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Outdoor summer concerts in NYC, from SummerStage to Electric Zoo

A guide to the best of the city's coming al fresco concerts, with something for everyone.

Festivalgoers seen at Governors Ball in 2017. Pitbull,

Festivalgoers seen at Governors Ball in 2017. Pitbull, Mark Ronson and Lynyrd Skynyrd will be among the featured acts at concerts around the city this summer. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Noam Galai

Our favorite artists are taking to New York City's great outdoor venues this summer, from free shows like SummerStage to music festivals such as Electric Zoo.

Below, find our guide to the best summer concerts the city has to offer.

DUMBO's Live At the Archway, Brooklyn

  • High & Mighty Brass Band and Eli Paperboy Reed (July 11)
  • Kombilesa Mi, Puppetsburg and Joshua Reynolds (July 18)
  • Caique Vidal and Batuque, Trio Rasteirinho and Apolo Torres (July 25)
  • Yunion Terry & Son De Altura and Bernardo Navarro Tomas (Aug. 1)
  • Dandy Wellington, Miss Saturn and Benjamin Evans (Aug. 8)
  • Alsarah & the Nubatones, Konverjdans and Priscilla Fusco (Aug. 15)
  • Say She She, Rashad Ringo Smith, Puppetsburg and Emily Caisip (Aug. 22)
  • The Good Folks, Motteo, Bouncin' Bridge Boys and Andy Van Dinh (Aug. 29)

Concerts are free and start at 5:30 p.m. with headlining acts at 6:30 p.m.

Governors Island — Rite of Summer Festival

  • Go: Organic Orchestra, Brooklyn Raga Massive (Aug. 10)
  • Sirius Quartet (Sept. 7)

Concerts are free and held at 1 and 3 p.m. at Nolan Park.

On Stage at Kingsborough — Hot Summer Nights, Brooklyn

  • Fantine & The French Horn Collective (July 13)
  • Davina and the Vagabonds (July 20)
  • Nicole Zuraitis & The Dan Pugach Nonet (July 27)

Concerts are free and start at 8 p.m.

Broadway in Bryant Park with 106.7 LITE FM

  • Delilah hosts with performers from "The Play That Goes Wrong," "Be More Chill," "King Kong," "Stomp," and "Wicked" (July 11)
  • Cubby and Christine host with performers from "Beetlejuice," "Chicago," "Come From Away," "Jersey Boys," and "Waitress" (July 18)
  • Delilah hosts with performers from "Aladdin," "Frozen" and "The Lion King"
  • Helen Little hosts with performers from "Broadway Bounty Hunter," "Rock of Ages," "The Cher Show," and "The Prom" (Aug. 1)
  • Rich Kaminski and Catherine Russell of Perfect Crime host with performers from "A Musical About Star Wars," "Beautiful," "Oklahoma!" and "Pretty Woman" (Aug. 8)
  • Victor Sosa hosts with performers from "Frankenstein," "Mean Girls," "The Phantom of the Opera" and "Tootsie"

All concerts are free and begin at 12:30 p.m.

Battery Park City, Manhattan

  • Son Little (July 11)
    Low Cut Connie (July 18)
  • The War & Treaty (July 25)
  • Amythyst Kiah (Aug. 1)

DJ Susan Z. Anthony will spin tunes before each free concert from 6 to 7 p.m.

Forest Hills Stadium, Queens 

  • Lynyrd Skynyrd (July 14 at 6 p.m.)
  • “Weird Al” Yankovic (July 20 at 7 p.m.)
  • Elvis Costello & The Imposters (July 24 at 7 p.m.)
  • The Chemical Brothers and Charlotte De Witte (Aug. 1 at 6:30 p.m.)
  • Sarah McLachlan and the New York Pops (Aug. 2 at 7:30 p.m.)
  • My Morning Jacket (Aug. 10 at 7 p.m.)
  • Beck & Cage the Elephant (Aug. 17 at 5 p.m.)
  • Morrissey and Interpol (Sept. 7 at 6:30 p.m.)
  • Willie Nelson & Family with Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (Sept. 11 at 4:30 p.m.)
  • Jethro Tull (Sept. 14 at 7 p.m.)

For tickets and the full list of Forest Hills Stadium events, visit foresthillsstadium.com/events.

