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Complete List of Every Free Concert During Summer 2019 in New York

Outdoor concert season has officially started in New York City. Superstar K-Pop band BTS kicked off the first free concert of the season when they appeared on the Good Morning America stage during the morning news show’s 11th annual Summer Concert series on Tuesday.

While that particular show was a free-but-ticketed event, there will be plenty of other free performances open to the public on a first-come-first-serve basis throughout the rest of the summer during the Summerstage concert series in Central Park, the annual BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival at Prospect Park and plenty of others.

Get your park blankets and folding chairs ready, and check out the roster of talent set to perform throughout the summer for free in New York below.

May 24

Hozier at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park

Gates: 6 a.m. ET

Show: 7 a.m. ET

May 31

Ciara at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park

Gates: 6 a.m. ET

Show: 7 a.m. ET

June 1

Emily King / Durand Jones and the Indications at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park

Gates: 6 p.m. ET

Show: 6:30 p.m. ET

June 4

Patti LaBelle at Prospect Park Bandshell

Gates: 6:30 p.m. ET

Show: 8 p.m.

June 7

Alessia Cara at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park

Gates: 6 a.m. ET

Show: 7 a.m. ET

June 8

Ibeyi, Sudan Archives, Orion Sun at Prospect Park Bandshell

Gates: 6 p.m. ET

Show: 7 p.m. ET

Parquet Courts, Sachiko Kanenobu, ARP, Prince of Queens at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park

Gates: 6 p.m. ET

Show: 7 p.m. ET

June 10

The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park

Gates: 7 p.m. ET

Show: 8 p.m. ET

June 11

Kes The Band at Ford Amphitheater, Coney Island Boardwalk

Show: 7 p.m. ET

June 12

New York Cantors at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park

Gates: 6 p.m. ET

Show: 7 p.m. ET

Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Show: 7 p.m. ET

June 13

Big Freedia, MikeQ, BATEKOO, Gina Yashere at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park

Gates: 6 p.m. ET

Show: 7 p.m. ET

Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series at Jackie Robinson Park

Gates: 6 p.m. ET

Show: 7 p.m. ET

June 14

Ellie Goulding at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park

Gates: 6 a.m. ET

Show: 7 a.m. ET

June 15

Rich Medina, Shareef Keyes & the Groove at Prospect Park Bandshell

Gates: 2 p.m. ET

Show: 3 p.m. ET

Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series at Williambridge Oval Park

Show: 4 p.m. ET

DeJohnette-Coltrane-Garrison Trio, Brandee Younger at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park

Gates: 6 p.m. ET

Show: 7 p.m. ET

June 17

Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series at Socrates Sculpture Garden

Show: 7 p.m. ET

June 19

Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series at Clove Lakes Park

Gates: 6 p.m. ET

Show: 7 p.m. ET

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park

Gates: 7 p.m. ET

Show: 8 p.m. ET

June 20

Tank and the Bangas, Cory Henry & the Funk Apostles at Prospect Park Bandshell

Gates: 6: 30 p.m. ET

Show: 7 p.m. ET

Pharoahe Monch and Friends, Miss Mocha Sunflower The Rhythm Goddess at Von King Park

Gates: 6 p.m. ET

Show: 7 p.m. ET

June 21

Bastille at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park

Gates: 6 a.m. ET

Show: 7 a.m. ET

Calexico and Iron & Wine, Adia Victoria at Prospect Park Bandshell

Gates: 6:30 p.m. ET

Show: 7:30 p.m. ET

Ronald K. Brown at Von King Park

Gates: 6 p.m. ET

Show: 7 p.m. ET

June 22

Tortoise: TNT, Emily Wells with Metropolis Ensemble at Prospect Park Bandshell

Gates: 6:30 p.m. ET

Show: 7:30 p.m. ET

The Aussie BBQ at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park

Gates: 1 p.m. ET

Show: 2 p.m. ET

Everyday People & Special Guests at Von King Park

Show: 6 p.m. ET

June 23

Sheila E, Musiq Soulchild at Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Gates: 4 p.m. ET

Show: 5 p.m. ET

Fête de la Musique at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park

Gates: 5 p.m. ET

Show: 6 p.m. ET

Jesse Royal, Kabaka Pyramid, Max Glazer at Von King Park

Show: 6 p.m. ET

 June 24

Japanese Breakfast, Hatchie, House of Nod at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park

Gates: 6 p.m. ET

Show: 7 p.m. ET

June 26

Chucho Valdés - Jazz Batá, Dafnis Prieto Si o Si Quartet at Prospect Park Bandshell

Gates: 6:30 p.m. ET

Show: 7:30 p.m. ET

Alvvays, The Courtneys, Ellis at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park

