Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced that the City of New York will host concerts in each of the five boroughs—between August 14th to 22nd—as part of NYC Homecoming Week and to celebrate the Summer of New York City.
Free tickets, as well as VIP tickets for purchase, will be released to the public in batches at nyc.gov/HomecomingWeek starting on Monday, August 2 at 10 a.m. EDT. Additional free and VIP ticket release dates and times are as follows:
- Tuesday, August 3 at 7 a.m. EDT
- Wednesday, August 4 at 9 p.m. EDT
- Thursday, August 5 at 7 a.m. EDT
- Friday, August 6 at 10 a.m. EDT
- Saturday, August 7 at 9 p.m. EDT
“Joining one of the greatest Central Park concerts in history will be momentous concerts in each borough featuring renowned artists who have made New York City proud,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “It’s time to celebrate our city, support our local businesses, and have an incredible Summer of New York City.”
The concerts will be held:
- Monday, August 16th at Orchard Beach in The Bronx
- Tuesday, August 17th at Richmond County Bank Park in Staten Island
- Thursday, August 19th at Brooklyn Army Terminal in Brooklyn
- Friday, August 20th at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens
- Saturday, August 21st at The Great Lawn, Central Park in Manhattan
“Just like Hip Hop music triumphantly emerged originally from the tumultuous ’70s, the Universal Hip Hop Museum is proud to produce a part of the NYC Homecoming celebration,” said Rocky Bucano, Executive Director and President, Universal Hip Hop Museum. “Hip Hop culture reflects the mosaic that makes NYC, with its sound coming from all genres and spanning many communities. Working in partnership with the City and others, this is our love letter to music fans from all over NYC.”
NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio, music industry legend Clive Davis, and Live Nation and NYCEDC chair Danny Meyer today announced the all-star lineup set to perform at the “WE LOVE NYC: The Homecoming Concert produced by New York City, Clive Davis and Live Nation” on the Great Lawn in Central Park on Saturday, August 21.
This historic, once-in-a-generation concert, presented by Citi® and Expedia®, in Central Park will feature an array of music icons and contemporary artists spanning musical and entertainment genres including:
- Jon Batiste
- Andrea Bocelli
- Kane Brown
- LL COOL J
- Elvis Costello
- Lucky Daye
- Earth, Wind & Fire
- Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds
- Cynthia Erivo
- Jimmy Fallon
- Jennifer Hudson
- Wyclef Jean
- The Killers
- Gayle King
- Don Lemon
- Barry Manilow
- The New York Philharmonic
- Polo G
- Carlos Santana
- Paul Simon
- Patti Smith
- Bruce Springsteen
- Rob Thomas
This is the confirmed list to date.
Citi is a presenting sponsor and the Official Card of “WE LOVE NYC: The Homecoming Concert produced by New York City, Clive Davis and Live Nation.” Citi® cardmembers will have access to purchase presale VIP tickets beginning Thursday, July 29 at 10 a.m. EDT until Sunday, August 1 at 10 p.m. EDT through the Citi Entertainment program. For all presale details, visit citientertainment.com. Additionally, Citi will be giving away 1,000 general admission tickets to Citi® cardmembers on a first-come, first-served basis beginning on Monday, August 2 at 10 a.m. EDT.
Gates will open for “WE LOVE NYC: The Homecoming Concert produced by New York City, Clive Davis and Live Nation,” at 3 p.m. EDT on Saturday, August 21. The concert will begin at 5 p.m. EDT and air live worldwide exclusively on CNN, CNN International, CNN en Español, and unauthenticated on CNNGo.
In addition to “WE LOVE NYC: The Homecoming Concert produced by New York City, Clive Davis and Live Nation,” NYC Homecoming Week, a citywide celebration of New York City’s resilience, will also include from August 14th through August 22nd:
- Live concerts, produced by the Universal Hip Hop Museum, in the Bronx, Staten Island, Brooklyn, and Queens;
- Free movie screenings by Rooftop Films;
- Cultural activities and public art; and
- Iconic events including NYC Restaurant Week and Summer Streets.
The five-borough week of events will drive support for the mom-and-pop businesses that define our neighborhoods and that kept the heart of our city beating throughout the COVID pandemic. For more information on NYC Homecoming Week events and tickets, visit nyc.gov/HomecomingWeek.
Expedia® is the presenting sponsor and official travel companion of “WE LOVE NYC: The Homecoming Concert produced by New York City, Clive Davis and Live Nation,” helping travelers rediscover the magic of travel and live music. Expedia will give away up to 1,000 concert tickets to select Expedia Rewards members, and provide a variety of other ways for travelers to win tickets in the lead-up to the event. In addition, Expedia will spotlight popular NYC hotels, flights, activities and more to help travelers plan and get the most out of their trip.
NYC Homecoming Week events will also include free film screenings hosted by Rooftop Films, NYC Restaurant Week, Summer Streets. iconic events, cultural activities, public art, and more in all five boroughs.
This celebration of New York City’s resilience will drive support for the mom-and-pop businesses and local organizations that define our neighborhoods and that kept the heart of our city beating throughout the COVID pandemic.
“No city rivals New York as a stage for artists and spectators to come together in personn—and for too many months, we’ve missed experiencing the rousing energy of live performances in public places,” said Danny Meyer, restaurateur and Board Chair of NYCEDC. “It’s time for a homecoming—for New Yorkers who temporarily moved away, and for visitors who have been longing for what we do better than anywhere else on earth. Be there. This homecoming is for you.”
“As we continue to rebuild our economy, it’s evident that New York City is back and stronger than before,” said NYCEDC President and CEO Rachel Loeb. “We’re thrilled the NYC Homecoming concerts will bring relief for businesses that were impacted by the pandemic and will put smiles back on the faces of all New Yorkers.”
“Culture is what makes our city great and makes for strong, healthy communities, so we’re thrilled that artists and cultural workers will drive NYC Homecoming Week festivities,” said Cultural Affairs Commissioner Gonzalo Casals. “We’ve been through an immensely challenging year together, and nothing can help bring us together to heal and celebrate like art can. We encourage everyone to visit these exciting performances and join NYC Homecoming Week in their own neighborhoods.”
“We are delighted that New York City’s arts, entertainment and hospitality communities have come together to support this historic celebration of our city’s resilience,” said Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment Commissioner Anne del Castillo. “It’s inspiring to see our creative community, which is core to our identity as a global capital, once again leading the city’s recovery.”
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To sign up for email updates on NYC Homecoming Week events and tickets, go to nyc.gov/HomecomingWeek.
It’s Time for Hip Hop in NYC summer 2021 is part of NYC Homecoming Week. Stay tuned for more performance dates and locations throughout the five boroughs.