SummerStage in Central Park, Manhattan 

  • Kurt Vile and the Violators with Dinosaur Jr. and Cate Le Bon (July 25 at 6 p.m.) 
  • Corinne Bailey Rae (Aug. 4 at 7 p.m.) *Free
  • Guster with Rubblebucket (Aug. 8 at 6 p.m.) 
  • King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard (Aug. 28 at 7 p.m.) 
  • Tasha Sultana (Sept. 4 at 6 p.m.) 
  • The Growlers (Sept. 14 at 6 p.m.) 
  • Marina (Sept. 16 at 7 p.m.) 
  • Bloc Party (Sept. 20 at 7 p.m.)

For tickets visit citiparksfoundation.org.

"Fox & Friends" summer concert series, Manhattan 

  • Runaway June (July 12) 
  • Skillet (July 26)
  • Justin Moore (Aug. 2)
  • Newsboys (Aug. 16)

Live performances will take place outside of the network's midtown headquarters in Fox Square on Sixth Avenue. Performances, which are all free, take place during "Fox & Friends," which airs weekdays between 6 and 9 a.m.

"Good Morning America" summer concert series, Central Park

  • The Struts (July 12) 
  • Blink-182 (July 19) 
  • Lady Antebellum (July 26) 
  • Pitbull (Aug. 2)  
  • Keith Urban (Aug. 9) 
  • Chance the Rapper (Aug. 16) 
  • French Montana (Aug. 23) 
  • Kane Brown and Marshmello (Aug. 30) 

The annual free "GMA" summer concert series will take place every Friday in Central Park. It'll take place during the "GMA" broadcast, from 7 to 9 a.m.

The Rooftop at Pier 17, Seaport District

  • De La Soul (July 13 at 8 p.m.)
  • Sad Summer Festival with State Champs, Mayday Parade, The Maine, The Wonder Years, Mom Jeans, Stand Atlantic and Just Friends (July 16 at 1:30 p.m.)
  • Sarah Silverman And Friends (July 18)
  • Steve Miller Band & Marty Stuart (July 24)
  • Sheryl Crow (July 28)
  • Ben Folds & Violent Femmes (Aug. 1 at 6:30 p.m.)
  • Greensky Bluegrass (Aug. 2 at 6:30 p.m.)
  • 21 Savage (Aug. 8 at 7:30 p.m.)
  • Papa Roach (Aug. 11)
  • Escape from New York Tour with Joey Bada$$, Flatbush Zombies, The Underachievers, Kirk Knight, Nyck Caution, Powers Pleasant and CJ Fly (Aug. 22 at 6 p.m.)
  • Social Distortion and Flogging Molly (Aug. 25 at 5 p.m.)
  • Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue (Aug. 26-27 at 6:30 p.m.)
  • Natalia Lafourcade (Sept. 3 at 8 p.m.)
  • Bob Moses (Sept. 6 at 6:30 p.m.)
  • Shakey Graves & Dr. Dog (Sept. 14-15 at 6:30 p.m.)
  • Janelle Monáe (Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m.)
  • Andy Grammer (Sept. 28 at 7 p.m.)
  • Avril Lavigne (Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m.)
  • Die Antwoord (Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m.)

For tickets and the full lineup, head over to pier17ny.com.  

Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk, Brooklyn 

  • Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons (July 19) 
  • Boyz II Men (Aug. 22 at 7 p.m.)
  • Freestyle Beach House Concert (Aug. 31 at 5:30 p.m.)
  • Shaggy and UB40 featuring ALi and Astro (Sept 6 at 5:30 p.m.)
  • Stone Temple Pilots and Rival Sons (Sept. 22 at 5:30 p.m.)

For tickets visit fordamphitheaterconeyisland.com.