Gates: 6 p.m. ET

Show: 7 p.m. ET

June 27

Protoje, Jah9, Yoga on Dub, DJ Top Notch & MICRO DON at Prospect Park Bandshell

Gates: 6:30 p.m. ET

Show: 7: 30 p.m. ET

Duck Down BBQ at Betsy Head Park

Show: 7 p.m. ET

June 28

Adam Lambert at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park

Gates: 6 a.m. ET

Show: 7 a.m. ET

Young M.A., Funk Flex at Betsy Head Park

Show: 7 p.m. ET

June 29

Liz Phair, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Caroline Rose at Prospect Park Bandshell

Gates: 6 p.m. ET

Show: 7 p.m. ET

Johnathan McReynolds at Betsy Head Park

Show: 7 p.m. ET

June 30

Buika, A-WA, Blick Bassy, DJ Tara at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park

Gates: 5 p.m. ET

Show: 6 p.m. ET

July 5

Sabrina Carpenter at Rumsey Playfield

Gates: 6 a.m. ET

Show: 7 a.m. ET

Mick Jenkins, Leikeli47, Levan Kali, Joy Postell at Prospect Park Bandshell

Gates: 6: 30 p.m. ET

Show: 7:30 p.m ET

Mighty Sparrow, CASYM Steel Orchestra at Springfield Park

Show: 7 p.m. ET

July 6

Oddisee, 47SOUL, NARCY at Prospect Park Bandshell

Gates: 6 p.m. ET

Show: 7 p.m. ET

Ralph McDaniels Soul Jam at Springfield Park

Show: 6 p.m. ET 

July 7

Tabou Combo, Lakou Mizik, DJ Sabine Blazin at Springfield Park

Show: 6 p.m. ET

Mr. Eazi, Efya, Blinky Bill, DJ Mohogany at Rumsey Playfield, Central park

Gates: 5 p.m. ET

Show: 6 p.m. ET

July 10

Ximena Sariñana, iLe, Nathy Peluso at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park

Gates: 5 p.m. ET

Show: 6 p.m. ET

July 11

Aterciopelados, Diamante Eléctrico, DJ Dayansita at Queensbridge Park

Show: 7 p.m. ET

July 12

The Struts at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park

Gates: 6 a.m. ET

Show: 7 a.m. ET

Gaby Moreno and Van Dyke Parks: Spangled, Enjambre, El David Aguilar at Prospect Park Bandshell

Gates: 6 p.m. ET

Show: 7 p.m. ET

A Palo Seco at Queensbridge Park

Show: 7 p.m. ET

July 13

León Gieco, Kevin Johansen, El Mató a un Policía Motorizado,  Silvina Morena, Juan Ingaramo at Queensbridge Park

Show: 5 p.m. ET

 20th Anniversary Latin Grammys Celebration at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park

Gates: 2 p.m. ET

Show: 3 p.m. ET

July 14

Avery*Sunshine at Queensbridge Park

Show: 6 p.m. ET

Railroad Earth, Ranky Tanky at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park

Gates: 3 p.m. ET

Show: 3:30 p.m. ET

July 17

Merce Cunninham: Summer School at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park

Gates: 7 p.m ET

Show: 8 p.m. ET

July 18

I'm With Her, Darlingside at Prospect Park Bandshell

Gates: 6:30 p.m. ET

Show: 7:39 p.m. ET

Lisa Lisa, Cover Girls, DJ Lucy Euclid at Corporal Thompson Park

Show: 7 p.m. ET

July 19

Blink 182 at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park

Gates: 6 a.m. ET

Show:  7 a.m. ET

Burna Boy, Sampa the Great, DJ Tunez at Prospect Park Bandshell

Gates: 6:30 p.m. ET

Show: 7:30 p.m. ET

Jody Watley, Mobile Mondays, Princess Lockerooo, DJ Joey Carvello at Corporal Thompson Park

Show: 7 p.m. ET

July 20

Alloy Orchestra: Varieté, LAVA at Prospect Park Bandshell

Gates: 7 p.m. ET

Show: 8 p.m. ET

Ana Tijoux, L'Unicorns, DJ Shame Hosted by Jen and Magie at Corporal Thompson Park

Show: 4 p.m. ET

July 21

Force M.D.s and U.M.C.'s with Red Alert, DJ Xcel & DJ Thrilla at Corporal Thompson Park

