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Friday, May 25, 2012

Free NYC Concerts Bright and Early every Friday this Summer

How do you know that summer is right around the corner in NYC?  All of sudden, outdoor and often free warm weather concert series start to pop up everywhere. Whether it’s the Today Show’s Toyota Summer Concert Series on the Plaza at Rockefeller Center, or something like the quintessential NYC gem Summerstage, there are shows just about every week.

One of the best (if not one of the earliest) NYC summer concert series is the Good Morning America free summer concert series in Central Park.  The series starts this very morning with Robin Thicke and continues every single Friday through August 31st. Not all artists have been announced yet, but it is a rather impressive list of those announced so far.

It all happens in Rumsey Field in Central Park. (Enter at 72nd street & 5th Avenue. Map to Rumsey Field here). Gates open at the near unholy hour of 6:00 AM and the bands usually perform between 7:00 AM and 9:00 AM, but with limited sets. Experience says you can expect most of the actions between 8:30 and 9:00 AM. Expect big crowds, but lots of excitement as well.   

Among the highlights are The Beach Boys, No Doubt and Neon Trees. We love that LMFAO is playing just two weeks after The Beach Boys. Talk about nothing in common. Really wish they were both playing on the same day just for the awkward conversation that would flow between the two bands.

More info and details can be found here and here too

Line Up:

May 25: Robin Thicke & Ellie Goulding
June 1: Brad Paisley
June 8: Counting Crows
June 15: Beach Boys
June 22: Mary J. Blige
June 29: LMFAO
July 6: Demi Lovato
July 13: TBA
July 20: TBA
July 27: No Doubt
August 3: TBA
August 10: TBA
August 17: Neon Trees
August 24: The Wanted
August 31: TBA

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