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NYC Will Host a 60,000-Person Concert in Central Park in August

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Olivia Harden
Jun 8, 2021

New York City has officially confirmed the date for its epic Central Park concert: August 21, 2021. The concert, entitled “We Love NYC: The Homecoming Concert Produced by NYC, Clive Davis and Live Nation” is meant to mark the reopening of New York City.

The concert line-up spans all genres and has something for everyone. Earth, Wind & Fire, LL COOL J, Jennifer Hudson, The Killers, The New York Philharmonic, Patti Smith, Bruce Springsteen are among the many performers who will grace the stage of this very special event.

“This is going to be an historic, monumental moment for all New Yorkers and all Americans. I’ll put it plainly: You’re going to want to be here. This is truly once in a lifetime and we thank Clive Davis, Live Nation and Danny Meyer for all their efforts to help make this possible,” said Mayor de Blasio in a statement. “This is a celebration of our city, of every working family who faced incredible challenges last year and overcame. This is a celebration for you.”

Tickets for the event are free. Proof of vaccinations will be required for entry. Citi cardmembers will have access to an exclusive VIP presale July 29 at 10 AM Eastern. Then, tickets will be sold in stages throughout the week of Aug 2, 2021. The dates and times are:

  • Monday, August 2 at 10 AM Eastern
  • Tuesday, August 3 at 7 AM Eastern
  • Wednesday, August 4 at 9 PM Eastern
  • Thursday, August 5 at 7 AM Eastern
  • Friday, August 6 at 10 AM Eastern
  • Saturday, August 7 at 9 PM Eastern

And if you’re unable to score seats to the event, at 5 PM, CNN will broadcast it live.

The concert is part of “Homecoming Week” and New Yorkers can expect events to take place in all five boroughs leading up to the concert, including other concerts in the different boroughs, pop up events, and free movie screenings. Head to the Homecoming Week website for more information and for how to buy your tickets.

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