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Monday, March 25, 2019

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

Be sure to check the official sites for inclement weather updates.Quite a number of listings on this page are free but other items such as those at Pier 17 are paid/ticketed items. Remember to also be sure to visit the corresponding official pages for info on last minute changes or cancellations due to inclement weather or other reasons.

Further down on this page is an additional calendar featuring other music-performance events followed by last year’s listings.

Lehman Center

Performances at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts in the Bronx

Fever Records & Sal Abbatiello Presents
FOREVER FREESTYLE 13
Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 8:00 pm
BUY TICKETS
Ticket Prices: $100, $65, $60, $55
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GRUPO NICHE
Saturday, March 23, 2019
BUY TICKETS
Ticket Prices:  $100, $65, $55, $45
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MURPHY’S CELTIC LEGACY
Sunday, March 24, 2019
Celebrating St. Patrick’s & Irish Culture
BUY TICKETS
Ticket Prices: $45, $40, $25 | Children 12 & under $10 any seat
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RUBEN SINGS LUTHER
Saturday, March 30, 2019
BUY TICKETS
Tickets: VIP $75, $45, $40, $25
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SWAN LAKE
Sunday, March 31, 2019
The 50 member Russian National Ballet returns to Lehman Center!
BUY TICKETS
Tickets: $45, $40 and $25 | Children 12 & under $10 any seat
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Noche Caliente
FRANKIE NEGRON
ROBERTO BLADES
BRENDA K’ STARR
Saturday, April 6, 2019
BUY TICKETS
Tickets: VIP $100, $65, $55, $40
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The Diva and El Rey — the historic reunion of
SOPHY de Puerto Rico & FAUSTO REY
Saturday, April 13, 2019
BUY TICKETS
Tickets: VIP $125, $75, $65, $50
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STAR DUST
Saturday, April 27, 2019
Spellbinding David Bowie-Inspired Ballet Makes Lehman Center Debut by Complexions Contemporary Ballet
BUY TICKETS
Tickets: VIP $75, $45, $40, $25 | Children 12 & under $10 any seat
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55th Anniversary of
ANDY MONTAÑEZ
with special guest VICTORIA SANABRIA, EL TRIO IDEAL andJOHNNY OLIVO AND HERENCIA DE PLENA
Saturday, May 11, 2019
BUY TICKETS
Tickets: VIP $100, $85, $75, $65

David Rubenstein Atrium

Free Performances at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

Official Page(s)

Admission is free. Seating is limited on a first-come, first-served basis.

Saturday, May 4
Falu’s Bazaar

Thursday, May 9
Lee Narae: A cursed woman, Ong-nyeo

Thursday, May 16
Voices of a People’s
History of the United States

Tuesday, May 21
The Very Young Composers of New York

Thursday, May 23
¡VAYA! 63: Karen Joseph

Wednesday, May 29
NY Philharmonic Harmony All-Stars

Thursday, May 30
Meah Pace

BargeMusic

Bargemusic FREE Concerts

“Music in Motion” Series
A one hour performance (no intermission), including a Q & A session with the musicians.

Official Site

Saturdays, March 23 and 30

Saturdays, April 6, 13, 20, and 27

Saturdays, May 4, 11, 18, and 25

The concerts begin at 4 pm; doors open at 3:45 pm. The program is announced at the performance. There is NO reserved seating.

BargeMusic

Other Concert Offerings

Songwriters in Concert
Broadway Tunes Take Center Stage at Feinstein’s
Feinstein’s/54 Below (New York, NY)
March 17, May 7, May 17, July 1, August 11

Voices on the Hudson Concert Series
City Winery’s Singer-Songwriter Concerts
City Vineyard (New York, NY)
March 14, 16, 22, 26, 27

Feinstein’s/54 Below: Musicals in Concert
This series “Musicals in Concert” gathers top New York talent to pay tribute to the greatest shows of the Great White Way. Enjoy salutes to “West Side Story”, “My Favorite Year”, “No Way to Treat a Lady”, cast reunions from the musicals “Lennon”, “Tamar of the River” and more.
March 18, 20, 21, April 1, 9, May 8, 16, June 8, 10, August 12, September 2, 23

“Concerto for Two Pianos” & R. Strauss’ “Ein Heldenleben”
David Geffen Hall (New York, NY)
May 4

