Summer Music Happenings
New York City has a lot to offer in the summer when it comes to music events. There are many things to do from concerts to museum visits that everyone will enjoy! These free events are a great way to spend the remaining days of summer while discovering new experiences. Check out these links for details on happenings in the city with live music at every turn!
Take a trip to the MOMA and experience diverse music artists from New York City. Every Thursday in August from 5:30 - 8:00, with live music beginning at 6:30 p.m. This event celebrates musicians who are living and working in New York City. The genres range from hip-hop to lo-fi baroque pop even, so get your girls and meet after work!
If Central Park is on your radar, definitely plan to attend SummerStage for amazing concerts and performances. SummerStage is New York's largest free outdoor performing arts festival which utilizes neighborhood parks as gathering spaces to bring music from around the world to the boroughs.
Come and celebrate saxophonist Charlie "Bird" Parker in this free celebration of jazz music and the next generation of jazz artists. The festival, which is held every August in lower Manhattan and Harlem, helps brings together veteran players along with young jazz musicians who continue to revitalize jazz. Friend of Wit + Grace, Alicia Olatuja, participated in this annual jazz event last year!
The Outdoor Concerts at the Lincoln Center is the perfect way to enjoy music, film, and dance from all over the globe. There are multiple events throughout the summer that pique all interests.
For an international and cultural experience, the #HarlemWorld Concerts are the place to be. International music and dance performances are featured the entire summer. Indeed there is something for everyone.
NPR Music’s Turning the Tables Live: 21st-Century Edition is the perfect place to appreciate women achievements in music. Artists like Carly Rae Jepsen and Jamila Woods will be in concert marking the occasion with their talent.
City Love NYC is a free live music showcase held every 3rd Thursday of the month for independent artists wanting to share their talent with others. The artists are accompanied by a house band creating a quality music experience! View more artists here.
The City Love Picnic on Labor Day at Central Park is a great way to relax under the sun and enjoy the present. Come to share and connect with others, stay to breathe and relax.