THIS SUMMER FREE CONCERTS IN NYC – OUTDOOR ONLY

New York City has an abundance of free concerts, spanning all different genres and artists. So to make your life easier, we’ve put together one handy list of all the free outdoor concerts the city has to offer.

THIS SUMMER FREE CONCERTS IN NYC - OUTDOOR ONLY

MAY

MAY 20
Fri

Ariana Grande
Sounds like: A really tight ponytail
Concession stands, porta-potties, and a live taping.
SummerStage Rumsey Field, Central Park

MAY 20
Fri

Puff Daddy and the Family
Sounds like: Bad boy for life
Concession stands, porta-potties, and a live taping.
TODAY Plaza

MAY 27
Fri

Flo Rida
Sounds like: Corny rap
Concession stands, porta-potties, and a live taping.
SummerStage Rumsey Playfield, Central Park
MAY 27
Fri

Dierks Bentley
Sounds like: Sexy country
Concession stands, porta-potties, and a live taping.
TODAY Plaza
MAY 30
Mon

Fifth Harmony
Sounds like: Your guilty pleasure music
Concession stands, porta-potties, and a live taping.
TODAY Plaza

THIS SUMMER FREE CONCERTS IN NYC - OUTDOOR ONLY

JUNE

JUNE 3
Fri

Pitbull
Sounds like: A Latin dance party
Concession stands, porta-potties, and a live taping.
SummerStage Rumsey Playfield, Central Park
JUNE 8
Wed

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
Sounds like: Old-school funk
Fancy concession stands and porta-potties.
Celebrate Brooklyn! Prospect Park Bandshell
JUNE 10
Fri

Latin Night
Sounds like: You’re in Cuba
Wi-Fi, BBQ areas, bathrooms.
George Seuffert Bandshell in Forest Park
JUNE 10
Fri

Iggy Azalea
Sounds like: Nicki Minaj’s worst nightmare
Concession stands, porta-potties, and a live taping.
SummerStage Rumsey Playfield, Central Park
JUNE 11
Sat

Cymande / KING / Deva Mahal / DJ Parler
Sounds like: Reggae, funk, and hip-hop had a baby
Concession stands and porta-potties.
SummerStage Rumsey Playfield, Central Park
JUNE 11
Sat

Dan Zanes’ Lead Belly Project / Tada! Youth Theater
Sounds like: Soulful rock and kids singing
Fancy concession stands and porta-potties.
Celebrate Brooklyn! Prospect Park Bandshell
JUNE 13
Mon

Hard Hittin’ Harry / screening: Afripedia with Q&A
Sounds like: A journey to Africa
Wi-Fi, bathrooms.
SummerStage Saratoga Park
JUNE 14
Tues

Chairlift
Sounds like: Dreamy electro-pop
Wi-Fi, BBQ areas, bathrooms.
SummerStage Red Hook Park
JUNE 15
Wed

Yiddish Soul: A Concert of Cantorial and Chassidic Superstars
Sounds like: You took a trip to Israel
Concession stands and porta-potties.
SummerStage Rumsey Playfield, Central Park
JUNE 15
Wed

Just Blaze and Friends
Sounds like: Mainstream hip-hop
Wi-Fi, BBQ areas, bathrooms.
SummerStage Red Hook Park
JUNE 16
Thurs

Blonde Redhead
Sounds like: A singing ghost
Wi-Fi, BBQ areas, bathrooms.
SummerStage Red Hook Park
JUNE 16
Thurs

Baaba Maal / Lakou Mizik
Sounds like: A celebration of Haiti
Fancy concession stands and porta-potties.
Celebrate Brooklyn! Prospect Park Bandshell
JUNE 17
Fri

Demi Lovato
Sounds like: The Disney Channel
Concession stands, porta-potties, and a live taping.
SummerStage Rumsey Playfield, Central Park
JUNE 17
Fri

Charlie Puth
Sounds like: Every song on the radio for the last year
Concession stands, porta-potties, and a live taping.
TODAY Plaza
JUNE 18
Sat