Judy Garland Live In Concert
“The Songs That Got Away”
Starring Peter Mac
Producers’ Club (New York, NY)
Iconic star of stage and screen, Judy Garland, comes alive when acclaimed tribute artist Peter Mac steps into her ruby slippers
Mar 16

Eva Noblezada, Star of Miss Saigon on Broadway Solo Concert
The Green Room 42 (New York, NY)
March 17, 31, April 7, 14

MCP Presents Missa Eclectica at Carnegie Hall
Manhattan Concert Productions Presents: Choral Masterworks by Bach & More
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall (New York, NY)
April 1

Stevie Wonder Tribute Concert From The Black Soul Experience
Groove (New York, NY)
April 21

Bruce Springsteen NYC Concert Booze Cruise With EStreet Shuffle
Harbor Lights Yacht (New York, NY)
Hop aboard the Harbor Lights Yacht and enjoy booze, breathtaking views of NYC and music from Bruce Springsteen tribute band E Street Shuffle.
May 4

Harlem Easter Weekend Gospel Celebration
Mt Olivet Baptist Church (New York, NY)
April 20

Pier 17

South Street Seaport’s

Rooftop at Pier 17 Concert Series

Also visit Ticketmaster for details on purchasing tickets to the following.

Passion Pit Manners 10th Anniversary Tour with Special Guest the Beaches May 19 & 21

Walk Off The Earth May 25

SiriusXM The Pulse Presents The Mighty O.A.R. with American Authors & Huntertones June 11

E.Z. Mo Breeze Presents Grits & Biscuits Block Party June 15

Billie Eilish When We All Fall Asleep World Tour – NYC June 18

The Lonely Island June 21

Monster Energy Outbreak Tour Presents Slushii June 22

The Tea Dance: Pride at Pier 17 Dance/Electronic June 29

Iration Live from Paradise! With Pepper, Fortunate Youth and Katastro July 19

OneRepublic July 20

Steve Miller Band & Marty Stuart July 24

The Struts: Young & Dangerous Tour 2019 July 27

Ben Folds & Violent Femmes August 1

Greensky Bluegrass August 2

Rebelution: Good Vibes Summer Tour 2019 August 3

The Stray Cats 40th Anniversary Tour August 6

Papa Roach: Who Do You Trust Tour August 11

Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band August 18

Squeeze August 24

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals / Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue August 26 & 27