Industry City, Brooklyn 

  • Gabriel Garzon-Montano (July 11 at 7 p.m.)
  • Kid Koala and Adira Amran & the Experience (July 14 at 2 p.m.)
  • Nick Hakim and Zenizen (July 19 at 7 p.m.)
  • WAVVES and Surfbot (July 24 at 7 p.m.)
  • Vieux Farka Toure (July 25 at 7 p.m.)
  • Yellow Days (July 26 at 7 p.m.)
  • Hailu Mergia and others (July 27 at 7 p.m.)
  • Everyday People (July 28 at 3 p.m.)
  • RJD2 (Aug. 2 at 7 p.m.)
  • Steve Gunn and Hand Habits (Aug. 3 at 7 p.m.)
  • Sons of Kemet and Irreversible Entanglements (Aug. 6 at 7 p.m.)
  • Makaya McCraven and L'Rain (Aug. 16 at 7 p.m.)
  • Everyday People (Aug. 31 at 3 p.m.)
  • Mdou Moctar & Boogarins (Sept. 4 at 7 p.m.)
  • The Budos Band (Sept. 7 at 8 p.m.)

For tickets and the full list of concerts set for Industry City, visit industrycity.com.

Elsewhere's Rooftop, Brooklyn

  • Palehound — Arthur Moon (July 10 at 6 p.m.)
  • Everyday People with Moma, Rich Knight, Silent Addy, Milhouse, Angel & Dren, Matthew Law and Leanwitt (July 14 at 3 p.m.)
  • Cayucas (July 15 at 6 p.m.)
  • Covet (July 16 at 6 p.m.)
  • XYLO — Jane Holiday and Zolita (July 23 at 6 p.m.)
  • Tomasa del Real (July 25 at 6 p.m.)
  • MNDSGN (Aug. 2 at 6 p.m.)
  • Future Generations — Argonaut and Wasp (Aug. 7 at 6 p.m.)
  • Jakob Ogawa (Aug. 9 at 6 p.m.)
  • Jak Lizard and Poetic Thrust (Aug. 15 at 6 p.m.)
  • Laraaji (Aug. 21 at 6 p.m.)
  • Lola Kirke (Sept 26 at 6 p.m.)

For tickets and the full list of concerts set for the Elsewhere rooftop, visit elsewherebrooklyn.com/rooftop.

Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn 

  • Gaby Moreno and Van Dyke Parks: Spangled and El David Aguilar (July 12 at 7 p.m.)
  • Salif Keita and Courtnee Roze (July 13 at 7:30 p.m.)
  • I'm With Her and Darlingside (July 18 at 7:30 p.m.)
  • Burna Boy, Sampa the Great and DJ Tunez (July 19 at 7:30 p.m.)
  • Allow Orchestra: Variete and Lava (July 20 at 8 p.m.)
  • Broken Social Scene and Nilufer Yanya (July 25 at 7:30 p.m.)
  • Jidenna, Anik Kahn and DJ Moma (July 26 at 7:30 p.m.)
  • Compagnie Herve Koubi (July 27 at 8 p.m.)
  • Nosaj Thing DJ set, Kimbra and Bells Atlas (Aug. 2 at 7 p.m.)
  • Mac DeMarco (Aug. 6 at 7:30 p.m.)
  • Ailey II (Aug. 8 at 8 p.m.)
  • Felicia Collins, Toshi Reagon, Siedah Garrett, Kecia Lewis and others (Aug. 2 at 7:30 p.m.)
  • Bomba Estereo and Delsonido (Aug. 10 at 7:30 p.m.)

Bric Celebrate Brooklyn! concerts at Prospect Park are free. Find out more at bricartsmedia.org.

Randall’s Island Park

  • Pinknic featuring Mark Ronson, Breakbot, Kasbo, Brasstracks, Willy Monfret, Chromeo, Pnau, Moon Boots, Youngr, Naations, Sosupersam and C.M.A. (July 19-20)
  • Electric Zoo (Aug. 30-Sept. 1)

For tickets, visit ticketmaster.com and eventbrite.com.

Soundview Park, the Bronx

  • Grand Wizzard Theodore & Uptown Vinyl Supreme with DJ Perly, the B.O.O.M and the Boogie Down All-Stars (July 25 at 6 p.m.)
  • Lalo Rodriguez, Los Hermanos Moreno and DJ Lucho (July 26 at 7 p.m.)
  • Slick Rick and DJ Chuck Chillout (July 27 at 6 p.m.)
  • The Tedsmooth Oldschool Jam: Freestyle Edition with Cynthia, Lisette, Melendez, George Lamond, DJs Eddie B Swift, G-Bo The Pro, Breakbeat Lou & Tedsmooth (July 28 at 6 p.m.)

All four concerts, sponsored by the City Parks Foundation, are free.

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