Kamasi Washington
Sounds like: Dreamy jazz
Concession stands and porta-potties.
SummerStage Rumsey Playfield, Central Park
JUNE 18
Sat

Dance on the Lawn Co-Presentation / Master Class: Calvin Wiley
Sounds like: Dancing in New Jersey
Wi-Fi, BBQ areas, bathrooms.
SummerStage Red Hook Park
JUNE 18
Sat

Violent Femmes / Kristin Hersh
Sounds like: The 90s again
Fancy concession stands and porta-potties.
Celebrate Brooklyn! Prospect Park Bandshell
JUNE 19
Sun

The Sounds of Sinatra
Sounds like: Old Blue Eyes resurrected from the grave
Wi-Fi, BBQ areas, bathrooms.
George Seuffert Bandshell in Forest Park
JUNE 19
Sun

Rich Medina / RAAA / Urban Word NYC & Hi-Arts: Journal to Journey / Ziearre
Sounds like: Hip-hop Bernie Sanders would enjoy
Wi-Fi, BBQ areas, bathrooms.
SummerStage Red Hook Park
JUNE 21
Tues

Meghan Trainor
Sounds like: A lot of pop
Concession stands, porta-potties, and a live taping.
TODAY Plaza
JUNE 21
Tues

Fete de la Musique: CharlElie Couture / Yael Naim / General Elektriks / La Femme
Sounds like: Parlez-vous français?
Concession stands and porta-potties.
SummerStage Rumsey Playfield, Central Park
JUNE 21
Tues

Public Enemy / DJ Tedsmooth
Sounds like: HIP-HOP ROYALTY
Bathrooms.
SummerStage Betsy Head Park
JUNE 22
Wed

Angie Stone / DJ Chuck Chillout
Sounds like: Your ‘90s neo-soul mixtape
Bathrooms.
SummerStage Betsy Head Park
JUNE 22
Wed

The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series
Sounds like: Puccini and Pavarotti had a baby
Concession stands.
SummerStage Rumsey Playfield, Central Park
JUNE 23
Thurs

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Sounds like: 2013
Concession stands, porta-potties, and a live taping.
TODAY Plaza
JUNE 23
Thurs

Duck Down BBQ
Sounds like: Um… hip-hop, duh
Bathrooms.
SummerStage Betsy Head Park
JUNE 23
Thurs

Alvvays / Ducktails / Big Thief
Sounds like: Pop and folk
Fancy concession stands and porta-potties.
Celebrate Brooklyn! Prospect Park Bandshell
JUNE 24
Fri

Brad Paisley
Sounds like: You’re down South
Concession stands, porta-potties, and a live taping.
SummerStage Rumsey Playfield, Central Park
JUNE 24
Fri

¡Cubanismo! / Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca
Sounds like: Ricky Ricardo reincarnated
Fancy concession stands and porta-potties.
Celebrate Brooklyn! Prospect Park Bandshell
JUNE 25
Sat

Butler, Bernstein & the Hot 9 / The Hot Sardines / Bria Skonberg and the New York Hot Jazz Festival All-Stars
Sounds like: Beignets and chicory coffee
Concession stands, porta-potties.
SummerStage Rumsey Playfield, Central Park
JUNE 25
Sat

Philadanco
Sounds like: Dance, dance, dance
Fancy concession stands and porta-potties.
Celebrate Brooklyn! Prospect Park Bandshell

JUNE 26
Sun

Christian Cultural Center C3 Choir / Mr. Reed / Boots Step Team / DJ Styff
Sounds like: Jesus was a rapper
Bathrooms.
SummerStage Betsy Head Park
JUNE 26
Sun

Only in Queens Summer Festival: Ginuwine / Mack Wilds / Kid ‘n Play / DJ Camilo
Sounds like: You’re riding a pony
BBQ areas, bathrooms, Wi-Fi.
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
JUNE 27
Mon

