauza’s Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra and Arturo O’Farrill.

Broadway in Bryant Park 2013

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 11, 2013
Stomp
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Pippin
Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812
iLuminate: Artist of Light

Thursday, July 18, 2013
The Phantom of the Opera
Chicago
F#%king Up Everything
Sistas the Musical

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Avenue Q
Rock of Ages
Soul Doctor
Murder Ballad
Gazillion Bubble Show

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark
Kinky Boots
Big Fish
Let It Be
First Date

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Annie The Musical
Wicked
Cougar the Musical
The Fantasticks

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Motown the Musical
Once
Mamma Mia!
Forever Tango

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 under
1 are free.

Tuesday, June 4, 6:00 pm
Children’s Sing-a-long Concert
Lloyd H. Miller of the Deedle Deedle Dees uses a variety of musical
genres, from rock-n-roll to country to hip hop, to teach kids about
American history, the natural world, and more. Children (and adults too)
are encouraged to sing and dance along with Miller as he brings to life
revolutionaries and unsung heroes. Afterward, try out our collection of
historic toys and games. Kid-friendly beverages and snacks included.

Tuesday, June 11, 6:00 pm

An Evening of Tavern Tunes with the band STOUT
STOUT, combining hearty vocal harmonies and acoustic instruments, will
perform traditional American music, including popular songs of the 19th
century, drinking tunes, war tributes, and sea chanteys.

Tuesday, June 25, 6:00 pm

Wind Trio from LaGuardia Arts, the “Fame” School
Students from this internationally recognized school of performing arts
will play classical and contemporary selections.

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 – Opening Concert 2013
Tuesday, June 25 at 7:30 pm

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Tuesday, July 9 at 7:30 pm

The Knights

Tuesday, July 30 at 7:30 pm

Chamber Music Society of LincolnCenter

Wednesday, August 21 at 7:30 pm

Annual Washington Square Music Festival

Mainstage at Center of Park
WASHINGTON SQUARE MUSIC FESTIVAL PRESENTS
FREE CONCERTS
Tuesdays in July 2013 at 8:00 pm
Rainspace, St. Joseph’s Church, 371 Sixth Avenue, New York, NY
FREE
South Street Seaport is brimming with fantastic views of the Fiboro Bridges spanning across the East River you won’t find elsewhere! But that’s not all! There are the many shops, restaurants as well as the South Street Seaport Museum and its historical ships. So come on down if not for your enjoyment of the concerts here. You won’t be sorry.

Tuesday, July 9 at 8:00 pm
Baroque in the Park: The Judgment of Paris, a Baroque opera by John Eccles, conducted from the harpsichord by Kenneth Cooper with five vocal soloists and chamber orchestra, and an instrumental work by Johann Sebastian Bach.

Tuesday, July 16 at 8:00 pm
A Musical Adventure: Featuring Margaret Leng Tan a foremost performer of new piano music and the world’s first toy piano virtuoso (“The queen of the toy piano” – The New York Times) performing the US premiere of the chamber version of a toy piano concerto written for her by British composer Michael Wookey. Also works by John Cage, Richard Strauss and Adolphe Blanc.

Tuesday, July 23 at 8:00 pm
Mostly VW— Verdi and Wagner: instrumental and vocal transcriptions for chamber ensemble: orchestral interludes and arias by Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi in celebration of their 200th birthdays.

Tuesday, July 30 at 8:00 pm
Music of East Africa featuring Nepo Soteri, guitarist, singer and composer who survived the Rwandan civil war. His music is directly influenced by the raw rhythms and stylized sounds unique to such African countries as Tanzania, Kenya and Ethiopia, from which spring the roots of American jazz. Preceding the concert in the afternoon, will be a children’s interactive rhythm workshop with African musicians.

Seating is first-come, first-served.
Public information number is: 212-252-3621
Programs are subject to change
Visit this site for more information as well as for confirmation of changes in scheduling.

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

Please click on the image of the Flyer there to the right so’s to view a much larger version featuring ALL other events going on this Summer!