Dr. Dog & Shakey Graves September 14

Shakey Graves & Dr. Dog September 15

Thievery Corporation October 11

2018 Quick Listings

Last Year’s Quick Listings

To be updated to 2019 listings during the days of early Spring…more or less

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"Orchid Evenings": Experience the Energy & Nightlife of Singapore @ New York | United States
12:00 am
“Orchid Evenings”: Experience the Energy & Nightlife of Singapore New York Botanical Garden (Bronx, NY) March 16 – April 27 Discounted tickets can be found here… Enjoy an elegant night out at the New York[...]
Ballet Hispánico’s 2019 New York Season at The Joyce Theater @ New York | New York | United States
12:00 am
Ballet Hispánico’s 2019 New York Season at The Joyce Theater Featuring Two World Premieres March 26-31, 2019 A Restaging of Sombrerísimo by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa featuring the Company Women World Premiere of New Work by Edwaard Liang[...]
7th Annual Queens Jazz Overground Spring JazzFest 2019 @ New York | United States
12:00 am
7th Annual Queens Jazz Overground Spring JazzFest 2019 Sunday, March 31, 2019 12:15 – 9:00 pm FREE – All Ages Welcome At Flushing Town Hall 137-35 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, NY Learn more at their Facebook[...]
CHAMBER MUSIC FROM APPLE HILL at St. Bart's Church @ New York | New York | United States
12:00 am
At St. Bart’s CHAMBER MUSIC FROM APPLE HILL Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 2:30 pm in the Chapel Elise Kuder, Anne Takeda, violins Mike Kelley, viola Rupert Thompson, cello Mikael Darmanie, piano Learn more at[...]
21st Annual Tartan Day Parade 2019
12:00 am
21st Annual Tartan Day Parade 2019 Saturday, April 6, 2019 West 45th Street and marches up 6th Avenue to 55th Street Visit as well the official site here… Featuring solo pipers, drummers, full pipe bands, highland[...]
NYC Premiere of Bound at the Baruch Performing Arts Center @ New York | New York | United States
12:00 am
Baruch Performing Arts Center and Fresh Squeezed Opera present the NYC Premiere of Bound April 13 – 18, 2019 Baruch Performing Arts Center and Fresh Squeezed Opera will co-present the NYC Premiere of composer Huang Ruo and librettist Bao-Long[...]
The New York City CD & Record Collectors Expo @ New York | New York | United States
12:00 am
The New York City CD & Record Collectors Expo Saturday, January 19 Saturday, February 16 Saturday, March 16 Sunday, April 14 Saturday, May 18 Saturday, June 15 Saturday, July 20 Saturday, August 17 Saturday, September[...]
Apr 19 – Apr 21 all-day
New York Kathak Festival @ New York | New York | United States
12:00 am
New York Kathak Festival April 19 – 21, 2019 At The iconic Ailey Studios + Ailey Citigroup Theater 405 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019 A 3-day event with concerts, workshops, and discussions, in[...]
Flushing Meadows' Annual Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival @ New York | United States
11:00 am
15th Annual Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival at Flushing Saturday, April 20, 2019 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Taking place around the cherry blossom grove just west of the Pavilion & Astral Fountain in Flushing[...]
Sakura Matsuri at Brooklyn Botanic Garden @ New York | United States
12:00 am
Sakura Matsuri at Brooklyn Botanic Garden April 27 – 28, 2019 Brooklyn Botanic Garden 900 Washington Avenue Brooklyn This annual, highly anticipated event draws multitudes of attendees as we all gather in celebration of the[...]
The New York City CD & Record Collectors Expo @ New York | New York | United States
12:00 am
The New York City CD & Record Collectors Expo Saturday, January 19 Saturday, February 16 Saturday, March 16 Sunday, April 14 Saturday, May 18 Saturday, June 15 Saturday, July 20 Saturday, August 17 Saturday, September[...]
The New York City CD & Record Collectors Expo @ New York | New York | United States
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The New York City CD & Record Collectors Expo Saturday, January 19 Saturday, February 16 Saturday, March 16 Sunday, April 14 Saturday, May 18 Saturday, June 15 Saturday, July 20 Saturday, August 17 Saturday, September[...]
The New York City CD & Record Collectors Expo @ New York | New York | United States
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The New York City CD & Record Collectors Expo Saturday, January 19 Saturday, February 16 Saturday, March 16 Sunday, April 14 Saturday, May 18 Saturday, June 15 Saturday, July 20 Saturday, August 17 Saturday, September[...]
The New York City CD & Record Collectors Expo @ New York | New York | United States
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The New York City CD & Record Collectors Expo Saturday, January 19 Saturday, February 16 Saturday, March 16 Sunday, April 14 Saturday, May 18 Saturday, June 15 Saturday, July 20 Saturday, August 17 Saturday, September[...]
The New York City CD & Record Collectors Expo @ New York | New York | United States
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The New York City CD & Record Collectors Expo Saturday, January 19 Saturday, February 16 Saturday, March 16 Sunday, April 14 Saturday, May 18 Saturday, June 15 Saturday, July 20 Saturday, August 17 Saturday, September[...]
The New York City CD & Record Collectors Expo @ New York | New York | United States
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The New York City CD & Record Collectors Expo Saturday, January 19 Saturday, February 16 Saturday, March 16 Sunday, April 14 Saturday, May 18 Saturday, June 15 Saturday, July 20 Saturday, August 17 Saturday, September[...]
The New York City CD & Record Collectors Expo @ New York | New York | United States
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The New York City CD & Record Collectors Expo Saturday, January 19 Saturday, February 16 Saturday, March 16 Sunday, April 14 Saturday, May 18 Saturday, June 15 Saturday, July 20 Saturday, August 17 Saturday, September[...]
The New York City CD & Record Collectors Expo @ New York | New York | United States
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The New York City CD & Record Collectors Expo Saturday, January 19 Saturday, February 16 Saturday, March 16 Sunday, April 14 Saturday, May 18 Saturday, June 15 Saturday, July 20 Saturday, August 17 Saturday, September[...]