Indigo Girls / Lucy Wainwright Roche
Sounds like: Lilith Fair came back from the dead
Concession stands and porta-potties.
SummerStage Rumsey Playfield, Central Park
JUNE 30
Thurs

Vivian Green / GrandWizzard Theodore
Sounds like: Sultry Motown
Wi-Fi, BBQ areas, bathrooms.
SummerStage Herbert Von King Park

THIS SUMMER FREE CONCERTS IN NYC - OUTDOOR ONLY

JULY

JULY 1
Fri
Rachel Platten
Sounds like: Your fight song
Concession stands, porta-potties, and a live taping
TODAY Plaza
JULY 1
Fri
Maimouna Keita Dance Company / Master Class: Company Members
Sounds like: African dance
Wi-Fi, BBQ areas, bathrooms.
SummerStage Herbert Von King Park
JULY 1
Fri

Blink-182
Sounds like: Like a high school prank
Concession stands, porta-potties, and a live taping
SummerStage Rumsey Playfield, Central Park
JULY 2
Sat

Everyday People
Sounds like: Hip-hop for the cool kids
Wi-Fi, BBQ areas, bathrooms.
SummerStage Herbert Von King Park
JULY 3
Sun

King Sunny Adé / Orlando Julius and The Afro Soundz / Rich Medina
Sounds like: Nigerian Pop
Concession stands, porta-potties.
SummerStage Rumsey Playfield, Central Park
JULY 3
Sun

Trouble Funk / Operator Emz
Sounds like: Go-go
Wi-Fi, BBQ areas, bathrooms.
SummerStage Herbert Von King Park
JULY 5
Tues

George Lamond / DJ Lucho
Sounds like: Latin hip-hop
Bathrooms, Wi-Fi, BBQ areas.
SummerStage Crotona Park
JULY 6
Wed

Mexrrissey / Los Cafres / La Dame Blanche
Sounds like: A Mexican Morrissey and the tears of a sad man
Concession stands, porta-potties.
SummerStage Rumsey Playfield, Central Park
JULY 6
Wed

Fat Joe
Sounds like: Your ‘90s hip-hop mixtape
Concession stands, porta potties.
SummerStage Rumsey Playfield, Central Park

JULY 7
Thurs

Tribute to Latin Jazz Great Dave Valentin
Sounds like: Dave Valentin
Bathrooms, Wi-Fi, BBQ areas.
SummerStage Crotona Park
JULY 7
Thurs

Red Baraat’s Brooklyn Mela
Sounds like: Hip-hop meets an Indian wedding
Fancy concession stands and porta-potties.
Celebrate Brooklyn! Prospect Park Bandshell
JULY 8

Shawn Mendes
Sounds like: Justin Bieber of Vine
Concession stands, porta-potties, and a live taping
TODAY Plaza
JULY 8
Fri

León Larregui / Rodrigo Amarante / Grenda
Sounds like: Latin rock
Concession stands, porta potties.
SummerStage Rumsey Playfield, Central Park
JULY 8
Fri

Kenny Chesney
Sounds like: A honky-tonk
Concession stands, porta-potties, and a live taping
SummerStage Rumsey Playfield, Central Park
JULY 8
Fri

Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe featuring Craig ‘muMs’ Grant’s “A Sucker Emcee”
Sounds like: Poetry
Bathrooms, Wi-Fi, BBQ areas.
SummerStage Crotona Park
JULY 8
Fri

Josh Ritter / Martha Redbone / Birds of Chicago
Sounds like: Thoughtful acoustic
Fancy concession stands and porta-potties.
Celebrate Brooklyn! Prospect Park Bandshell
SEPT 1
Thurs

Carla Morrison / Hurray for the Riff Raff / Buscabulla
Sounds like: Bluesy Spanish music
Fancy concession stands and porta-potties.
Celebrate Brooklyn! Prospect Park Bandshell
JULY 10
Sun

DJ Kool Herc / Little Shalimar / Screening: Rubble Kings
Sounds like: Old-school hip-hop
Bathrooms, Wi-Fi, BBQ areas.
SummerStage Crotona Park
JULY 14
Thurs

