Free Summer Concerts in NYC

nycgo.com staff

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The best things in life are free, especially when it comes to NYC's summer concerts. Every May through August, you can hear live music of all kinds across the City without spending a dime. Whether it's punk on Staten Island, indie rock on the Manhattan waterfront, a classy night outdoors with the Metropolitan Opera or a diverse lineup of jazz and world music at SummerStage and Celebrate Brooklyn!, New York City's gratis alfresco performances are sure to please music lovers of all tastes. Check back later in the season as we update our listings. In the meantime, see our regular concert calendar for performances all around NYC.

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Celebrate Brooklyn!
Jul
20

Concerts Celebrate Brooklyn!

A favorite among Brooklyn’s summertime concert series, Celebrate Brooklyn! is set at the beautiful Prospect Park Bandshell.

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Live at the Archway
Jul
20

Concerts Live at the Archway

This DUMBO summer series offers free concerts and dancing.

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Amadou & Mariam
Jul
21

Concerts Amadou & Mariam

In recent years, this West African duo has collaborated with the likes of Santigold and Theophilus London.

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Today Show Concert Series
Jul
21

Concerts Today Show Concert Series

Grab a coffee and come rock out with the likes of Ed Sheeran, Flo Rida and Brad Paisley.

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Good Morning America Concert Series
Jul
21

Concerts Good Morning America Concert Series

Lady Antebellum, The Chainsmokers, Jason Derulo, Fifth Harmony and many other artists perform in Central Park.

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Mashrou’ Leila
Jul
22

Concerts Mashrou’ Leila

Critically acclaimed indie-rock quintet Mashrou’ Leila comes all the way from Beirut, but their sound is right at home in Brooklyn.

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Summergarden
Jul
23

Arts & Culture Summergarden

Summer Sunday evenings are always a little bit lovelier when MoMA's annual Summergarden concerts roll around.

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GZA
Jul
23

Concerts GZA

Genius returns to his Wu-Tang Clan roots on Staten Island.

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Andrew Bird and Esperanza Spalding
Jul
28

Concerts Andrew Bird and Esperanza Spalding

Chicago-based indie star Andrew Bird is known for his rustic sensibilities and skill with string instruments.

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Admiral T
Jul
29

Concerts Admiral T

Get ready to move along with this popular reggae-dancehall artist from the West Indies.

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Harlem Week
Jul
30

Outdoors & Recreation Harlem Week

A multi-week series of cultural events in Harlem celebrating the famed neighborhood.

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House of Vans House Parties
Aug
3

Concerts House of Vans House Parties

Come check out free summer concerts and art in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

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