2018 Listings

Updates and Additions to come

Broadway in Bryant Park Performances 2018

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

Thursday, July 12
12:30 – 1:30 pm

Thursday, July 19
12:30 – 1:30 pm

Thursday, July 26
12:30 – 1:30 pm

Thursday, August 2
12:30 – 1:30 pm

Thursday, August 9
12:30 – 1:30 pm

Thursday, August 16
12:30 – 1:30 pm

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2018 Free Summer Concert Series Returns to the Upper West Side at the Lincoln Square
Plus Jazz at American Folk Art Museum

Lincoln Square Heats Up with Outdoor Music at Richard Tucker Park
Wednesdays, July 11 – August 29, at Broadway and 66th Street
Noon to 2:00 pm (with jazz at the Museum at 2:00 pm)

  • Receta Secreta, Drew Anderson Trio
    Wednesday, July 11
  • Yaz Band, SisterMonk
    Wednesday, July 18
  • Calliope Brass, The L Train Brass Band
    Wednesday, July 25
  • Bazaar, Inti and the Moon
    Wednesday, August 1
  • The Meetles, The Ladybugs
    Wednesday, August 8
  • Felipe Pavani Band, The Beautiful Distortion
    Wednesday, August 15
  • Bluegrass Collusion, Sheriff & the Deputy
    Wednesday, August 22
  • Opera Collective
    Wednesday, August 29

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2018 Summer in the Square at Union Square Park

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

Taking place every Thursday from June 15 – August 9

On hand will be lunchtime performances from the New School of Jazz and in the late afternoon into the early evening you’ll get to enjoy the sight of dueling artists. Might be dancers, music performers, DJs or something else! Click on the headlining link above to get additional details!

Lunchtime Jazz

Drew Anderson on Trumpet, Bryce Collins on Drums, Finn Carroll on Bass
Thursday, June 14 at Noon

Hattie Simmon on Vocals
Thursday, June 21 at Noon

Sergio Tabanico on Saxophone, Kewku Sumbry on Drums, Daniel Winshall on Bass
Thursday, June 28 at Noon

Daniel Winshall on Bass
Thursday, July 5 at Noon

Nick Semenykhin on Guitar, Amir Bar Akiva on Drums, Finn Carrol on Bass
Thursday, July 12 at Noon

New School Jazz Trio
Thursday, July 19 at Noon

New School Jazz Trio
Thursday, July 26 at Noon

Noah Becker on Saxophone and Clarinet
Thursday, August 2 at Noon

Warren Galea on Guitar, Harry Smith on Drums, Jonah Pomerantz on Bass
Thursday, August 9 at Noon

Dueling Performances

Dueling Dancers with NYC Dance Week
Thursday, June 14 at 5:00 pm

Dueling Drag Queens with Screaming Queens
Thursday, June 21 at 5:00 pm

Dueling Beatboxers with The Beatbox House
Thursday, June 28 at 5:00 pm

Dueling Dancers with Peridance Capezio Center
Thursday, July 5 at 5:00 pm

Dueling Tap Dancers with Tap City
Thursday, July 12 at 5:00 pm

Dueling A Cappella with Backtrack Vocals
Thursday, July 19 at 5:00 pm

Dueling Dancers with Gibney Dance Company
Thursday, July 26 at 5:00 pm

Dueling Drummers with Brooklyn Express Drumline
Thursday, August 2 at 5:00 pm

Dueling DJs with W New York – Union Square
Thursday, August 9 at 5:00 pm

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Annual Washington Square Music Festival 2018

WASHINGTON SQUARE MUSIC FESTIVAL PRESENTS

Free Concerts at 8:00 pm in June

Free and taking place on the Main Stage in the center of Washington Square Park. Seating is first come, first served.

Washington Square Music Festival

Seating is first come, first served.

  • The Festival Chamber Ensemble
    Tuesday June 19 at 8:00 pm
    Classical Performance
  • Frank Lacy Sextet & Vocalist
    Tuesday, June 26 at 8:00 pm
    Free form Jazz

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

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Music at Waterside Plaza 2018

Free outdoor entertainment

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 gowaterside.com/events/upcoming-events/

Music Offerings:

Ajna Dance Company
Wednesday, July 11

Kimya Dawson
Wednesday, July 18

George Gee Swing Orchestra
Wednesday, July 25

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2018 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.