The Triplets of Belleville (film) with live score by Benoit Charest / Jessica Fichot
Sounds like: Paris
Fancy concession stands and porta-potties.
Celebrate Brooklyn! Prospect Park Bandshell
JULY 15
Fri

Rachid Taha / Krar Collective
Sounds like: Flamenco, rock, and Africa.
Fancy concession stands and porta-potties.
Celebrate Brooklyn! Prospect Park Bandshell
JULY 16
Sat

Full Circle Souljahs presents From The Streets To The Stage / Behind The Groove / Master Class: Kwikstep and Rokafella
Sounds like: A block party
Bathrooms, Wi-Fi, BBQ areas.
SummerStage St. Mary’s Park
JULY 16
Sat

The Wood Brothers / Aoife O’Donovan / Hiss Golden Messenger
Sounds like: Craggy folk
Fancy concession stands and porta-potties.
Celebrate Brooklyn! Prospect Park Bandshell
JULY 17
Sun

Paulo Flores / Herencia de Timbiquí / Monsieur Periné / DJ Greg Caz / DJ Manny
Sounds like: Africa meets New York
Concession stands, porta-potties.
SummerStage Rumsey Playfield, Central Park
JULY 21
Thurs

Camille A. Brown & Dancers: Black Girl: Linguistic Play / Brandee Younger
Sounds like: #BlackGirlsRock
Fancy concession stands and porta-potties.
Celebrate Brooklyn! Prospect Park Bandshell
JULY 22
Fri

Celine Dion
Sounds like: The queen herself
Concession stands, porta-potties, and a live taping
TODAY Plaza
JULY 22
Fri

Sia
Sounds like: A dreamy ballet
Concession stands, porta-potties, and a live taping.
SummerStage Rumsey Playfield, Central Park
JULY 22
Fri

Femi Kuti / Bombino
Sounds like: Master guitar-playing
Fancy concession stands and porta-potties.
Celebrate Brooklyn! Prospect Park Bandshell
JULY 23
Sat

Jon Batiste and Stay Human & Friends
Sounds like: That good ol’ N’awlins jazz
Fancy concession stands and porta-potties.
Celebrate Brooklyn! Prospect Park Bandshell
JULY 28
Thurs

Gregory Porter / Marcus Strickland & Twi-Life
Sounds like: Not your Grandpa’s jazz
Fancy concession stands and porta-potties.
Celebrate Brooklyn! Prospect Park Bandshell
JULY 29
Fri

Angelique Kidjo’s Celia Cruz Tribute With Pedrito Martinez
Sounds like: An African diva
Fancy concession stands and porta-potties.
Celebrate Brooklyn! Prospect Park Bandshell
JULY 30
Sat

Digable Planets / Camp Lo
Sounds like: Chill hip-hop
Fancy concession stands and porta-potties.
Celebrate Brooklyn! Prospect Park Bandshell

THIS SUMMER FREE CONCERTS IN NYC - OUTDOOR ONLY

AUGUST

AUG 2
Tues

Jon B
Sounds like: ‘70s R&B sexy time
BBQ areas, Wi-Fi.
SummerStage Clove Lakes Park
AUG 4
Thurs

Jungle Brothers / G-Bo the Pro
Sounds like: Electro old-school hip-hop
BBQ areas, Wi-Fi.
SummerStage Clove Lakes Park
AUG 5
Fri

Blake Shelton
Sounds like: Gwen’s boo
Concession stands, porta-potties, and a live taping.
TODAY Plaza
AUG 5
Fri

Morgan Heritage / British Dependency
Sounds like: Reggae, funk, and pop
Fancy concession stands and porta-potties.
Celebrate Brooklyn! Prospect Park Bandshell
AUG 5
Fri

Terence Blanchard featuring the E-Collective
Sounds like: Funky stuff
BBQ areas, Wi-Fi.
SummerStage Clove Lakes Park
AUG 5
Fri

