As a bona fide big-tent music festival, Governors Ball occupies a unique place among summer concerts in NYC. This year’s three-day fest brings music from headliners Tyler the Creator, Florence + the Machine and The Strokes, as well as support from rising acts like rapper Noname and pop singer Charlie XCX.
Start hoarding sunscreen and pull your sunglasses out of storage: Here are the top summer concerts (in chronological order) NYC music lovers should not miss! Plan out your summer in New York with our picks for the best warm-weather gigs and summer music festivals, including plenty of indie-rock bands, world-class DJs, hip-hop artists and more.
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