Lee Greenwood
Friday, May 25
Live from the Intrepid

Thompson Square
Friday, June 1
Live from the FOX News Plaza

MERCYME
Friday, June 8

3 Doors Down
Friday, June 15

LYNYRD SKYNYRD
Friday, June 22

TOBYMAC
Friday, June 29

Phil Vassar
Friday, July 6

Phillip Phillips
Friday, July 13

Dee Snider
Friday, July 20

Felix Cavaliere & Gene Cornish’s Rascals
Friday, July 27

For King & Country
Friday, August 3

Cody Johnson
Friday, August 10

Scotty Mccreery
Friday, August 17

Lee Brice
Friday, August 24

Scott Stapp
Friday, August 31

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Central Astoria Waterfront Concert Series 2018

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

Thursday Evenings at 7:30 pm

Waterfront Concert Series

  • Dancin’ Machine – Disco
    Thursday, July 12 at 7:30 pm
  • The Devotions – Doo Wop
    Thursday, July 19 at 7:30 pm
  • Motor City Revue – Motown
    Thursday, July 26 at 7:30 pm
  • Bargain ‘The Who’ Tribute!
    Thursday, August 2 at 7:30 pm
  • FLEUR SEULE – Jazz & Swing
    Thursday, August 9 at 7:30 pm
  • Concert – Details yet to come
    Thursday, August 16 at 7:30 pm

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Madison Square Park Music Concerts 2018

Madison Square Kids Concerts Series

2018 Summer Nights Series at Madison Square Park

Updates to the following still to come possibly

2017 Above Ground Series Performers
Taking place on Wednesdays

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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:

Ensemble LPR
Tuesday, June 12 @ 7:30 – 9:30 pm

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Tuesday, June 26 @ 7:30 – 9:30 pm

A Far Cry
July 10 @ 7:30 – 9:30 pm

The Knights
Tuesday, July 17 @ 7:30 – 9:30 pm

Orchestra of St. Luke’s
Tuesday, July 31 @ 7:30 – 9:30 pm

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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, Members free, $5 Children under 12, Babies under 1 free

Taking place June 5, 19, 26, 2018

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SummerStage 2018

Featuring over 100 Free Performances taking place at many 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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Celebrate Brooklyn! 2018

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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Harlem Meer Performance Festival 2018

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 one 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

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Annual Summer Organ Series at Riverside Church

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

Tuesdays from July 10 – August 7, 2018

General Admission: $20
Student Admission: $15

  • Summer Organ Series: Ahreum Han
    July 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Summer Organ Series: David Hurd
    July 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Summer Organ Series: Peter Edwin Krasinski & The Ten Commandments (1923)
    July 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Summer Organ Series: Christopher Johnson
    July 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Summer Organ Series: Christopher Creaghan
    August 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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NBC’s Annual Today Show Concert Series at Rockefeller Plaza 2018
– 48th 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. Keep in mind that the official site makes mention of folks lining up as early as the prior evening(s).

  • Tuesday, May 15 – Meghan Trainor
  • Friday, May 25 – Darius Rucker
  • Monday, May 28 – Troye Silvan
  • Friday, June 1 – Shawn Mendes
  • Friday, June 8 – Kelly Clarkson
  • Tuesday, June 12 – Dierks Bentley
  • Friday, June 15 – Christina Aguilera
  • Friday, June 22 – 5 Seconds of Summer
  • Monday, June 25 – Dan + Shay
  • Friday, June 29 – Panic at the Disco
  • Friday, July 6 – Lady Antebellum
  • Friday, July 13 – Maroon 5
  • Friday, July 20 – Charlie Puth
  • Friday, July 27 – Julia Michaels
  • Thursday, August 2 – Keith Urban
  • Friday, August 10 – Jason Mraz
  • Friday, August 17 – Cole Swindell

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ABC Good Morning America Concert Series at Rumsey Playfield
within Central Park 2018

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

Information as to whether one or two or all of these concerts require tickets…What’s definite is the fact that they’re free and open to all.

Visit also the GMA site.

  • Tuesday, May 15
    Liam Payne and J Balvin
  • Friday, May 25
    Sting and Shaggy
  • Friday, June 1
    Halsey
  • Friday, June 8
    Ne-Yo
  • Friday, June 15
    Pitbull
  • Friday, June 22
    Bebe Rexha
  • Friday, June 29
    Florence + the Machine
  • Friday, July 6
    G-Eazy
  • Friday, July 13
    Backstreet Boys
  • Friday, July 20
    Camila Cabello
  • Friday, July 27
    Fall Out Boy
  • Friday, August 3
    Kelsea Ballerini
  • Friday, August 10
    The Chainsmokers
  • Friday, August 24
    Luis Fonsi
  • Friday, August 31
    Alesso

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Free Performances at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

61 West 62 Street
Official Page(s)
Free Performances Every Week

Immerse yourself in New York’s vibrant performing arts scene by attending one of the weekly free performances offered in Lincoln Center’s David Rubenstein Atrium.
Admission is free. Seating is limited on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival

Featuring numerous Ticketed Performances

Please check the corresponding page linked above to learn about upcoming performances.

