I love music, there’s something about being outside with the fresh air and a good musical beat that just defines summer for me.  So I love to check out the free concerts in New York City to catch some of the hottest bands.  I regularly check out The Today Show’s Concert Series outside the Rockefeller Center.  Below is a list of their scheduled Singers.  Note, you may want to show up early for a good standing position (6AM is recommended) and don’t forget your BIG sign to say hi to all your friends watching on TV.


May 4- Toni Braxton (in studio)

May 14- Sting (Plaza)

May 21 – The Script (Plaza)

May 28 – OneRepublic (Plaza)


June 4 – Justin Bieber (Plaza)

June 8 – Christina Aguilera (Plaza)

June 11 – Rascal Flatts (Plaza)

June 18 – James Taylor & Carole King (Plaza)

June 25 – Maxwell (Plaza)


July 2- Maroon 5 (Plaza)

July 9 – Lady Gaga (Plaza)

July 16 – Enrique Iglesias (Plaza)

July 23 – John Mayer (Plaza)

July 30 – Carrie Underwood (Plaza)


August 6 – Train (Plaza)

August 13 – Ke$ha (Plaza)

August 20 – Keith Urban (Plaza)

August 27 – Katy Perry (Plaza)

For more information CLICK HERE

But that’s not the only hot list of Star Studded Bands; The Good Morning America Show also has free concerts at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park on Friday mornings.  Again I suggest showing up early (6AM) to grab a good standing position as it is first come first serve.  Check out their list of performers below.  For more information CLICK HERE
May 21 — Jonas Brothers and Demi Lovato, Camp Rock 2
May 28 — Sugarland
June 4 — Diddy– Dirty Money
June 11 — Norah Jones and Sarah McLachlan
June 18 — Miley Cyrus
June 25 — Alicia Keys
July 2 — Mary J. Blige
July 9 – To Be Announced
July 16 – The GO-GO’S
July 23 — Sheryl Crow
July 30 — Black Eyed Peas
Aug. 6 — To Be Announced
Aug. 13 — Jonas Brothers and Demi Lovato, Camp Rock 2
Aug. 20 — Rihanna
August 27 — Lady Antebellum
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So if you are in NYC this summer check out these awesome free concerts!!  What free activities are you looking forward to this summer?