Thursday, June 13
12:00 pm New School Jazz
5:00 pm Dance: Performance by Peridance Contemporary Dance Company
6:00 pm Dance: Zumba with Zifa

Thursday, June 20

12:00 pm New School Jazz
5:00 pm Dance: Performance by Peridance Contemporary Dance Company
6:00 pm Dance: Salsa with Baila Society

Thursday, June 27

12:00 pm New School Jazz
6:00 pm Club Dance with Peridance Contemporary Dance Company

Thursday, July 11

12:00 pm New School Jazz
6:00 pm Dance: Zumba with Zifa

Thursday, July 18

12:00 pm New School Jazz
6:00 pm Dance: Salsa with Baila Society

Thursday, July 25

12:00 pm New School Jazz
6:00 pm Club Dance with Peridance Contemporary Dance Company

Thursday, August 1

12:00 pm New School Jazz
6:00 pm Dance: Zumba with Zifa

Thursday, August 8

12:00 pm New School Jazz
5:00 pm Dance: Performance by Peridance Contemporary Dance Company
6:00 pm Dance: Salsa with Baila Society

Thursday, August 15

12:00 pm New School Jazz
5:00 pm Dance: Performance by Peridance Contemporary Dance Company
6:00 pm Club Dance with Peridance Contemporary Dance Company

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.
Best to arrive at 7:00 am and stay around until 9:15 am

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

Friday, May 24
Michael Bolton

Friday, May 31
Lonestar

Friday, June 7

Eddie Money

Friday, June 14

Foreigner

Friday, June 21

Kip Moore

Friday, June 28

Doobie Brothers

Friday, July 5

Dustin Lynch

Friday, July 12

Blues Traveler

Friday, July 19

Cody Simpson

Friday, July 26

Bret Michaels

Friday, August 2

Sugar Ray

Friday, August 9

Eli Young Band

Friday, August 16

Tower Of Power

Friday, August 23

Thompson Square

Friday, August 30

Justin Moore

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 24 at 7:00 am
Fun

Friday, May 31 at 7:00 am
New Kids on the Block/98 Degrees/Boyz II Men

JUNE

Friday, June 7 at 7:00 am
Lionel Richie

Friday, June 14 at 7:00 am

Maroon 5

Friday, June 21 at 7:00 am

Hunter Hayes

Friday, June 28 at 7:00 am

Philip Phillips

JULY

Friday, July 5 at 7:00 am
John Mayer

Friday, July 12 at 7:00 am

Ed Sheeran

Friday, July 19 at 7:00 am

Fall Out Boy

Friday, July 26 at 7:00 am

Train

AUGUST

Friday, August 2 at 7:00 am
The Band Perry

Friday, August 9 at 7:00 am

Michael Buble

Friday, August 16 at 7:00 am

Luke Bryan

Friday, August 23 at 7:00 am

One Direction

Friday, August 30 at 7:00 am

Chris Brown

September

Tuesday, September 10
Keith Urban

Monday, September 23
Cher

Visit the official Today Show Page on the NET

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
Read more right here on the New Yorkled State of Mind Blog

Friday, May 24: Mariah Carey*

Friday, May 31: Pitbull*


Friday, June 7: Little Mix and Emblem3


Friday, June 14: Carly Rae Jepsen


Friday, June 21: John Legend


Friday, June 28: Demi Lovato


Friday, July 5: Imagine Dragons


Friday, July 12: OneRepublic


Friday, July 19: Jennifer Lopez*


Friday, July 26: Selena Gomez


Friday, August 2: Ne-Yo


Friday, August 9: Kenny Chesney


Friday, August 16: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis


Friday, August 23: The Wanted


Friday, August 30: Alicia Keys

*The Mariah Carey, Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez concerts will require tickets in advance for entry. 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.

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 19 at 7:00 pm
Suzanne Vega

Wednesday, June 26 at 7:00 pm

Anat Cohen Quartet

Wednesday, July 3 at 6:00 pm

The Grascals / Joy Kills Sorrow

Wednesday, July 10 at 7:00 pm

Rene Marie’s “Experiment in Truth”

Wednesday, July 17 at 7:00 pm

Ben Sollee

Wednesday, July 24 at 6:00 pm

Dafnis Prieto Sextet / Yosvany Terry Quintet

Wednesday, July 31 at 6:00 pm

Erin McKeown / Lake Street Dive

Wednesday, August 7 at 7:00 pm

Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk

Other Music Performances
Saturdays

Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams • The Stray Birds
Saturday, September 14
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Martha Redbone Roots Project • Pesky J. Nixon

Saturday, September 21
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Luke Winslow-King & His Band • Brother Sun

Saturday, September 28
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Black Lillies I Carrie Elkin & Her Greats

Saturday, October 5
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams • The Stray Birds

Saturday, September 14
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Martha Redbone Roots Project • Pesky J. Nixon

Saturday, September 21
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Luke Winslow-King & His Band • Brother Sun