July 17 – August 11

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

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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.
Fireworks to follow every one of these concerts EXCEPT for the last one taking place indoors at Staten Island

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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 11, 8:00 pm
    Central Park SummerStage, Rumsey Playfield
  • Wednesday, June 13, 7:00 pm
    Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1, Brooklyn
  • Thursday, June 21, 7:00 pm
    Clove Lakes, Staten Island
  • Saturday, June 23, 3:00 pm
    Williamsbridge Oval, The Bronx
  • Wednesday, June 27, 7:00 pm
    Jackie Robinson Park, Manhattan
  • Friday, June 29, 7:00 pm
    Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

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Barge Music Free One Hour Saturday Afternoons

Bargemusic Presents: “Music in Motion”
Located at the Fulton Ferry Landing near the Brooklyn Bridge.
Official Site

Bargemusic is at Fulton Ferry Landing near the Brooklyn Bridge
Saturdays at 4:00 pm. Admission FREE
Neighborhood Family Concerts — a one hour performance, including a Q & A session with the musicians (no intermission):

April 7, 14, 21, & 28

May 5, 12, 19, & 26

June 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30

July 7, 14, 21 & 28

Doors open 15 minutes prior to concert. The program is announced at the performance. NO reserved seating.

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¡Arriba! Community Dance Parties at the High Line 2018

High Line at West 16th Street
Official Page(s)

This High Line Program is free and open to visitors of all ages. Feel the rhythm of some of New York City’s hottest Latin bands as the High Line is transformed into an epic dance floor for their annual series.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The following have yet to be updated for this year of 2017

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Flushing Town Hall Summer Concert Series

Featuring a mixture of Jazz and World Music
Visit their site through the below accompanying links for details on purchasing of any necessary Tickets

RDRC Summertime: Ricardo “Panman” Steel Panband
Jun 24, 2017
FREE (No RSVP required)

Monthly Jazz Jam
Jul 5, 2017
$10 / Free for Members

Full Moon Drumming Workshop: African Drumming with Vado Diomande
Jul 9, 2017
Tickets: $25/$20 Members

Benefit Concert feat. New Asia Chamber Music Society and Friends
Jul 28, 2017
Paid Tickets Required

Monthly Jazz Jam
Aug 2, 2017
$10/FREE for Members, Students & Jamming Musicians

Full Moon Drumming Workshop: Irish Drumming with Niall O’Leary
Aug 6, 2017
$25/$20 Members (per workshop)

RDRC Summertime:Papo Vazquez Pirates Troubadours
Aug 26, 2017
FREE (No RSVP required)

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Harlem Sweet Spot Festival 2017

Celebrate Summer in Harlem with the Sweet Spot Festival

Sweet Spot Music + Art Festival

Pop + Shop

June 24, 2017
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Grand Central Partnership’s Lunchtime Summer Concert Series

Midtown Concerts
Chapel of St. Bart’s Church,
325 Park Avenue at East 51st Street

Thursday, April 27 – Hesperus – Devices and Divisions

Thursday, May 4 – Abendmusik – The Consorts of William White and his Contemporaries

Thursday, May 11 – Diderot String Quartet – Purely Mozart

Thursday, May 18 – Alkemie – Love to my Liking: Refrains of Desire in Gothic France

Thursday, May 25 – The Lyra Consort – Rare Jewels of the French Baroque Pt. 2

Thursday, June 1 – Marginalia – Le Chansonnier du Roi

Thursday, June 8 – Bud Roach – The Muse’s Delight

Thursday, June 15 – Morrongiello & Weinman Lute Duo – Lute Duets From the Elizabethan Golden Age

Thursday, June 22 – Sonnambula – Musique à Trois: Works for Viols Alone

Thursday, June 29 – Ryland Angel – Portraits of Mary

Cool Music for Warm Summer Days
345 Park Avenue at East 51st Street

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Tuesday, May 9 – Clarity Festival Brass Band