Show: 4 p.m. ET

July 25

Suprise Headliner, Nilüfer Yanya at Prospect Park Bandshell

Gates: 6:30 p.m. ET

Show: 7:30 p.m. ET

Grand Wizzard Theodore & Uptown Vinyl Supreme with DJ Perly at Soundview Park

Show: 6 p.m. ET

July 26

Lady Antebellum at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park

Gates: 6 a.m. ET

Show: 7 a.m. ET

Jidenna, Anik Khan, DJ MOMA at Prospect Park Bandshell

Gates: 6:30 p.m. ET

Show: 7:30 p.m. ET

Lalo Rodriguez, Los Hermanos Moreno, DJ Lucho at Soundview Park

Show: 7 p.m. ET

Fela! The Concert at Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk

Gates: 7 p.m. ET

Show: 8 p.m. ET

July 27

Compagnie Hervé KOUBI at Prospect Park Bandshell

Gates: 7 p.m. ET

Show: 8 p.m. ET

Slick Rick, DJ Chuck Chillout at Soundview Park

Show: 6 p.m. ET

Alceu Valença, Cordel do Fogo Encantado, Labaq, DJ Grace Kelly at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park

Gates: 5 p.m. ET

Show: 6 p.m. ET

July 28

The Tedsmooth Oldschool Jam at Soundview Park

Show: 6 p.m. ET

MagicSystem, Smarty, Selma Uamusse, DJ Birane at Rumsey Playfield

Gates: 2 p.m. ET

Show: 3 p.m. ET

July 31

Ray De La Paz, Edgar Joel and Anthony Colon, DJ Kamala at Crotona Park

Show: 7 p.m. ET

Fela! The Concert at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park

Gates: 7 p.m. ET

Show: 8 p.m. ET

August 1

Samini, Efya at Crotona Park

Gates: 6 p.m. ET

Show: 7 p.m. ET

August 2

Pitbull at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park

Gates: 6 a.m. ET

Show: 7 a.m. ET

Nosaj Thing DJ Set, Kimbra, Bells Atlas at Prospect Park Bandshell

Gates: 6 p.m. ET

Show: 7 p.m. ET

Garifuna Collective at Crotona Park

Show: 6 p.m. ET

August 3

EPMD 30th Anniversary at Crotona Park

Gates: 5 p.m. ET

Show: 6 p.m. ET

Taiwanese Waves: Wan Fang, Tizzy Bac, A Bao, 9M88 at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park

Gates: 5 p.m. ET

Show: 6 p.m. ET

August 4

Corrine Bailey Rae, Jose James, DJ Natasha Diggs at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park

Gates: 6 p.m. ET

Show: 7 p.m. ET

August 8

Ailey II at Prospect Park Bandshell

Gates: 7 p.m. ET

Show: 8 p.m. ET

Crumb, Phony Ppl, Purr at East River Park

Show: 7 p.m. ET

August 9

Kieth Urban at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park

Gates: 6 a.m. ET

Show: 7 a.m. ET

What’s Going On featuring Felicia Collins, Toshi Reagon, Siedah Garrett, Kecia Lewis, and others at Prospect Park Bandshell

Gates: 6:30 p.m. ET

Show: 7:30 p.m. ET

Elisa Monte Dance at East River Park

Show: 7 p.m. ET

August 10

Bomba Estéreo, Delsonido at Prospect Park Bandshell

Gates: 6:30 p.m. ET

Show: 7 p.m. ET

VP Records 40th Anniversary at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park

Gates: 5 p.m. ET

Show: 6 p.m. ET

Mountain Goats at East River Park

Show: 6 p.m. ET

August 11

Lila Downs, Lido Pimienta, DJ Ripley at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park

Gates: 6 p.m. ET

Show: 7 p.m. ET

Eddie Palmieri, Baby Power, DJ Sonni at East River Park

Show: 6 p.m. ET

August 14

Omar Lye-Fook, Nakhane, DJ Wildcat at Marcus Garvey Park

Show: 7 p.m. ET

August 15

The Clark Center 60th Anniversary at Marcus Garvey Park

Show: 7 p.m. ET

August 16

Chance the Rapper at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park

Gates: 6 a.m. ET

Show: 7 a.m. ET

August 17

Black Woodstock 50th Anniversary at Marcus Garvey Park

Show: 6 p.m. ET

August 18

The Wailers' Julian Junior Marvin, DJ Queen Majesty at Marcus Garvey Park

Show: 6 p.m. ET

La Sonora Ponceña at Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk

Gates: 5 p.m. ET

Show: 6 p.m. ET

August 23

French Montana at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park

Gates: 6 a.m. ET

Show: 7 a.m. ET

Harlem 100 at Marcus Garvey Park

Show: 7 p.m. ET

August 24

Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ravi Coltrane at Marcus Garvey Park

Show: 3 p.m. ET

August 25

La India, Cimafunk, DJ Sonni at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park

Gates: 6 p.m. ET

Show: 7 p.m. ET

August 27

The Originals at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park

Gates: 6 p.m. ET

Show: 7 p.m. ET

August 30

Kane Brown & Marshmello at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park

Gates: 6 a.m. ET

Show: 7 a.m. ET

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