Concerts and Music

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If you're looking for music in the summer, you’ll find it all in New York's Central Park. 

Here are some of the most popular concert series:

SummerStage Festival 

SummerStage takes place from May to September and features a variety of music, from rock to pop to salsa, reggae, opera, and much more. Whatever your musical tastes, you can find something that you'll like at SummerStage!

SummerStage Festival schedule of performances

GMA Summer Concert Series

ABC's "Good Morning America" Summer Concert Series happens every Friday at Rumsey Playfield and airs live between 7AM to 9AM.

GMA Summer Concert Series schedule of performances

The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series

In hopes to inspire a new generation of opera lovers, The Metropolitan Opera launched its Summer Recital Series in 2009 in collaboration with City Parks Foundation, to bring free concerts to the parks in every borough of New York. The series is one of the most beloved summer traditions in the city, and it kicks off in Central Park's Rumsey Playfield.

Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series schedule of performances 

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Naumburg Orchestral Concerts

The Naumburg Bandshell, located mid-park between 66th and 72nd Streets, continues the tradition of hosting classical music performances. Some more popular music events have been hosted here as well.

Naumburg Bandshell schedule of performances

New York Philharmonic

For those who appreciate a summer night of classical music under the stars, the New York Philharmonic presents its annual Concerts in the Parks series on the Great Lawn in Central Park.

New York Philharmonic schedule of performances

Harlem Meer Performance Festival

Held at the Dana Discovery Center at the Harlem Meer, the Harlem Meer Performance Festival occurs during the summer months and features a different type of international musical and/or dance performance every Sunday. Enjoy jazz, Latin, world, and gospel music while admiring the lakeside views. All ages are welcome.

Harlem Meer Festival schedule of performances

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