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.

Today Show Concert Series
May
26

Concerts Today Show Concert Series

Grab a coffee and come rock out.

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Good Morning America Concert Series
May
26

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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House of Vans House Parties
Jun
1

Concerts House of Vans House Parties

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

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George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
Jun
11

Concerts George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic

The influential collective gets funky in Queens.

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The Met Opera Summer Recital Series
Jun
12

Performing Arts The Met Opera Summer Recital Series

Enjoy free opera performances in City parks.

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Ladies of Hip Hop Festival
Jun
12

Concerts Ladies of Hip Hop Festival

Talented hip-hop dancers show off their skills at this free show.

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Lisa Loeb with The Knights
Jun
17

Concerts Lisa Loeb with The Knights

Hear only what you want to: a family-friendly set from singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb and The Knights, an orchestra from Brooklyn.

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Punk Island
Jun
18

Concerts Punk Island

Punk Island, the New York City music festival featuring the best band names (and the bands attached to those names), returns for a tenth year.

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Yeasayer, Polica and Cymbals Eat Guitars
Jun
24

Concerts Yeasayer, Polica and Cymbals Eat Guitars

This triple bill is a hometown show for Brooklyn-based experimental-rock trio Yeasayer.

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The Soul Rebels featuring Talib Kweli
Jun
24

Concerts The Soul Rebels featuring Talib Kweli

Brassy New Orleans outfit The Soul Rebels joins forces with hip-hop artist Talib Kweli and other guests for what’s sure to be a memorable night.

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Robert Glasper Experiment
Jun
25

Concerts Robert Glasper Experiment

Hear adventurous takes on jazz and R&B at this free show.

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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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