Sounds of the City: Check Out These 31 Days of Free Music Happening All Over NYC This Summer!

Summers in New York City are unforgettable.

There is so much to explore, eat and listen to. The music of this city will be ringing in your ears until fall.

Plus, you can take in the incredible sights and sounds of the city all for free.

Yes, free. We're totally down with free. It's an essential part of the New Yorker vocab.

Who says money buys you happiness? Lots of people. Sometimes they're right, sometimes they're wrong.

We know the spots feel the groove in your bones and dance until you can't dance anymore. Check out this lineup for free summer concerts.


June 2nd

Whitney @ Other Music

June 5th

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings @ Prospect Park

June 9th

Wolf Parade - Land of Talk @ McCarren Park

DIIV - BADBADNOTGOOD - Sunflower Bean - The Paranoyds @ House of Vans

June 10th


Grandmaster Flash @ McCarren Park

June 11th

Cymande - KING - Deva Mahal - DJ Parler @ Central Park

June 14th

Chairlift @ Red Hook Park

June 15th

Just Blaze @ Red Hook Park


June 16th

Rae Sremmurd - Denzel Curry - Kamaiyah @ House of Vans

Blonde Redhead @ Red Hook Park

Baaba Maal - Lakou Mizik @ Prospect Park

June 18th


Kamasi Washington @ Central Park Summerstage

Violent Femmes - Kristin Hersh @ Prospect Park

Underground System @ Riis Park Beach Bazaar

The Sun Ra Arkestra @ Union Pool

June 19th

Breakdown Brass Band @ Riis Park Beach Bazaar

June 21st


Public Enemy - DJ Tedsmooth @ Betsy Head Memorial Playground

June 23rd

Alvvays - Ducktails - Big Thief @ Prospect Park

Sleep - Battles @ House of Vans

June 29th

Neon Indian - Factory Floor - Kim Ann Foxman @ House of Vans

July 3rd

King Sunny Ade - Orlando Julius and The Afro Soundz - Rich Medina @ Central Park

July 6th

Quicksand - Converge @ House of Vans

July 8th

Josh Ritter - Martha Redbone - Birds of Chicago @ Prospect Park

July 12th

The Roots - Antibalas @ Brookfield Place Plaza

July 13th

Drive-by Truckers @ Brookfield Place Plaza

July 16th

Deer Tick - Margo Price - Anais Mitchell - Breanna Barbara @ Pier 97

WALL @ Union Pool

The Wood Brothers - Aoife O'Donovan - Hiss Golden Messenger @ Prospect Park

July 18th

The Feelies - Beach Fossils @ Central Park

July 20th

Patti Smith - Lenny Kaye - Tony Shanahan @ Damrosch Park Bandshell

July 22nd

Femi Kuti - Bombino @ Prospect Park

July 23rd

Darlene Love @ Damrosch Park Bandshell

July 30th

Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Empress Of @ Central Park

August 4th

The Bays - Joan As Police Woman - Benjamin Lazar Davis @ Prospect Park

August 5th

M. Ward - Margaret Glaspy @ Damrosch Park Bandshell

August 9th


Neon Indian @ East River Park Amphitheater

August 10th

Tamar-Kali - Nathan Trice Rituals @ Central Park

August 12th

Dr. Dog - The Knights @ Prospect Park

August 14th

DJ Spinna - Shine and the Moonbeams @ East River Park Amphitheater

August 15th

Mbongwana Star - Batida - Young Paris - Okayafrica Electrafique @ Central Park

August 18th

Tamar-Kali @ Marcus Garvey Park

August 28th

Goldlink - Backyard Band - DJ Spicoli @ Central Park Summerstage

Check Out 8 Best Free Things Going Down This June in NYC. 

[via Time Out] [Feature Image Courtesy Instagram] 

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