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The single best concert for every day of the summer

We've simplified your summer music calendar with a list of the best shows happening every day this summer

By Andrew Frisicano

If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed by all the live music coming to NYC this summer, we’ve got you covered. We’ve pared down the summer’s best shows—from Central Park SummerStage and MoMA PS1 Warm Up to gigs at Jones Beach and Coney Island—to hone in on the single best show happening every day. Dig in!

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Summer's best concerts in NYC

May 27
The Body + Uniform + Muslin at Saint Vitus

May 28
Hatsune Miku + Anamanaguchi at Hammerstein Ballroom

May 29
Ex-Cult at Mercury Lounge

May 30
Rhys Chatham, Tim Dahl, Kevin Shea at Le Poisson Rouge

May 31
Scofield / Mehldau / Guiliana at Blue Note

June 1
Selena Gomez at Barclays Center

June 2
Gov Ball After Dark: Joey Bada$$ at Irving Plaza

June 3
Governors Ball: The Strokes + Robyn + Bloc Party + Beck + Jamie xx + Father John Misty and more at Randalls Island

June 4
SummerStage: McCoy Tyner Quartet + Ron Carter ft. guest Wallace Roney + Roy Haynes at Central Park SummerStage

June 5
Hot 97 SummerJam at MetLife Stadium

June 6
Fraternal Twin at Palisades

June 7
Beyonce at Citi Field

June 8
BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn!: Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings at Prospect Park Bandshell

June 9
DIIV + BADBADNOTGOOD + Sunflower Bean at House of Vans

June 10
Pity Sex at the Bowery Ballroom

June 11
Northside Festival: Lotic + Rabit + Marshstepper + Priests + Breadwoman + David Vassalotti + Bichkraftotic at Saint Vitus

June 12
Northside Festival: Brian Wilson Performing Pet Sounds at McCarren Park

June 13
Preoccupations (fka Viet Cong) at Baby’s All Right

June 14
Florence and the Machine + Grimes at Barclays Center

June 15
BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn!: Tame Impala at Prospect Park Bandshell

June 16
Vijay Iyer Trio at Jazz Standard

June 17
Nosaj Thing at Market Hotel

June 18
Disclosure + Anderson .Paak & the Free Nationals + Mobb Deep + Dusky + Justin Jay at Forest Hills Stadium

June 19
The Cure + The Twilight Sad at Madison Square Garden

June 20
Mitski + Japanese Breakfast at Bowery Ballroom

June 21
SummerStage: Public Enemy at Betsy Head Memorial Playground

June 22
Deerhoof at Market Hotel

June 23
A$AP Ferg at Irving Plaza

June 24
Modern Baseball + Joyce Manor at Irving Plaza

June 25
Dolly Parton at Forest Hills Stadium

June 26
Sting + Peter Gabriel at Madison Square Garden

June 27
Bill Callahan + Sunwatchers at Baby’s All Right

June 28
Ravi Coltrane at Birdland

June 29
Neon Indian + Factory Floor at House of Vans

June 30
Paul Simon at Forest Hills Stadium

July 1
Joshua Redman 4tet at Blue Note

July 2
PS1 Warm Up: Theo Parrish + DJ STINGRAY + Lena Willikens + Kiki Kudo at MoMa PS1

July 3
SummerStage: King Sunny Ade at Central Park SummerStage

July 4
Beach Boys at The Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk

July 5
Noel Gallaghers High Flying Birds at Beacon Theatre

July 6
Quicksand at House of Vans

July 7
Lion Babe at Gramercy Theater

July 8
John Carpenter at PlayStation Theater

July 9
4Knots Music Festival: Guided by Voices + Protomartyr + Girlpool and more at South Street Seaport

July 10
Nothing at Market Hotel

July 11
Def Leppard + REO Speedwagon at PNC Bank Arts Center

July 12
Hall & Oates at PNC Bank Arts Center

July 13
Rakim at BB Kings

July 14
Brand New + Modest Mouse at Madison Square Garden

July 15
The Hotelier + Told Slant at Bowery Ballroom

July 16
Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival: Nas + Fabolous + Talib Kweli at Brooklyn Bridge Plaza

