Summer concerts in NYC: full concert schedule for New York shows

We’ve rounded up the top summer concerts of 2013, along with the best free shows, festivals and world-music picks at clubs and outdoor venues all over NYC.

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Start hoarding sunscreen: Your guide to the best summer concerts of 2013 has arrived. Plan out your summer in New York with our picks for the best warm-weather gigs, including free concerts, jazz concerts, hip-hop shows and more. Plus, check out music videos from these performers and outdoor concert photos, find out how to buy tickets to these shows, and listen to our Spotify playlist of the best tunes from artists featured at some of our favorite summer concerts.


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Written by Brad Farberman, Andrew Frisicano, Sophie Harris, Tim Lowery, Marley Lynch, Drew Millard, Amy Plitt, Colin St. John, Hank Shteamer, Steve Smith, Rachel J. Sonis and Eleanor Wright.



Free summer concerts in NYC

4Knots Music Festival

  • Critics choice
  • Free
  1. South Street Seaport, Pier 17 Fulton St, at Water St
  2. Sat Jun 29
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  1. Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center W 62nd St, between Columbus and Amsterdam Aves
  2. Sat Aug 10
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Charlie Parker Jazz Festival

  • Critics choice
  • Free
  1. Tompkins Square Park Ave A, between 7th and 10th Sts
  2. Fri Aug 23 - Sun Aug 25
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Outdoor summer concerts

The Shins + Man Man

  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice
  1. Williamsburg Park Kent Ave, at North 12th St
  2. Sun May 26
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She & Him + Camera Obscura

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice
  1. SummerStage Mainstage Rumsey Playfield, Central Park, enter at Fifth Ave and 72nd St
  2. Sat Jul 6 - Mon Jul 8
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fun. + Tegan and Sara

  • Critics choice
  1. Pier 26 Hudson River, at North Moore St, 10013
  2. Mon Jul 22 - Tue Jul 23
Buy tickets

Summer concert venues

  1. Rumsey Playfield, Central Park, (enter at Fifth Ave and 72nd St)
Book online
  1. Prospect Park West, (at 9th St)
Book online
  1. Kent Ave, (at North 12th St)
More info
  1. Fulton St, (at Water St)
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NYC! Jillette Johnson at none other than Joe's Pub 7/16 - come on out. Also you can enter your email for a free song - “Pauvre Coeur” - at: www.jillettejohnson.com

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