Saturday, September 28
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Black Lillies I Carrie Elkin & Her Greats

Saturday, October 5
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Mad. Sq. Kids 2013 & More
Tuesdays & Thursdays

Tuesday, June 11 – 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Steve Songs

Thursday, June 13, 2013 – 10:30 am
Audra Rox

Tuesday, June 18 – 10:30 am – 11:30 am

The Deedle Deedle Dees

Thursday, June 20 – 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Matt Wilson’s Family Jazz Band

Tuesday, June 25 – 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band

Thursday, June 27 – 10:30 am – 11:30 am

KBC Kids

Tuesday, July 2 – 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Big Bang Boom

Tuesday, July 9 – 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Alastair Moock and Friends

Thursday, July 11 – 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Music for Aardvarks Band

Tuesday, July 16 – 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Recess Monkey

Thursday, July 18 – 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Robbi K & Friends

Tuesday, July 23 – 10:30 am – 11:30 am

The Rockdoves

Thursday, July 25 – 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Songs for Seeds

Tuesday, July 30 – 10:30 am – 11:30 am

The Dirty Sock Funtime Band

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.

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

New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks
(212) 875-5709 hotline

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
For weather updates, call the Parks Hotline: (212) 875-5709.
Unless otherwise noted the following will include:

Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Wednesday, July, 10 at 8:00 pm
Dvořák – Cello Concerto
Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 5
Followed by Fireworks

Cunningham Park, Queens

Thursday, July 11 at 8:00 pm
Dvořák – Cello Concerto
Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 5

Great Lawn, Central Park

Saturday, July 13 at 8:00 pm
Program to come
Followed by Fireworks

College of Staten Island

Sunday, July 14 at 8:00 pm
Program to come

Great Lawn, Central Park

Monday, July 15 at 8:00 pm
Dvořák – Cello Concerto
Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 5
Followed by Fireworks

Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx

Tuesday, July 16 at 8:00 pm
Dvořák – Cello Concerto
Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 5
Followed by Fireworks

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.

Tuesday, July 16 at 8:00 pm
Central Park SummerStage
Erin Morley, soprano
Isabel Leonard, mezzo-soprano
Stephen Costello, tenor
Bradley Moore, pianist

Friday, July 19 at 7:00 pm

Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn
Erin Morley, soprano
Isabel Leonard, mezzo-soprano
Stephen Costello, tenor
Bradley Moore, pianist

Tuesday, July 23 at 7:00 pm

Crotona Park, Bronx
Ying Fang, soprano
Mario Chang, tenor
Brandon Cedel, bass-baritone
Bradley Moore, pianist

Thursday, July 25 at 7:00 pm

Clove Lakes Park, Staten Island
Ying Fang, soprano
Mario Chang, tenor
Brandon Cedel, bass-baritone
Bradley Moore, pianist

Tuesday, July 30 at 7:00 pm

Jackie Robinson Park, Manhattan
Ying Fang, soprano
Mario Chang, tenor
Brandon Cedel, bass-baritone
Bradley Moore, pianist

Thursday, August 1 at 7:00 pm

Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens
Ying Fang, soprano
Mario Chang, tenor
Brandon Cedel, bass-baritone
Bradley Moore, pianist

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.

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, August 7 – September 29, Noon to 2:00pm at Broadway and 66th Street from Noon until 2:00 pm. at Broadway and 66th Street.

Wednesday, August 7th
America’s Jazz
Yaz Band | John Colianni Jazz Combo

Wednesday,August 14th

Machu Picchu to Havana
Inti & the Moon | Afro Andes

Wednesday,August 21st

World Music’s Evolving Grooves
Karikatura | Dahka Band

Wednesday, August 28th

Richard Tucker’s Centennial!
Opera Collective

Wednesday, September 4th

Celebrating the New Year
Tipsy Oxcart | House of Waters

Wednesday, September 11th

Cajun and Louisiana Swing
Catahoula Cajun Band | The Hot Sardines

Wednesday, September 18th

Percussion Discussion
Mecca Bodega | Drumadics

Wednesday, September 25th

Chase the Blues Away
The High & Mighty Brass Band | Underground Horns

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.

Thursday, July 11
from 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Swingtime Big Band

Thursday, July 25

from 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Motor City Revue. A Tribute to Motown

Thursday, August 1

from 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Charlie Thomas & The Drifters

Thursday, August 8

from 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Bon Journey. A Tribute to Bon Jovi & Journey

Thursday, August 15

from 7:00 – 9:00 pm
The Lightyears.