Festival Season Comin' to a Close: 16 Concerts You Gotta Check Out in NYC This September

Do you recall Central Park in the fall? 

For those of you who get that random Ferris Bueller reference, congrats. 

For those of you looking to hear some sweet, sweet music this month, we've got you covered.

We've found free concerts, festivals, triumphant returns by some top-notch artists and humble beginnings by rising stars, so there's something for everybody here. 

Here are some concerts we think you 'autumn' check out this September. 


1. Alicia Keys Free Concert (September 2nd) @ Rockefeller Center


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2. Electric Zoo Festival (September 2nd-4th) @ Randall's Island

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3. Bad Boy Family Reunion (September 4th) @ Madison Square Garden



4. Kanye: The Saint Pablo Tour (September 5th-6th) @ Madison Square Garden



5. Vulfpeck (September 7th) in Central Park

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6. Culture Club (September 8th) @ Coney Island's Ford Amphitheater

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7. Dark Side of the Meow: A Tribute to Pink Floyd (September 14th) @ Otto's Shrunken Head (538 East 14th Street)



8. Leyla McCalla (September 15th) @ Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette Street)

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9. Lady Nashville and the Nightmares (September 16th) @ The Quays Pub (45-02 30th Avenue - Queens)

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10. El Barrio Latin Jazz Festival (September 16th) @ Marcus Garvey Park

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11. Blind Pilot (September 20th-21st) @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

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12. Band of Horses/White Denim (September 22nd) @ Summerstage in Central Park

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13. Lucius/JD McPherson/ Big Thief (September 23rd) @ Summerstage in Central Park

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14. Global Citizen Festival (September 24th) @ The Great Lawn in Central Park

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15. Trentemoller (September 26th) @ Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street)