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!
Jun
28

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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Freedom Party NYC
Jun
28

Concerts Freedom Party NYC

NYC’s longest running dance party hits Summerstage.

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Live at the Archway
Jun
29

Concerts Live at the Archway

This DUMBO summer series offers free concerts and dancing.

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Today Show Concert Series
Jun
30

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
Jun
30

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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Yo La Tengo
Jul
7

Concerts Yo La Tengo

Those who like these New Jersey indie veterans like them a lot.

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Musiq Soulchild and People’s Champs
Jul
7

Concerts Musiq Soulchild and People’s Champs

Philadelphia’s Musiq Soulchild brings R&B hits from his platinum and gold albums to Prospect Park.

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Summergarden
Jul
9

Arts & Culture Summergarden

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

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House of Vans House Parties
Jul
12

Concerts House of Vans House Parties

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

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Quantic
Jul
14

Concerts Quantic

Dance-music producer Will Holland, better known as Quantic, comes from England, spent years in Colombia and now calls New York City home.

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Lowdown Hudson Music Festival
Jul
18

Concerts Lowdown Hudson Music Festival

Common and Ok Go headline free concerts in the Financial District.

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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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