The Top 5: Free June Concerts in NYC

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Summer is here, and that means free music in New York City!

Many organizations and sponsors come together annually every summer to bring music fans face-to-face with some of their favorite artists, at no cost whatsoever.

Below, I’ve listed five free concerts worth checking out in the month of June.

A little about the sponsors:

*City Parks Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing free arts and entertainment city-wide, in over 750 parks. Locations/stages include: Central Park/Mainstage (Rumsey Playfield)

*The 2010 Today Show Summer Concert series is a bunch of free concerts held virtually every Friday morning (with the occasional Tuesday and Thursday,) in an effort to bring media attention to the Today Show. It is recommended that audience members arrive no later than 6 AM if they want a good view of the stage, while viewing is first-come, first-served.

*The 2010 Good Morning America Summer Concert series holds a free concert every Friday morning at 7-9 AM. It is recommended that audience members arrive no later than 6 AM if they want a good view of the stage, and viewing is first-come, first-served. This music series serves to promote Good Morning America.

*River to River Festival is a performing arts festival housing events from June-September in Lower Manhattan. It is sponsored by Battery Park City Authority.

1. Christina Aguilera
When: Tuesday, June 8 – 7 AM

Where: The Plaza at Rockerfeller Center (between 49th and 50th St. near 5th Ave.)

As Part of: 2010 Today Show Summer Concert Series

2. Norah Jones and Sarah McLachlan
When: Friday June 12 – 7 AM

Where: Rumsey Playfield in Central Park (near the park entrance at Fifth Avenue and East 69th Street)

As Part of: 2010 Good Morning America Summer Concert Series

3. Living Colour, Ebony Bones!, Pillow Theory & CX KiDTRONIk
When: Saturday June 5 – 3 PM

Where: Central Park/Mainstage

As Part of: City Parks Foundation

4. Beth Orton
When: Wednesday June 30 – 7 PM

Where: Rockefeller Park

As Part of: River to River Festival

5. NYC Pride Rally featuring Me’Shell Ndegeocello, Martha Wash, The New York Gay Men’s Chorus, Vickie Shaw, Billie Myers & Bruce Vilanch

Where: Central Park/Mainstage

When: Saturday June 19 – 4 PM

As Part of: City Parks Foundation

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Thanks Lucy! Was thinking Me’Shell Ndegeocello was playing BK Pride on Jun 12th. Jun 19th, Central Park, got it!

  2. no problem! if i cant make it to that show lemme know how it is…Me’shell is amazing.

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