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
27

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
27

Concerts Live at the Archway

This DUMBO summer series offers free concerts and dancing.

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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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Today Show Concert Series
Jul
28

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
28

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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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

What began in 1974 as a one-day tribute to Harlem has evolved over four decades into a monthlong celebration of the community’s rich economic, political and cultural history.

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Summergarden
Jul
30

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
Aug
3

Concerts House of Vans House Parties

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

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Béla Fleck & the Flecktones and Nellie McKay
Aug
3

Concerts Béla Fleck & the Flecktones and Nellie McKay

If you like banjo, check out Béla Fleck’s jazz-fusion outfit. New York–raised polymath and critical favorite Nellie McKay opens.

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Creed with Live Score by Wordless Music Orchestra
Aug
4

Concerts Creed with Live Score by Wordless Music Orchestra

Look, just because this has come up around the office a few times… this is a screening of the movie Creed with a live score. It is not a live performance by the band Creed.

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Jadakiss
Aug
6

Concerts Jadakiss

This ‘90s MC is still spittin’ in 2017.

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