Thursday, May 18 – Straight Up Band

Tuesday, May 23 – Best Kept Secret

Thursday, May 25 – One Stop Pony Band

Thursday, June 1 – Quarteto Moderno

Tuesday, June 6 – Hit The Roof Featuring Matt Daniel

Thursday, June 8 – Soul Revival

Tuesday, June 13 – Charlie Lagond & Kaleidoscope

Thursday, June 15 – Linda Ipanema & Stan Edwards: 30’s – 80’s

Tuesday, June 20 – Los Hacheros

Thursday, June 22 – Out Of The Box Big Band

Tuesday, June 27 – Acute Inflections

Thursday, June 29 – Beyond Fab: Beatles & More

Thursday, July 6 – Joe Battaglia’s NY Big Band

Tuesday, July 11 – Luis Ramirez & Friends

Thursday, July 13 – TJ Tomlin Dixieland Allstars

Tuesday, July 18 – Eddie & The Starlites

Thursday, July 20 – Bustamante

Tuesday, July 25 – Felix & The Cats

Thursday, July 27 – Square Feet Classic Rock

Thursday, August 3 – Blue Cha Cha

Thursday, August 10 – The Pazant Brothers Orchestra

Thursday, August 17 – Memories

Tuesday, August 22  – Annie D. With Transfusion

Thursday, August 31 – Swing Street Orchestra

JAZZ ON THE PLAZA

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

No Details as yet regarding this for 2017

COOL MUSIC FOR WARM SUMMER DAYS

345 Park Avenue at East 51st Street
Except where noted, Tuesdays, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Presented by Rudin Management Company.

No Details as yet regarding this for 2017

THE PLAZA AT

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

No Details as yet regarding this for 2017

THE PLAZA AT

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

No Details as yet regarding this for 2017

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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!)
Brooklyn Avenue between Rutland Road and Winthrop Street, across the street from Kings County Hospital.
Performers are subject to change without notice. Check the official website or call the concert hotline for updates at 718-222-0600, or listen to WBLS-FM 107.5.

Won’t be going on this Summer of 2017

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

Seaside Concert Series in Brooklyn

at Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk

Won’t be going on this Summer of 2017

Official Page here…

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Metropolitan Opera’s Summer HD Festival 2016

Free LIVE in High Definition Screenings at Lincoln Center Plaza.
Learn More here.

  • Amadeus Film Screening
    Friday, August 26, 7:45 pm
  • Le Nozze di Figaro
    Saturday, August 27, 7:30 pm
  • Il Trovatore
    Sunday, August 28, 8:00 pm
  • Otello
    Monday, August 29, 8:00 pm
  • La Fille du Régiment
    Tuesday, August 30, 8:00 pm
  • Lucia di Lammermoor
    Wednesday, August 31, 8:00 pm
  • La Cenerentola
    Thursday, September 1, 7:45 pm
  • Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci
    Friday, September 2, 8:00 pm
  • The Merry Widow
    Saturday, September 3, 8:00 pm
  • Turandot
    Sunday, September 4, 8:00 pm
  • Les Pêcheurs de Perles
    Monday, September 5, 8:00 pm

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Tudor City – Concerts for City Greens

South Park – 41st Street
(rain dates will be held the following evening)
Visit as well the Official Site

  • Wednesday, June 24
    6:30 – 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday, July 29
    6:30 – 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday, September 2
    6:30 – 8:00 pm

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New Music in Bryant Park 2015

New Music in Bryant Park
Award-winning classical and jazz ensembles perform back to back each week, showcasing works commissioned by Chamber Music America. Details regarding what groups will actually be performing which nights will come at a later date.

  • Monday, May 18 : 5:30 – 8:00 pm
    One classical and one jazz ensemble
  • Monday, May 25 : 5:30 – 8:00 pm
    One classical and one jazz ensemble
  • Monday, June 1 : 5:30 – 8:00 pm
    One classical and one jazz ensemble
  • Monday, June 8 : 5:30 – 8:00 pm
    One classical and one jazz ensemble
  • Monday, June 15 : 4:30 – 10:00 pm
    New Music Festival with six excellent groups.

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International Accordion Festival 2015

 

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 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm throughout Bryant Park

No Details as yet regarding this year’s (2017) series

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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

No details as yet for 2017 as of the time of this update

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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.