July 17
Coldplay at Metlife Stadium

July 18
SummerStage: The Feelies, Beach Fossils at Central Park SummerStage

July 19
Holy Fuck at Bowery Ballroom

July 20
Lincoln Center Out Of Doors: Patti Smith + Lenny Kaye at Lincoln Center Damrosch Park Bandshell

July 21
Super Furry Animals at Webster Hall

July 22
BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! : Femi Kuti + Bombino at Prospect Park Bandshell

July 23
Guns n' Roses at MetLife Stadium

July 24
Panorama: LCD Soundsystem + Sia + A$AP Rocky + Kurt Vile & The Violators + Run The Jewels and more at Randalls Island

July 25
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu at Playstation Theater

July 26
Radiohead at Madison Square Garden

July 27
The Besnard Lakes at Mercury Lounge

July 28
Hiromi the Trio Project at Blue Note

July 29
The Art of Rap Festiva: Ice-T + Public Enemy + Naughty By Nature + Mobb Deep + Melle Mel and more at The Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk

July 30
BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn!: Digable Planets + Camp Lo at Prospect Park Bandshell

July 31
SummerStage: Nice & Smooth + Bahamadia at Central Park SummerStage

August 1
Beirut at the Capitol Theatre

August 2
Corinne Bailey Rae at National Sawdust

August 3
Erykah Badu + Hiatus Kaiyote at The Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk

August 4
BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn!: Run Lola Run screening with The Bays at Prospect Park Bandshell

August 5
Boris at Warsaw

August 6
Frankie Cosmos + Warehouse at Bowery Ballroom

August 7
Mad Decent Block Party: Kesha + Zeds Dead + Boi-1da + DJ Snake and more at MCU Park

August 8
Drake + Future at Madison Square Garden

August 9
Snoop Dogg + Wiz Khalifa + Kevin Gates at Jones Beach

August 10
Belly at the Bowery Ballroom

August 11
Drive Like Jehu at the Bell House

August 12
BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn!: Dr. Dog + The Knights at Prospect Park Bandshell

August 13
Mostly Mozart: David Lang’s the Public Domain at Josie Robertson Plaza at Lincoln Center

August 14
The Bad Plus at Blue Note

August 15
SummerStage: Mbongwana Star + Batida + Young Paris at Central Park

August 16
PJ Harvey @ Terminal 5

August 17
Black Sabbath at Jones Beach

August 18
Ghostland Observatory at Webster Hall

August 19
Crash Course in Science at Palisades

August 20
PS1 Warm Up: Joy Orbison + Hot Chip (DJ set) + Marcus Marr + Powell + Russell Haswell + Not Waving + Jaime Williams at MoMA PS1

August 21
Full Moon Fest: Santigold + Allah-Las + Julio Bashmore + Kali Uchis + Escort and more at Governors Island

August 22
The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra at Birdland

August 23
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band at MetLife Stadium

August 24
Weaves at Mercury Lounge

August 25
Milemarker + Savak + Puff Pieces at Saint Vitus

August 26
SummerStage/Charlie Parker Jazz Festival: Jason Lindner: Breeding Ground at Marcus Garvey Park

August 27
Afropunk Festival: TV on the Radio + Tyler, The Creator + Cee-Lo Green + Flying Lotus + George Clinton + Benjamin Booker + Shabazz Palaces + Thundercat and more at Commodore Barry Park

August 28
SummerStage: Goldlink + Backyard Band at Central Park SummerStage

August 29
Taka Kigawa at Le Poisson Rouge

August 30
The Claypool Lennon Delirium at Irving Plaza

August 31
Tito Puente Jr. Band at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola

September 1
Hockey Dad + Muuy Biien at Rough Trade

September 2
I Love the ’90s: Salt-n-Pepa, Vanilla Ice, Coolio, Tone Loc, Young MC, Color Me Badd at The Amphitheatre at Coney Island Boardwalk

September 3
Coney Island Freestyle Fun House: TKA + Sugarhill Gang + Judy Torres + George Lamond + The Cover Girls and more at The Amphitheatre at Coney Island Boardwalk

September 4
Bad Boy Family Reunion: Puff Daddy + Lil Kim + Faith Evans + Mase + French Montana and more at Madison Square Garden

September 5
Love Science Music: Eric Harland + James Francies at Blue Note

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