Summer in New York City is the time to enjoy the great outdoors with so many free concerts happening almost daily.
- Central Park Summerstage
Frequent summer concerts at the Central Park Summerstage, located at Rumsey Playfield. Some concerts are benefits, but many are free!
- GMA's Summer Concerts
On Friday mornings in May - August, be a part of Good Morning America's audience in Central Park and see popular acts, including Nicki Minaj and Hozier.
- Naumburg Orchestral Concerts
The oldest free outdoor concert series in the US, the Naumburg features symphonic and semi-classical music on select Mondays and Tuesdays in Central Park's Naumburg Bandshell.
- Celebrate Brooklyn!
Celebrate Brooklyn has a wide variety of musical performances at the Prospect Park Bandshell.
- NBC's Today Show Summer Concerts
On Friday mornings from May - August catch some great performers at Rockefeller Center and a chance to be seen on TV!
- Broadway in Bryant Park
See performances from popular Broadway shows live in Bryant Park on Thursdays.
Concerts presented in the MoMA Sculpture Garden on Sunday evenings in July.
- 57th Annual Washington Square Music Festival
Enjoy this free outdoor concert series on select Tuesdays in July.
- Metropolitan Opera in the Parks
The Metropolitan Opera perform concerts in various parks in the five boroughs in June.
- New York Philharmonic in the Parks
Every June the New York Philharmonic performs in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx.
- River To River Festival
The NYC River to River Festival features a variety of musical performances, as well as movies, readings and more.
- River Rocks
Check out these free concerts on Pier 84 in Hudson River Park (at 14th Street).
- Mad Sq Music: Oval Lawn Series
Free concerts on Wednesday nights.
- Sunset on the Hudson
On Friday evenings hear great music from local NYC artists on Pier 45 in Hudson River Park.
- After Work Music
Check out this series of free Wednesday evening concerts in Bryant Park featuring New York area jazz musicians and singer-songwriters.
- Cityparks Concerts
In June, July and August, free concerts are held at many of New York City's neighborhood parks throughout the five boroughs.
- Rythmn & Blues Festival at Metrotech
See great R&B performances in Brooklyn on Thursdays.
- Summer in the Square
On Thursdays, from mid-June to mid-August Union Square hosts lunchtime concerts, afternoon yoga classes and evening performances.
- Charlie Parker Jazz Festival
Experience the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival in the two Manhattan parks where Parker lived and worked.
- Harlem Meer Performance Festival
Jazz, blues, gospel and latin music every Sunday afternoon at the Harlem Meer in Central Park on Sundays.
Throughout July and August, enjoy a wide array of free jazz concerts in Manhattan and Queens.
- Martin Luther Jr. Concert Series
On Monday evenings at Wingate Field check out these free concerts featuring top R&B, soul, reggae and gospel performers.
- Music on the Oval
Free concerts on the Stuyvesant Oval.