X Ambassadors
Sounds like: Moody indie rock
Concession stands, porta-potties, and a live taping.
SummerStage Rumsey Field, Central Park
AUG 6
Sat

Monobloco / Cabruêra / Boogarins / DJ Luiz Santos
Sounds like: Rio de Janeiro, baby
Concession stands, porta-potties.
SummerStage Rumsey Playfield, Central Park
AUG 6
Sat

The Hubble Cantata (World Premiere) / Tigue
Sounds like: A journey to outer space
Fancy concession stands and porta-potties.
Celebrate Brooklyn! Prospect Park Bandshell
AUG 7
Sun

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo / Sierra Leone Dance Troupe / Wahoo Skiffle Crazies
Sounds like: A hip-hop Partridge Family meets Harry Potter
BBQ areas, Wi-Fi.
SummerStage Clove Lakes Park
AUG 7
Sun

Igmar Thomas & the Revive Big Band present: A Journey Through the Legacy of Black Culture, produced by Revive Music
Sounds like: You’re going swing dancing
Concession stands, porta-potties.
SummerStage Rumsey Playfield, Central Park
AUG 9
Tues

Neon Indian
Sounds like: Indie hipster rock
BBQ areas, bathrooms.
SummerStage East River Park
AUG 10
Wed

Labyrinth (film) / Donny McCaslin Group
Sounds like: David Effing Bowie
Fancy concession stands and porta-potties.
Celebrate Brooklyn! Prospect Park Bandshell
AUG 11
Thurs

The Band Perry in Rio
Sounds like: Straight from the Olympics
Concession stands, porta-potties, and a live taping
TODAY Plaza
AUG 11
Thurs

Roberto Roena y su Apollo Sound
Sounds like: Salsa
BBQ areas, bathrooms
SummerStage East River Park
AUG 12
Fri

Keith Urban
Sounds like: An Australian take on country
Concession stands, porta-potties, and a live taping.
SummerStage Rumsey Playfield, Central Park
AUG 12
Fri

Dr. Dog with The Knights
Sounds like: Psychedelic rock
Fancy concession stands and porta-potties.
Celebrate Brooklyn! Prospect Park Bandshell
AUG 13
Sat

Andra Day / Son Little
Sounds like: Amy Winehouse meets Billie Holiday
Fancy concession stands and porta-potties.
Celebrate Brooklyn! Prospect Park Bandshell
AUG 14
Sun

DJ Spinna celebrates Earth, Wind, and Fire / Shine and the Moonbeams
Sounds like: Um… Earth, Wind, and Fire
BBQ areas, bathrooms.
SummerStage East River Park
AUG 14
Sun

Mbongwana Star / Batida / Young Paris / Okayafrica Electrafrique feat. DJ Underdog
Sounds like: The plains of Africa
Concession stands, porta-potties.
SummerStage Rumsey Playfield, Central Park
AUG 16
Tues

Alpha Blondy
Sounds like: Irie man
Bathrooms, Wi-Fi.
SummerStage Marcus Garvey Park
AUG 26
Fri

Jessica Simpson
Sounds like: The good old days
Concession stands, porta-potties, and a live taping.
TODAY Plaza
AUG 26
Fri

Charlie Parker Jazz Festival: Jason Lindner: Breeding Ground
Sounds like: Far-out jazz
Bathrooms and dog-friendly.
Marcus Garvey Park
AUG 26
Fri

Jason Aldean
Sounds like: A square dance
Concession stands, porta-potties, and a live taping.
SummerStage Rumsey Field, Central Park
AUG 28
Sun

Charlie Parker Jazz Festival: Allan Harris, Donny McCaslin
Sounds like: Jazzy jazz
Bathrooms and dog-friendly.
Tompkins Square Park
AUG 29
Mon

DNCE
Sounds like: Cake by the ocean
Concession stands, porta-potties, and a live taping.
TODAY Plaza
AUG 31
Wed

Chicago the Musical: 20th Anniversary Concert
Sounds like: Show tunes
Concession stands.
Rumsey Playfield, Central Park